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FORGOTTEN – DEATH – FORGOTTEN! – Satish Bhatnagar, Ph.D.

Life is an interlude between two deaths! One death is of the body – the mortal remains, which can occur on the very day of its birth, or it may go on for 365,00 days. The other death is of the very name associated with the image of a person. One may call it the essence or the legacy of a person. That keeps the dead alive in tangible objects, in the memories of individuals, or in the collective consciousness of a society or a nation. It then keeps influencingRead More


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2021 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Named

National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the 11 South Asian American students from Nevada to 2021 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.  2021 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists are Chundu, Sahi – Clark High School Ghani, Moonis M. – Coronado High School Jain, Vihaan – West Career and Technical Academy Mehdi, Adam D. – The Meadows School Patel,Read More


Hindu Community seek Diwali holiday in New Jersey and New York Public Schools

Hindu community is urging schools in Cherry Hill Public Schools (CHPS) in New Jersey and New Hyde Park-Garden City Park (NHP-GCP) School District in New York to stay closed on Diwali; the most popular of their festivals; starting 2021.  Distinguished Hindu leader Rajan Zed is urging Lisa Saidel and Dr. Joseph Meloche, Board President, and Superintendent respectively of CHPS headquartered in Cherry Hill and Jennifer Kerrane and Dr. Jennifer Morrison, Board President and Superintendent respectively of NHP-GCP School District headquartered in New Hyde Park,  to adopt Diwali as an official holidayRead More


Friends of India Diwali Celebrations go Virtual

With successful India’s Independence Day virtual celebrations, the Friends of India has decided to celebrate the upcoming Diwali festival virtually. During this COVID pandemic, Friends of India (FOI) is following the guiding principles and best practices recommended by the CDC and Nevada State to control the spread of the virus and protect members. It is recommended to minimize contacts and minimize large gatherings. Crisis creates opportunities and FOI will use new technology to learn, to meet, and to entertain.  FOI Virtual Diwali 2020 Event The FOI Virtual Diwali 2020 eventRead More


Zaffar Iqbal, M.D. Elected 2nd Vice-Chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party

Political activist and the former Nevada Chair of Bernie Sanders for President, Dr. Zaffar Iqbal is elected to the Nevada State Democratic Party as 2nd Vice-Chair.  Iqbal is the Chairman of the Diversity Committee of the Democratic Party.  As a 2nd Vice-Chair, Iqbal will be actively involved in fundraising, voter registration, and promoting the Democratic party platform and agenda. Iqbal got actively involved in the local political races in 2016.  At the same time, Iqbal was fully committed to Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.  Being a Physician, Iqbal supported Senator Bernie for his stand on healthRead More


Sapience Allocates Funds to Provide Free Homework Assistance and School Supervision Day Program

Indian owned Las Vegas based educational program provider, Sapience is supporting children in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade with their homework and educational needs. As per the new community-oriented program Sapience will provide free homework help for all students, for all grades; regardless of what school or area of Vegas they come from. “This really resonated with me as the Sapience was founded with the mission improve the overall educational landscape of America; the need for help became even more evident with the current pandemic; being that my skill setRead More


Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners Revokes Medical License of Dr. Dhaval Shah

Nevada Medical Board has revoked Dr. Dhaval Shah’s medical license with immediate effect.   For the past couple of years, Shah has been constantly immersed in a couple of legal battles related to medical malpractice, patient deaths, and labor law violations.  Earlier this year, Dr. Shah who has been licensed to practice in Nevada since 2007 and an owner of the Clinical Infectious Diseases Specialists, placed his medical license on inactive status. In July 2019, the Investigative Committee of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners filed a formal complaint under Nevada Revised Statutes charging ShahRead More


Kedar Deshpande Named ZAPPOS CEO

Long time Zappos employee Kedar Deshpande is named CEO of the Las Vegas-based, Amazon-owned Zappos, an online retailer of shoes, clothing, bags, and fashion accessories.  Zappos was started in 1999 by Harvard graduate Tony Hsieh in California and moved to Henderson in 2004.  In 2009, Amazon acquired Zappos. As reported by the footwearnews.com, Kedar Deshpande, COO at the company, has assumed the role of CEO. “I’m reaching out to share that Tony has decided to retire as CEO of Zappos. We want to thank Tony for his 20 years of work onRead More


Successful Virtual Entertainment & Fundraiser by EKAL Vidyalaya- Message from the President, EKAL Las Vegas

Dear Las Vegas Community, On behalf of all the Ekal volunteers and the Ekal Youth Group, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for making our virtual event on Saturday, August 22nd a great success.   With your love and support, I am pleased to announce that the virtual event that our Las Vegas chapter hosted in conjunction with the Pacific Region (CA, AZ, NV, OR and UT) received an outpouring of great reviews and appreciations. The currentRead More