SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Over 50 Indians, including olympians Dipa Karmakar and Sakshi Malik, made Forbes’ list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30 who the publication says are “pushing the boundaries of innovation.” Pacing the field of Indian honorees are Karmakar, 23, who became the first Indian female gymnast to ever compete in the ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Jujhar Khaira, the NHL’s third player of Indo-origin and Harnarayan Singh, a Sikh broadcaster who hosts Canada’s most famous television production, Hockey Night in Canada, were both recently honored during a session in the House of Parliament. Jujhar Khaira learned to play hockey as a young boy in the streets of Surrey, ..
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Diya TV) — Vivek Ranadive wants to bring the Sacramento Kings to India to play their preseason games. The league’s first India-born owner, Ranadive said Friday that he is pushing the NBA front office to approve the idea. He hopes to have the Kings playing in his home country within the next 10 ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Kevin Durant will be taking his talents to Delhi this offseason. Elected to his eighth consecutive NBA All-Star Game, the 28-year-old Durant made his announcement Thursday as part of the weekend’s festivities. He is scheduled to visit the subcontinent in July. He will be the first player to visit NBA ..
TULSA, OK (Diya TV) — Dr. Raj Patel, an Indian American dentist from Tulsa ran seven marathons last month in seven days on seven different continents. Patel completed his last of the bunch in Sydney, Australia on Jan. 29. Just two days later, he could be seen back at his Tulsa clinic treating patients, but not before ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Indian-American cricket enthusiast and businessman Jignesh Pandya announced he plans to build eight cricket stadiums across the U.S., which will cost an estimated $2.4 billion, to help professionalize the sport in the states. The Gujarat-born real estate developer wants to see stadiums go up in New York, New Jersey, Washington ..
WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Tanveer Hussain, a snowshoe athlete from Kashmir, has been denied a U.S. visa because of the country’s “current policy,” his coach said. Hussain, 24, was scheduled to compete in this year’s world snowshoe championship, which is being hosted in New York. His coach said the U.S. Embassy said they were unable to ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — India’s Department of Post on Saturday revealed its newest stamp, which features Olympic gymnast Dipa Karmakar, she and her coach Bishweshwar Nandi were present at the ceremony in Agartala. “I express my gratitude to the postal department for choosing me for their special issue,” Karmakar said at the event. “I also ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The morning after crushing their rival Cleveland Cavaliers 126-91 in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors celebrated another victory Tuesday after they broke ground on their new, $1 billion arena, the Chase Center. Set to open for the 2019-20 season, Warriors front office brass, along ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Jujhar Khaira learned to play hockey as a young boy in the streets of Surrey, British Columbia, a Sikh child and his little brother replayed over and over the moment they scored the game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. All while using a tennis ball. For Khaira, ..
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Diya TV) — The Sacramento Kings hosted their fourth annual Bollywood Night as they took on the Golden State Warriors. With the NBA eying further global expansion, all eyes were focused on California’s capitol city Sunday night as the Sacramento Kings, facing off against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, hosted the ..
SAN ANTONIO (Diya TV) — There isn’t much left to be said about basketball star Tim Duncan, whose understated demeanor belied his intense pursuit to be the best at his craft. After leading the San Antonio Spurs to five NBA championships over nearly two decades of play, Duncan retired this summer, leaving a void the ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — England subsided to an innings-and-36-run defeat on the final day of the fourth Test in Mumbai as India swiftly sealed a series victory, thanks in large part to the efforts of batsman Ravichandran Ashwin. India resumed play with a hefty scoreline of 182-6, but England’s final four wickets fell in 48 ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Count Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr among those in the U.S. who are disappointed with the results of Tuesday’s general election. Kerr, a five-time NBA champion as a player and one-time champion thus far as a head coach, has never been one to shy away from societal discourse, ..
NEW YORK (Diya TV) — English cricketer Liam Thomas made definition of remaining calm and collected after losing his prosthetic leg while playing in the final of a tournament for people with physical disability in Dubai last week. The 22-year-old played for the England Physical Disabilities team in a match against Pakistan back on Oct. 24 ..
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Diya TV) — Vivek Ranadive is a creature of Silicon Valley. His lifework includes the successful construction of two technology companies. He wears an Apple Watch, last year, he took employees on a tour of Tesla’s electric car factory — it’s no wonder he’s constructed the NBA’s newest arena, one he refers to ..