February 15, 2013
President Barack Obama, right, awards the National
Medal of Technology and Innovation to
Rangaswamy Srinivasan, center, and James Wynne,
left, at the White House February 1. This medal recognizes individuals who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of
life and helped strengthen the Nation’s technological workforce. Rangaswamy received the award
along with Wynne and Samuel Blum for the pioneering discovery of excimer laser ablative photodecom-position of human and animal tissue, laying the
foundation for PRK and LASIK laser refractive surgical techniques, that have revolutionized vision
enhancement. Inducted into the US Inventor Hall of
Fame in 2002, Srinivasan has spent 30 years at
IBM’s T J Watson Research Center. He received both
bachelors and masters degrees in science from the
University of Madras, in 1949 and 1950. He earned
a doctorate in physical chemistry at the University
of Southern California in 1956. He currently holds
21 US patents.
The visionary The visionary
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6 months on…
It’s been six months ince the massacre at he Sikh Temple of
Wisconsin claimed six
lives, and filmmakers
After impressing the who’s who of the world (First Lady Michelle Obama, music stars Beyonce and Lady Gaga, actresses Penelope Cruz and Eva Longoria), capturing some
of the world’s biggest ramps, designer Naeem Khan is ready to
make his ramp debut in the country of his birth.
The New Yorker will be at the Lakmé Fashion Week in Mumbai
‘I am incredibly excited to showcase my collection in India for the
first time, especially in my hometown of Mumbai. It is truly an
honor to be part of Lakmé Fashion Week, India’s answer to the
international runway, and I am thrilled to announce our partnership,’ Khan said in a statement.
Gotta watch out for this one.
Kaur and Raju write about how:
‘Sons carried their fathers’ coffins,
The video hits the mark.
Jindal vs Trump
Watch it on
The GOP’s blue-eyed boy, Bobby Jindal, might fast lose that mantle. Ever
since the end of the
Presidential election last year,
the Louisiana governor has
been ruffling feathers.
First, he slammed Mitt
Romney’s strategy (India
Abroad, November 23, 2012),
then at the Republican
National Committee’s meeting
last month he said the GOP
needed to ‘stop being the stupid
And now in an interview with
Fox News’s Fox & Friends,
Presidential elections in a row.
We need to be winning the
debate of ideas — then we’ll win
Though he does have a point,
his statements don’t seem to be
endearing him to some of the
party’s biggest supporters. Read
The real estate mogul, again
on Fox and Friends, criticized
Jindal for the ‘stupid party’ comment.
‘I think he (Jindal) was stupid
for using that term,’ Trump said,
‘Look, I speak ill of their nego-
tiating abilities, I speak ill of
certain things they make mis-
takes, but I want to tell you, I
thought that term, used by the
governor, was a disgrace,’ Trump
added, ‘and he shouldn’t have
used it. I thought it was very
demeaning to the Republican
Over to you, Bobby.