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Serving USA with Heart and Passion


By Dr. Gautam Pareek While Indians have been coming to American shores for over a hundred years, the large influx of medical professionals has its origins in the tail end of the Vietnam War. Beginning in 1960, there was a shortage of doctors in the USA, UK, Canada, and other parts of the world. The...

India’s soft power in world’s hardball capital


We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count: Albert Einstein By Pradeep S Mehta & Purushendra Singh July 4 marks the 247th Independence Day of America and also complements 230 years of Indians in America. The earliest record of Indians in America dates back to the 1790s when the British sailors...

Bhangra Uninterrupted in US


Sikhs were among the pioneers of the economic wonder called Silicon Valley By Jasbir Singh The great heights the Americans have achieved in all spheres of life are an inspiration for the whole world since its independence. The United States (US) has been a land of opportunities and a land of dreams coming true for anyone...

Roe vs Wade: Freedom, Liberty, and Politics


By Shivaji Sengupta Just before July 4, the United States Supreme Court decreed Roe versus Wade unconstitutional. It was the landmark law giving women the right to abortion. Moreover, it returned the legal jurisdiction regarding abortion to the states. For almost 50-year the judgment which shaped the very culture of this country is gone. 16 states...

Indian Diaspora: Money, Mindset, and Gandhian Values


By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni England’s abolition of slavery in 1833 led to a huge demand for cheap labor causing the first significant wave of Indians to immigrate to distant lands. The motivation then as now was to earn a better livelihood and to escape from dire poverty. Those leaving India’s shores purely to seek adventure...

Speak up to make this world a better place


By Juliana Di Leonardo We sometimes wrestle with staying silent or speaking up in our quest for peace and sanity. Do we protect ourselves from a potential confrontation or do we stand up for what is right? When we witness harmful acts such as littering, feeding wildlife or neglecting a companion animal, it can prompt...

Malacca Dilemma: A Choke on Global Ambitions of China


Maj Gen Sudhakar Jee Tensions in the Indo-Pacific have been rising as China, a global manufacturing hub and an economic power, is trying to assert itself out of its geographic constraints. The first island chain composed of the Kuril Islands, the Japanese Archipelago, the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, the northern Philippines, and Borneo limits China’s unrestricted...

Modi pushes for ‘Amrit Kaal’ of federalism


It is necessary to deliver, perform, reform, and transform: PM Modi By K.S. Tomar Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two days visit to Dharamshala, the headquarters of spiritual leader Dalai Lama in the picturesque Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh was aimed at formulating India’s roadmap for 2047. It was the first of its kind of...

Dealing with the Taliban: Engage, don’t endorse


India has remained a friend of Afghanistan since time immemorial By K.S. Tomar “We can change our friends but not neighbors,” said former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1998 about Pakistan. His wisdom and statesmanship are considered timeless and his observations remain relevant. An Indian delegation visiting Kabul after Taliban 2.0 took over clearly hints...