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Hindu movement in USA reviews impact during golden jubilee year


By Manu Shah Chicago: The Hindu way of life and thinking has had a profound influence on the West, leading to successes on American soil, not in terms of material wealth but in individual satisfaction with immense self-contentment. Four keynote speakers bore testimony to realizing this principle in their lives and showcased their stories during the 50th...

Indian American group reaches out to over 15000 families amid Covid


Washington, DC: Amid the coronavirus pandemic, an initiative by the Indian American community in the Washington DC metro area to provide groceries and food has helped over 15,000 families since May.  For more than six months now, almost 250 cars lined up the parking lots of designated churches and schools for a drive-thru food giveaway as...

US Senators write to Pompeo, demand India be in ‘Country of Particular Concern’ list

Post Date: September 24, 2020

Washington, DC: ‘Coalition to Stop Genocide in India’ - a broad coalition of Indian American and US-based civil rights organizations and activists, Tuesday welcomed a letter written by fourteen US Senators to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressing that US law requires the US Government to consider a federal commission’s recommendations that some countries...

Toronto charity raises money for India’s underprivileged kids

Post Date: September 24, 2020

As the Corona pandemic takes increasing toll in India, the Canadian branch of the Indian charity, AIM for SEVA – which builds and runs educational hostels in rural areas – raised more than $550,000 this week through individual donations to rush the money to India. Anupam Kher, Preity Zinta, Bollywood singer Jonita Gandhi, comedian Atul...

First Indian film to release post-pandemic in US theaters nationwide


Set in 1930’s India, Draupadi Unleashed centers on sixteen-year-old Indira, who finds herself torn between true love, her duty to follow through with an arranged marriage and the powerful allure of a mysterious guru. Through her heartbreaking journey to self-discovery, long-held secrets are brought to light and Indira discovers the strength within herself to break...

AAPI plans mini convention in Chicago on Sept 26-27

Post Date: September 24, 2020

By The SATimes News Service Mini Convention and the Fall Governing Body Meeting of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) will be held September 26-27th, 2020 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, Chicago, IL. A special feature of the Convention will be honoring hundreds of volunteers who have dedicated their time, energy and...

Andrij Parekh wins an Emmy for HBO series Succession


By The SATimes News Service Los Angeles: Director Andrij Parekh, the Indian connect in the Emmys 2020 winner roster, has dedicated his award to all people of color. Parekh, who is of Indian-Ukrainian descent, won an Emmy for directing the "Hunting" episode of drama series "Succession" one of the big winners at the annual gala this year. An...

Trump admin races to raise H-1B visa hurdles for skilled workers

Post Date: September 24, 2020

By The SATimes News Service Washington, DC:  The Trump administration is racing to toughen the process for US companies to hire skilled foreign workers before the end of the year, changes top Trump officials argue will preserve jobs for Americans amid high unemployment and be politically difficult to reverse. With just weeks to go until the November...

Indian American siblings join US Air Force, make community proud


By The SATimes News Service By Prakash Bhandari  New York: Indian-American brother-sister duo has created a sort of record. Suvir Singh Shekhawat, the brother and his sister Pragya Shekhawat are both serving the US Air Force as officers. While Suvir is a fighter pilot and holds the rank of Captain in the US Air Force, Pragya was commissioned...