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February, 2019


Break-In at the Hindu Mandir, Executive Committee Resigns, Board of Directors Fight Erupts in Blame Game

Opened in April 2001, the Hindu Temple and Jain Center of Las Vegas has come a long way in providing and enhancing an ongoing spiritual needs of the growing Hindu community in Southern Nevada.  With the growing community and increased demands lately, the Mandir has experienced excruciating growing pain due to some of the insolent Board Members which have caused conspicuous disagreements, unauthorized audio recordings, gossiping, yelling, verbal fights, wild accusations and even subtle threats among the board members. A couple of months back, the majority of the Executive CommitteeRead More

One World Under God – Guest Author Sulekh Jain, Ph.D.

One very beautiful Hindu aphorism “Vasu dhaiva kutumb kum”, means that we all are one family. This signifies that no matter where we are from, where we live, what religion we belong to, what language we speak, what kind of food we eat, what customs and traditions we follow, what gender we are and what caste we belong to, and what economic status we have, we all are human beings as one large family under one GOD This reminds me of one real incident in my life. Twenty years ago,Read More

Medical Board Files a Complaint against Dr. Roger Ramesh Mehta alleging Malpractice

The Investigative Committee of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners filed a Complaint against Dr. Mehta alleging two violations of Nevada Revised Statutes. Count I, alleges a violation of Nevada Revised Statues related to malpractice; and Count II, failure to maintain complete medical records. In June 2012, patient (name withheld) was at the local urgent care with an initial complaint of a one-month history of right hip pain radiating to the leg.  X-Ray was ordered and the patient was referred to Orthopedics.  An MRI result led to an evaluation andRead More

Global Charity Foundation Annual Fund Raising Gala

Global Charity Foundation invites you to their 8th Annual Banquet on Saturday, February 243rd, 2019 at the Siena Community Center Ballroom. The Global Charity Foundation was established with a mission to provide health care and education assistance to the neediest in the United States, India, and Ghana.  The prior three successful fundraisers helped GCF to continue the much needed academic after-school tutoring programs for the inner school children here in Las Vegas along with, providing education and healthcare to the women and children at the Safe House in Henderson.  GCFRead More

Spelling, Math & Science Bee Competition by North South Foundation

Las Vegas Chapter of the North South Foundation invites local students attending Grades 1st through 8th, to participate and compete in Junior & Senior Spelling Bee, Science Bee, Geography Bee and three levels of Math Bee.  Competition on Sunday, March 17th, 2019.  Please register at the earliest, the deadline is March 3rd, 2019.

Art Farmanali Joins Sun Commercial Real Estate

Art “Akhtar” Farmanali, SIOR has joined Sun Commercial Real Estate as a Senior Vice President specializing in Industrial, Land and Investment Sales with over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining Sun-Commercial, Art spent nearly 10 years as a Director with a global real estate conglomerate Cushman & Wakefield primarily focused on industrial transactions with an emphasis on (GOS) Global Occupier Services and Investment Sales. Prior to joining C&W, Mr. Farmanali was a Vice President with Prudential | IPG Commercial Real Estate for over 13 years withRead More

Evening of Bollywood Hits

For the past couple of years, the Las Vegas Music Lovers Group has been carrying out music programs reminiscing yesteryears singers from Bollywood. Once again, the group invites the community for their upcoming evening of Bollywood hits on Friday, February 15th at the Pure Indian Cuisine.  Cover charge is $20 per person which includes a Dinner Buffet by Pure Indian Cuisine.

Nevada Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Annual Banquet

NAPI – Nevada Association of Physicians of Indian Origin invites you their annual banquet on Saturday, February 16th at the Siena Community Association Hall. The guest speaker for the annual banquet with dinner and entertainment will be Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Panda, Consul General of India, San Francisco.  The evening entertainment will be by Digital Magician Keelan Leyser and comedian Rajiv Satyal will entertain the guests. For further information and tickets, please visit

New Mexico Senate & House kicked off their sessions with Hindu mantras in Sanskrit

Both New Mexico Senate and House of Representatives in capital Santa Fe opened their February seven sessions with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senate and House after sprinkling drops of water from river Ganga in India, considered holy by Hindus. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English interpretation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages. Zed, who is the President of UniversalRead More