| Jan 22, 2012
When local author Rosalia Scalia visited India, she was able to sit down with Amandeep Sandhu, author of "Sepia Leaves." She was kind enough to recount her meeting for Read Street. We'll break her missive into a parts, starting with her description of the...
| Jun 4, 2014
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| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:50 AM
NEW DELHI — At least 44 people were burned to death early Wednesday when the luxury bus they were traveling on lost control and ignited in southeastern Andhra Pradesh state, underscoring the dangerous state of Indian roads.
Five passengers out...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
MUMBAI -- Legendary Indian actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao died in Hyderabad on Wednesday after a long battle with intestinal cancer. He was 91.
Rao debuted in 1941 with "Dharmapatni" and went on to star in more than 250 films. Though he acted in the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
People who spoke two languages developed dementia 4 1/2 years later than those who spoke just one -- even in people who were illiterate, said scientists who reviewed the records of hundreds of dementia patients.
The study is the largest to date to...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:07 PM
NEW DELHI –- India took a crucial step toward the creation of its 29th state Tuesday when the ruling Congress Party gave the idea its blessing.
Supporters of a separate state of Telangana, which would be carved out of southern Andhra Pradesh...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
As many a film school graduate knows, much of the crucial learning takes place outside the classroom. For students at Chapman's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, those pivotal experiences on set are happening not only a few blocks down the main campus...
| May 1, 2012
| 5:26 AM
Cook County prosecutors say they are ending their decade-long effort to extradite a Roman Catholic priest who fled to India shortly before he was charged with 20 counts of criminal sexual assault and abuse of a 16-year-old Chicago girl.
The Rev. Sleeva...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 9:57 AM
Accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, the Rev. Sleeva Raju Policetti fled nearly a decade ago to his native India, where the Roman Catholic archbishop of Hyderabad soon issued an order barring him from ministry.
In 2008, after a canonical...
| Jul 22, 2012
For 15 years, Aruna Vallabhaneni lived under the threat that she may be forced to return home to an abusive marriage.
Vallabhaneni, 48, came to Chicago in March 1997 from her native Hyderabad, India, to escape her spouse, Koteswara Rao, who she said...
| Mar 2, 2010
A three story apartment building has partially collapsed in the major city of Hyderabad, India after a Naval aircraft performing in an air show experienced a malfunction.
According to NDTV, the plane struck a cell phone tower at some point during the...