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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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Democracies Unite

Democracies Unite

During a week when Americans gave thanks, President Obama hosted Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for an official state visit, the highlight of which was the administration’s first state dinner. Prime Minister Singh and a delegation of government officials and business leaders arrived in Washington D.C. the week of Thanksgiving for a five day trip prepared to discuss Afghanistan, climate …

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Indians Shining In The US

Indians Shining In The US

The political community in India did not accept the  message of “India Shining” a few years ago, but in  the  United States at this moment it is indeed “India  Shining” in its fullest aura. Recently, Indians have  been  at the forefront in the US and for good reason.  Read  on to see why so many make their motherland proud.  A …

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NRI Success Stories - Bobby Jindal

NRI Success Stories

Bobby Jindal The political history of the United States has seen many iconic figures make an indelible mark in the minds of the people through their work and identity. The list includes several first generation and second-generation immigrants, who came from foreign shores and made the United States their adopted home. Unfortunately, until recently, the list did not include any …

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India Inc. on Global Acquisition Sprees

India Inc. on Global Acquisition Sprees

The history of India is filled with instances about how foreign traders came to this land in search of prosperity and turned hay into gold. Indian shores saw the footprints of the Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, and Chinese traders, though it was ultimately the British who were able to convert their business aspiration into a political one and eventually ruled …

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India: Best Vacation Spots for NRIs

India: Best Vacation Spots for NRIs

Planning your annual vacation? Wondering if it’s going to be the same old routine of going to India to meet family and old friends and acquaintances, with the kids bored to death doing the same things every year? Well how about combining a family gathering with seeing and experiencing something different? If you are game for this, then read on! …

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John McCain

John McCain

I first met John McCain in 1999 when I was a graduate student. He was coming to speak on my campus and I was selected to pick him up at Logan Airport. On the 45-minute ride to Harvard Square, we talked about many issues of the day and also about India and the Indian-American community. He told me about his …

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The Change We Need

The Change We Need

As November approaches, the South Asian American community faces a critical choice in the presidential election. As we reflect on the past eight years and look ahead to the future, the choices could not be clearer. On one hand, we have John McCain, a candidate who has vowed to continue the failed policies of the Bush administration that have led …

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Gandhi Maharaj

National Gandhi Day of Service

National Gandhi Day of Service is an annual event that brings together college students of all different backgrounds to provide service to their community in the name of Mahatma Gandhi ‘s values of compassion and equality. The event was first held at the University of Michigan in 1997. After drawing hundreds of volunteers to a variety of community service projects, …

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Indian Art & Artists

Indian Art & Artists

As I dig into my earliest memories, it is difficult for me to think about the days of Navratri (nine days of worship and dance) without associating it with garba and raas. Garbas show up in weddings too. It has grown in popularity beyond the Gujarat region where it originated. Although the majority of garba songs are still sung in …

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