Archie Panjabi is working to eradicate polio: Emmy-winning actress Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) is partnering with Rotary International to raise awareness of World Polio Day, which is on October 24. “We’re 1% away from eradicating [polio] from the planet forever,” Panjabi told the Daily News. (New York Daily News)
India’s mission to Mars: The Indian Space Research Organization is getting ready to launch a mission to Mars. The BBC reports that the probe Mangalyaan is scheduled to take off in early November. If it is successful, ISRO will be only the fourth space agency (after the U.S., Europe, and Russia) to successfully reach Mars. (BBC)
Kunal Nayyar will screen his cricket documentary for The Big Bang Theory cast: Actor Kunal Nayyar is the narrator for the new documentary Beyond All Boundaries, which follows a group of cricket-obsessed Indian sports fans. Nayyar invited the film’s director Sushrut Jain to the TBBT set and the pair has reportedly decided to screen the film to Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and the rest of the hit show’s cast soon. (In San Francisco next month? You can see the film at the San Francisco International Film Festival. More details here). (Hindustan Times)
Padma Lakshmi’s unofficial Top Chef yo-yo diet: Padma Lakshmi is on the cover of Fitness magazine’s latest issue. She tells the mag that she gains roughly 15 pounds over the course of every Top Chef season and then loses it again once the season is over. (New York Daily News)
New music from the IndianRaga Project: “Sunsets” is the group’s latest track.