Category Archive for: ‘Community News’

Community Pride Tom Abraham

Community Pride

INDIAN American nuclear medicine technologist Tom Abraham was elected as a council member in Orange City, Florida in 2007. He was born in India on August 8, 1945, in the ancient port city known as Alleppey. His love for English Literature and Teaching led him through the Colleges and Universities in India for a Master’s in English, and Education as …

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A loss of life, a community's responsibility

A loss of life, a community’s responsibility

As representatives of South Asian community-based organizations working to end violence against women, we are saddened by the recent murder of Reshma James, a 24-year old South Asian woman, just days before Thanksgiving. The tragic shooting death of Reshma James at the St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knanaya Church in Clifton by her estranged husband has stunned the entire South Asian …

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Indians in US Politics

Indians in US Politics

Traditionally, it is believed that Indians are very good at politics, whether it is within the confines of their homes, or in their locality or community, or in the greater spheres of state or national politics. That may be why, often when things do not go the way we want, we say – it’s all because of politics. It is …

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Words to live by

Words to live by

Valunteer in India Right outside my window, I could hear the waves crashing against Chowpatty Beach and the bells ringing at Maha Laxmi temple. I sat in a room with no air-conditioning, tying knots onto the ends of rope pieces as the students I was working with strung beads and passed them to me. At a table across the room, …

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The Indo-Caribbean Diaspora in North America

The Indo-Caribbean Diaspora in North America

In the twentieth century, many Indo-Caribbean people migrated to North America to escape the poverty, lack of equal opportunity and political abandonment that they experienced in the Caribbean nations. Coming to North America was a difficult decision because the Caribbean is, and perhaps always will be, home. As Indo-Caribbean communities established themselves in the North American landscape, certain defining features …

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Global Unity Begins With Individual Peace

Global Unity Begins With Individual Peace

Author by Gurudev Shri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai) We stand at the dawn of a new age. Political, religious, social and racial conflicts on the planet have become a catalyst for an awakening of planetary awareness. More and more, people are becoming conscious of the crucial need for a change in values. Ancient wisdom tells us “the world is one …

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Sabeer Bhatia

Sabeer Bhatia

This is the phenomenal success story of a magnetic personality – a 40-year-old Indian, a brainy but bewildered kid from Bangalore arrived at the Los Angeles Airport in September 1988 after a 22-hour flight, jetlagged, and starving. He was 19 at the time, had only $250 in his pocket, and didn’t know a single person in America. Today, 20 years …

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Words To Live By

“Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country” – US President John F. Kennedy Upon his appointment as the President of the United States, President John F Kennedy appealed to his fellow countrymen to come forward and contribute wholeheartedly towards the overall development of the United States of America. It is …

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An Interview with Mike Patel

An Interview with Mike Patel

Mr. Patel currently serves as chairman of three community banks which he helped establish in large part to better serve emerging communities of Indian and Oriental small business owners in the United States: Haven Trust Bank, which serves entrepreneurs nationwide from Atlanta; Haven Trust Bank – Florida, which operates in northern Florida; and High Trust Bank, which operates in northern …

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Mandir: Celebrating Heritage and Nurturing the Future

Mandir: Celebrating Heritage and Nurturing the Future

The 21st century brought with it technological advances with such power and precision that in the last fifty years, man has seen more technological development than he has seen in the last 5000 years But let us pause and ponder upon the words of one of this century’s most eminent scientists, Charles Steinmetz:”Someday people will learn that material things do …

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