Thursday, November 16, 2017

Anisha Adusumilli, first-generation American actress and Director

Anisha Adusumilli is a first-generation American actress born and raised in the Midwest with an East Indian heritage. An artist from a young age, Anisha began studying classical piano at the age of 5 and cultivated her passion for the arts through the Trinity College of London. Continuing her creative expression through dancing and singing, Anisha inevitably discovered her love for acting. Studying both Business and Theater at UCLA, she immediately began her career in film and television upon graduation. Recent credits include Fox's New Girl, CBS' How I Met Your Mother, NCIS: Los Angeles, and NBC's Heartbeat, among others.

Anisha resides in Los Angeles where she creates her owncontent, telling stories from her point of view and collaborating with otherlocal artists. Anisha continues to tell stories globally with passion, conviction, and a mission to be an example that people can overcome thegreatest of obstacles through action and self-belief.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rana Daggubati all set to debut in Malayalam cinema as King of Travancore, Marthanda Varma

There have been rumors aplenty of Rana Daggubati‘s Malayalam debut. In fact,  a rumours of the actor having signed a Malayalm film was doing the rounds recently until the actor himself rubbished it. But the long awaited debut is finally happening! As per the latest announcement, the actor has been roped in to play the king of Travancore – Matharanda Varma in the film titled – Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma. According to history, he was the king to have defeated a foreign power in India as he battled it out with the Dutch at Colachel. This is the first part of the historical drama followed by another movie on Dharmaraja aka Karthika Thirunal Marthanda Varma who succeeded Marthanda. Needless to say, this will be a project made on a grand scale.

“This will be a project on a massive scale. Scriptwriter Robin Thirumala and I have been researching intensively  for the last three years. We have finalised and signed the crew that includes big names. We plan to go on floors by next August:” stated K Madhu who has stated it is grand project. As per the same report, he has confirmed that big names form Malayalm industry will be part of this film. While the lead for the first part has been finalised, the lead of Part 2 is yet to be confirmed! Apart from the actors, big names form others field have also been brough on board. Peter Hein, a renowned stunt choreographer will be part of this project, Resul Pookutty has also been signed for this ambitious tale. That’s not all. Keeravani, the maestro who composed music for baahubali will be part of this big scale project as well!

This period drama will be Rana Daggubati’s third film in the same genre. We already saw him in Baahubali where he played the cruel, ruthless king – Bhallaladeva and he also has Madai Thiranthu / 1945 coming up!

Sriharshita Musunuri Wins Regional Siemens Competition

Regional Winners Move on to Final Phase of Competition: National Finals in Washington, D.C.

Sriharshita Musunuri (Mill Creek, WA) Wins Top Individual Honor.

The Winning Individual for Region One is Sriharshita Musunuri, a senior from the Henry M. Jackson High School, in Mill Creek, WA, won the individual category and a $3,000 scholarship for her project titled, “Computational and Experimental Design of MIP Nanoparticles: A Novel Theranostic Solution to Detect and Neutralize Endotoxins.”

Sriharshita’s project addresses a difficult challenge faced in U.S. hospitals every day: gram-negative bacteria that causes sepsis which can cause organ failure in patients, and is the leading cause of death in US hospitals. Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are harmful biomolecules found on the surface of gram-negative bacteria and are responsible for over 50% of sepsis cases. Shriharshita designed a new polymer nanoparticle that captures the harmful LPS bacterial endotoxins and could be used to treat and diagnose the bacterial infection.

“Sriharshita’s research leads to faster diagnostic testing in clinical settings that could reduce patient deaths from sepsis,” says Dr. Brittany Needham, a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech. “She approached this problem in a far more comprehensive way than others have and her method was particularly impressive. She figured out a way not only to detect this life-threatening bacteria, she also found a way to help prevent it.”

Past efforts to detect and extract LPS effectively have been hampered by high costs or incompatibility with human body fluids. Sriharshita’s research could make it easier to detect the presence of LPS and prevent the resulting endotoxic shock syndrome that can lead to sepsis, multiple organ failure, and death.

Sriharshita is also the founder of a non-profit organization that raises sepsis awareness called InflammAid. She is also a Davidson Fellow Laureate, a 2-time Intel ISEF finalist, winning Best-of-Category in Physical Energy and the Innovation Exploration Award for her work on thermoelectrics.

Sriharshita’s mentor is Christopher Lausted at the Institute for Systems Biology.

This year, for the first time, a new pricing structure will ensure that national finalists will receive a minimum of $25,000, according to Siemens.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Ramakrishna Prasad Chintamaneni: Executive Vice President and President of Global Industries & Consulting at CTS

Mr. Ramakrishna Prasad Chintamaneni (47) has been an Executive Vice President and President of Global Industries & Consulting at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation since December 4, 2013 and August 2016 respectively. Mr. Chintamaneni served as President of Banking and Financial Services at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation since December 4, 2013 until August 2016. From 2011 to December 2013, Mr. Chintamaneni served as Global Head of Banking and Financial Services Practice of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation and was responsible for the practice’s sales, business development, consulting, client relationships, management and delivery and global profit and loss. Previously, from 2010 to 2011, Mr. Chintamaneni served as Global Head of Markets for the Banking and Financial Services Practice of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Head of Banking and Financial Services Practice for North America at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Chintamaneni served as Client Partner, managing the relationships with several of Cognizant's key Banking and Financial Services clients and also led its U.S. Eastern Region’s Banking and Financial Services Practice. 

Prior to joining Cognizant in 1999, Mr. Chintamaneni spent seven years in the investment banking and financial services industry, including working at Merrill Lynch and its affiliates for five years as an Investment Banker and a member of Merrill’s business strategy committee in India. Mr. Chintamaneni serves on the Board of Directors of NPower, a nonprofit that helps nonprofits, schools and individuals build technology skills by harnessing the power of the technology community. Mr. Chintamaneni obtained his Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI School of Management in India.

Musunuri Lalith Babu crowned national chess champion

PATNA: PSPB Grandmaster Musunuri Lalith Babu was crowned the undisputed champion after Odisha GM Debashis Das defeated challenger Aravindh Chithambaram of Tamil Nadu in the National Premier Chess Championship here today.

Lalith Babu scored nine points in the tournament organised by All Bihar Chess Association.

In an equal position arising out of the Catalan opening, Babu surprised everyone by allowing GM Swapnil Dhopade to repeat the moves and get away with a draw claim in just 14 moves, shortest in terms of both moves and time.

Lalit, not happy with his play against Swapnil, was joyous with Debashis’ victory that not only gave him the title but also ensured his presence in the Indian team for the next Olympiad.