Category Archive for: ‘India News’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits the United States

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits the United States

One of the most talked-about, speculated, and most eagerly awaited events is finally here – and the moment is sure to become history. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his trip to America it became fodder for every journalist, and his every move thereafter was scrutinized carefully. As plans began to unfold into reality, Modi’s journey was everything and more. …

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Water for India : A Fundraising Event by Michele Renee Zerda

Water for India : A Fundraising Event by Michele Renee Zerda

As a Mexican American hair and makeup artist for weddings in Tampa, Florida I have been somewhat sheltered from different cultures, until I fell into working Indian weddings. One Auntie told the next and soon I was booked every weekend. I love the colors, the many guests that attend and have learned so much about the Hindu religion. One thing …

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Independence Day Set Yourself Free

Independence Day Set Yourself Free

Come August 15, the Indian tricolors will fly high. Grand parades will be arranged, all that is worth showcasing will be strutted about, and there will be many moments of instant gratification. After all, Independence Day is a monumental occasion, and the occasion deserves its due. Alongside the celebrations also comes the silent scorn and shadows of doubt and uncertainty. …

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Amit Talati Award At South Florida Hindu Temple

Amit Talati Award At South Florida Hindu Temple By Smeeta Patel Chairperson, Education Program South Florida Hindu Temple

Recently, the South Florida Community and South Florida Hindu Temple (SFHT) lost a great friend and teacher. Amit Talati’s untimely passing at the age of 43 left the entire community in shock and utter disbelief. Over the past five years, Amit Talati was a sevak (teacher) in South Florida Hindu Temple’s Education program touching the lives of so many students …

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Pravasiya Bharatiya Samman Awards

Pravasiya Bharatiya Samman Awards

Patriotism or contributing to the name and fame of one’s country is not confined to a nation’s boundaries. In fact, patriotism often extends beyond boundaries, and that is what some of our pravasi bharatiya have proved yet again. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award is one of the highest honor’s to be given to Indians living outside of India. The Indian …

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The 2012 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

The 2012 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas began with the start it deserved on January 7, 2012. Jaipur, the vibrantly colorful city of Rajasthan, played host to this year’s event, and the backdrop could not have been more memorable. This three-day convention was an energizing affair that outlined what Indians living overseas have done and can do for their country of origin. The …

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Anna Hazare The Gandhi of 21st Century India?

Anna Hazare The Gandhi of 21st Century India?

When Anna Hazare began his epic fast a few weeks ago, there were people who called him the Gandhi of today. His vision of the Jan Lokpal Bill became the vision of every Indian as they joined him whole-heartedly. There is a certain similarity between the steps that Gandhi took and where Anna looks to go. However, can he really …

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Sanand The Moter City of India

Sanand The Moter City of India

Sanand was just another sleepy little town in Gujarat of which many people knew nothing. It took some resistance from the government of West Bengal and a proactive Gujarat government to set this town on a roll and catapult it to instant attention. The activity began in the year 2008, when Ratan Tata was arguing relentlessly over the construction of …

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Gujarat Celebrating 50 Years of Its Glory

Gujarat Celebrating 50 Years of Its Glory

If you take a close look at what Gujarat has accomplished, you will notice that advancement did not happen due to giant leaps of change. Instead, there are gradual initiatives with a clear focus on what is to be achieved. What has stood out is the fact that focus has never been lost, and that work has not gone unnoticed. …

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Anna Hazare making history in India

Anna Hazare making history in India

Saturday, August 27 2011 was a historic day for India. Some people may have believed that history was repeating itself, but in fact, Anna Hazare was writing a new chapter, filling page after page with momentous victories and setting precedents for the future. While a section of the population sighed with relief when Anna broke his fast and accepted a …

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