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April, 2019


Annual Spring Picnic by Las Vegas Gujarati Samaj

Las Vegas Gujarati Samaj invites you to become a member and enjoy their annual picnic on Saturday, April 20th, 2019.

EKAL Vidyalaya 9th Annual Fundraiser

The Las Vegas Chapter of Ekal Vidyalaya invites everyone to its 9th annual fundraising & musical evening with a performance by Vishwanath Batunge & Group from India, on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at the Windmill Library, 7060 West Windmill Lane, Las Vegas.  Dinner starts at 6:00 pm, followed by an entertainment around 7:00 pm.  The much-needed fundraiser allows our local Las Vegas community to be able to sponsor many under privileged children in India to participate in Ekal schools.   Ekal Vidyalaya is a non-profit organization on a mission to bring basic educationRead More

Ohio Brewery Apologizes for Lord Ganesh Label on a Beer Bottle

Dayton (Ohio) based Eudora Brewing Company (EBC) apologized and removed Hindu deity Lord Ganesh’s image, associated with its “Samsara Imperial Rye IPA” beer, from its website, within few hours of Hindu protest calling it “highly inappropriate”. Neil Chabut, Owner & Founder of EBC, in an email to Hindu statesman Rajan Zed of Reno, NV, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: “…Our first response is one of apology to the Hindu community, especially our neighbors in Dayton, for any hurt we may have caused. Upon approving the design of this beer, ourRead More

Guest Author – Sulekh Jain, Ph.D. on Promoting Jain Studies in the Universities across the United States

Jain Religion has made an immense contribution to Indian thought. Jains have enriched the spiritual, religious, philosophical, ethical, literary, cultural, iconographic and architectural aspects of Ancient, Medieval and Pre-Modern India. Jain Philosophy has a lot to offer as a solution to the world problems of hunger, poverty, violence and environmental degradation Jain is a very small minority religion. Even in India, we are just about 0.5% population of India but in the world just a small dot. No wonder, most of the people don’t know about us and those whoRead More

Over 400 Community Members Celebrate Exuberant Holi Picnic

A picturesque Las Vegas spring afternoon under the clear bright sky brought over four hundred community members to celebrate Holi festival organized by Friends of India. The attendees, adults and kids alike, were exuberant, energetic and were enjoying smearing a mix of vibrant color powders on friends and family members.  At the same time, attendees were savoring the freshly prepared delectable appetizers and lunch. The scrumptious lunch was catered by Surjeet Singh’s India Palace, one of the longest running Indian restaurant in Las Vegas. The annual colorful Holi festival has become theRead More

A. Kumar Charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of a Controlled Substance

Federal authorities have charged Las Vegas resident A. Kumar with operating a vehicle. 2017 Hyundai, under the influence of drugs to a degree that rendered Mr. Kumar incapable of safe operation. Kumar was observed traveling northbound along the River Mountain Loop Trail which is a narrow paved trail designated for bicycle and foot traffic and closed to motor vehicles.  The park ranger estimated Mr. Kumar was driving his Hyundai at about 40 miles per hour along the trail.  As reported, Kumar’s eyes were red, bloodshot and watery, his pupils appearedRead More

Musical Evening Raised Over $5,000 to Support Indian Armed Forces

On March 30th, the local Las Vegas Indian Music Group hosted a musical evening event to raise much needed financial support for the victims of Pulwama, Kashmir terrorist attack.  As per Subramaniam Vaikuntam, the lively evening raised over $5,000 due to generous donations from the attendees and business sponsors. The FREE entertaining evening was a tribute by the group of talented local singers to the vintage Bollywood music, the royalty of yesteryear and to the Indian armed forces. The successful event put together by a volunteer team of dedicated and passionateRead More

Child Neurologist Dr Rooman Ahad Helps Children with Development Disorders

Dr. Rooman Ahad is the only board-certified child neurologist in Nevada with supplemental clinical fellowship training in the field of autism.  Born in Chicago, she is the youngest of four girls born to parents who immigrated from India to the United States. Dr. Ahad is a board certified Child Neurologist. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Illinois and completed her pediatrics training at Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Ahad’s Child Neurology training was completed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and she went on to pursue aRead More

Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World

Nevada Center on Foreign Relations and College of Liberal Arts, UNLV invites the community to their upcoming lecture on how India is making its place in the world. Dr. Alyssa Ayers, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations will be the featured speaker at the UNLV’s College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series on Monday, April 15that 7:30 PM.  The lecture hall is room 135 of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Harry Reid Center at UNLV. Dr. Ayers talk will focusRead More