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August, 2019


Vikas Sayal, M.D. Named President of Las Vegas Chapter of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)

The Las Vegas Chapter of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin from India is pleased to announce Vikas Sayal President for the year 2019-20.  Dr. Sayal will be at the helms of affairs at AAPI and is planning to play an active role in reinventing the association with more meaningful outreach efforts involving the medical and non-medical community at large. Dr. Vikas Sayal, a graduate of Patiala Medical College, Patiala, Punjab is licensed in Nevada and Arizona to practice in the areas of Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and Pulmonary Diseases.Read More

Global Charity Foundation Mixer

Global Charity Foundation invites the community for their summer mixer to support the local community education program at THE CAPITAL GRILLE in Fashion Show Mall on the Strip on Wednesday, August 28th. Tickets $35 per person.

Evening of Indian Classical & Bollywood M​usic

An evening of musical program Rang-E-Mehfil by renowned singer Arjun Jaipuri at the Shiraz Restaurant on Saturday, September 7th from 7 pm till 11 pm. Arjun is traveling across North America and for the first time, he is bringing his music and singing diversity to Las Vegas. Please get your tickets ASAP from one of the sponsors/supporters listed on the flyer below. Tickets are reasonably priced at $50 per person, which includes a sumptuous dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs of Shiraz.

Indian Community Celebrates India’s 73rd Independence Day

The weekend celebration of Indian’s 73rdIndependence Day brought in an exceptional cultural showcase of the local talent and social camaraderie.  The patriotic elements along with India’s cultural diversity were part of the exuberant celebrations which brought close to 500 community members to celebrate India’s 73rdIndependence Day.  The homegrown entertainers and performers with their diverse vibrant personalities, performances, and talent dazzled the attendees.  The well-executed program,  under the leadership of the newly elected President of Friends of India Mahendra Mehta, began on time with a patriotic parade with participants of all ages in aRead More

Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners Files Complaint Against Dr. Priya Chib

Dr. Priya Chib was disciplined by the California Medical Board with a public reprimand and was required to complete 20 hours of an educational course aimed at correcting areas of deficient practice of knowledge, and was required to enroll in a medical record keeping course.  The educational program/course was in addition to the CME requirements for renewal of licensure. In November 2018, Dr. Chib entered into a stipulated settlement and disciplinary order with the California Medical Board. The public reprimand was issued in connection with the care and treatment of aRead More

Upset Hindus urge Georgia clothing firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh mat & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Athens (Georgia) based apparel and home goods company Vision Lab for an immediate withdrawal of yoga mat carrying an image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to sit on or put feet/buttocks/legs on or sweat on. Inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or other agenda was not okay asRead More

Dushera Mela at the Hindu Mandir

Hindu Temple and Jain Center of Las Vegas invites the community for their much-awaited Annual Dushera Mela on Sunday, October 13th from 3pm to 9pm. Bring in the whole family & friends and enjoy some homemade food, indulge in some shopping followed by the burning of Ravana and a spectacular fireworks at sunset. The festival of Dushera or Vijay Dashmi celebrates the Hindu god Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil – a victory of God Ram over Ravana.  In that spirit, your Hindu MandirRead More

Landing in Las Vegas – A quest for a new challenge brought Abbas Badani to UNLV

Abbas Badani says the challenge of a new place and a more urban life brought him to UNLV. But considering he spent the last 14 winters in Pennsylvania, there’s a good chance the lack of snow factored in. The new senior director of integrated graphic services has been charged with providing strategic direction and a customer-centric perspective to the formerly named reprographics unit. It’s also known colloquially as the print shop, but Badani says the unit is responsible for so much more than course packs. “We handle anything graphics-related forRead More

Vegasdesi Completes 15 years of Community Service

This week vegasdesi “the fourth estate” celebrates 15 years of community service to the growing and prosperous community. For the past 15 years, Vegasdesi has been the pulse of our community and I am committed to continuing the delivery of the actual real news based on real facts & happenings. With growing readership there are definitely plenty of issues whether social or political, impacting our community. I am pleased to have published many news stories – community members achievements, celebrations, civil & criminal lawsuits & activities along with exposing conRead More

American Express Sues Azam Hakim for Unpaid Debt Totaling Over $165,000

In an ongoing effort to collect credit card debt from Azam Hakim, and Azam Hakin dba Hakim Enterprises, American Express has sued Azam for the unpaid debt on two accounts totaling over $165,000. The first lawsuit, and as per the AMEX statement, the payment due date for the unpaid $149,402 was February 2018. Azam Hakim is the President, and Azam’s wife Sara Hakim is the Registered Agent of the Hakim Enterprises. Many efforts were made by AMEX to collect the outstanding debt from Azam and his business, Hakim Enterprises. InRead More