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Hashtag #DiwaliInTimesOfCorona


By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni Visiting India during the festival season, the US based writer capsules the mood in India this Diwali. Diwali - this beautiful, happiest of happy Indian festivals - traditionally lights up our lives and habitats. From poorest to richest, people clean and decorate their homes and brighten them with diyas and candles, exchange...

Negative calorie food: Do they cause harm when consumed in higher amounts?


Negative calorie food refers to those items that consume more energy during their digestion, in comparison to the amount of energy they give to the body. We can say that the calorie cost of digesting the food would be greater than its energy content. These foods are typically high in fiber and have a low glycemic index....

Getting Caught Up in Alien Smuggling Under INA Section 212(a)(6)(e)


By Dev B. Viswanath The Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) defines an alien smuggler as “any person who knowingly has encouraged, induced, assisted, abetted, or aided” any other person to enter or try to enter the United States unlawfully. It does not matter if the individual entering the U.S. unlawfully is a family member of...

AOC’s tips to Beat Burnout


By Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Burnout, especially in these times, seems to have become common. When there is so much happening in the world around you and in your direct sphere of influence, it can be especially overwhelming. Burnout is awful, and especially hard to manage because it’s hard to figure it out.  I’ve experienced burnout...

Let’s stop individual acts of cruelty


By John Di Leonardo All my life, I wanted to make the world a better place. Early on, I committed valiant acts of violence in defense of others who could not adequately defend themselves, taking on bullies in the school yard as a child and going after rapists and violent gangs as a teenager. As my worldview expanded...

True happiness awaits us within


By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj    From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. We look for happiness in meeting our emotional needs for love and companionship through our relationships, with family, friends and loved ones. We try to...

Honoring a history-making legal luminary


Federal and State Bench and Bar gathered in Ranju & Ravi Batra’s New York home to celebrate Milton A. Tingling, the first African-American County Clerk of New York County, who earlier served as New York State Supreme Court  Justice. It took over 300 years for Hon. Milton A. Tingling to make history by becoming the...

Acting US Attorney Raj Parekh on Gandhi


Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, esteemed guests, and volunteers.  My name is Raj Parekh and I serve within the United States Department of Justice as the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.  I am deeply humbled to be celebrating Gandhi Jayanti—the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi—with you all, which is recognized by...

Docuseries traces Guru Nanak’s travels across 9 nations


The first-ever comprehensive documentation of Guru Nanak’s life journey through visitations to multi-faith sites across nine nations, as documented in the historical texts, will be available from October 14. The series, ‘Allegory, A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels’, chronicles the vast expanse of sites that were visited by Guru Nanak during his lifetime. Over 550...