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Modi Speaks in San Jose: The Indian Prime Minister in His Own Words
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Modi Speaks in San Jose: The Indian Prime Minister in His Own Words

The Indian prime minister gave an intimate speech to the Indian community in the South Bay, filled with references to the country's independence-movement heroes of the early 20th century, the many historic ties between Indians and Californians, and India's scientific and technical achievements as weapons against government corruption and national poverty. Text of the one-hour, Sept. 27 speech by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at SAP Center in San Jose translated from Hindi by Sneha Singh of the San Jose Learning Center. Good evening, California. It is a pleasure to see your enthusiasm today. Today is the 27th of September here and the 28th of September in India. The 28th of September is the birthday of the great Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. I salute the great son of...
Modi Fever Fuels Silicon Valley Head Rush
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Modi Fever Fuels Silicon Valley Head Rush

By Sharon Simonson SAN JOSE — Naren Gupta, founder of Nexus Venture Partners with offices in Menlo Park and Mumbai, confided to a room of 50 reporters at San Jose City Hall on Sept. 24: He has not been involved in politics in the past. Gupta is co-chairman of the Indo-American Community of West Coast, or IACWC, the organization managing the community reception for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today at San Jose’s SAP Center. Modi, Gupta admitted, has turned his head: “He is an absolutely remarkable leader.” Reaching across a sea, the prime minister has coalesced the diverse Indian community in the United States. The “whole diaspora has come together,” said Khanderao Kand, who helped create the IACWC in July to accept responsibility for making the Modi reception happen...