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South Asian Bone Marrow Donors Needed
India Property Show
New Consul General in SF

South Asian Bone Marrow Donors Needed

Amit Gupta, co-founder of Photojojo, is a young South Asian entrepreneur. Since his recent leukemia diagnosis about a few weeks ago, family and friends have been tapping into social media to spread the word and seek help.

Amit is currently going through chemotherapy and the next step is a bone marrow transplant, but finding a bone marrow donor for minorities is a challenge.

For South Asians like Amit, the chances are 1 in 20,000 (as compared to Caucasians, the odds are much more favorable at 8 in 10.)

Given the chances, the only way to save his life is if there is a South Asian match for the bone marrow.

Siliconeer urges readers to help in any way possible. Let friends know, support the search, spread the word domestically and internationally.

Anyone can register to be a bone marrow donor from anywhere in the world.

Readers can get more information at www.amitguptaneedsyou.com.


India Property Show

The sixth annual India property show in the U.S. will be held Nov. 12-20 at the NJ Convention Center, Edison, NJ and Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, Calif. Organized by Chennai-based Priya Publications, the two-day show at each location will be held in Edison on Nov. 12-13, and Santa Clara on Nov. 19-20.

The event will display a range of residential and commercial projects across the India. Simultaneously, a seminar on investment opportunities in India will be held in association with Metafore Ventures and REBI on both the days from 11 am.

Property developers from Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Bhubneshwar, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad, will showcase residential properties. For investors, a range of investment opportunities available across select cities will be separately displayed.

Housing finance companies and banks will extend spot approval of home loans on submission of basic documents. Investor conference will be held each day at both locations. NRI advisory services on legal and taxation matters will be offered to visitors during the show scheduled from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

Interested readers may email priyapublications@gmail.com or call (785) 979-5497 for more info.


New Consul General in SF

A new consul general has started serving at the San Francisco Indian Consulate, Oct. 13.

N. Parthasarathi graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1974 from Mysore University and served as an executive engineer with a major PSU in India till 1980. During this period, he also earned the degrees of MBA (international marketing) and post graduate diploma (industrial management) from Bangalore University in India.

Earlier, from September 2005 to September 2008, he was Ambassador of India to the Republic of South Korea. From October 2008 to September 2011, he served as Ambassador of India to Senegal.  He was also Ambassador of India to Mali, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde islands, as well as High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Gambia.

Parthasarathi joined Indian Foreign Service in 1981 and has served as diplomat in countries throughout the world, including in Belgium, Senegal, Pakistan, UK and Syria. He has also served in different capacities in Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) in New Delhi.

Parthasarathi has published two books The Reluctant Assassin, a fictional thriller and Bi Dan Hwang Hoo (Silk Empress), a fictional novel linking the ancient history of India and Korea. The latter was translated in the Korean language in June 2007.

He is married to Geeta Parthasarathi.  They have two daughters.



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