YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsIndians


October 29, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI - If you've imagined yourself rolling in dough, you might think twice before acting on that dream, at least if you're an Indian politician. Samar Acharjee, an official with India's Communist Party in the northeastern state of Tripura, decided a few months ago to sleep on a bed of cash as his friend recorded the golden moment on a cellphone. In the blurry footage, he's seen in a yellow shirt and blue jeans lounging on stacks of rupee notes, worth about $24,000 in all, some covering his head and chest.
October 20, 2013 | By Esmeralda Bermudez
Pratik Vyas and his friends hit the dance floor early; they carried a roll of bandaging tape for the long night that lay ahead. For Navratri, an annual Hindu dance festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil, it is best to come prepared. "There's jumping and shoving and intricate movements that go back and forth," the 27-year-old graduate student from Norwalk said. "People get very passionate, and by the end of the night, your feet are beat. " On Saturday night, Vyas joined more than 2,000 Hindu Indians at the Anaheim Convention Center for Southern California's largest celebration of Navratri, an ancient tradition stretching nine days.
October 19, 2013 | By Clifford Ward
The slightly mournful face of what some might consider Illinois' Statue of Liberty has weathered its 102 years remarkably well. It's a focal point of the Eternal Indian, a 50-foot statue that towers over the Rock River about 100 miles west of Chicago. But the body is so deteriorated that a flip of the finger can loosen chunks of its concrete surface. Deep cracks and gaping pock marks are spread throughout the statue. Now, as winter looms, Frank and Charron Rausa have less concern about whether the beloved figure is eternal.
October 18, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Maurice Lyons, the chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians during the construction of a sprawling casino-resort that was a $250-million gamble to pursue more of the self-sufficiency for the tribe he'd long advocated, died Wednesday. He was 63. Lyons died at his home on the Morongo Reservation, said Michael Fisher, a tribal spokesman. The cause of death was not disclosed. Lyons was elected tribal chairman in 2001 and stepped down in 2006, citing an illness that forced him to reduce his responsibilities.
October 13, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
B.J. Singh peeked down at the timer on the lectern. The mayor said everyone could speak for five minutes - not long when you're trying to unravel a lifetime of history lessons. An Indian immigrant with a tiny American flag pinned to the lapel of his navy suit, Singh introduced himself, thanked the leaders of the city he's called home for 12 years and cut to the chase. Mohandas K. Gandhi, the Indian nonviolent leader, wasn't the man that city leaders think he is, Singh explained, before asking the mayor to remove a bronze statue of the world leader erected at an intersection in Cerritos.
October 10, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI -- India's record-setting cricket batsman Sachin Tendulkar announced Thursday he will retire next month after playing his 200th Test cricket match, a development that topped virtually every news program in this nation crazed about the sport. Tendulkar, 40, the highest run-scorer in the history of Test cricket, the longest form of the game, said he would make his exit after the second of two Test series against the West Indies to be played from Nov. 14-18 in India. "It's been a huge honor to have represented my country and played all over the world," he said in a statement.
October 9, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The Washington Redskins name-change fight is heating up. Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who previously insisted he would never change the team's nickname even though some people find it offensive, wrote a letter to his team's season-ticket holders defending his position. "I've listened carefully to the commentary and perspectives on all sides, and I respect the feelings of those who are offended by the team name," Snyder said in the letter. "But I hope such individuals also try to respect what the name means, not only for all of us in the extended Washington Redskins family, but among Native Americans too. " In response Wednesday, Oneida Indian Nation representative Ray Halbritter wrote: "We are glad to see that Mr. Snyder is listening to the growing number of critics on this issue...
October 3, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
So, there I am, minding my own business watching the Indians-Rays game on TV on Wednesday when an image comes across the screen that is just unbelievable. Three Indians fans have painted their faces red to support their team. Because, you see, Indians have red skins (Redskins? Where have I heard that before?) Add   exaggerated eyes and mouth, and you have a pretty offensive display. Yes, I get it. They are trying to portray lovable Indians mascot Chief Wahoo (himself a pretty offensive character)
September 27, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
After scoring 56, 55 and 56 points in its first three games, Newhall Hart let everyone know that its offense is filled with talented skill-position players. The options for Coach Mike Herrington are plentiful, and Friday night's performance against Lake Balboa Birmingham offered another glimpse of the Indians' versatility. While junior quarterback Brady White had a streak of 123 consecutive passes without a pass intercepted broken (he was intercepted twice), Hart turned to running back Connor Wigenroth, who rushed for 185 yards in 14 carries and scored five touchdowns in a 42-13 victory.
September 23, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The 2014 BNP Paribas Open, the largest combined ATP and WTA combined two-week event, will be held March 3-16 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden . ESPN has announced it has renewed its television contract with the tournament through 2020, tournament director Steve Simon said. The 2014 edition of the tournament will once again culminate on ESPN2 on March 14, ESPNEWS on March 15, and both singles finals will air live back-to-back on ESPN2 on March 16. Beginning in 2015, coverage of the final weekend of the tournament will be on ESPN2 on Friday and on ABC on Saturday and Sunday.
Los Angeles Times Articles