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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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India’s Moment of Sporting Glory

Second to None- India’s Moment of Sporting Glory

Cricket today is literally a different ball game. The competition is bloodier, players are more injury prone and the stakes are the highest in terms of repute and reward. As sweet as the Indian cricket team’s victory was in 1983, there’s something so momentous about winning the 2011 World Cup that almost all sporting achievements by Indians in the international …

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A Game Beyond Boundaries

A Game Beyond Boundaries by Lovejeet Alexander

Pitch Report India was seen as ‘the favorite’ before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 started. But as each match was played, the team’s image blurred further. The Indian team did not completely fail, but they did not perform anywhere near their capabilities – high expectations can be tough! After watching India’s performances against England and South Africa in the …

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Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award Samman Award 2011

Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award Samman Award 2011 – Lovejeet Alexander

Honoring the Indian diaspora with the title – Knowledge Diaspora of the world, President Pratibha Patil conferred fourteen individuals and an organization with India’s highest award for overseas Indians. India’s annual convention aimed at connecting with its 27 million strong diaspora, spread in over 150 countries, concluded with President Pratibha Devisingh Patil honoring 14 individuals and an organization with the …

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Sixth AACSA Convention

Sixth AACSA Convention

A precursor to this year’s holiday season, Tampa residents witnessed a day and night to remember as the Sixth Annual National Convention of the Asian American Convenience Store Owners Association (AACSA) held its Exhibition and Trade Expo and Gala Awards Banquet. The day events were marked with high level networking amongst store and business owners across the country, while the evening …

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The Asian American Store Owners Association

The Asian American Store Owners Association

The Asian American Store Owners Association (AASOA) is quickly growing. Founded in 2009 by Kantilal Bhalani, over 900 store owners throughout Florida have become members establishing a strong voice for the region. Membership is free and benefits include discounted prices, exposure to new services and products at the annual tradeshow, networking, and educational opportunities for members. Vipul Patel, Executive Director …

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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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Netagirl in America

Netagirl in America

~ By Lovejeet Alexander ~ So goes a popular saying. In the Indo-American community, which is blessed with political gyan and rational aptitude, political ambitions are bound to sprout. After successfully capturing crucial administrative seats in the White House, Indo-Americans now set their targets higher. Keep reading for an insight on the increasing number of Indians jumping into the American …

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NRI FOCUS - Dr. Zachariah

NRI FOCUS

Born in Trivandrum, Kerala, Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah has become a successful member of the South Asian community in South Florida. Upon moving to the United States in 1972, Dr. Zachariah entered into a residency program at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey.  Since then, Dr. Zachariah has gone on to become an award-winning cardiologist.  In …

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Indians in US Politics

Indians in US Politics

Traditionally, it is believed that Indians are very good at politics, whether it is within the confines of their homes, or in their locality or community, or in the greater spheres of state or national politics. That may be why, often when things do not go the way we want, we say – it’s all because of politics. It is …

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