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February, 2021


Abhay Mahajan at the Forefront of Preventing Crime Against Women in India

Abhay Mahajan, a Junior at the prestigious Clark High School magnet program, was stunned to hear the increasing violence against women in India has decided to pursue a safety program for women across India. Abhay has started a non-profit group in conjunction with credible socially conscious individuals and groups in Chandigarh, Punjab, to kick start the crime promotion program with the goal of mass distribution of Hamari Shakti spray to women.   “The Hindi name Hamari Shakti means our strength. Our organization aims to empower young women in India with the tools necessaryRead More

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Hindu mantras to open both Nevada Senate & Assembly daily for an entire week

Both Nevada Senate and Assembly in capital Carson City will start their day with ancient Hindu prayers for one whole work-week during current legislative session, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.  Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has been scheduled to deliver the daily invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Assembly (March 22-26) and Senate (May 03-07). After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages.  Zed, who is the President ofRead 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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Paycheck Protection Program resumed. Top Recipients include many prominent Physicians from the First PPP Draw. Check Out Who Got How Much

Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for PPP Loans. SBA is currently accepting Second Draw PPP loan applications from participating lenders. At least $25 billion is being set aside for Second Draw PPP Loans to eligible borrowers with a maximum of 10 employees or for loans of $250,000 or less to eligible borrowers in low or moderate-income neighborhoods. A borrower is generally eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan if the borrower:  Previously received a First Draw PPP LoanRead More

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Trump’s Actions Leave Republicans Deeply Divided – Guest Author Nirmalya Chatterjee

The former President Trump’s second impeachment proceeding was swift. That was a wise strategy. The country has major challenges to tackle. Democrats presented vivid facts and clear logic. Defense arguments were largely bogus. The case wasn’t even close. But, as was predicted, it failed to achieve two-third majority support of the Senate for conviction. Some of the prominent conservative commentators summed it up – “A vote for acquittal is a vote for lie.” Suggested next steps range from forming a 9/11 style commission to investigate the insurrection to criminally prosecutingRead More

Seeking Classical Indian Music Teacher

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Retired Banker Gopal Ramanan Publishes Another Book of Short Stories

Gopal Ramanan, a long-time resident of Las Vegas/Henderson for 30 years, has recently published another book, “The Accident Victim & Other Stories“. Like his earlier books, which have been widely praised, this is a collection of short stories set in India.  The stories span a period of some 60 years, beginning with a story set in the 1940’s during India’s struggle for freedom from British rule, followed by a story about the Partition, and continuing through the decades to a story about an accident victim that is set in modernRead More

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