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Hindu American Foundation’s NextGen Essay Contest Winners

Since 2009, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has sponsored an annual essay writing contest through which the “next generation” can explore their Hindu American identities. The theme for the 2014 essay was “Green Living.” Young writers in the 18-22 and 23-27 age groups were asked to consider the following question: “How do Hindu traditions shape the way you live in …

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Dr.Vivek Murthy - First Indian American US Surgeon General

Dr.Vivek Murthy – First Indian American US Surgeon General by Shalini Pammal

Author by Shalini Pammal What struck me when I first met Dr. Vivek Murthy was his profound ability to listen. His quiet confidence, exceptional leadership skill and medical acumen are only superseded by his incredible capacity to make everyone he interacts with feel heard. It is this rare quality that will serve him well as he enters his new role …

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Quotes of the Day: Prime Minister Modi’s US Address

Quotes of the Day: Prime Minister Modi’s US Address

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi addressed a crowd of nearly 20,000 Indians living in the United States as well as several US elected officials and prominent cities, at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Below are a few thoughts from officials and the crowd. It was an honor to welcome India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi …

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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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Indian Americans Dominate Four Academic Super Bowls

Indian Americans Dominate Four Academic Super Bowls

“Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is reached” – Swami Vivekananda said, and Dr. Ratnam Chitturi took it to heart and initiated a journey to provide financial help towards the college education of economically backward students in India. To achieve this goal, North South Foundation (NSF) was founded and later became a platform for more than one hundred …

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The Buzz about Indian Americans and Spelling Bees

The Buzz about Indian Americans and Spelling Bees

                      Do Indian-Americans have a special gene that makes them excel at spelling? If you take a look at the list of top spellers at the Scripps National Spelling Bee over the last decade, you can’t help but wonder. This year, two Indian-Americans tied for the top spot. Is it …

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2014 Ellis Island Medals of Honor

2014 Ellis Island Medals of Honor

  Every year, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations identifies new Americans who are an embodiment of the American spirit in their celebration of diversity, brotherhood, patriotism and tolerance and honors them with the Ellis Island Medals. The distinguished individuals are recognised for sharing their knowledge and talents with the less fortunate and personifying the American spirit while upholding their …

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Hello Superwomen By Suhani Patel

Author by Suhani Patel From the beginning, the American way of life has been a very fast paced one, and for today’s generation, it can be especially hard to establish your own identity. For Indian-American women, this country itself isn’t a place foreign to us; rather, some aspects of our own culture can be hard to understand. Being raised by …

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Padma Awards 2014

              The Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, are given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field including service rendered by Government servants. Recommendations for recipients of Padma Awards are received from the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations, Central Ministries/Departments, Institutions of Excellence, etc., which are then considered by an …

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