Archive for August, 2009


August 12, 2009

We, from the desk of BESTNRI, feel very much proud and elated to reproduce hereunder the article on the noble service being rendered by Scientist Mr.Seshadri Ramkumar, Chennai based NRI. We chose to scan the article published by “T.Nagar Talk” as it is beautifully crafted and any attempt to modify would hamper the sanctity of the subject.

We sincerely thank “T.Nagar Talk” for showing us such noble personalities who bring laurels to the nation. Mr.Seshadri Ramkumar can be contacted at



A Different Stroke

August 3, 2009

Construction EconomistTwo Chennai, India based NRIs Dr.Vallabh Janardhan, Neuro-Surgeon and Mr.Vikram Janardhan, CEO Insera Therapeutics are on a mission to manufacture a device to treat Strokes and other neurovascular diseases at an affordable cost.

The Insera device, called Shelter, is a tiny umbrella-like stent that can retrieve stroke-causing clots from the miniscule blood vessels in the brain and the heart.  These devices are not available in India and the imported costs Rs.2.50 lakh.  The ‘Shelter’ would cost only one-fifth of the imported one.

According to WHO statistics claim that Strokes are the second leading causes of death worldwide.  In India the drug therapy is effective within the first three hours of the attack and that too the drug disintegrates the clot into smaller ones which still remains in the blood stream.

The NRIs have completed the clinical trials in animals and human trials would commence within the next few months.

BESTNRI wishes them all success and hoping this would be a boon for Stroke victims.

Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle

Plight of deserted NRI wives

August 3, 2009

The ministry of overseas Indian Affairs is concerned over the increasing number of Indian women being duped and deserted by NRI husbands and in order to provide relief to such victims a welfare scheme has been introduced.

Under this scheme, the victims would be provided counseling and legal services through Indian Associations/NGOs/Indian Women’s Organization identified by Indian missions and empanelled by the ministry in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Gulf.  The assistance would be limited to US$1000 per case and the amount would be released to the concerned organizations assisting the victim in the respective countries.

Eventhough the scheme is a boon to the deserted NRI wives, it carries the following conditions to be fulfilled:

  1. Desertion or Divorce proceedings  in a foreign country
  2. Woman is an Indian Passport holder
  3. Marriage solemnized in India
  4. Desertion or Divorce proceedings within 5 years of marriage.

It is advisable to think twice before falling into the prey of NRI mania and an imaginative luxurious living abroad.  It is found that many women of marriageable age are of the opinion that everything and everyone is rosy abroad.  A thorough investigation is the need of the hour for unknown families having NRI sons abroad.  Even the parents are not aware of the entire topsy-turvy scenario in respect of husband-wife bondage abroad vis-à-vis here in India.

BESTNRI wishes all NRI couples to stay together and live their lives properly with prosperity.