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SC in Landmark Verdict Grants Equality to Muslim Women, Declares Triple Talaq ( Divorce ) Unconstitutional

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday in its landmark verdict declared the controversial Muslim practice of triple talaq to be unconstitutional and did away with it completely. The SC judgement is a first step to grant equality to Muslim women. Triple talaq is a practice followed by some people in the Muslim community to divorce their wives by saying talaq three times and hence getting divorce instantly. …

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Community News

Florida Orlando Jeernodharan Kumbhabhishekam When: 08/4/2017 Where: Hindu Society of Central Florida 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry,32707 Contact: Ani Deshpande 407-345-5161 Host: Hindu Society of Central Florida South Florida Festival of Inner Peace When: 08/5/2017, 8:00 PM Where: Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale,33314 Contact: 954-243-9745 Host: Sahaja Meditation Rang Rangeela Gujjubhai When: 08/12/2017, 7:00 …

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Editorial August 2017

Dear Readers, Like many of you this summer, Aruna and I have had a wonderful time catching up with friends and vacationing with family. We’re feeling refreshed and ready for the fall – one of our favorite season’s, namely because of upcoming Indian festivals! For many, the IIFA Awards are nearly as exciting as celebrating our cultural and religious holidays! …

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The Oscars of Bollywood: Fashion Extravaganza at IIFA 2017

THE OSCARS OF BOLLYWOOD: FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA AT IIFA 2017 The Oscars of Bollywood: Fashion Extravaganza at IIFA 2017 The Indian Oscars is one of the world’s most-watched entertainment shows, with audiences around totalling over 8 million people worldwide. The green carpet is very much a part of what makes IIFA special. Celebrities love to save their best looks for their …

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An Enchanting Evening With Violin Player Sanjana

An Enchanting Evening With Violin Player Sanjana By Sunitha Raj When I planned to attend Sanjana Chandran’s Violin Arangetram, I already knew she was a gifted young talent from South Florida. Little did I know just how enthralling the evening was going to turn out! The Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center at Nova Southeastern University was packed on …

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Rajesh Bhandari

Get to Know: Rajesh Bhandari, Musician

Get to Know: Rajesh Bhandari, Musician By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group Rajesh Bhandari first discovered the lyrical beauty of Indian classical music at a young age on a trip to Delhi, India. Bhandari and his father returned to the United States along with a harmonium and tabla beginning the young percussionist’s musical journey. Born in Queens, New York, Bhandari …

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Krishna Rajagopal named dean for digital learning

Krishna Rajagopal, the William A.M. Burden Professor of Physics and former chair of the MIT faculty, has been named dean for digital learning, effective Sept. 1. This new position expands leadership roles for faculty within the Office of the Vice President for Open Learning, which recently launched the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative and the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Laboratory. …

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PM Modi inaugurates Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi,  inaugurated the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial at Rameswaram. He unveiled a statue of Dr. Kalam, and offered floral tributes at Kalam Sthal. The Prime Minister also briefly interacted with the family members of Dr. Kalam. The Prime Minister flagged off the Kalam Sandesh Vahini, an exhibition bus which shall travel across various States …

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Wellness: The Ultimate Luxury Trend

Wellness: The Ultimate Luxury Trend

Wellness: The Ultimate Luxury Trend By Nisha Jani On a recent flight to Las Vegas, I found myself mindlessly flipping through an in-flight magazine. My gaze landed upon an article about the benefits of a newly designed floating aerobic cycling class – taking place on a boat, which uses the power generated from the stationary cycles aboard to move down …

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Bollywood News

Grievances of the Indian American

Grievances of the Indian American By Ishani Mehta Every race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, etc. has faced the challenges institutions inherently will be forced to face. I aim to illustrate some of my frustrations as an Indian American. A lot of these are really specific, but my main message is to encourage people to educate themselves to the best of their …

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