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  • Attendees at the Nelson Mandela memorial service held in Atlanta at the site of the Gandhi statue.

    Mandela Memorial Service Held at Gandhi Statue in Atlanta

    Jan 02, 2014

    By A Staff Reporter -
    The Gandhi Foundation USA hosted a community memorial service Dec. 14 for Nelson Mandela at the site of the historic Gandhi statue located on the grounds of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site here.

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  • BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha (right) poses during the unveiling of a brass statue of late Bollywood legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra in Mumbai Feb. 11. Sinha was in New York to attend a UN session. (Getty Images)

    US Will Have to Grant Modi Visa Once He Becomes PM: Sinha

    Nov 14, 2013

    By Press Trust of India .
    Narendra Modi does not have any compelling reason to visit the United States, but once he becomes India's prime minister and such a need arises, America will have to grant him a visa, senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha said Nov. 10.

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  • Women pose during a protest against nuclear power at Jaspara-Mithi Virdi village, some 260 km from Ahmedabad, opposing a proposed 6,000 MW nuclear power plant. The plant would have a devastating impact on the people and environment of the region, according to a joint statement by Indian American organizations South Asians for Justice-Los Angeles, Alliance for South Asians Taking Action and Friends of South Asia. (Getty Images)

    Other Voices: Stop the Nuclear Power Project in Gujarat

    Oct 18, 2013

    By SAJLA, ASATA & FOSA .
    On behalf of South Asians for Justice- Los Angeles — SAJLA — and partner organizations Alliance for South Asians Taking Action — ASATA — and Friends of South Asia — FOSA — in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are writing to vehemently oppose the construction of a proposed power plant in Mithi Virdi, G

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  • Deepika Padukone is seen in her Audi Q7.

    Luxurious Cars of the Elite in India

    May 15, 2013

    By A Staff Reporter -
    Indian celebrities associate themselves with all kinds of luxury cars, as owning such vehicles makes them stand out from the crowd. India’s top-notch personalities have very high tastes when it comes to owning four-wheel machines.

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  • Despite highlighting their conversions to Christianity on the campaign trail, Republican Governors Bobby Jindal of Louisiana (right) and Nikki Haley of South Carolina (left) were able to rely on strong Indian American support in their respective electoral bids. And behind the often Christianized rhetoric of the Republican Party is a message consistent with the conservative social views and wholesome family values of Indian Americans, write the authors of this “Other Voices” piece.

    Indian Americans Voting Against Their Interest

    May 14, 2013

    By Keerthika M. Subramanian and Pratik Chougule .
    Indian Americans joined the Democratic Party nearly half a century ago, and show no signs of leaving. Their support has remained steady even as the Democratic Party of 1965 — whose immigration reform efforts opened the door to Indian emigrants — has evolved into a party inimical to the values and i

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  • People write messages on a memorial canvas during a vigil for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings at Boston Commons on April 16, 2013 in Boston, Mass. (Getty Images)

    Muslims See Little Backlash After Boston Bombing

    Apr 30, 2013

    By Rachell Zoll, Associated Press .
    It looked like the backlash was starting even before the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were identified as Muslim. Hours after the explosions, a Bangladeshi man told police he was dubbed an “Arab” and beaten in New York.

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  • Sachin Tendulkar as a BMW brand ambassador.

    Sachin Tendulkar’s Square Drive from Ferrari to BMW

    Apr 10, 2013

    By A Staff Reporter -
    For those who know cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar on and off the field would know that the word “drive” does not apply to him in cricket alone. On the field, he loves driving the ball to square, cover, off, on or straight; off the field he is passionate about driving cars.

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  • An Indian Border Security Force soldier at the Kangarh border check post. (AP photo)

    Other Voices: War and Peace, As We Know It

    Feb 11, 2013

    By Siddharth Sehgal, Special to India-West .
    I read a story a few years ago about a big poisonous snake that lived in a village a long time ago. It took up a hole under a tree which stood at the village border as its residence.

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  • A demonstrator holds a placard during the one-month anniversary of the gang rape and murder of a female student in New Delhi Jan. 16. It is time for Indian society to guarantee women basic human rights and freedom, according to Fulbright scholar Jyoti Vachani. (Getty Images)

    Women in India: Goddess, Warrior or Property

    Feb 11, 2013

    By Jyoti Bachani, Special to India-West .
    Last year, I spent nine months in India as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar. Mentoring some young ladies in New Delhi, I learned that their families had forbidden them from using public transport because it was too dangerous to do so.

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  • Ravi Shankar performing with his daughter Anoushka Shankar. (Sameer Yagnik photo)

    Ravi Shankar: Cultural Ambassador Extraordinaire

    Dec 27, 2012

    By Ashfaque Swapan, Staff Reporter -
    The sun-baked Southern California seaside town of Encinitas is almost on the other side of the world from Varanasi. That daunting distance between the California town he made his home and the city of his birth is a perfect metaphor for the extraordinary distance traversed by Ravi Shankar.

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  • An aerial view of the Microsoft main campus in Redmond, Wash. The Indian government may soon open a consulate office in Seattle. (Microsoft photo)

    After Atlanta, Seattle May Be Next Site for Indian Consulate

    Nov 29, 2012

    By Lalit K. Jha, Press Trust of India Press Trust of India
    India has renewed its bid to establish a consulate in the city of Seattle — the home of Boeing and Microsoft — now that its latest diplomatic post in Atlanta is operational.

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  • President Barack Obama (White House photo)

    Many U.S. Muslims Are Disillusioned by Obama

    Sep 24, 2012

    By Zaineb Mohammed, New America Media .
    At a time when U.S. Muslims and mosques are increasingly under attack, some Muslim Americans say Obama has not taken a strong enough stance against Islamophobia.

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Akhil Vishwa Hindi Samiti Honored by New York Senate
The New York State Senate honored Akhil Vishwa Hindi Samiti Inc. and the conveners of the Grand Kavi Sammelan — Dr. Bindeshwari Agrawal and Dr. Vijay Mehta — with a New York Senate Citation at the Grand Kavi Sammelan, held Mar. 22 at the Hindu Center here.
MAFS, UMAS Open Senior Center at Orland Park
Recognizing the growing needs of the elderly immigrant population in the Chicago South Suburbs, Metropolitan Asian Family Services (MAFS) Executive Director Santosh Kumar opened the doors of a new senior center Mar. 17.
Hindu Student Leaders Deepen Ties to Sanatana Dharma at HSC Meet
The Hindu Students Council (HSC) held its Annual Leadership Meet to educate college students from around the country about how to be world-class stewards of Sanatana Dharma in the United States.

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