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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s fervent appeal to raise funds for India


Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has issued an urgent appeal to raise funds for India, which is experiencing one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19. "India needs our help and it's our moral responsibility to rise to the challenge. This is a global pandemic and until we crush the virus everywhere, we cannot fully recover," Jayapal said...

Indian Americans Sunder Pichai, Punit Renjen, Shantanu Narayen on Covid Global Taskforce Panel


Three Indian-American CEOs Sunder Pichai from Google, Punit Renjen from Deloitte, and Shantanu Narayen from Adobe have joined the steering committee of the Global Task Force on Pandemic Response, which is overseeing an unprecedented corporate sector initiative to help India successfully fight COVID19. The names of the three Indian-American CEOs were added to the list of the...

Ramping up COVID-19 vaccinations key to ending crisis in India: Fauci


Dramatically ramping up COVID-19 vaccinations is key to ending the crisis in India, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. "India is the largest vaccine-producing country in the world. They've got to get their resources -- not only from within but also from without --...

US’ Covid help to India touches half a billion dollars


Less than a fortnight after President Joe Biden in his conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged his country’s steadfast support for the people of India, America has responded with an unprecedented financial assistance worth nearly half a billion dollars. Biden spoke at length with Modi last month and conveyed solidarity with India in its...

Breaking your barriers with creativity


By Nitin Ajmera  “When was the last time you did something for the first time. Fly Emirates.” When Emirates Airlines came out with this punch line in one of their ads, I sat back to reflect on this.  Through my Jain belief system, I took a small vow (Anuvrat) of doing something NEW every day.  I made it...

Setting spiritual goals in our lives


By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj Spirituality is not only developed in one place like a monastery, or on the banks of a river, or in the wilderness. If we want spirituality, it can be developed in any place. We can recognize our spirituality in whatever culture, region, or religion we are born and in whatever activities we are...

Meat eating and Biden: A win for vegetarians in the climate war


By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni April saw the Biden administration’s controversial climate plan pushed into limelight. While the intricacies of deploying coal versus sunlight to warm our hearts and hearths, and their impact on global warming, are best left to disputing experts and forums, to the vegetarians among us, the plan proposed by Biden seems to...

Mamata accuses BJP of instigating violence in Bengal


Kolkata: Hours after Union minister and senior BJP leader V. Muraleedharan alleged that his convoy was attacked by Trinamool Congress supporters in West Midnapore district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the saffron party of instigating violence in Bengal to put undue pressure on the state government on the issue of...

Puducherry to have deputy chief minister


Puducherry: Three time Chief minister and President of the All India NR Congress (AINRC), N. Rangaswamy who led the NDA to victory in the Puducherry assembly election was set to be sworn in as Chief Minister. The Chief minister designate hinted that he will be having a Deputy Chief minister. Rangaswamy while speaking to IANS said,...