Yash Tandon

Other names of Yash Tandon: Yashpal Tandon
Birthday: 21-06-1939
Age: 80
Star sign: Cancer

Yash Tandon is an activist, author, policymaker, professor and political thinker from Uganda. He was involved in the democratic struggle against the dictatorship of Idi Amin in 1970. He has written several books and articles on topics related to African economy, politics, peace, security and international relations. He was born on 21 June 1939 in Kaberamaido, Uganda. He is fluent in English, Gujarati, Punjabi and Swahili. He graduated from the London School of Economics (1958-1961). He was a student of liberal economics. He discovered that economics is an ideology, and not a science as claimed by many. He was a lecturer at the Makerere University from 1964-1972, a visiting lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam in 1968 and also at the National Institute of Public Administration in Lusaka, Zambia in the year 1972. After completing his education in London, he returned to Uganda. Upon Idi Amin’s advent of power, he sought exile in Kenya for three months. From there, he headed to the UK for nine months.

He worked relentlessly for a democratic change of the Amin rule. He was a member of the Interim Uganda Parliament (1979-1980), a founding member of the Uganda National Liberation Front, and involved in the May 1979 Moshi Conference aimed for the launch of the UNLF Government. He was among the founders of Alternatives to Neoliberalism in Southern Africa (ANSA) and the International South Group Network (ISGN) between the 1990s and 2000s. He returned to Uganda after Amin’s regime was over. He headed several parliamentary committees and contributed to the improvement of Uganda’s economy. He was a prominent member of many advisory committees and has been on the editorial board of some academic journals.

He was the founder of the Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) in 1997. For five years, he was the Executive Director of the South Centre from 2005 to 2009, after which he retired. He now lives in Oxford, UK.  

Ravi Singh Hindi Actor

Ravi Singh

Ravi Singh is an entrepreneur, author, and also a former politician in American. He is the founder and CEO of Electionmall Technologies which is a non-partisan company that offers technology products and services tailored to those running for political office. Singh became famous as the first U.S. cadet to graduate from a military academy with a turban. In 1998, his bid for the Illinois Legislature made him the first Asian to ever run for this position. Singh has been honored with many awards and recognitions that include the Sikh in Media Award in 2010, as well as being named as one of the 50 Outstanding Asian Americans[6] and a Rising Star, a prestigious honor given in politics. Ravi Singh was born in the United States and is the first-born son of immigrant parents who came to the United States from India in the 1960s. His father was a radiologist at Rush–Copley Medical Center and his mother was a housewife. Singh attended Valparaiso University, a Lutheran university at Valparaiso, Indiana. Being the student body president during his time, he spoke at the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago. He went to Northwestern University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Political Science in 1995. Singh did school with ambition to become a doctor like his father but later decided to take a political route after being active in college politics. He worked as a legislative assistant to then Illinois Lt Governor Bob Kustra after graduating from Northwestern. After a year, he went to work for Illinois State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka and served as a liaison to the Asian Pacific American community. Singh founded Election Mall Technologies in 1999 as he realized after his loss in the Illinois State Legislature election that there was no company offering candidates any technology solution for fighting campaigns digitally, Singh quoted in a 2004 cover story for USA Weekend saying, “we want the mother running for school board to have the same tools as a senator.” Singh hit the headlines when a criminal complaint against its Founder and CEO Ravi Singh was unsealed, revealing that the Justice Department had charged him with illegally helping a foreigner to influence the election process during the 2012 and 2013 election cycles through an independent political action committee in San Diego for channeling $500,000 in illegal contributions. Singh was arrested on January 17, 2014, and released on bail four days later. Ravi Singh is a practicing Sikh and spokesperson for the Illinois Sikh Community Center and was widely quoted in the media after the 2012 Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting.


Aban Bharucha Deohans

Aban Bharucha Deohans is a short story director and writer and also an advertisement filmmaker. She is the better half of Kiran Deohans who is also a famous director of photography in many popular movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Jodha Akbar, etc. Aban has stated that the reason she has so much knowledge about movies was that of her husband Kiran who thought her everything and supported her. Together they have done a lot of commercials like Pepsodent, Nescafe, Lifebuoy, etc. 'Teaspoon' was the first short film directed by Aban and was produced by her husband, Kiran. The lead actors were the talented actors Sree Swara and Vaquar. The old father-in-law was Bomi Dotiwala of the Lage Raho Munna Bhai fame. This short film received a lot of positive reviews, appreciation and awards. It was appreciated by many celebrities in the Bollywood industry and critics too. The story is a simple one which describes the life of a homemaker inside the four walls of the house. Swara and Vaquar are a married couple who live along with Vaquar's paralyzed father. Since Swara's father-in-law cannot do his works on his own Swara stays at home taking care of him and works from home for a cosmetic company. The name for the short story is 'Teaspoon' because Vaquar's father is unable to speak so when he needs anything he calls Swara by tapping on his bedpost with the help of a spoon. This sound annoys Swara a lot, and when she tries to talk to her husband about this, they end up fighting as his father never uses the teaspoon when his son is at home. Day by day this problem gets worse and one day Swara does something which changes her fate. The story ends with an unpredictable and a disturbing twist. The film was screened at many film festivals and widely appreciated across the globe. In the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, the Best Screenplay award was given for this movie and the Jagran Film Festival has also selected this short film. The Goa film festival, Bangalore film festival and also international festivals like Poppy Jasper, New York Indian Film Festival, etc. appreciated the movie to a great extent. They have also given awards and praises for this motion picture. Mera Wala Happy Birthday was the short film Aban was set to release before 'Teaspoon', but the plan then got dropped because of its huge cast and big script.

Aban Bharucha Deohans Hindi Actress