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Diana Oberoi

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Jill of all trades, having covered everything from immigration reform, to Obama's health care reform to international "energy poverty". Over the years, Diana has worked for various publications from Charlotte Weekly in North Carolina to Hearst in Washington D.C.

Originally from North Carolina. Inquisitive by nature always looking for multiple sides to a story. Photographer, world traveler, and news junkie with additional interest in international development.

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Stories by Diana Oberoi:

Embassies Get Their Entertainment On

Sept. 18, 2013

As September draws to a close, several embassies are opening their doors to the public with films and celebrations.

Warren Brown Unveils Cake Bites, Served in a Jar

Sept. 16, 2013

Just when you thought the capital’s starch-and-sugar world was stable, Warren Brown and his team at Cake Love are unveiling Cake Bites, a new confection with cream cheese icing that’s served in a 4-ounce jar.

A Banner Week for Capitol Hill Pets

Sept. 13, 2013

Capitol Hill loves its pets — cats, dogs and the exotic alike — and the affection was on full display last week, as Fireside21 revealed the winners of its “Top Dog” contest and the Animal Health Institute hosted its 17th Annual Celebrity Pet Night, complete with the winners of its 2013 Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill Contest.

Capitol Dance Party Hopes to Shake Things Up

Sept. 11, 2013

After Wednesday’s solemn 9/11 commemorations, it falls to the organizers of Listen! Dance! Unite! to show people around the Capitol that unity events can have a little flair as well.

March Planned for Sept. 11 Stirs Emotions, Prompts Changes

Sept. 10, 2013

The United States is 12 years removed from the 9/11 attacks, but the country is still raw with emotion, as evidenced by the events that have shaped what was once called the Million Muslim March on the National Mall.

Health Care Debate Sparked Interest for GPhA's Wilson | Hill Climber

Sept. 10, 2013

Working for Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla., sparked Heidi Wilson’s interest in health care, an issue that led her to the Generic Pharmaceutical Association.

Take Five: Suzan DelBene

Sept. 9, 2013

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work. This week, Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., talks about her travels during recess, social media and the great outdoors.

InTheCapital Crowns 'Coolest' D.C. Companies

Sept. 6, 2013

InTheCapital hearts D.C., and to prove it, they took over the Fairgrounds near Nationals Park on Thursday night to hang out, listen to music and salute their Coolest Companies Competition at DC Fest.

Take Five: Robert W. Goodlatte

Sept. 2, 2013

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work. This week, Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., talks about National League teams vs. American League teams, his favorite hiking trail and what’s on his reading list.

Internet Drools Over New Police Dog Sam

Aug. 30, 2013

Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department introduced its new bloodhound, Sam, this week, providing a valuable lesson in community-police relations: If you want a friend, get a dog.

Jay Kim Focuses On Korean Issues Here and Abroad | Life After Congress

Aug. 30, 2013

Life has come full circle for former Rep. Jay Kim. Born in Seoul, South Korea, the California Republican faced desperate poverty after his family’s home was destroyed during the Korean War. Kim immigrated to the United States on a student visa and worked his way up to owning an engineering firm and, in 1992, became the first Korean-American to be elected to Congress.

New Issues Find Home at March on Washington Commemoration

Aug. 27, 2013

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Wednesday, activists see the 2013 “Let Freedom Ring” event as an opportunity to make sure contemporary equality issues take their place alongside the great civil rights fights of the past and become a part of the dream Martin Luther King Jr. articulated.

Ben's Chili Bowl Celebrates 55 Years

Aug. 23, 2013

Fifty-five years ago, on Aug. 22, 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl opened for business. Now an essential and thriving part of the community, it has seen the landscape of U Street Northwest drastically change over the years. It survived the riots in the ’60s, waves of construction around the U Street Metro and a sluggish D.C. economy. Yet through it all, it beckoned people to come in, sit down at the counter and share conversation.

Pie It Forward in Chinatown

Aug. 21, 2013

People often complain about the state of the world. The economy isn’t great, and every day there is another tragedy in the news. What can the average Joe do to change any of that? Well, if you are Sarah Fertig and her team of self-proclaimed “weirdo do-gooders,” you bake pies and give them away for free.

Immigration Overhaul Proves No Cake Walk for Activist Stunts

Aug. 16, 2013

It’s been said the way to people’s heart is through their stomachs, and some immigration activists were hoping that adage might work for them as they pressured lawmakers this week to back immigration overhaul proposals.

Heurich's Lager Party Features Beer Not Seen for 60 Years

Aug. 12, 2013

Beer enthusiasts have a chance to taste history tonight at the Heurich House Museum.

Capitol Bells Toll for Transparency

Aug. 12, 2013

Perhaps missing the House bells he grew accustomed to while working for Rep. Dale E. Kildee, D-Mich., Ted Henderson started Capitol Bells, an iPhone app that lets users know when House votes are happening and allows them to “vote” in real time with their representative.

Need a Lyft? New Car Service Aims for Good Vibes

Aug. 12, 2013

Living in the District means having a car isn’t exactly a necessity, until it is.

'Wipeout' Race Comes to Washington This Weekend

Aug. 9, 2013

Remember “Wipeout” — the reality game show series in which contestants competed in the “world’s largest obstacle course”? Well, Washington has taken the concept to another level. ROC Race is a VAVi production that combines a 5K course with game show-inspired obstacles to give you the craziest run ever. Just like the show it will feature:

Aliens Want Your Tchotchkes for Pop-Up Gallery

Aug. 9, 2013

Ellen Harvey: The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington, D.C., the tour of America’s capital city through alien eyes, has inspired the Corcoran Gallery of Art to host a one-day Community Pop-Up Gallery on Aug. 24.

Scott Brown's 'Estranged Half Brother' Arrested for Impersonating Cop

Aug. 9, 2013

Former Sen. Scott P. Brown’s “estranged half brother” has been charged in Connecticut with impersonating a police officer after authorities say he stopped boaters.

With J.J. Going Into Exile, Georgetown Students Want Another Bulldog

Aug. 9, 2013

First he lost his job. Now he’s losing his home.

Study Predicts Immigration Overhaul Would Boost District's Economics | D.C. Notebook

Aug. 8, 2013

If legislation largely modeled on the Senate’s immigration proposal were signed into law this year, Washington, D.C., would see an influx of particularly high-skilled workers and growth in economic indicators such as total job creation, according to a recent study released by Regional Economic Models Inc., an economic forecasting firm.

Join C16 Collective for Art in the Heights

Aug. 8, 2013

It’s not quite the weekend, but close enough! What do you do with your evening if you don’t want to get too crazy?

The Cure for Sequesteritis? The President's SAVE Award!

Aug. 8, 2013

Here’s something for federal employees to ponder in the age of the sequester.

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