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NY Consulate, Shanti Fund comes together for beach clean up


Long Island, NY: The Consulate General of India, New York in partnership with Shanti Fund, and New York State Parks Department organized a beach cleaning activity on May 21 at Jones Beach in Long Island. The event was part of the G-20 ‘Beach Cleanup’. India holds the chair of G-20 for this year and “Addressing...

Community mourns passing away of Dr. Pushpa Shah


Manhasset, New York: Community members in New York are mourning the loss of Dr. Pushpa Shah, wife of Dr. Shashi Shah. She passed away on March 13 in Manhasset. Her last rites will be performed at Moloney’s Lake Funeral House and Cremation Center at Lake RonkonKoma, NY on Friday, March 17. Dr. Shah was a...

Indian community in Long Island celebrates Republic Day


Long Island, NY: Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, Nassau County Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello, and Chairman of Human Rights Commission Dr Bobby Kalotee joined Indian American Forum Chairperson Indu Jaiswal and Indian American Community from Long Island to celebrate 74th Republic Day of India on Jan 26 at the Nassau County legislature building. Celebrations started with...

Community reception for Modi in Berlin


Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed and interacted with the Indian community in Germany at the Theatre am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin. More than 1600 members of the vibrant Indian community in Germany consisting of students, researchers and professionals participated in the event. Prime Minister noted their contribution to Germany’s economy and society and enthused them...

2021: A year when the pain was near and dear ones were far


By Rakhi Singh Gehlote The blaring sounds of ambulance sirens breaking the silence of the streets, the ping of messages on phones would strike a new fear, the news channels talking about the hospital admissions of covid-19 patients would create mental chaos. The restrictions, lockdown, isolation, bubbles, support groups, quarantine, and many more words were...

California suburbs mark Diwali with a parade of lights


Diwali was celebrated with fervor at Roseville, a suburban city of Sacramento in California with a parade of lights. More than 100 Indian-Americans of all ages gathered on November 7 to mark the occasion. The parade was organized on a nine-mile loop around Roseville. Many local Americans also joined them in the parade. After passing...

Let us stop an attempt to malign Swastik sign

Post Date: March 7, 2021

By Dr. Jay Sarkar Concerned by the atrocious New York Senate Bill S-2727 of 22 January 202 that misrepresents the Swastik sign, and aware of the strong response in the Indian community, I am sharing some thoughts here. As Americans we send the elected officials to represent our needs truthfully and for the benefit of all...

Indian community unites for Vaccinations


Hicksville, NY: Prominent Indian community leaders, organizations and activists have come together to bring awareness and provide help for vaccinations among the South Asian diaspora in the New York tristate area. A round table was scheduled for December 17 evening on ‘Covid-19 Vaccine, and its prioritized distribution to the needy in the South Asian community’, in...

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Rich tributes paid to Ramesh Patel, the tallest community leader


By SATimes Team New York:  The founder and Chairman of FIA (NY-NJ-CT) whose legacy of making India Day Parade in NYC the largest celebration of India’s independence outside the India will live on, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 6 from Covid-19 complications.  Arguably the tallest leader of the Indian community leader in the...