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Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Rajiv Chandrasekaran is the National Editor of The Washington Post and the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a best-selling account of the bungled American effort to reconstruct Iraq
Literature
Divya Narendra
Divya Narendra is an American businessman. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of SumZero. He also co-founded HarvardConnection (currently known as ConnectU) with Harvard classmates Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss.
Business
Anita Desai
Anita Mazumdar Desai (born 24 June 1937) is an Indian novelist and Emeritus John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times and was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, in 1978 for her novel, Fire on the Mountain.
Literature
Subra Suresh
Subra Suresh, an Indian-American Madras alumnus and academician of Indian Institutes of Technology, was inducted as National Science Foundation’s director.
Science
C.K. Prahalad
Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad(8 August 1941 – 16 April 2010)was the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in the University of Michigan. He is a co-author of "Core Competence of the Corporation" and "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid".On April 16, 2010, Prahalad died in San Diego, California.He was sixty-eight at the time of his death, but he left a large body of work behind.
Academics
Jamshed Barucha
Jamshed Bharucha is President of Cooper Union.Prior to this, he was Provost and Senior Vice President of Tufts University and Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Music and in the Medical School's Department of Neuroscience. Prior to Tufts he was the John Wentworth Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Dartmouth College, where he received the Huntington Teaching Award.
Science
Atul Gawande
Atul Gawande is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He serves as lead advisor for the WHO's Safe Surgery Saves Lives program. He is also founder and chairman of Lifebox, an international not-for-profit implementing systems and technologies to reduce surgical deaths globally. He has written three New York Times bestselling books: Complications (2002); Better (2007) and The Checklist Manifesto. He has won two National Magazine Awards, AcademyHealth’s Impact Award for highest research impact on health care, a MacArthur Award, and selection by Foreign Policy Magazine and TIME magazine as one of the world’s top 100 influential thinkers.
Medicine
Preet Bharara
Preetinder S. Bharara known as Preet Bharara, is U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara has been engaged in a number of high-profile corruption cases including the one of insider trading against that of Rajat Gupta, former McKinsey head and a former Goldman Sachs director. He has made it to the cover of the prestigious Time magazine for his crusade against Wall Street corruption and irregularities, including insider trading.
Law
Vikram Shankar Pandit
Vikram Shankar Pandit is an Indian-born American business executive. He is widely known as the CEO of Citigroup, a position he has held since Dec 2007. He holds a B.S & M.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, followed by an M.B.A & Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia Business School.
Business
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee is an Indian-born American physician, scientist and writer. He authored the 2010 book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction 2011 and was described, by TIME magazine, as one of the 100 most influential books of the last 100 years. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University and staff physician at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
Medicine
Bhairavi Desai
Bhairavi Desai is the founding member of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a union representing approximately 15,000 taxi drivers in New York City
Social Service
Anand Rajaraman, co-founder of Kosmix
Rajaraman founded Junglee Corp. in 1996. Junglee Corp. pioneered Internet comparison shopping
Technology
Rakesh Khurana
Rakesh Khurana is the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development in organizational behavior at Harvard Business School. After finishing his doctorate, Rakesh taught at the MIT Sloan School of Managemen and later at the Harvard Business School. His research focuses on managerial labor markets and the processes by which elites are selected and socialized. He is a prolific writer and thinker and has received awards at the highest level for his writings. He and Nitin Nohria are working with the World Economic Forum and the Aspen Institute to create a business oath, like the MBA Oath, that might be used globally.
Management
M. Night Shyamalan
Manoj Shyamalan known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-born American screenwriter, film director, and producer known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that climax with a twist ending. Shyamalan gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999's The Sixth Sense, which was a commercial success and later nominated for six Academy Awards. HE later followed it up with Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004), Lady in the Water (2006), The Happening (2008) and The Last Airbender (2010).
Entertainment
Mittali Perkins
Mitali was born in Kolkata, India, and immigrated at age seven to the United States with her family. Her award-winning books for young readers include Bamboo People, Monsoon Summer, Rickshaw Girl, Secret Keeper, and the First Daughter books.
Literature
Geeta Menon
Geeta Menon is the 11th Dean of the Undergraduate College at New York University Stern School of Business and the Abraham Krasnoff Professor of Global Business. She has been a member of NYU Stern’s Marketing Faculty since 1990, where she served as Department Chair from 2004 to 2008
Management
Padmalakshmi
Padma Parvati Lakshmi is an Indian American cookbook author, actress, model and television host. Her cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in 2006, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. In 2010, Top Chef won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.
Entertainment
Aruna Miller
Aruna Miller is an American politician who is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 15 in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Politics
Kamala Devi Harris
Kamala Devi Harris is an Indian American attorney. She is the 32nd and current Attorney General of California following the 2010 California state elections. Harris has worked as an author and a politician and has served as District Attorney of San Francisco since 2004.
Law
Nina Davuluri
Nina Davuluri (born April 20, 1989) is Miss New York 2013, Miss America 2014, and the first Indian American to be chosen as Miss America.
Entertainment
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