Authors

Satya Nauth Dharamdeo

Satya Nauth Dharamdeo About the Author: Satya Nauth Dharamdeo resides in South Florida with her husband and two lovely and adorable children. Through her blog “The Change Factor,” she promotes the idea of adopting positive thinking to change our lives. She hopes to complete her first book by November 2015. Consider a Dream Destination Wedding...

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Suhani Patel

Suhani Patel About the Author: Suhani Patel is an alumni of The University of Georgia, where she majored in Microbiology and minored in Spanish. Suhani aspires to become a physician’s assistant. She is currently applying for graduate school while also working as a pharmacy technician. Suhani enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants and has a...

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Karuna Chani

Karuna Chani About the Expert: Karuna Chani is an internationally recognized makeup artist, image and skin care consultant. With a background in fashion from Parsons, Karuna is known for her fashion forward makeup looks and ability to perfectly ‘marry’ eastern cultural elements with western beauty trends. Bridal clients seek out the KC Makeup touch for...

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Nisha Jani

Nisha Jani About the Expert: Nisha Jani earned a Master’s in Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine from the University of Miami, where she also studied psychology and kinesiology. She currently pursues athletic training & strength conditioning, while working full time in cardiology. Nisha’s expertise in exercise and physiology fuel her lifelong passions of dance, fitness,...

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Rina Shah

Rina ShahRina Shah is the CEO and founder of The Arpan Group, a boutique ad agency and public relations firm that specializes in capturing untouched ethnic markets. From press releases and media kits to marketing materials and by-line articles, The Arpan Group customizes solutions based on the client’s needs. For more information, visit www.thearpangroup.com or...

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Raj Vora

Raj Vora About the Author: Raj Vora, CPA is the owner of KRUPP CONSULTING INC. If you have any questions pertaining to individual or business taxes or want to learn more about tax saving strategies, visit www.kruppcpa.com or email info@kruppcpa.com. 2013 Taxes: Don’t Overlook These Great deductions Posted: February 1, 2013 Author by Raj Vora...

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Shahid Barry

Shahid Barry About the Author: Shaid Barry, a financial professional, is President of S. Barry’s Financial Services, Inc. In the business since 1982, his expertise includes all types of life insurance products, disability income and health insurance, mutual funds, annulties, college plans, short- and long term investments with safety features in mind, investments for income,...

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Jasbina Ahluwalia

Jasbina Ahluwalia About the Expert: Jasbina Ahluwalia, Matchmaker & Dating Coach has pioneered an approach to matchmaking, which blends the best of The East and West. She is an Indian-American Attorney-turned-Entrepreneur, Relationship Expert, Radio Show Host and Matchmaker/Dating Coach. She is the Founder & President of Intersections Match by Jasbina, the only Premier Matchmaking &...

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Maria Wirth

Maria Wirth About the Author: Maria Wirth is a German who stopped in India (that’s at least what she thought) on her way to Australia after finishing her psychology studies at Hamburg University. She visited the Ardha Kumbha Mela in Haridwar in April 1980 where she met Sri Anandamayi Ma and Devaraha Baba, two renowned...

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Alpa Bhatia

Alpa Bhatia About the Expert: Alpa Bhatia has been enjoying the benefits of yoga all her life. A nationally-certified yoga instructor, Alpa first learned yoga at the age of 12 in India where she was trained in all aspects of yoga including theory and practice of yoga as in whole. She is an internationally certified...

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Dr. Henah Gupta

Dr. Henah Gupta About the Expert: Dr. Henah Gupta is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received both her master's and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Her undergraduate education was completed at the University of Florida. Her current areas of expertise include the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, substance abuse, mood disorders,...

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Edward Boreth

Edward Boreth About the Expert: The advice in this column may not apply to your specific situation, even if it seems similar in nature. The only way to obtain legal advice is by speaking with a qualified attorney and reviewing your specific circumstances. If you have any questions, please call me at (954) 522-4115. Edward...

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Umang Thakkar

Umang Thakkar Umang Thakkar is the founder and owner of IncorpTaxAct. An Enrolled Agent with over 15 years, his expertise includes Taxation, Accounting & Payroll. Contact Umang Thakkar for more information. Visit www.incorptaxact.com, call (770) 682-3119, or email atumang@incorptaxact.com with your questions and comments. Strategies to Reduce Your Taxes and Keep More of Your Savings...

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Saira Gillani Sultan

Saira Gillani Sultan About the Author: Saira Gillani Sultan, ND, is the Director of Operations of Progressive Medical Center located in Atlanta, Georgia. She is double board certified as a Traditional Naturopath and in Nutritional Wellness. Progressive Medical Center is the largest Integrative Medical Center in the Southeast and has been a National Leader in...

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Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee About the Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center. A Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in Nature, The New...

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Faren Rajkumar

Faren Rajkumar About the Author : Faren Rajkumar is a senior English Honors student at Nova Southeastern University, where she is also the editor-in-chief of Digressions lierary magazine and a library student assistant. She has been a college-level writing tutor for several years, and does freelance writing and editing for several companies. Faren recently completed...

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Kiran Rajkumar

Kiran Rajkumar About the Author : Kiran Rajkumar is a 9th grader in a science magnet program in South Florida. In addition to her studies, she is a long-time pianist and bharatanatyam dancer. She is also a Bala Vihar student at the South Florida Hindu Temple and regularly volunteers for Hindu causes in the community....

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Jeff Helms

Jeff Helms About the Author : Jeff Helms is the Managing Partner of First Coast Wealth Advisors, a wealth management and retirement consulting firm in St Augustine, FL. His BOOK, “Generation R: A Retirement Nation at Risk”, explores the challenges facing the Baby Boom generation in securing a comfortable retirement. The BOOK was profiled on...

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Joyce T. Mattam

Joyce T. Mattam About the Expert: Joyce T. Mattam, a graduate of the New York School of Law, has been practicing family law in Florida for over seven years. A solo practitioner and owner of The Mattam Law Firm PA, Mattam provides clients with counsel on tax preparation and law, estate planning, and real estate....

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Chris Draughton

Chris Draughton About the Expert: As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chris Draughton serves as First Coast Wealth Advisors Director of Financial Planning and specializes in investment management, asset protection, retirement planning and estate planning. Retirement PlanA native of Northeast Florida, Chris is committed to helping clients achieve their personal financial objectives by identifying their...

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Rajan Narayanan

Rajan Narayanan About the Author Rajan Narayanan Conducts teachers training for Life in Yoga Foundation and conducts Wednesday evening sessions at his home. He also jointly conducts Saturday morning sessions at the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, MD, with Durgadath Nanan. He has been teaching yoga in the Washington area since January 1998. He...

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Dr. Arun K. Garg

Dr. Arun K. Garg About the Author: Dr. Arun K. Garg, a South Florida dental implantologist and lecturer, is a nationally recognized dental educator and surgeon. For over 20 years, he served as a full-time Professor of Surgery in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and as Director of Residency Training at the University...

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Dr. Alok Kumar

Dr. Alok Kumar About the Author: Dr. Alok Kumar is a professor of physics at the State University of New York at Oswego. He was born and educated in India. Later, he taught at California State University at Long Beach. He has been teaching in the American higher education for over three decades. At Oswego,...

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Amanda C. Williams

Amanda C. Williams About the Author: Amanda C. Williams is the creator of CRAVING THIRTY, www.cravingthirty.com, a resource for healthy and empowered food and lifestyle choices. She focuses on plant-based recipe development and lifestyle transition programs. Amanda is also founder and executive director of The Self Love Project, www.theselfloveproject.net, a non-profit organization focused on developing...

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Dr. Shilpa P. Saxena

Dr. Shilpa P. Saxena About the Author: Dr. Shilpa P. Saxena is a nationally recognized physician and patient educator with over 10 years experience in progressive health care. At her successful n1 Health practice, SevaMed Institute, she has created a trailblazing space complete with a teaching kitchen, fitness center, and learning environment for her patients...

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Shalini Pammal

Shalini Pammal About the Author: Shalini Pammal is a Master of Science in Public Health candidate in Health Policy & Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She graduated from Harvard College with a degree in the History of Science & a minor in Global Health & Health Policy. Shalini advocates for...

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Aanandh Chandrasekar

Aanandh Chandrasekar About the Author: Aanandh Chandrasekar, 18, is a first-year chemical engineering student at the University of Texas in Austin. He is a member of the engineering leadership program, Roden, and hopes to enter the pharmaceutical industry upon graduation. He enjoys rereading Harry Potter, writing fiction, and attempting to cook. Average Citizens, Average HeroesAuthor...

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Nila Bala

Nila Bala About the Author: Nila Bala is an assistant public defender in Baltimore City and a practicing Hindu. Her faith informs why she does her work, and is at the core of why she works for social justice and the needs of indigent people in her community. She attended college at Stanford University, taught...

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Ravi Shah

Ravi Shah About the Author: Ravi Shah currently resides in Chicago and serves as a high school mathematics teacher. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his master’s degree from the University of Southern California. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends/family and is always ready to stop, drop, and...

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Smita Turakhia

Smita Turakhia About the Author: Smita Turakhia is the illustrator of the multi-award-winning children’s book Finders Keepers? by Robert Arnett. She is also the editor, contributing photographer, and designer of India Unveiled: Spirit, Tradition, People by Robert Arnett. A graduate of Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai, India, she also studied art at the University of New Mexico....

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Robert Arnett

Robert Arnett About the Author: Robert Arnett is a native of Columbus, Georgia, and he has a Master’s Degree in History from Indiana University. He completed undergraduate studies at Tulane University, University of Georgia, and the London School of Economics in England. Arnett is a nationally recognized speaker and has been interviewed on National Public...

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Arun Koul

Arun Koul About the Author: Arun Koul is on the editorial board of Shehjar E-Magazine and also manages its IT infrastructure needs and software application platforms. Koul encourages young readers to share thoughts about their own experiences that may be helpful to others. Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2014Author by Arun Koul To those...

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Robert LeVine

Robert LeVine About the Author: Robert LeVine, President of Selective College Consulting, Inc., is a 30-year veteran of highly selective college admissions. He can be reached at (813) 391-3760, or e-mail at BobLeVine@SelectiveCC.com, or visitwww.SelectiveCollegeConsulting.com. On Saturday, May 10, LeVine will be a featured speaker at a college application workshop, sponsored by Beyond These Walls....

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Sonal J. Shah

Sonal J. Shah About the Author: Sonal J. Shah is owner of the premier South Asian wedding planning company, Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants LLC). Well-known in the wedding industry for fusing tradition with modern trends, Shah has not only become an expert in creating lavish weddings, but she has built strong connections with high-end...

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Priyanka Ramlakhan

Priyanka Ramlakhan About the Author: Priyanka Ramlakhan is a student of Vedanta Philosophy under the tutelage of Swami Jyotirmayananda and is presently completing a Master’s Religious Studies. Learn more about her by visiting her blog at www.aspiretoyou.com. Diwali Going Beyond Traditional Identities for a New Religio-Spiritual Perspective By: Priyanka Ramlakhan, MPA Posted: November 1, 2013...

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Dr. M.P. Ravindra Nathan

Dr. M.P. Ravindra Nathan About the Author: Dr. M.P. Ravindra Nathan is a physician with fifty years of experience in the practice of medicine and cardiology. Currently, Dr. Nathan practices cardiology in Hernando County, Florida. He was the Director of Hernando Heart Clinic in Brooksville, FL for thirty years. An author, speaker and humanitarian, Dr....

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Zach

Zach About the Author: Zach is a mortgage lender by profession and advises many of his clients in creating a balanced life. His passion is teaching others to confront reality and do better in life. Zach can be reached at 305-439-2460 or by e-mail, Zach@bmfl.net. Are We Ready? Posted: January 1, 2010 Author by Zach...

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Dr. Niraj B. Vasavada

Dr. Niraj B. Vasavada About the Author: Dr. Niraj B. Vasavada MBBS, MS (Ortho) FABMISS (Spine) Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon Specialist in Minimally Invasive Key Hole Spine Surgery Consultant Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgeon Shalby Hospitals, Ahmedabad Medical Tourism: An Indian PerspectiveAuthor by Dr. Niraj B. Vasavada, MBBS, MS (Ortho) FABMISS (Spine) The number...

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Nathan Katz

Nathan Katz About the Author: Nathan Katz is a research professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University. Professor Katz is also a Bhagwan Mahavir Professor of Jain Studies. My Tribute to Swami Vivekananda Posted: February 1, 2013 Author by Professor Nathan Katz, PhD, Florida International University The World Hindu Council...

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Divya Srinivasan

Divya Srinivasan About the Author: As a Ph.D. student at George Mason University in Arlington, VA, Divya Srinivasan has delved into a variety of Public Policy issues during the course of her study. She has written papers on defense spending, multinational firms, social policy issues, and welfare programs involving healthcare. Within healthcare, she developed her...

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Dr. Kondoor V. Abraham

Dr. Kondoor V. Abraham About the Author: Dr. Kondoor V. Abraham, Psy. D., (Clinical Psychology) works with children and adults at the Atrium Executive Suites, 4801 S. University Drive, Suite 241, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33328.   Divorce Counseling Posted: May 17, 2012 Author by Dr. Kondoor V. Abraham Based on research, marital happiness is at...

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Ritu Linhart

Ritu Linhart About the Author: Ritu Linhart has been a devoted volunteer of the Ekal Vidyalaya movement for the past 12 years. She attended the University of Florida and Auburn University, where she obtained her degrees in Chemical Engineering. She is an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Barry University as well as an Instructor of...

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Annmarie Varghese

Annmarie Varghese About the Author: Annmarie Varghese is a 10th grade student at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale. She is the daughter of Babu Varghese, P.E. and Asha Varghese, CPA.   Gandhi’s Insptirational Message to Today’s Youth -By Annmarie VargheseAuthor by Annmarie Varghese I live in the Town of Davie, which is...

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Shruti Patel

Shruti Patel About the Author: Shruti Patel is a self-proclaimed “nerd,” and she walks the hallways of the Wheeler High School Center of Advanced Studies. During the summer, she volunteers at the Gujarati Cultural Association of North America (GCANA) Summer Camp, where she shares her culture and religion with kids. She has a great passion...

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Satya Kalra

Satya Kalra About the Author: Satya Kalra is a founder of Path to Anandam-Blissful Living. Satya’s mission in life is to live in Anandam and spread the same to others by leading, practicing and propagating spiritual live-style and helping others to become more self-dependent and self-reliant. Prior to finding path to Anandam, Kalra worked in...

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Katyayani Jhaveri

Katyayani Jhaveri About the Author: Katyayani Jhaveri is a proud Tarheel freshmen at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Katyayani is an avid reader and writer, with aspirations to become a professional journalist. She plans a dual major in Mass Communications and Business. As a junior in high school, she served as the...

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Vinti Singh

Vinti Singh About the Author: Vinti Singh, 24, is a reporter for the Connecticut Post, a Hearst Connecticut Media Group newspaper in Bridgeport, Conn. She reports on municipal issues, as well as energy and environment policy. She grew up in a suburb outside of Philadelphia and she graduated from the University of Missouri with a...

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Sarika Persaud

Sarika Persaud About the Author: Sarika Persaud is a twenty-year old student pursuing her BA in Psychology, with minors in Art and Physics, at St. John’s University (NY). She is the Educational Resources Coordinator for HSC (Hindu Students Council), and is also involved with CHY (Coalition of Hindu Youth). Sarika has also been a teacher...

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Shirin Rustomji

Shirin Rustomji About the Author: Shirin Rustomji, Esq. has been practicing immigration law for approximately five years. She is from Canada and as such is personally familiar with the immigration process. In addition to practicing immigration law, Ms. Rustomji also practices in the area of marital and family law. If you have any questions about...

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Bill Eager

Bill Eager About the Author: Bill Eager has written 10 books. He is a certified Amrit Method yoga instructor, yoga nidra facilitator, Reiki and energy healer who teaches workshops across the country. His book Thrive Inside is available at Amazon.com and www.ThriveInside.net. Stress – Understand and Eliminate this Silent KillerAuthor by Bill Eager An excerpt...

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Rashmi Murthy

Rashmi Murthy About the Author: Rashmi Murthy grew up in South Florida and after completing her postgraduate training in NY, she has recently returned to open her own medical practice in Miami. She currently provides care in Family Medicine, natural healing therapies (Cranio-Sacral therapy, Applied Kinesiology, Visceral Manipulation) and cosmetic skin care. How Can I...

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Ritu Sehgal

Ritu Sehgal About the Author: The author Ritu Sehgal is currently providing Homeopathic Consultation in the metro Atlanta area. She also provides the same online and over the phone. Her website is www.homeoconsultation.com and her phone # is 770-578-8990 Losing Weight the Right Way Posted: July 1, 2009 Author by Ritu Sehgal Pick up a...

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Padmini Rao

Padmini Rao About the Author: Padmini Rao lives in Atlanta and has been helping various charity organizations for the last 10 years. A mother of two children, Padmini cares a lot about children living in India. She has a Masters Degree in Social Welfare from University of Madras, Chennai, India. No Child Left Behind –...

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Gurudev Shri Amritji

Gurudev Shri Amritji About the Author: Gurudev Shri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai) is an internationally recognized authority on yoga and holistic living. The founder of one of the largest yoga and health centers in America, author of 6 books and 45 CDs, Yogi Desai has received the rare Vishwa Yoga Ratna, awarded by the President...

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Bicky Khosla

Bicky Khosla About the Author: Bicky Khosla was born and raised in South Florida with two bachelor degrees from Florida Atlantic University. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her dog, and reading non-fiction. She is passionate about highlighting South Asian achievements, raising awareness about Sikhism and the importance of religious tolerance. Anisha Singh, Anti-Bullying and...

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Juhi Kunde

Juhi Kunde  About the Author: Juhi Kunde comes from a long line of writers and poets including her grandfather Avinash Mehta, a novelist, and her grand-uncle, Sitanshu Yashaschandra, a poet, playwright and academic who won the Padma Shri award in 2006. She is a professional science writer whose work has appeared in newspapers, radio shows...

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Suvir Saran

Suvir Saran About the Author: Suvir Saran, author of Indian Home Cooking, has received numerous accolades for his regional Indian cooking. The restaurant at which he is co-executive chef, Devi, earned widespread critical acclaim and is the only Indian restaurant in New York to earn a coveted Michelin star. His latest endeavors include a new...

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Deborah Heiligman

Deborah Heiligman About the Author: Deborah Heiligman is the award-winning author of 15 children's books. She specializes in simplifying complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. She lives in New York City. Book ReviewAuthor by Mataji Devi Vanamali and Deborah Heiligman Shakti: Realm of the Divine Mother by...

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Mataji Devi Vanamali

Mataji Devi Vanamali  About the Author: Mataji Devi Vanamali has written six books on the gods of the Hindu pantheon, including The Play of God and The Song of Rama as well as translating the Bhagavad Gita. She is the founder and president of Vanamali Gita Yogashram, dedicated to sharing the wisdom of Sanatana Dharma...

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Arvind Sharma

Arvind Sharma About the Author: Arvind Sharma was born in Varanasi, India. He earned a B.A. in History, Economics, and Sanskrit from Allahabad University in 1958 and continued his interests in economics at Syracuse University, earning an M.A. in 1970. Pursuing a life-long interest in comparative religion, Dr. Sharma gained an M.T.S. in 1974 and...

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Sushama Londhe

Sushama Londhe About the Author: Sushama Londhe is an Indian American who came to the US as a graduate student in the mid-1970s. She holds Masters degrees in Regional Planning and Urban Affairs. After working as an Urban Planner with the State of Connecticut, she decided to devote her time as a mother and a...

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Amee Gohil

Amee Gohil About the Author: Amee Gohil is President of Puja Travels International, an agency that has been offering full-service travel planning since 2004. With over 13 years experience in planning personal travel /tours/vacations/cruises, the agency is well-versed in and known for excellent customer service. Available all day, agents specialize in working with South Asian...

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Shilpa Jadwani

Shilpa Jadwani About the Author: Shilpa Jadwani, Associate Attorney at Neera Bahl & Associates, earned her JD from John Marshall Law School, her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Seton Hall University, and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies for Farleigh Dickinson University. Shilpa holds the CALI for Excellence Award in Immigration Law. Shilpa has over five years...

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Manju Kalidindi

Manju Kalidindi About the Author: Manju Kalidindi, Esq., earned her law degree from Hamline University School of Law, in St. Paul, MN. She is a member of The Florida Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Manju is well-versed in immigration law, focusing primarily on employment and family-based immigration. She has been recognized for her...

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Ishan

Ishan About the Author: Ishan is a Stanford graduate and is the founder/CEO of Synocate. He is the author of Amazon best-seller The Applicant: An Insider's Guide to the College Admissions Process and is the top education writer in Huffington Post. For more information, visit www.synocate.com. What Leadership Means In Admissions Posted: June 29, 2017...

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Rajesh Jyotishi

Rajesh Jyotishi About the Author: Rajesh Jyotishi is a financial planner from Atlanta and the author of The Money Talk- Retirement and Estate Planning for Indian Americans. For questions, he can be reached at 770-884-8175 or RJ@ShalinFinancial.com Securities offered through Dempsey Lord Smith, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Dempsey Lord Smith, LLC Tax...

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Aditi W. Singh

Aditi W. Singh About the Author: Aditi W. Singh is mom of two and positive parenting coach specializing in cultural sensitivity. Founder of Raising World Children ezine and a freelance writer for Huffington Post, Thrive, Richmond Moms Blog, she has been featured in NBC12 News and Richmond Family Magazine. Through her work, she provides parents...

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Nirali Chokshi

Nirali Chokshi Nirali is a CPA working at her family’s accounting firm Chokshi Accounting & Tax Services in Orlando, FL. She graduated with her Masters from University of Central Florida in 2009.   Happy 2019! By Nirali Chokshi Posted: February 1, 2019  By Nirali Chokshi Amid the disorder of a government shutdown and an unstable...

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Bimal Shah

Bimal Shah About the Author: Bimal Shah, as a financial advisor for 21 years, has helped the community to preserve and protect their assets, build lasting legacies, increase their income, and reduce the taxes they pay. To contact him, please email him at info@bizactioncoach.com or call him at 561-208-4032. The Seven Enemies of WealthThe Seven...

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Anjanee Mahabir

Anjanee Mahabir About the Author: Anjanee Mahabir is a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual based in Boca Raton, FL. Anjanee Mahabir is a licensed insurance agent. Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. To contact Anjanee Mahabir, please call (954) 649-0095 or email...

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Shawn Binda

Shawn Binda Since he was a young child, Shawn Binda has been active in the Hindu Community with a mission to serve and educate all those around me. Binda was a key member of the organizing committee for the first ever Hindu Youth Conference held in 2000 at the University of Toronto and also part...

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Satya Patel

Satya Patel About the Author: After being in the Marketing field for over a decade, Satya Patel started Indian Wedding Toolkit to connect her skills from Marketing Strategy to Wedding Planning. Organization and Project Management have always been an essential part of her job, and she loves it. As she planned her wedding in 2014,...

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Chahna Tailor

Chahna Tailor Chahna Tailor is a certified yoga instructor with backgrounds in occupational therapy and health science. Occupational therapy opened up the doors of knowledge when it came to taking care of the Self first and leading a healthier life. This led her to the physical practice of yoga. Chahna deepened her practice by training...

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Poetry by Keshav Shah

Keshav Shah About the Poet: Keshav Shah, 14, is a a rising 9th grader at Los Altos High School in California. Keshav enjoys cross-country, song in tabla, and has been a leader in his community in the fight against climate change. The theme of his poem originated from the writings of the Bhagavad Gita. The...

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Aarohi Talati

Aarohi Talati About the Poet: Aarohi Talati, 16, is a junior at American Heritage.Her academic interests include computer science and medicine. Although she is very studious, she always makes time for her hobbies. One of her greatest passions is writing— she writes often in her free time, ranging from short poetry to short stories to...

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Amara Leggett

Amara Leggett About the Author: Amara Leggett is an entrepreneur, social media influencer, and inspirational speaker. She graduated high school and college at the ripe young age of 16 years old. She offers a propelling 10 step guide for your child to graduate high school and college early. Her website is Ayounglegend.com   Nimrit Doad,...

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Siddhi Desai

Siddhi Desai About the Author : Siddhi Desai is currently a stay-at-home mom residing in Parkland, FL, with her two young children and husband. She is a cancer researcher by training holding BSc and MSc degrees in Biotechnology, Siddhi has always held a deep passion and diverse interests in the realms of science, spirituality, and...

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Raj Shah

Raj Shah About the Author : A software engineer by profession, Indian culture enthusiast, ardent promoter of Hinduism, and a cancer survivor, Raj Shah is a managing editor of Desh-Videsh Magazine and co-founder of Desh Videsh Media Group. Promoting the rich culture and heritage of India and Hinduism has been his motto ever since he...

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Madhurima Paturi

Madhurima Paturi Madhurima Paturi, Esq. is the owner of The Law Offices of Madhurima B. Paturi, LLC located in Orlando, Florida. Madhurima’s practice is solely dedicated to the representation of clients with immigration issues, and has been practicing immigration law for over 10 years. She is a member of the Washington State Bar, American Immigration...

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Elizabeth Siwica

Elizabeth Siwica About the Author: Elizabeth Siwica is a graduating senior majoring in history at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She is writing a senior thesis on Khan and presenting her research at the FAU Undergraduate Research Symposium. After graduation in May 2019, she will be going to Benin, Africa to spend several years as a...

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Mr. Prasad

Mr. Prasad  About the Author: Mr. Prasad is a Gandhian Scholar and functionary in Gandhian Movement in India. He has taught courses on Gandhian Philosophy at Stanford University, University of Nebraska and other universities in the US and in India.   Mahatma Gandhi’s Approach to Health Posted: April 2, 2019 By Prasad Gollanapalli Mahatma Gandhi’s...

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Doug Mc Getchin

Doug Mc Getchin, Ph.D. About the Expert: Doug Mc Getchin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History specializes in the history of connections between modern Europe and South Asia. He is the author of Indology, Indomania, Orientalism: Ancient India's Rebirth in Modern Germany (2009) and several edited volumes. His history courses include world, Germany, India, Gandhi,...

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Nirjary Desai

Nirjary Desai My name is Nirjary Desai, I am the Owner/Founder & Chief Experience Officer of KIS (cubed) Events. We are a premier Luxe Boutique Agency providing Elevated Experiences to our client’s world-wide one couple & family at a time! We pride ourselves in the 15 years in the event industry especially the Luxury Wedding...

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Sherrie Wade

Sherrie Wade About the Author : Sherrie Wade, M.A., (Shree) has come to realize that the peaceful meditative state is our true nature. She speaks and writes with clarity and wisdom as to how one can unfold this awareness and transform one’s life. She is a certified meditation instructor from the International Meditation Institute, Himalayas,...

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Loretta Champion Johnson

Loretta Champion Johnson About the Author : Loretta Champion Johnson and Kimberly Reckert provide Venue Sourcing/Hotel Accommodations with HelmsBriscoe. Since 1992, HelmsBriscoe has earned the reputation as the global leader in venue site selection. They work diligently to match clients with the best venue at the best value based on their specific requirements. Whether you...

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Kimberly Reckert

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Yash Patel

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