Category Archive for: ‘Community News’

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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The 2007 Scripts National Spelling Bee

The 2007 Scripts National Spelling Bee

And then there were only 15. On May 31, 2007, the nation’s brightest spellers eagerly waited on stage at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC, to begin the championship round of an annual, much loved and much respected event. The 80th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee brought together some of the most intelligent students from around the United States and …

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Alasinga Perumal

Alasinga Perumal

He inspired Vivekananda to visit America “I cannot express my obligations to you Alasinga and all my Ma dras friends for the most unselfish and heroic work you did for me… for it is you young men who have done all… I am only a figurehead” Thus wrote Swami Vivekanada in 1893 from the United States in the full flush …

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