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October, 2023


A Maverick in Medical School and a Prolific Researcher Today: Manoj Sharma, MBBS, Ph.D.

The Outstanding Faculty Award winner has spent over 40 years helping us understand health behavior. When Manoj Sharma was selected among a large pool of thousands of applicants to attend medical school at the University of Delhi in his native India, his long-range plan wasn’t any different than most of the 272 candidates who made the cut: graduate, slip on the white coat, grab a stethoscope, and heal the sick. That plan changed, however, when Sharma was introduced to the concept of preventive medicine. “During medical school, I heard this fable aboutRead More

Hamas, Israel, Mr. Biden & the World – Guest Author Nirmalya Chatterjee

In a recent interview on the ’60 Minutes’ by CBS, President Biden looked straight at the interviewer and said with a somber face – ‘it would be a mistake for Israel to occupy Gaza’. A very bold statement indeed. It opened a window into his thinking on the very complex challenge. He seemed to signal one of America’s best friends to be careful. Soon after that interview, he made an unprecedent trip to Israel to show America’s strong support for Israel in the midst of the intense crisis. The visualsRead More

Indian American Assemblyman Reuben D’Silva Kicks Off Re-election Campaign

In a boisterous campaign kickoff party, Indian American legislator Nevada State Assemblyman D’Silva, 37, a Rancho High School history teacher, UPenn, and Yale University graduate, announced his re-election bid to the Nevada State Assembly at the capacious Birrieria El Zarape Mexican Restaurant. Close to 100 supporters of Reuben D’Silva attended the evening announcement, including elected officials, members of the Indian community, constituents, donors, supporters and scores of volunteers eagerly looking forward to volunteering with the door-to-door campaign. Among elected officials, Assemblywoman Venicia Considine, North Las Vegas City Councilman, a fellow teacherRead More

Navratri Celebrations by Las Vegas Gujarati Samaj: Live Performance

Once again, Las Vegas Gujarati Samaj invites the community to their six-day/three consecutive weekends of exhilarating Navratri celebrations with a vibrant display of music, garba & raas dancing, and dining, beginning Friday, October 13, 2023 with a grand finale on Saturday, October 28, 2023. The festivities are open to the public irrespective of caste, class, and one’s religion.  What: Navratri Garba 2023. When: Friday & Saturday of October 13&14; 20&21; 27&28, 2023 @ 8 PM Onwards Where: Durango Hills Community Center, 3521 N. Durango Blvd., Las Vegas, NV Cost: FREE forRead More

Dusshera Mela+Celebrations at the Hindu Mandir

Hindu and Jain Temple of Las Vegas invites the community to their annual Dusshera festivities on Sunday, October 29th, at the Mandir’s newly constructed festival grounds. This year’s theme is Food, Children Play Area, Garba Dandia show, Henna stall and more. Bring in the whole family & friends and enjoy some homemade food, indulge in ethnic shopping followed by the burning of Ravana’s effigy. The festivities are open to ALL, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and/or national origin.  The festival of Dusshera or Vijay Dashmi celebrates theRead More

Patel Films Releases Death Club on Amazon Prime

Las Vegans Chaitali and Neel Esh Patel are pleased to announce the release of their new film, Death Club, exclusively on Amazon Prime on Monday, October 27th, 2023.  Death Club, the horror genre, released timing coincides with upcoming Halloween celebrations. The movie is about how five friends break into an abandoned dance club to party and vandalize the nightspot when they discover lost, unhappy spirits wandering inside the club. The spirits inside the dilapidated club decided to punish the intruders for their sins. The abandoned dance club is nicknamed “DeathRead More

Roopesh Doshi Etched on Amazon’s Project Kuiper

As a part of the ambitious team of system designers for Amazon’s Project Kuiper, Roopesh Doshi’s name is permanently engraved on the satellites that will be circling the earth in low earth orbit. Amazon’s Project Kuiper is an initiative to increase broadband access through a constellation of satellites in low Earth orbit. The goal is to provide fast, reliable, affordable internet worldwide to unserved and underserved places.  Doshi, till June 2023, served as a Manager of Optical Engineering for Amazon’s ambitious Project Kuiper, focusing on free-space optical communications, DWDM networks, DCI, and long-haul dataRead More

Lunch and Conversations with Nevada Lt. Governor Stavros Anthony

SAPNA – South Asian Political Network Alliance, along with the South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas (SABA-LV), invites you to its luncheon meeting with guest speaker Nevada Lt. Governor Stavros Anthony on Saturday, October 21st at 11:30 am at Mint Indian Bistro, 4246 S. Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89147 [at South East Corner of Durango & Flamingo Road] The cost per person is $20, 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 our guest speaker, Lt. Gov.Read More

Reuben D’Silva for Nevada State Assembly District 28 Campaign Kick-Off Party

Please join friends, supporters, and community members for a campaign kickoff party to re-elect Reuben D’Silva for the Nevada State Assembly. What: Assemblyman Rueben D’Silva Re-election Campaign Kickoff When: Monday, October 23, 2023 at 6 PM Where: Birrieria El Zarape, 2162, N. Lamb Blvd., Las Vegas Cost: Compliment of the Campaign. However, donations of any amount will be gladly accepted. RSVP: Open invite. RSVP appreciated – There is no cost to attend. However, all donations will be gladly accepted, irrespective of the amount. Be the first to donate to the campaign toRead More

Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for Global Charity Foundation

Global Charity Foundation is pleased to announce its 1st Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, October 27, 2023, to support its ongoing educational programs for Clark County’s underserved children. Non-Golfers are welcome to attend.