Top 10 Indo U.S. events of 2010

By Renjith VP, SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 31 December 2010, 10:36 Hrs
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Bangalore: 2010 had been an eventful year. Moreover, it is a year of significant importance to Indians and Indian associations in U.S. With India emerging as a considerable power in the global ambience, the contours that differentiated India from U.S. has narrowed and the relations between these two strong democracies have become unique. But this year, it's not just Indians in India who struck the chord of excellence, but an admirable lot of Indian citizens in U.S. gifted the year with some remarkable milestones.

The United States features umpteen numbers of Indian organizations - cultural, regional as well as professional. Most of their works are commendable with individual performances standing out. But we filter the creamy layer and venerate some of the best and noteworthy events from around the calendar year which marks end of the first decade of 21st century. Here are the top ten U.S. Indian events that span over political, cultural, academic and technological nuances:

U.S. midterm elections 2010

The 2010 election was held with at least 36 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested and all U.S. House seats up for election. The results saw an Indian victory tale being scripted in the pages of U.S. political history. South Carolina's Nikki Haley [person on the left in the image], once predicted to sweep to victory in a landslide in her bid to become the nation's first Indian American female governor, won her race in the elections in a nail-biting finish, with 52 percent of the vote. In another historic moment to add up, Kamala Harris [person on the right in the image], with maternal roots in Tamilnadu, declared victory in her bid to take over as California's attorney general, becoming the first Indian American in the nation to attain that post.

Indians in U.S. President's advisory council

Indian brains had always been among the most sought after and this stays a solid fact when you take the list of names in U.S. President's advisory council, one of the supreme bodies of the continent. While Gururaj Deshpande [person on the right in the image]got appointed as co-chair of President Barack Obama's brand new National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Gunjan Sinha [person on the left in the image], SiliconIndia Chairman and the Executive Chairman of Metricstream represented the Board of U.S - India Endowment for Science and Technology. White House also appointed Kshemendra Paul as the new Programme Manager of the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), an agency that facilitates the sharing of terrorism-related information within various US government wings.

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