Category Archive for: ‘Community News’

Every day, my Hindu-ness makes me a better American

Every day, my Hindu-ness makes me a better American

HAF Finds NextGen Essay Contest Winners You can remove a Hindu from his homeland, but you cannot get Hinduism out of his soul. Hinduism and its philosophies have a great impact on everyone, and it is only a matter of when it dawns on you. The aim of the Hindu American Foundation is to help everyone connect with their inner …

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Pandit Ramsurat K. Maharaj: The Loss of a Great Soul

Community Pride Pandit Ramsurat K. Maharaj: The Loss of a Great Soul

On May 17, 2010, the South Florida Community lost a great spiritual leader in the passing of Pandit Ramsurat K. Maharaj. Pandit Ramsurat was a pillar in our society providing leadership, guidance, comfort, encouragement and hope to the young, old, sick, and troubled individuals looking for a sense of purpose and direction. His comforting words and advice rebuilt many families …

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Community Pride

Community Pride

Discovery Education and 3M announced the top 47 middle school students from across the country as semifinalists in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The semifinalists were selected based on their science communication skills exhibited in a short video explaining the science behind issues millions of Americans face in everyday life. All video entries were evaluated by …

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Community Pride - Rajiv Chokshi

Community Pride

 “Most Valuable Physician” Now Chief of Staff at Broward General Medical Center Loving husband, caring father, most valuable physician and wonderful friend, Dr. Rajiv Chokshi, is now holding the leadership role, which has never been held by any Indian or by any Asian here in South Florida. Dr, Rajiv Chokshi was elected Chief of Staff for Broward General Medical Center …

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Christ the Messenger by Swami Vivekananda

Christ the Messenger by Swami Vivekananda

The wave rises on the ocean, and there is a hollow. Again another wave rises, perhaps bigger than the former, to fall down again, similarly, again to rise–driving onward. In the march of events, we notice the rise and fall, and we generally look towards the rise, forgetting the fall. But both are necessary, and both are great. This is …

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Community Pride Tom Abraham

Community Pride

INDIAN American nuclear medicine technologist Tom Abraham was elected as a council member in Orange City, Florida in 2007. He was born in India on August 8, 1945, in the ancient port city known as Alleppey. His love for English Literature and Teaching led him through the Colleges and Universities in India for a Master’s in English, and Education as …

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A loss of life, a community's responsibility

A loss of life, a community’s responsibility

As representatives of South Asian community-based organizations working to end violence against women, we are saddened by the recent murder of Reshma James, a 24-year old South Asian woman, just days before Thanksgiving. The tragic shooting death of Reshma James at the St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knanaya Church in Clifton by her estranged husband has stunned the entire South Asian …

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Indians in US Politics

Indians in US Politics

Traditionally, it is believed that Indians are very good at politics, whether it is within the confines of their homes, or in their locality or community, or in the greater spheres of state or national politics. That may be why, often when things do not go the way we want, we say – it’s all because of politics. It is …

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Words to live by

Words to live by

Valunteer in India Right outside my window, I could hear the waves crashing against Chowpatty Beach and the bells ringing at Maha Laxmi temple. I sat in a room with no air-conditioning, tying knots onto the ends of rope pieces as the students I was working with strung beads and passed them to me. At a table across the room, …

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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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