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The Best of Both Worlds: Leading a Hindu American live

The Best of Both Worlds: Leading a Hindu American live

Author by Divya Srinivasan In previous issues, we featured winning essays of the Hindu American Foundation’s NextGen Essay Contest. This month, we share an essay by Divya Srinivasan, a doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D in public policy at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, and the second prize winner in the 23-27 year category.   As I take a stroll …

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The American Satsang

The American Satsang

Author by Sarika Persaud In earlier issues, we featured winning essays of the Hindu American Foundation’s NextGen Essay Contest. This month, we share an essay by Sarika Persaud, a student at St. John’s University in New York and the second prize winner in the 18 – 22 year category. Though America is conventionally seen as a country whose ideals are …

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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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