Category Archive for: ‘Get to Know’

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    Get to Know: Shilpi Chhotray, Founder of Samudra Skin & Sea

    Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group While studying the human impact of coral reef ecosystems in Cairns, Australia, during her undergraduate years at Virginia Tech University, entrepreneur and environmentalist Shilpi Chhotray discovered a newfound respect for the integral role played by the oceans in …

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  • Scott Haas

    Get to Know: Scott Haas, Psychologist and Author

    Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Five years ago, clinical psychologist Scott Haas began interviewing Indian Americans and Indians living in the United States. Raised in both an immigrant family and a heavily immigrant community in Plainfield, New Jersey, Haas has a clear understanding …

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  • Anisha Singh

    Anisha Singh, Anti-Bullying and Sikh Activist

    Author by Bicky Khosla Anisha Singh was recently featured on the Forbes list of 30 Under 30. South Florida’s own Bicky Khosla interviewed the rising star Meet Anisha Singh, a rising South Asian Sikh known for her activism work within Sikh and Muslim communities. Born …

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    Poems on Mother

    Happy Mother’s Day! In this issue, our youngest generation honors the moms in their lives with heartfelt poems. When we come to this world Crying and shouting The person who takes us in her arms is None other than mother. We learn to talk, sing …

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    Get to Know: Nidhi Chanani, Illustrator

    Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Freelance artist Nidhi Chanani has drawn over 700 illustrations, earning admiration and accolades for her whimsical and endearing portrayals of everyday life. Born in Calcutta and raised in Southern California, Chanani’s experiences both as an Indian American and …

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    NGOs in the South Florida Indian Community jan 2016

    NGOs in the South Florida Indian Community There are over 1.5 million non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in America, and as members of one of the most affluent ethnic communities in the country, Indian Americans are well poised to dedicate their wealth and time to a variety …

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    Get to Know: Karuna Chani, Beauty Expert and Makeup Artist

    Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Internationally recognized makeup artist and skin care consultant Karuna Chani is known for her ability to blend eastern elements with western beauty trends. Born and raised in New York City, Chani graduated from Parsons School of Design, and …

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    Book review

    Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Let’s Celebrate Diwali Written by Anjali Joshi and Illustrated by Tim Palin Review by Rina Shah, The Arpan Group The need for diversity in literature, particularly children’s literature, is evident in bookstores and libraries around the country. Non-white …

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  • Hanuman

    Get to Know Sailaja Joshi

    Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Like many young Asian American parents, Sailaja Joshi wanted to share stories about her Indian culture with her own children. Fond memories of Amar Chitra Kathas and stories told to her by her grandfather formed her expectations. As …

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  • Get to Know: Tulika Mehrotra, Author/Journalist By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group

    Get to Know: Tulika Mehrotra, Author/Journalist

    Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Born in Lucknow, India, but raised in the Midwest, Tulika Mehrotra’s diverse personal experiences have inspired her varied careers. After graduating from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Finance, Mehrotra earned a graduate degree in …

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