India Abroad

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India Abroad
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)8K Miles Media Group, Inc.
HeadquartersNew York City, USA
Circulation30,415 (2011)[1]

India Abroad is a weekly newspaper published from New York City, which focuses on Indian news meant for an Indian American, Indian diaspora and expatriate audience. The publication is known for its annual award ceremony for the "India Abroad Person of the Year."

India Abroad was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju in 1970.[2] India Abroad calls itself "the oldest Indian newspaper published in North America."[3] Under Raju's guidance, India Abroad quickly gained a reputation as one of the most credible, well-researched voices for the Indian American community.[4] The Economist, a British weekly international affairs magazine, referred to India Abroad as a daily publication of “unusually high quality”.[4][5]

Since 2002, the publication has been honoring Indian-American achievers at the annual India Abroad Person of the Year award ceremony. The following are the list of winners.

2002 Swati Dandekar politician [1]
2003 Sonal Shah founder, Indicorps [2]
2004 Mohini Bhardwaj Olympic gymnast and silver medalist [3]
2005 Bobby Jindal politician [4]
2006 Indra Nooyi CEO, PepsiCo [5]
2007 Mira Nair filmmaker [6]
2008 Fareed Zakaria journalist, author, and television host [7]
2009 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan scientist, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry for 2009 [8]
2010 Nikki Haley politician [9]
2011 Preet Bharara United States Attorney [10]

Raju sold India Abroad to in April 2001, which as of 2009 owns and operates the paper.[2][6]

Gopal Raju died in New York City on April 10, 2008.[6]

In late 2016, Rediff.Com sold its venture to 8K Miles Media Inc, [7][8].


  1. ^ "eCirc for Newspapers". Audit Bureau of Circulations. September 30, 2011. Archived from the original on March 17, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Pioneering publisher Gopal Raju passes away". India Abroad. 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  3. ^ "Obituaries in the news". Associated Press. International Herald Tribune. 2008-04-12. Retrieved 2008-05-03.
  4. ^ a b "Gopal Raju, pioneer of ethnic Indian media in US, is no more". IANS. Thaindian News. 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  5. ^ Potts, Michel W. "Pioneer Publisher Gopal Raju Dies". India-West. Archived from the original on 2008-06-29. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  6. ^ a b "Veteran journalist Gopal Raju passes away". The Hindu. 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-05-03.
  7. ^ "8k Miles issued a clarification stating that 8K Miles Media is not a subsidiary or holding company". Money Control. Sep 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Community newspaper 'India Abroad' in US sold by Rediff". Times of India. 2016-12-06. Retrieved 2016-12-06.

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