Incredible Indians

The 2012 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

The 2012 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas began with the start it deserved on January 7, 2012. Jaipur, the vibrantly colorful city of Rajasthan, played host to this year’s event, and the backdrop could not have been more memorable. This three-day convention was an energizing affair that outlined what Indians living overseas have done and can do for their country of origin. The …

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Gandhiji’s Words and Actions areAlive on Campuses Even Today

Gandhiji’s Words and Actions are Alive on Campuses Even Today

Indian revolutionary Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhiji was an advocate for a peaceful Indian independence movement at a time when independence and peace were not even used together in the same sentence. Using ahimsa, nonviolence, he was not only able to propel an entire nation to fight against British atrocities, but …

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Anna Hazare making history in India

Anna Hazare making history in India

Saturday, August 27 2011 was a historic day for India. Some people may have believed that history was repeating itself, but in fact, Anna Hazare was writing a new chapter, filling page after page with momentous victories and setting precedents for the future. While a section of the population sighed with relief when Anna broke his fast and accepted a …

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Meera - A Magical Theatrical Experience

Meera – A Magical Theatrical Experience

Every one of us has heard the story of legendary Meerabai who was a Rajput princess, poetess and devotee of Lord Krishna in the 15th century. You may have even seen Gulzar’s movie Meera starring Hema Malini, and certainly we all have heard devotional songs (bhajans) about Meerabai sung by countless singers. But we have not seen a dance drama …

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Gandhigiri Resurrected

Gandhi Giri-Resurrected

The world is full of revolts, public outrages and wars. Civil uprisings sweep across many countries. The virus of revolution stemmed in Yemen and in no time took most of the Middle East in its grip. India is no exception. Nonetheless, her approach is exemplary. Non-violence is a weapon of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi It has been 65 years …

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An ode to the Nobel laureate, poet, dramatist, philosopher, educationist, composer and painter Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore

Global Gurudev

An ode to the Nobel laureate, poet, dramatist, philosopher, educationist, composer and painter Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore – by Lovejeet Alexander Calcutta-born philosopher-poet-painter Rabindranath Tagore was one of the best known international figures of the intellectual world in the initial decades of the 20th century. Although Tagore, popularly known as Gurudev, wrote primarily in Bengali his popularity could not remain restricted …

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Padma Atluri

Padma Atluri

TV writer Padma Atluri (90210) died on Saturday night from leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. She was 39. She started her career as an assistant in the current department at Fox. In 1999, she joined HBO as manager of Awards & Festivals, a position she held for seven years. She landed a gig on ABC’s dramedy Men in Trees, …

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Indian Women Making History

Indian Women Making History – Shilpi Shukla and Ruchi Gupta

  Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” – Clare Boothe Luce “The widespread nature of aspiration among Indian women is extraordinary with a whopping 80 percent of them ready to go extra-mile …

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My Life is My Message

My Life is My Message

   Once a British reporter asked Gandhiji, while the train was pulling out of the railway station, “Do you have a message I can take back to my people?” It just happened that it was a day of silence for Gandhiji. In spite of his heavy speaking schedule, he was very religious about a day of silence. He wrote a …

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Indian Art and Artists

Indian Art and Artists

At the age of seven, Shamsher Singh began studying the tabla at the Sikh Gurdwara in New Jersey. He continued his studies in tabla and Indian classical music with some of the most highly sought after maestros including Ustad Zakir Hussain and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. Shamsher currently teaches tabla to over 30 students in the South Florida area and performs …

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