moore also took the time to play tourist in Delhi with marshall Stowell, vice president, PSI, and another associate and enjoy Indian delicacies like litti chokha, a special from Bihar.
mandy moore on her maiden trip to India to lend support to Bill and melinda Gates-founded non prof- it Population Services International and India’s Gender Based violence program, Wajood. ‘I’m here to meet women who lack access to quality family planning services, hear their stories and see what PSI and its partners are doing to pro- vide them with information, counselling, and care necessary to make sound decisions,’ moore said in a statement. She shared inspirational stories from her meetings with people in Patna, Bihar, including the meeting with Preeti, who ‘grew up with a toilet, got married and convinced her husband & in-laws to buy one. #heforshe #toilets #Bihar.’ the actress singer also met women in Bihar, who are ‘embracing microfinance loans to buy toilets.’
the aranha lectureship
loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine has a new annual ectureship
on surgical oncology — the Gerard V
It is named for a
came to loyola to
do his residency in
general surgery in
the early 1970s.
Aranha is today
one of the medical
school’s key professors of surgery — has
clinical expertise in all kinds of onco-surgery — apart from being a father of five
children and seven grandchildren.
The lectureship in his name is one more
honor among a string of
them; Newsweek this year put this desi surgeon on their list of top cancer surgeons in
The first lecture in this series, September
9, had Dr Charles J Yeo of Thomas
Jefferson University Hospital — considered
one of best surgeons in the world performing the Whipple procedure — as a speaker.
Aranha said, ‘Each year, we will invite a
top expert in the field to come to loyola to
share new ideas with attending physicians,
residents and medical students about
advances in cancer treatment.’
Dr Gerard v aranha l o y o l
The case of sandeep Kaur, the
nurse who came to
be known as
after robbing banks
Arizona, and Utah
in 2014, has report-
edly caught the imagination of filmmak-
er Hansal Mehta.
‘The film is based on Sandeep Kaur,
who pulled off a series of heists in three
American states,’ a source told Mid-
Day. ‘It will be shot entirely in the US
and will go on the floors in October.’
The Mumbai-based newspaper also
reported that the National Award-win-
ning director had cast Kangana ranaut
as Kaur, quoting the source as saying, ‘As
Kangana is currently busy with other
projects, Hansal will make an announce-
ment just before the film takes off.’
The film, the report suggested, might
be called Simran.
The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for 2015 is out and we are delighted to see
sunjeev sahota among the six writers who
made the cut. And a little sad to see that
Anuradha roy, who
was on the longlist
for her novel
Sleeping on Jupiter,
didn’t make it.
Sahota is nominat-
ed for The Year of
which is about 13
young men, living in
a house in
Sheffield in the
United Kingdom, each in flight from India
and in desperate search of a new life.
Sweeping between India and England, and
between childhood and the present day,
the novel is a story of an unlikely family
thrown together by circumstances.
Besides the Indian-origin British author,
the other nominees are Marlon James for
A Brief History of Seven Killings, tom
McCarthy for Satin Island, Chigozie
Obioma for The Fishermen, Anne tyler for
Spool of Blue Thread, and
Hanya Yanagihara for A Little Life.
A step closer
to the Booker
Sunjeev Sahota The American states that Anupam Kher has been trav- elling to with his latest play — Mera Matlab Woh Nahin Tha, a
play with Neena Gupta — have been
showing him a lot of love.
Texas welcomed the veteran
Bollywood actor as an ‘honored
guest’ with a proclamation signed
by Texas Governor Greg Abbot and
presented by Houston’s Pro-Tem
Mayor ed Gonzalez September 7.
Nevada awarded him for his contribution to cinema and art globally
— Kher has also appeared in
Hollywood films like Silver Linings
Playbook — September 10.
State Senator ruben Kihuen,
He rounded off the tour
September 13 with a ‘Certificate of
Recognition’ from the California
legislature for his dedication to
helping the Kashmiri Hindu com-
The tour of the play, which went
to over 20 North American cities,
ended in los Angeles September 13.
embrace for Kher
houston’s Pro-tem mayor ed Gonzalez, right, presents a proclamation from texas to veteran Bollywood actor anupam Kher, September 7. t W I t
Kangana Ranaut. Below, Sandeep Kaur, the Bombshell Bandit. S a n
India Abroad September 25, 2015 A5 PeOPLe