Author - Tejram Sharma

OCI card holders won’t need old passports now for India travel


People of Indian-origin having the Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards are now not required to carry their old, expired passports for travel to India, as required earlier, according to a government notification that has been welcomed by members of the community. The Overseas Citizens of India or OCI card is issued to people of...

Nassau County Democratic Committee files 13,000+ petition signatures for County Executive Laura Curran


On Monday, the Nassau County Democratic Committee filed more than 13,000 petition signatures on behalf of County Executive Laura Curran’s re-election campaign. The Committee in partnership with dozens volunteers from across the county collected more than twenty times the necessary signature threshold throughout the month of March and filed them on the first possible...

Statement from Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, about Economic Impact Payments


“I want to provide an important update about the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) processing of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.  At each turn over the last 12 months, immediate delivery of EIPs has been, and remains, a top priority for this agency.  SSA’s public service mission is squarely focused...

Why is Easter celebrated?


Easter is a Christian festival which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday falls on April 4 this year and will be celebrated all across the globe. According to the New Testament of the Bible, Easter occurs three days after the crucifixion of Jesus by Romans. Easter concludes the “Passion of Christ”, which...

Healing the body through meditation

Post Date: March 30, 2021

By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj Doctors and scientists have been studying the body-mind connection and its relationship to physical health. Medical researchers have linked certain illnesses to our state of mind and to our emotional condition. They have found that when we undergo mental stress or emotional pain or depression, our physical resistance to...

It is time for India-Pak peace with Border Peace Forum


By Irfan Pullani and Amile Gulzar After prolonged discussions. the Director General Military Operations of India and Pakistan made a joint statement issued from Delhi and Islamabad on 24th February, 2021, that both sides agreed to "a strict observance of all agreements, understandings, and cease firing along the LOC ( Line of Control) and all...

How India can meet the China challenge


By Gautam Bambawale and Ajay Shah China’s military aggression in Ladakh, which continues to date, led many of us to ask: How does India respond to and meet the China challenge?  Our armed forces have responded magnificently in the immediate and near term. However, the India-China relationship is a long-term game, which is not merely about...

GUNS AND ROSES: AMERICA’S SONG.


By Shivaji Sengupta I could begin with yet another cry of outrage at the two mass murders over the last week, but I won't, although I am quite sure I'll end up doing that anyway. How can one not! What is it in our national DNA that we have to witness - and suffer through...

These savory and sweet Easter recipes will have you hoppin’ for joy


The appearance of brightly colored foods and decorations filling store aisles can only mean one thing: Easter is here! This year, the beloved springtime holiday lands on April 4, which also happens to be International Carrot Day. To celebrate the Easter Bunny’s all-time favorite food, McCormick has released a collection of savory and sweet carrot-forward...