Samir Lakhani, a recipient of CNN Heroes Award, founded a soap bank in Cambodia in order to increase hygiene awareness and prevent the spread of diseases. He came up with his idea while on a humanitarian mission in Cambodia, known for its famous Angkor Wat temple.
Pravin Gordhan, former Finance Minister of South Africa, says contrary to popular belief, he doesn’t want his job back.
Ami Bera has been a successful US congressman from the 7th congressional district of California since 2013. As a member of the Democratic Party, he was re-elected in 2014 and again in 2016. Seen here is a plug from former US President Barack Obama for his 2016 campaign. Continue reading “AMI BERA: Doctor Turned Congressman”
Amul Thapar has been nominated by US President Donald Trump to the Sixth Circuit of the Court of Appeals. The Sixth Circuit is a federal court that oversees appellate jurisdiction in the following states: Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee. Continue reading “AMUL THAPAR: Another Trump Nomination”
Parag Khanna, a best-selling author & leading global strategist, authored and released a new book: Technocracy in America that explores the use of data to form governments. In this video he is seen leading a TED talk about how megacities are changing the world from his previous best-seller Connectography. Continue reading “PARAG KHANNA: Best Selling Author Out With His New Book”
Simratpal “Simmer” Singh, a decorated Army Captain, is a devout Sikh who has finally prevailed against a three-decade ban preventing observant Sikhs from serving in the U.S. Army. Continue reading “SIMMER SINGH: Sikhs In The American Military”
Shorya Awtar, a Mechanical Engineering Professor, invented FlexDex, which is an all-mechanical platform that mounts to the surgeon’s arm. It uses a unique engineering approach to enable the tip of the instrument to mimic the direction of movement of the surgeon’s hand. It was funded by the National Science Foundation.
Ajit Varadaraj Pai is the Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission, appointed by President Donald Trump early into his administration and confirmed on January 23, 2017. Continue reading “AJIT PAI: The New FCC Commissioner Under Trump”
Zinnia Kumar is a fashion model and a valedictorian from Sydney, Australia. Her published papers on the attractiveness of men’s facial hair and women’s hair color applying Darwin’s negative frequency-dependant selection for the first time on human traits got picked up by major media outlets. This led to the coining of a new term “Peak Beard.” Continue reading “ZINNIA KUMAR: Model With A Brain From Down Under”
Manu Prakash is an Indian American scientist who is a Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University. He recently received the MacArthur Fellowship in September 2016. Continue reading “MANU PRAKASH: MacArthur Fellow”