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EDITORIAL: Empowering Orphans

Still in high school, Neha Gupta was recently selected as a 2011 World of Children Award winner, considered the Nobel prize for global child advocacy.

In early November she will go to New York for a special recognition with brand-name dignitaries and powerhouses in fashion, philanthropy, publishing and finance and receive a $25,000 cash grant to further expand her nonprofit’s work.

The funds will be utilized to start a computer lab and library in India.

She talks about her heartening venture and how you can help her in bringing smiles to underprivileged children.

Do recent events and the logic of the past indicate that we are at the beginning of a shift in policy by India’s neighbors from attempting to “balance” India to “bandwagoning” with India over the long run?

Why do India’s neighbors, particularly Pakistan, but also to a lesser extent Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, not bandwagon with the region’s largest and fastest-growing economy for their own interests? Why has their behavior, bilaterally and in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, been one of trying to balance India in various ways; Pakistan’s attempt to hard-balance, that is, match India militarily, or other countries’ attempts to soft-balance India through diplomatic maneuvers or non-cooperation or exploiting insurgencies within India, or draw upon extra-regional, particularly, Chinese support? E. Sridharan opines.

Steve Jobs was an inventor and pioneer of the personal computer era. His vision has brought a new light in the tech industry. He was co-founder of Apple, spearheading the advent of the Macintosh personal computers in the ’80s, and then the iPod, iPhone and iPad more recently.

The computer industry as we know it today was very different when the Macintosh computer was first produced. You had to be a whiz in code and computer programming to get the machine to do even simple calculations. However, Steve’s Macintosh brought in the WYSIWG (what you see is what you get) feel to computers with his Graphical User Interface (GUI), laying the foundation of making computers a household necessity.

A magazine made possible by his gift to the publishing world, Siliconeer, considers Steve Jobs the Godfather of modern day publishing.

In this issue we bid him our final goodbye as he lays to rest, his legacy will continue to shape innovations in the years to come.

There are signs that India grand power sector plans could derail unless urgent action is taken to redress the problems ranging from low tariffs, farmers’ opposition to land acquisition, stiff environment regulations, insufficient supply of domestic coal and rise in price of imported coal, writes Siddharth Srivastava.

A U.S.-India Higher Education Summit was held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, jointly hosted by the United States and Indian governments. The objective of the summit was to strengthen higher education collaboration between institutions in the United States and India. Siliconeer presents a report on this historic summit.

President Obama honored scientists, inventors and engineers for their innovative work in science and technology with the highest U.S. government honors ­­— the National Medals. There were three Indian American honorees in this year’s list. Siliconeer presents a report.

His diligence and perseverance reflected in every word that he pronounced and the audience was time and again overwhelmed with his subtle musical expression, charming timbre, soothing style and sophisticated blending of traditional and modern.

Last month Jagjit Singh left this world but his legacy of music will be heard forever, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.

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.

Siliconeer urges readers to help in any way possible. Let friends know, support the search, spread the word domestically and internationally. Readers can get more information at www.amitguptaneedsyou.com.

Imagine love among some of the most beautiful surroundings found in this world. A wedding beneath towering mountains, the air filled with the aroma of deep green pines and soaring redwoods, the music of Bridal Veil Falls. You and your chosen have turned the wonders of Yosemite National Park in the world’s largest wedding chapel in the world, writes Al Auger.


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Empowering Orphans:
A Schoolgirl’s Crusade

Still in high school, Neha Gupta was selected for 2011 World of Children award. She talks about how you can help her in bringing smiles to underprivileged children.

From Balancing to Bandwagoning?: India and South Asia
Do recent events and the logic of the past indicate a beginning of a shift in policy by India’s neighbors? E. Sridharan opines.

Godfather of Modern Day Publishing:
Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

The vision of one man over three decades ago brought the biggest change in the way we publish and communicate. Siliconeer pays homage to the genius who gave us Apple.

EDITORIAL: Empowering Orphans
SUBCONTINENT: Power Plans Stumble
U.S.-INDIA RELATIONS: Education Summit
HONOR: Winners of National Medals for Science and Technolgy
SUBCONTINENT: Nuclear Safety Concerns
INFOTECH INDIA: Technology Briefs
REMEMBRANCE: Ghazal King Jagjit Singh
COMMUNITY: News in Brief
TRAVEL: Yosemite Romance and Weddings
RECIPE: Achari Baingan
AUTO REVIEW: 2012 Fiat 500
COMMUNITY: Diwali: Festival of Lights
BOLLYWOOD: Film Review: Ra.One
CELEBRATION: Sir Syed Day in Silicon Valley

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