2 Indians Jointly Win 2014 Spelling Bee

Indian-Americans Sriram Hathwar of New York and Ansun Sujoe of Texas made history by jointly winning the 2014 Spelling Championship. This is the first time since 1962 that two youngsters have jointly won the Spelling Bee. Sriram Hathwar – Co-Champion This is the seventh year in a row that Indian-Americans are taking the Spelling Bee […]

Are You Watching the 2014 Spelling Bee?

If you are not watching the 2014 Spelling Bee competition, I recommend you do (see it on ESPN). It’s great fun seeing these young kids do an amazing job with mind-boggling words. There are several Indian kids vying for the top honors in the 2014 Spelling Bee championships going on in Washington DC. The semi-finals […]

Telugu Bidda Arvind Mahankali is 2013 Spelling Bee Winner

The Indian-American stranglehold over the Spelling Bee competition continues with Arvind Mahankali winning the 2013 Bee cup today. Arvind’s winning word was “knaidel.” This is Arvind’s fourth shot at the Bee cup. The young lad placed ninth in 2010, finished in third place in both 2011 and 2012 and was the hot favorite this year. […]

Tragedy! Only 8 Indians Make it to Bee Finals

Shocking! Things are not looking good for the Indian community in America. A mere eight of the 11 finalists for the 2013 Spelling Bee competition are Indian-Americans. The eight Indian-Americans, along with three others, represent one millionth of 1% of the initial contenders (the competition started off with 11 million participants around the world). Here […]

16 Indians Make it to Bee Semifinals

Following a grueling preliminary round, 16 Indian-Americans made it to the 2013 Spelling Bee semifinals. A total of 42 youngsters passed the tough initial rounds today to enter the semifinals (about 35% of the semifinalists are of Indian origin). There were 45 Indian kids in the preliminary rounds. Here’s the list of 16 Indians who […]

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