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The Land of the Positively Free


by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya In the towns of America, where knowing all your neighbors and supporting local businesses was the key to thriving and staying safe and happy, the sense of freedom was connected to days and nights filled with safeness and goodwill.  This is what made America great. After persecution, war, and risk around the...

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer talks economic justice for workers


New York: NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted an open discussion Tuesday on fighting for economic justice for workers and working families during COVID-19 and beyond. The virtual roundtable was well attended with nearly one hundred advocates and faith leaders from various immigrant communities. There was a wide range of questions from how to know if you are working on...

Trump plans huge July 4 celebration in DC


Washington: President Donald Trump’s July 4th celebration filled with military pomp and circumstance is set to return for a second year. Details on President Trump’s 2nd “Salute to America” event in the capital were released on Wednesday – and it will include not only the traditional fireworks display, but demonstrations from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force...

Ravi Batra pans Biden’s anti-India stance


New York: I fear that 2020 is the year of "pandering" and "appeasement," both of which will bleed American Exceptionalism, and make it a resident of history, and diminish our future with leaders who lack spine and principles. Earlier this year, President Trump went to India and hugged 1.3 billion Indians; returned home to deal...

US reports over 50,000 coronavirus cases in a day


New York: The United States has reported yet another record daily number of new coronavirus infections, over 50,700 cases, according to a tally being kept by Johns Hopkins University. The US is experiencing a surge of new cases, especially in the South and West, as states have reopened their economies from coast to coast. California closed...

Carnegie Corporation of NY honors two Indian Americans


New York: The Carnegie Corporation of New York released its annual list of Great Immigrants, honoring 38 naturalized citizens who have enriched and strengthened our nation and our democracy through their contributions and actions. Each Fourth of July since 2006, the philanthropic foundation has invited Americans to celebrate these exemplary individuals by participating in...

Why South Asians need to stand in solidarity with African Americans


By SATimes In May as soon as news of police brutality against George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota during an arrest allegedly for using a counterfeit bill started flashing on television screens and the video went viral on social media, Indian community across the country felt a sense of déjà vu. In...

Chinese aggression in Ladakh its ‘true nature’: Trump


New York: US President Donald Trump sees China's aggressive action along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh confirming the Chinese Communist Party's "true nature", according to his Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany. Asked at her briefing about China's attack on Indian troops, McEnany said, "Trump had said that China's aggressive stance along the India-China border...

The Power of Tulsi, Uninterrupted


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Recently Patanjali, the uber-successful Ayurveda venture of Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna, released a medicine called Coronil to cure coronavirus disease. Promptly, the authorities have asked Patanjali to stop advertising until data can be shown that substantiates such claims. At the launch, their clinical data, independently verified in a study done at...