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June, 2024


Historic Appointment – Gov. Joe Lombardo Appoints Indian-American Tina Talim to the Eighth Judicial District Court

Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo announced the appointment of Tina Talim, Esq., to a recently vacated Clark County District Court Department 14 seat by Judge Adriana Escobar, who decided to retire. Talim, who currently serves as the Team Chief of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Unit in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, immigrated to the United States from India as a young child. Talim is the first South Asian person to hold a judicial position in Nevada. On June 3, 2024, the Commission on Judicial Selection nominated finalist Ms. TinaRead More

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Gurdwara Gur Nan Prakash Breaks Ground on New Community Building

Construction is underway on the new community building at the Gurdwara Gur Nan Prakash. The new building, with approximately 9,000 square feet of usable space, is expected to be completed in 2025. The two-story building will replace the temporary tent structure on the Gurdwara grounds. The first-floor community dining/langar hall plans call for a large modern commercial kitchen with ample room for the congregation to dine collectively. The second floor will have an administrative office, meeting rooms, living quarters for the priests, a library, and a museum. The milestone construction ofRead More Celebrates Two Decades of Community Service in Disseminating Local South Asian News & Happenings

For the past 20 years, vegasdesi has been the pulse of the Las Vegas South Asian community. Vegasdesi is committed to delivering the real news based on facts & happenings.  This online publication follows the tenets of innovative open-source journalism based on public data. Vegasdesi firmly believes in keeping the independent and unbiased flow of information impacting the community. With a growing readership, there are plenty of issues, whether social or political, that impact our community. I am pleased to have published many news stories – community members’ achievements, celebrations,Read More

Indian Classical Concert

Sur Taal of Las Vegas invites classical music enthusiasts to an evening of Indian classical music with three exemplary classical artists on Sunday, June 23rd, at 4:00 pm. The trio, led by Pandit Amit Chakraborty on Vocal and accompanied by Aarchik Banerjee on Tabla & Chirag Dixit on Sarangi, will entertain the attendees by showcasing their immeasurable talent, highlighting the rich tradition of Indian classical music. The ‘Sur Taal’ team is holding its third concert of the year in a ‘baithak’ (sit-down) style at the spacious home of Nirmalya and SarojRead More

Luncheon with Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo

SOLD OUT. NO WALK-INS PLEASE SAPNA – South Asian Political Network Alliance, along with the South Asian Bar Association (SABA-LV), invites you to its luncheon meeting with guest speaker Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo on Saturday, June 22nd at 11:30 am at Mint Indian Bistro, 4246 S. Durango Drive, Las Vegas [SE Corner of Durango and Flamingo]. The cost per person is $25, which includes a specially prepared Indian lunch buffet with a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights. A quick Q&A session will follow after a short presentation by our guest speaker, Governor Lombardo. Read More

Conversations with Swamis Bharatanandji and Mineshanandji on Scientific Principles of Religion

The community is invited to talk and converse with Swami Bharatanandji and Swami Mineshanandji on the Scientific Principles of Religion and the Essence of Epic Ramayana. Additionally, there will be an afternoon session on the Self Realization Experiment. What: Talk on Scientific Principles of Religion; Ramayana and Self Realization When: Sunday, June 16th, 2024 – Beginning at 10 AM Where: Hindu & Jain Temple of Las Vegas Cost: NONE – Lunch will be served The talk and discourses are open to all for FREE. Lunch will be served.  For further information, please contact Prakash ChaudhariRead More

Chand Raat Celebrations

Fatima Husain and Unique Indian Boutique invite the community to celebrate Chand Raat with a carnival/mela showcasing exotic jewelry, an alluring clothing collection, Indian food, desi music, and a henna booth on Friday, June 14th from 4 PM to 10 PM.  The event will be held at Allure Garden Center, 1134 S. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas. There’s NO COST to attend and enjoy the festivities. Celebrations are open to ALL. For further information, please call Fatima at 702-353-1435.

Lewis Roca Law Firm Features Eric Kohli During the AAPI Month

The law firm of Lewis Roca featured attorney Eric Neeraj Kohli’s Indian heritage during AAPI month. Lewis Roca is an Am Law 200 law firm with offices in 5 states and a prominent presence in Nevada’s legal landscape. Their video recognizes Eric’s Indian upbringing, his Indian heritage, and how it has contributed to his family and law career.  Eric is active in Nevada’s legal community and serves as the President of the South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas (SABA-LV). To encourage the younger generation to choose law as aRead More

UNR Engineering Professors Pradeep Menezes and Mano Misra researching solutions for the safe storage of spent nuclear fuels

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Pradeep Menezes and Chemical & Materials Engineering Professor Mano Misra have been awarded a $500,000 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) grant for their project to strengthen storage canisters used for nuclear waste. The project, “Manufacturing of Spent Fuel Storage Canisters with Superior Stress Corrosion Cracking Resistance using Advanced Hybrid Laser-Arc Welding and High-Pressure Cold Spray Additive Post-Processing,” was funded in early 2024. This project addresses chloride-induced stress corrosion cracking (CISCC) of stainless-steel containers used to store used nuclear fuel. The professors say their work promises to significantlyRead More