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October, 2019


Diwali Mela at the ISKCON Mandir

ISKCON of Las Vegas invites you to their 2019 Diwali Mela “Anand Utsav” on Saturday, October 19th.  NO ADMISSION FEE.  Please bring your family and friends to celebrate Diwali at the ISKCON mandir with activities for kids along with a wide array of regional Indian delicacies and crafts. Mela is open to the diverse communities of Southern Nevada. Everyone is welcome to join in irrespective of religion, caste, creed, political affiliation or national origin.

Diwali Celebrations by Friends of India

Diwali 2019.  Friends of India invites the community to celebrate Diwali with sumptuous Dining, entertainment from the local community participants and more, on Saturday, October 26th at the East Side Cannery Hotel, Grand Ballroom.  For further information, please visit  This year entertainers are Bollywood playback singers Samir Date and Saregama star Somaiya Date along with our own home-grown talent. Saturday, October 26th, 2019 Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel,  5255 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 89122Time: 3.30 PM to 11.00 PMProgram:3.30 PM to 4:30 PM – Appetizers4:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Cultural Program7:00Read More

Premiere Red Carpet Opening of Locally Produced Movie Mr. DESHEE – An Illegal Immigrant Journey to the United States

Nilesh Patel of Patel Films invites the community to the grand premiere of the locally produced movie, Mr. DESHEE chronicling the journey of an Indian Illegal Immigrant’s journey from India to entering illegally into the United States from Mexico. Mr. DESHEE will be premiered on Monday, October 28th at AMC Theaters at Town Square at 6:30 PM. Tickets will be available at the AMC box office for $12 per person. Reception, with Indian snacks, will be held after the movie followed by Q&A session with the Producer/Director Nilesh Patel. AllRead More

Halloween Hangama – Nightmare on Bolly Street

Shiraz Restarurant and Lakhani Entertainment in close association with RA Dance Vegas invite you to the HALLOWEEEEEEN “FRIGHT NIGHT” PARTY on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH. Doors open at 8:30 pm. DJ Ali will be spinning the latest and retro Bollywood & Punjabi Bhangra. Meet diverse and spooky Halloween Party lovers in their creative and outlandish costumes. Costume to impress without declaring your true identity. For a fun-filled evening, come dressed to show off your spooky, eccentric and wild costumes along with your crazy passionate moves on the dance floor. At theRead More

Nevada Board of Medical Examiners Settles with Dr. Devendra Kumar Patel, M.D. and Dr. Priya Chib, M.D.

In relation to the formal complaint, the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners has accepted a settlement agreement between the Board’s Investigative Committee and the two Indian American Physicians – Cardiologist Dr. Devendra Patel, & Pediatrician Dr. Priya Chib.  The Board entered an order finding Dr. Patel violated Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 630.306(1)(c), illegal dispensing of controlled substances. Due to the violation, Dr. Patel’s license has been revoked, and cannot apply for reinstatement of his medical license for a period of three years. The agreement also calls for reimbursing all the costsRead More

Milan Chatterjee Admitted to a Leadership Empowerment and Development Program of Hebrew University

Milan Chatterjee, Associate Compliance Counsel for the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, is admitted to a prestigious Leadership Empowerment and Development program sponsored by the American Friends of Hebrew University. The 18-month program by the American Friends of Hebrew University features in-depth leadership training, educational seminars, networking, and social opportunities. In addition, a week-long Israel experience, in which participants are hosted by the Hebrew University, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the start-up nation. The program will provide historical context on the founding of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and its pivotal role in the formationRead More

Vijay Sundaram along with Laura Haak and Prof. Krishna Pagilla Receive Water Environment Federation Award

The University of Nevada, Reno, Ph.D. students in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Laura Haak and Vijay Sundaram, along with faculty advisor and professor Krishna Pagilla, were awarded the Water Environment Federation’s McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration or Sustainable Use Award. The paper, “Sustainability Assessment for Indirect Potable Use: A Case Study from Reno, Nevada,” researched methodology adapted from a triple bottom line approach to evaluate how potable water reuse may impact the social, environmental and institutional criteria identified as drivers for local water resource management. “This is a prestigious international award thatRead More

Dusshera Mela at the Hindu Mandir

Hindu Temple and Jain Center of Las Vegas invites the community for their much-awaited Annual Dusshera Mela on Sunday, October 13th from 3 pm to 9 pm. 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, yourRead More

Shree Saini Competes in Miss World America

Shree Saini, a former Miss India USA, and Miss India Worldwide, is visiting Las Vegas to compete in the Miss World America title to be held at the Orleans Hotel and Casino from October 10th-12th, 2019. COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR VEGASDESI.COM READERS. PLEASE CONTACT EKTA SAINI @ 509-690-7248 Shree, a graduate of the University of Washington, is an accomplished speaker, commentator, model, and a passionate dancer.  Shree was recently recognized by the Washington State Senate for her contribution and commitment to many non-profit charitable organizations.  Shree is on a speaking circuit andRead More