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Post Date: October 22, 2020

Durga Puja began in India on Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually joining the celebrations in Kolkata. Goddess Durga was depicted as ‘Migrant Mother With Her Children’ at Kolkata’s Barisha Club.

Rally supporting Biden-Harris ticket held in Silicon Valley


Fremont, CA: Democratic supporters led by entrepreneur couple Vinita and Ajay Bhutoria organized a Get Out the Vote rally here for the Biden-Harris ticket last Sunday.  Supporters turned out wearing masks and following safety guidelines and they comprised small business owners, teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, elected officials, community leaders, and students. They also did phone banking and outreach in battleground...

First-ever Digital India Couture Week from Sept 18-23


In keeping with the new normal, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) has decided to go digital. It announced its first ever virtual edition of the India Couture Week 2020 (ICW) from September 18 to 23. The event which takes place in August annually was moved to September due to the impact of Covid-19...

Infosys’ new H-1B denial rates highest among IT firms


New Delhi: India’s second-largest IT major Infosys saw 59 percent of its H-1B petitions for new employees denied between October and March 2020 quarter compared to the same period five years ago, according to a report. Infosys’ denial rate was only 2 percent in FY2015. Only TCS’ denial rate remained at 15 percent, lowest among...

Post Date: September 1, 2020

Bollywood actress Malaika Arora celebrated the Kerala festival of Onam on August 31 with her actress sister Amrita Arora and family and posted pictures on Instagram.

Post Date: August 27, 2020

Firefighters at work in Napa County. Fires have been sweeping across Northern California. Recent favorable weather has given crews a boost, but although the progress is encouraging, the widespread fires continue to take a dramatic toll.

Reconnection with zeitgebers, organoleptics, and sanatana


Everyday Ayurveda by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Most of us today grow up in urban or suburban homes. Even if we live in rural areas, we are not active farmers with schedules revolving around hours of sunlight and seasons. Since the Industrial Revolution, the cultures of the world that have adopted modernization, technological advances, and priority...

Kimchi Parathas


”Kimchi, Korean fermented cabbage, seems to have found its way onto everything from burgers to tacos, so I thought I’d attempt a little Korean-Indian mash-up by stuffing it into parathas, India’s answer to the greasy-spoon fry-up. A fried egg on top makes it perfect for a lazy Sunday breakfast” – Ravinder Bhogal Ingredients 300g kimchi, drained,...