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August, 2020


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, 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

Jain Community of Las Vegas Observes Paryushan Mahaparva, a Celebration of Spiritual Awareness

Under the auspicious of Hindu Temple and Jain Center of Las Vegas, the Jain families belonging to the Swetamber Sect of the Jainism, observed holiest of the holy Parva – Paryushan Mahaparva – the celebration of spiritual awareness – fromAugust 15th to 22nd, 2020. The word Paryushan means suppressing our passions such as anger, ego, deceit and greed from all directions. The Paryushan festival lasts eight days. Paryushan is a time for self-analysis and soul searching. It provides a break from routine life and allows us to reflect and contemplate on ourRead More

China’s troubled relations with the US and India! – Guest Author: Nirmalya Chatterjee

China is now engaged in serious conflicts with the world’s largest economy and the world’s largest democracy on a number of fronts. This is not a very good situation for China to be in. Accusations of unfair trade practices, intellectual property theft, aggressive posture in South China Sea and violation of basic human rights have been some of the most serious ones against China in the past couple of decades. However, the recent events of COVID-19, abrogation of the rights of Hong Kong people and the Himalayan border clash withRead More

CLASH OF PERCEPTIONS & MORE! – Guest Author Prof. Satish Bhatnagar, Ph.D.

The writing of this reflection has been on my mind for a week since the Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) appointed Dr Keith Whitfield* as the first Black/Afro-American** president of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) – founded in 1957. This news made national headlines especially due to the Afro-American protests for social justice that have been raging across the country for the last four months. As a member of the UNLV Faculty Senate, I was involved in a very exhaustive selection process – spread overRead More

Eshaan Vakil Elected Delegate to the Democratic National Convention

Eshaan Vakil is making history in the local political circles by getting elected as the youngest delegate to represent Nevada at the Democratic National Convention, to be held in Milwaukee, WI from August 17th – 20th.   The selected delegates from across the country will formally nominate Vice-President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris to represent Democratic Party for the President and the Vice-President of the United States, respectively. For the past couple of years, Harvard bound Vakil, has been active in grassroots politics and activism.  During his high school years at ClarkRead More

EKAL 2020 Goes Virtual on Saturday, August 22nd.

As you all know that the Las Vegas Ekal event (along with several others around the country) were canceled this year due to COVID.  We are pleased to announce that Ekal Las Vegas will be part of a free virtual Concert which is being organized for the Pacific Region.  The event is virtual and FREE.  This will also be a fundraiser to help us continue our efforts toward improving the education and lives of those villages Ekal is honored to help.  So please enjoy the show with open hearts (andRead More

Obituary – Adarsh Garg 1949-2020

It is with profound sadness that the Garg family announce the death of Adarsh Garg, who passed away peacefully on August 12, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is survived by her husband Parmod, son Puneet, daughter-in-law Udita, granddaughters Kimaya and Keomi, and family dog Nadia. Adarsh was born and raised in New Delhi. She completed her education from the University of Delhi before moving to St. Louis, MO in 1977. In 1979, Adarsh went to India and met the love of her life, Pramod Garg. After the marriage, theRead More

Independence Day Celebrations go Virtual. Message from the Friends of India President Mahendra Mehta

Dear valued members: I am sure you and your loved ones are taking all the necessary precautions to stay safe during these trying times of COVID-19 pandemic.  Since the phased reopening, there is a resurgence of the COVID -19 cases in Nevada and in Clark County. We have two important events planned for the rest of 2020. Indian Independence day in August and Diwali in November. Though it is too early to make a decision on the Diwali event, it is not too early to decide on the upcoming IndianRead More

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