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www.newsindiatimes.com – that’s all you need to know News India Times November 24, 2017 16 Entertainment By StaffWriter n the Nov. 10 round of Jeopardy! the popular quiz show, Indian-Americans featured in a big way. The Double Jeopardy round had five questions in the “Indian Americans” category with rewards ranging from $400 to $2,000, and one of them was a Daily Double, for which the contestant could wager the reward amount. Jeopardy, which is hosted by Alex Trebek, gets 25 million viewers, according to Hollywood Reporter. Pranjal Vachaspati, a PhD student of computational phylogenetics that uses software for studies in biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of the Jeopardy champions, but he was not on the quarter- final with Indian-American category. In the first quarter-final round on Nov. 6, he came in second but because of his overall winning of $16,401 in the game, he became eligible to participate in the semi-final rounds starting Nov. 13. Vachaspati lost in the semi-final round. Originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio, 24-year-old Vachaspati had walked away with $137,088 during a six- day winning streak last year. Earlier in November, there were two Indian-Americans in the same show. But Anand Kandaswamy, a three-day winner with $57,001, and Rahul Jain lost on the Nov. 1 show. Sharath Narayan won the Teen Jeopardy with a prize of $100,000 last year. He was a high school sophomore last year. In the College Jeopardy competition in February, Viraj Mehta came in third, winning the $25,000 prize. Here are the Jeopardy clues in the Indian-Americans category. How many can you get right? Here’s a “Project”: name this sitcom star, with over 8 million Twitter followers, who wrote “Why Not Me?” in 2015 A Forbes headline: “One Man, One Computer, 10 Million Students: How” his academy “Is Reinventing Education” Double Jeopardy: This Sunday morning CNN host was only 28 when he was appointed as the managing editor of foreign affairs The daughter of Indian & Jamaican immigrants, she was elected to replace Barbara Boxer in the Senate in 2016 In addition to live news coverage of the first operation of the IraqWar, he performed five brain surgeries in the desert Bonus question on the Jeopardy site for fans, but not on the show: “Dangerously Delicious” & “Buried Alive” are comedy specials from this “Master of None” actor Contestants reply to the clues in the form of a question on the game. Here were the answers and questions on the show: Who is Mindy Kaling? (She is an actor, writer, producer, and director. She stars as Dr. Mindy Kuhel Lahiri in “The Mindy Project,” a comedy series that aired Fox from 2012 to 201t when it moved to Hulu.) 2.Who is Salman Khan? (Founder of the online institu- tion Khan Academy. His father, Fakhrul Amin Khan, is from Bangladesh and his mother, Masuda Khan, is from India.) Who is Fareed Zakaria? (He is the host of CNN’s flagship foreign affairs show, “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” aWashington Post columnist, a contributing editor for The Atlantic.) Who is Kamala Harris? (Last year the Democrat became the first person of Indian descent to be elected to the Senate. Earlier, she was California’s attorney general.) Who is Sanjay Gupta? (A neurosurgeon by training, he is CNN’s chief medical correspondent who has won several Emmy awards. While reporting on IraqWar, he performed life-saving brain surgeries in field hospitals.) Who is Aziz Ansari? (A stand-up comedian who has acted in several movies and TV show, he co-created, wrote and directed Master of None, where he also plays the role of an actor, Dev Shah. The comedy is on Netflix). Indian-Americans Featured As AWhole Category On Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions Quarter-Final I By StaffWriter I btihaj Muhammad, the first-ever hijab wearing woman to compete for the U.S. in the 2016 Rio Olympic games, now she has a Barbie of her own. This Barbie is the first of its kind to be wearing a hijab in the 58 years that it has existed. According to PeopleStyle, Muhammad’s Barbie was unveiled at Glamour’sWomen of the Year Live Summit, and is the latest in the Barbie’s “Shero” line, celebrating women who inspire the next generation. “I’m excited to just partner with a brand that I know honors powerful women who are breaking barriers and whose sole goal is to impact the future leaders of tomorrow. To be included in this conversation is very humbling and I’m over the moon about this whole thing,” Muhammad told PeopleStyle. Muhammad worked with Mattel every step of the way in the design process to make sure that the doll resembled her. “It’s so cool to see myself in this little doll form with my fencing uniform on. It says my name on the back and it has a fencing mask and the little sabre. I just love it,” she told PeopleStyle adding that she wanted her Barbie to wear a hijab. “I think its revolutionary for Barbie to take a stand in this moment that we’re in – and I would say, as a country, to have a doll wear a hijab and be the first of its kind. There has never been a Barbie doll to wear a hijab before. I’m really excited to have this moment happen in my life and also for all these little girls now who can shop for Barbie doll that may look them, may wear a hijab like they do, or like their mom does, or like a friend does. But also have kids who aren’t Muslim, who don’t wear a hijab, to also have the opportunity to play with a doll that wears a hijab,” she explained, hoping that this is just the start to a more diverse represen- tation. U.S. Olympic Athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad Behind First Hijab Wearing Barbie Ibtihaj Muhammad with her Barbie By StaffWriter I ndian American actor Dev Patel will be the lead in Michael Winterbottom’s “TheWedding Guest.” Winterbottom broke the news to Variety at the Kolkata International Film Festival where he is part of a British Council delegation. The film will mainly be set in India andWinterbottom has told Variety that he has met actors in Mumbai and is cur- rently looking for locations, though plot details have not been revealed yet but principal photography is expected to start early next year. According to the Variety report, the film will be co-produced by Winterbottom’s Revolution Films and London- and Los Angeles-based Riverstone Pictures along with Deepak Nayar and Melissa Parmenter, Nik Bower of Riverstone and Reliance Entertainment. Patel debuted in the 2008 award win- ning film “Slumdog Millionaire” and has appeared in several movies set in India including “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “The ManWho Knew Infinity,” “Lion,” and “Hotel Mumbai.” His performance in “Lion” earned him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor in 2017. Winterbottom’s films “Welcome to Sarajevo” and “The Road to Guantanamo,” have been doing well at the box office, drawing huge crowds, his film “Trishna” was also shot in India as well as parts of “A Mighty Heart” and “Code 46.” Dev Patel To Be Lead In ‘The Wedding Guest’ Dev Patel Reuters

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