Modi will hold bilateral talks with Biden and address a joint session of Congress, followed by a lavish dinner reception at the White House. The US and India have long enjoyed warm relations, but this visit is particularly momentous.
It may seem hard to believe, but Toyota almost didn't make it in the US. Its first car, the Toyopet Crown, was a flop. Toyota helped establish a huge Japanese-American community in Torrance, California that finds it hard to imagine the company is moving on.
Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford is running for election, and the media aren't invited. So far, his under-the-radar approach seems to be working out OK.
Author David Gordon's dream has come true. His first novel, "The Serialist" is a huge hit, winning numerous awards, becoming a movie and elevating Gordon to rock star status. But his success didn't come where he expected. He's actually big in Japan, not here in the US where he's just another New Yorker trying to find a seat on the subway.