Category Archive for: ‘Get to Know’

Cricket

IN THE LAND OF FAST AND BIG, CAN CRICKET COMPETE?

In any American city, ask someone on the street what they think of cricket, and you will likely get a quizzical look. Cricket, the insect or Cricket, the cellular carrier, they might ask. In Florida, California, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania a cricket fan can attend a game and an amateur player can find a game to play in (usually, …

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Luscious Landscapes and Fine Wines: The World’s Top Wineries

Luscious Landscapes and Fine Wines: The World’s Top Wineries

If you love luxury and are always looking for new experiences, then wineries and vineyards should be a must on your list. Learn more about some of world’s top wineries. By Taniya Talukdar Wineries and vineyards have come a long way from what it used to be in ancient times. Over the years, the trade has evolved from being a …

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Get to Know: Shilpi Chhotray, Founder of Samudra Skin & Sea

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group While studying the human impact of coral reef ecosystems in Cairns, Australia, during her undergraduate years at Virginia Tech University, entrepreneur and environmentalist Shilpi Chhotray discovered a newfound respect for the integral role played by the oceans in the overall well-being of our environment. An East Coast native, Shilpi earned a Master of …

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Scott Haas

Get to Know: Scott Haas, Psychologist and Author

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Five years ago, clinical psychologist Scott Haas began interviewing Indian Americans and Indians living in the United States. Raised in both an immigrant family and a heavily immigrant community in Plainfield, New Jersey, Haas has a clear understanding of the challenges faced by individuals seeking both opportunity and the desire to assimilate in …

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Anisha Singh

Anisha Singh, Anti-Bullying and Sikh Activist

Author by Bicky Khosla Anisha Singh was recently featured on the Forbes list of 30 Under 30. South Florida’s own Bicky Khosla interviewed the rising star Meet Anisha Singh, a rising South Asian Sikh known for her activism work within Sikh and Muslim communities. Born and raised in South Florida, Anisha currently works in Washington, DC as the Campaign Manager …

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Poems on Mother

Poems on Mother

Happy Mother’s Day! In this issue, our youngest generation honors the moms in their lives with heartfelt poems. When we come to this world Crying and shouting The person who takes us in her arms is None other than mother. We learn to talk, sing Play, dance and cry To bear our pains and gains from None other than mother. …

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Get to Know: Nidhi Chanani, Illustrator

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Freelance artist Nidhi Chanani has drawn over 700 illustrations, earning admiration and accolades for her whimsical and endearing portrayals of everyday life. Born in Calcutta and raised in Southern California, Chanani’s experiences both as an Indian American and a woman inspire the moments captured in her illustrations as well as her upcoming graphic …

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NGOs in the South Florida Indian Community jan 2016

NGOs in the South Florida Indian Community There are over 1.5 million non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in America, and as members of one of the most affluent ethnic communities in the country, Indian Americans are well poised to dedicate their wealth and time to a variety of charitable causes. From organizations that benefit people in North America to those that assist …

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Get to Know: Karuna Chani, Beauty Expert and Makeup Artist

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Internationally recognized makeup artist and skin care consultant Karuna Chani is known for her ability to blend eastern elements with western beauty trends. Born and raised in New York City, Chani graduated from Parsons School of Design, and later attended the Makeup Forever Academy in Paris, France. During her internships and post-graduate work, …

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Book review

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Let’s Celebrate Diwali Written by Anjali Joshi and Illustrated by Tim Palin Review by Rina Shah, The Arpan Group The need for diversity in literature, particularly children’s literature, is evident in bookstores and libraries around the country. Non-white protagonists are pointedly absent from books read by school-aged children, which is a stark contrast …

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