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2016 Padma Awards

Padma Awards 2016

  This year there were a plethora of accomplished people awarded with the highly prestigious Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award. Other imminent individuals also received the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri. Each of the awardees were recognized for their unprecedented contribution in their respective field. This year, superstar Rajinikanth, founder of the Reliance empire late Dhirubhai Ambani, …

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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 of charitable causes. From organizations that benefit people in North America to those that assist …

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2015 Amit Talati Award

The South Florida Community and South Florida Hindu Temple (SFHT) lost a great friend and teacher three years ago. Amit Talati’s untimely passing at the age of 43 left the entire community in shock and utter disbelief. Over the past five years, Amit Talati was a sevak (teacher) in South Florida Hindu Temple’s Education program touching the lives of so …

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President Obama Visits India US-India Strengthen Relations

President Obama Visits India US-India Strengthen Relations

Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his current leadership role in India, the country has become very visible one the world stage, and she has become a global player. When Prime Minister Modi invited US President Obama to be a chief guest at India’s Republic Day parade, the US President went out of his way, rearranged his state of …

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Fareed Zakaria Interviews Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Fareed Zakaria Interviews Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

In his first interview since becoming the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi spoke with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria from his official residence in New Delhi in mid-September 2014. The new Prime Minister and Zakaria covered a range of issues, a few of which are excerpted below. (The original interview aired on September 21, 2014 on Fareed Zakaria GPS. The entire …

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits the United States

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits the United States

One of the most talked-about, speculated, and most eagerly awaited events is finally here – and the moment is sure to become history. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his trip to America it became fodder for every journalist, and his every move thereafter was scrutinized carefully. As plans began to unfold into reality, Modi’s journey was everything and more. …

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Water for India : A Fundraising Event by Michele Renee Zerda

Water for India : A Fundraising Event by Michele Renee Zerda

As a Mexican American hair and makeup artist for weddings in Tampa, Florida I have been somewhat sheltered from different cultures, until I fell into working Indian weddings. One Auntie told the next and soon I was booked every weekend. I love the colors, the many guests that attend and have learned so much about the Hindu religion. One thing …

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Independence Day Set Yourself Free

Independence Day Set Yourself Free

Come August 15, the Indian tricolors will fly high. Grand parades will be arranged, all that is worth showcasing will be strutted about, and there will be many moments of instant gratification. After all, Independence Day is a monumental occasion, and the occasion deserves its due. Alongside the celebrations also comes the silent scorn and shadows of doubt and uncertainty. …

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Amit Talati Award At South Florida Hindu Temple

Amit Talati Award At South Florida Hindu Temple By Smeeta Patel Chairperson, Education Program South Florida Hindu Temple

Recently, the South Florida Community and South Florida Hindu Temple (SFHT) lost a great friend and teacher. Amit Talati’s untimely passing at the age of 43 left the entire community in shock and utter disbelief. Over the past five years, Amit Talati was a sevak (teacher) in South Florida Hindu Temple’s Education program touching the lives of so many students …

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Pravasiya Bharatiya Samman Awards

Pravasiya Bharatiya Samman Awards

Patriotism or contributing to the name and fame of one’s country is not confined to a nation’s boundaries. In fact, patriotism often extends beyond boundaries, and that is what some of our pravasi bharatiya have proved yet again. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award is one of the highest honor’s to be given to Indians living outside of India. The Indian …

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