Category Archive for: ‘Incredible Indians’

  • Top 10 Indian Poets

    Honoring India’s First Poets

    From Vedic Sanskrit poems in the ancient Vedas crafted over 10,000 years ago to Hindi and English verses by Indian poets in modern times, poetry has found a special spot in the literary world. India has been the birthplace of some of the most versatile …

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  • Get to Know: Sanjay Chandran

    Get to Know: Sanjay Chandran

    It was my pleasure to interview Sanjay Chandran, who is modest, soft spoken, and exceptionally talented in music as well as in his professional career.  He is among eleven young alumni who received the Penn State Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2006. Chandran is …

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    Padma Awards 2020

    As India celebrated its 71st Republic Day on January 26, 2020, with the usual ceremony, splendid display and glory, the country also honored Indians who have made excellent contributions in a variety of fields and made the nation proud. It is that time of the …

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  • Gandhi and Global Nonviolence

    Gandhi and Global Nonviolence

    Compiled by Doug McGetchin, Associate Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University In the 2019 summer session at Florida Atlantic University, the class “Gandhi and Global Nonviolence” explored the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi under the direction of history professor Doug McGetchin. Gandhi’s life, especially …

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  • Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar Turns 90 Ftr

    Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar Turns 90

    On September 28, India’s veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar turned 90. The singer, who is known as India’s Nightingale, was showered with wishes, love and blessings from all over the world. Fondly known as Didi, Lata Mangeshkar has sung not only in Hindi, but also in …

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  • Amitabh Bachchan Selected For Dadasaheb Phalke Award Ftr

    Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan Honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

    He is Bollywood’s true Shahenshah. Acclaimed French director Francois Truffaut has called him a “one-man industry.” The Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri (1984), Padma Bhushan (2001), and Padma Vibhushan (2015). The Government of France awarded him with its highest civilian honor, …

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  • Dance and Yoga Enlighten in New Book by Shovana Narayan and Anita Dua

    Dance and Yoga Enlighten in New Book by Shovana Narayan and Anita Dua

    Shovana Narayan and Anita Dua, co-authors of Illuminating Indian Classical Dances Through Yoga, spoke about their new book at the India International Centre in New Delhi, India. The book launch was hosted by Shyam Jaju, National Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and …

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  • Virat Kohli’s Record 11,000 runs in ODI Cricket

    Virat Kohli’s Record 11,000 runs in ODI Cricket

    India’s heartthrob batsman Virat Kohli created history by scoring the fastest 11,000 ODI runs in the cricket world, beating Sachin Tendulkar’s world record of 11,000 runs in 276 innings. Kohli achieved this hit-mark in less than 11 years of his ODI debut, beating Tendulkar’s record …

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  • 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions

    2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions

    Rishik Gandhasri School Name: Chaboya Middle School City/State: San Jose, CA Grade: 7 Age: 13 Accomplishments: Rishik has played 3 different instruments, but his favorite one is the saxophone. He is an active participant in his school band. Sponsering Organization: Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee …

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  • Gandhi’s Greatest Guru of Nonviolence: His Wife Kasturba

    Gandhi’s Greatest Guru of Nonviolence: His Wife Kasturba

    By Doug McGetchin, Associate Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University As promised earlier this year, in honor of the 150th birth anniversary of our beloved Father of Nation and my mentor, Mahatma Gandhi ji, we will feature one article about him in every issue. Given …

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