Category Archive for: ‘Incredible Indians’

  • AR Rahman

    Oscar-Winning Music Composer A.R. Rahman Performing in the US

    A prodigy with music in his genes, A.R. Rahman is an exceptional talent who has made Indian music rich and versatile. He successfully integrated Indian classical music with Western classical music and western instruments to create tunes that were unique and never heard before. His …

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    Sonal Shah Named to Homeland Security Advisory Council

    “Working as the Deputy Assistant to the former US President Barack Obama, Sonal formed the White House’s Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.” Sonal Shah can truly be called a “Woman of Substance.” Apart from being a top-grade academician, Shah is a successful entrepreneur, …

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  • Impressive India - Know India a little more with these interesting facts

    Impressive India and Indians

    Did you know there is an unusual school in an unusual place run by an unusual teacher? Rajesh Kumar is a shopkeeper by profession but spends hours every morning teaching around 80 children from the poorest of the poor in India’s capital, New Delhi. The …

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  • The Epitome of Compassion

    The Epitome of Compassion

    Vivekmurtidas Swami, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha The COVID-19 Pandemic will forever be remembered as a period of isolation, distancing, and change. Along with our longing to get back to “normal,” we hoped for peace and normalcy around the world. Unfortunately, peace continues to evade many parts …

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  • L. Shankar: world renowned violinist and composer in South Florida

    L. Shankar: world renowned violinist and composer in South Florida

    By Sanjay Chandran Violinists from India are known for fiddling with their fiddles. As early as the 1930s, the legendary Carnatic (South Indian classical genre) musician T. Chowdiah had added an extra string to his violin. Over the years, it was rumored that it may …

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    Padma Awards 2022: Three Indian Americans to Receive the Padma Bhushan Award

    The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian awards conferred by the Government of India to persons of exceptional and extraordinary quality, honoring their distinguished contributions in their fields of expertise. The names of awardees are announced on Republic Day (January 26) each year. …

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  • An excerpt from a Republic Day speech by the Honorable Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

    An excerpt from a Republic Day speech by the Honorable Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

    Every year, on the eve of Republic Day, the president of India delivers an annual speech which often calls for collective introspection. The speeches seek to remind Indians not only about how far the country has come since its inception, but also how far we …

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  • Martyr’s Day (January 30): Thoughts on Mahatma Gandhi

    Martyr’s Day (January 30): Thoughts on Mahatma Gandhi

    Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia  Mahatma Gandhi, one of the greatest proponents of peace and nonviolence, was shot dead by a Hindu bigot on January 30, 1948. How could this have happened has been debated and explained by scholars and the courts, which pronounced death sentences …

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  • Three American-Indians in the List of Most Influential Chief Marketing Officers 2021

    Three American-Indians in the List of Most Influential Chief Marketing Officers 2021

    A CMO or Chief Marketing Officer is the anchor of any company because it is the CMO who describes its marketing strategies – playing a pivotal role in making people aware of the brand. Precisely, a CMO is the leader who heads the promotional aspect …

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  • Rich in Wealth and Humanity

    Rich in Wealth and Humanity

    India has been the pioneer nation in respecting, celebrating, and upholding the power and supremacy of women. Naari (women) have always been a source of shakti (power) in the Indian tradition. That power has been well represented by numerous Indian American women (five of whom …

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