Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2018’

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Shree Shakti Mandir – Ambaji USA celebrates 25 year

In 1990, Amba Maa’s group of dedicated devotees started by renting a space in a small shopping complex to create a unique area where the local Hindu community could go to as a place of worship. As the community grew in south Atlanta, the group acquired land and resources to build Shree Shakti Mandir aka Ambaji USA in Lake City, …

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Ami Weds Nirav at Hilton Ocala

Indian Wedding ceremony Lovebirds Nirav Desai, a senior accountant and Ami Patel, a dental student, first met on New Year’s Eve 2012. Their first casual meet turned out to be a lifelong alliance. Nirav proposed to Ami in the most dramatic way after two years of dating. Ami and Nirav headed towards Magic Kingdom on Christmas Eve 2016. Nirav planned …

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Indian- American Venkat Ranjan Wins 2018 National Geographic Bee

Second and third places also earned by Indian- American Students from New Jersey and Georgia Venkat Ranjan of San Ramon, California, a 13-year-old 8th-grader at Windemere Ranch Middle School, took top honors at the 30th annual National Geographic Bee held on May 23 at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition to earning the title of National Geographic Bee …

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Eight Indian American students finish in the top 10 at the 30th annual National Geographic Bee

Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic Summer is approaching and schools and colleges are finishing up spring semester in preparation. It’s also the time of year for various competitions such as the National Geographic Bee to the Scripps National Spelling Bee and the Intel Science competition. And once again, it’s a proud moment for Indians living worldwide! If the past is …

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An exchange student from Pakistan, Sabika Sheikh, is among the victims of a Texas high school shooting.

Sabika Sheikh, 17-year-old, a Pakistani Honor Roll exchange student participating in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange program in the US, was one of the 10 people killed when 17-year-old student Dimitrios Pagourtzis armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire in the Santa Fe High School in Texas. Sabika’s parents, Abdul Aziz and Farah Sheikh, heard about the shooting through from a local TV …

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Immigration Reform

Editorial

Dear Readers, In 1958, in his book A Nation of Immigrants, President John F. Kennedy wrote “America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, people who deserve the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland.” He also said, “In 1797 a member of Congress argued that, while a …

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