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January, 2021


Obituary – Ranendra Nath “RON” Ghatak

Ranendra Nath “Ron” Ghatak, a longtime resident of Las Vegas since 1977, passed away suddenly on January 10, 2021. He was 72. Born in India, Ghatak received his degree in Diesel and Automotive Engineering from the University of Calcutta. A brilliant student, he continued his education at the University of Munich, graduating with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had a lifelong interest in research and continued to accumulate engineering credits and expertise at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He had an outstanding career, serving as the ResearchRead More

Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce Offers Scholarship for Graduating Seniors

Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce is offering annual scholarship to the graduating class of 2021.   The Asian Chamber is interested in the character that exists deep inside each student and the best ways to get a glimpse of this character is to see his or her willingness to help others. The scholarship process primarily looks at each student’s record of service to our community and what he/she contributes to become a truly productive and exemplary citizen. The scholarship will honor high school students who demonstrate a commitment to voluntary serviceRead More

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How the Country Will Overcome President Trump’s Last Act! – Guest Author Nirmalya Chatterjee

The history will not be able to forgive President Trump for violating the oath of his office of protecting the people and democracy of the United States. As he reaches almost the end of his road, he has resorted to inciting a shocking mob violence by his supporters at the US Capitol while the Congress was engaged inside the building in its constitutional duty of formalizing the results of the Presidential election and a peaceful transfer of government. The whole world saw an act of massive ‘domestic terrorism’ at oneRead More

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Upset Hindus urge France distillery to withdraw Lord Ganesh gin & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging La Bouëxière (Brittany, France) based Distillerie Awen Nature to apologize and withdraw its Gin Ganesh, named after Hindu deity; calling it highly inappropriate.  Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu symbols or deities or concepts or icons for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees.  Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and he was meant to be worshippedRead More

Pure Indian Cuisine Reopens; Liquor License Denied

Pure Indian Cuisine is reopened with a temporary business license after a short hiatus due to unexplained licensing issues.  After the closure and suspension of the business license to operate the restaurant, Pure is reopened with limited operations.  Most recently the popular Pure Indian Cuisine is named the Bronze winner in the Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Indian restaurant category. In November, the Clark County Business License department shut down the popular Indian restaurant due to unknown irregularities.  During the closure, Pure posted the notice “Pardon Our Dust” on their social mediaRead More

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After Hindu protest, California ecommerce firm apologizes & will remove Hindu gods’ briefs

Los Gatos (California) based ecommerce firm Whimzy Tees has apologized and promised to remove “swim briefs” carrying images of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha after Hindus protested; calling these “highly inappropriate”.  Anita Smahi (Davenport), Founder and CEO of Whimzy Tees, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: …We apologize if you or those in the Hindu community found the item offensive.  It was definitely not our intention…We apologize to the global Hindu community for the inadvertent misuse…  Zed, who is President of Universal SocietyRead More