Hindu Americans outraged by CNN’s ‘Believer’ hosted by Reza Aslan

Hindu Americans outraged by CNN’s ‘Believer’ hosted by Reza Aslan

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The host of CNN’s new show ‘Believer’ and religion scholar Reza Aslan has many members of the Hindu American community outraged over what they say is an attack on Hinduism. The premiere episode aired Sunday and critics question the motivation, timing and focus of their first effort looking at religions from ..

‘The Mindy Project’ reaches 100-episode mark

‘The Mindy Project’ reaches 100-episode mark

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Mindy Kaling’s show has been through a series of ups and downs — it went from being on the brink of cancellation, to being completely cancelled by Fox, to being reinvented by Hulu. The comedy, about a pop-culture-obsessed OB/GYN (played by Mindy Kaling) and her love travails and quirky coworkers, ..

Pakistani Oscar winner faces backlash over her documentary

Pakistani Oscar winner faces backlash over her documentary

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Diya TV) — This year’s edition of the Academy Awards has been full of controversy since nominations were announced — criticism was drawn after the Academy nominated all white actors for awards for the second consecutive year. While the main narrative focused on the slighting of films such as “Creed,” “Straight Outta Compton,” and ..

Indian American Sonika Vaid cracks Top 10 at American Idol

Los Angeles (DIYA TV) — American Idol hopeful Sonika Vaid on Thursday advanced to the top 10 in the final season of the singing competition. Just 14 contestants remained heading into the live episode, four were eliminated; Vaid, an Indian American from Martha’s Vineyard, stood tall as one of the 10 who advanced. “The way ..

IIT Bombay alums host Silicon Valley hackathon

IIT Bombay alums host Silicon Valley hackathon

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (DIYA TV) — In the heart of Silicon Valley, where the cultivation of technology has become as embedded into the culture as the California sunshine, alumnus of IIT Bombay continued their time honored approach to the growth of technology by hosting a hackathon at Juniper Networks last weekend. Consul General Ashok Venkatesan was ..

Chowdhury & Oberoi cast in Fox pilot ‘Recon’

Chowdhury & Oberoi cast in Fox pilot ‘Recon’

(DIYA TV) — Indian TV talent is being turned on to the mainstream — Sarita Choudhury of Showtime’s hit show Homeland, and Karan Oberoi of CBS’s tenured NCIS, have been pegged as series regulars in a new Fox drama pilot, Recon. The show is written by The Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline Dries, and is about a rookie FBI agent who ..