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July, 2024

 

Three South Asian American Candidates Second Quarter Fundraising Haul Totals Over $133,000

During the first quarter of the 2024 election year, five South Asian candidates raised a dismal amount totaling just over $59,000. With primaries over, only two Democratic candidates have moved on to November’s general election, while incumbent Assemblyman Ruben D’Silva (D) is running unopposed and is moving on to represent the community as a second-term Nevada State Assemblyman.  Surprisingly, in this crucial election year, no Republican member of the growing, highly educated, and financially prosperous community filed for an elected office. Indian-American incumbent Assemblyman from District 28, Reuben D’Silva, raised over $41,700Read More


Your Multilingual Las Vegas Realtor, Alex Coelho

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Indian-American Farrah Acheson Recognized by the County Commissioner as an Exceptional Muslim

At a recently held Clark County Commission meeting, Chairman Tick Segerblom proclaimed July a Muslim American Heritage Month in Clark County. The Commission honored Farrah Acheson as an exceptional Muslim American citizen to celebrate the same.  “We demonstrate our deep appreciation of the Muslim community and stand in solidarity against prejudice and discrimination,” said Segerblom during the proclamation announcement. In recognizing Farrah, Commissioner Segerblom introduced Farrah as a native of India and a Chair of the Muslim Caucus, where she is the voice of the Muslim community in the politicalRead More


Paresh Joshi Applied for the Library Board Trustee. County Commissioners Select Another Candidate

Paresh Joshi, a 22-year resident of Las Vegas, applied for a volunteer position as a Board Member of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. After reviewing Joshi’s background, the County Commissioners selected Claytee White, Director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV, who better matches the community values and has an extensive volunteering background. In his application, Joshi highlighted his 20 years of professional and volunteer experience as a President (Hindu Temple), Chair, Tech Lead, Analyst, and Supervisor. Since 2002, Joshi has been an employee of Southwest Gas Corporation, where heRead More


UNR’s Professor Chidambaram Partners with Idaho National Lab, Penn State on Nuclear Reprocessing Project

University of Nevada, Reno, Chemical & Materials Engineering Professor Dev Chidambaram is collaborating with Idaho National Laboratory and Pennsylvania State University to make materials to be used in a specific part of a process that would remove the uranium from our existing stockpile of used fuel from nuclear power plants and make them usable for next-generation nuclear reactors. The United States currently has a stockpile of 90,000 metric tons of used fuel and generates about 2,000 additional metric tons per year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). TheRead More


Diva Saxena Named Winner of the National Merit Scholarship financed by Vanderbilt University

Diva Saxena, a graduate of Ed. W. Clark High School is named the university-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winner.  Diva joined the elite group of four Indian-American students who were earlier named college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners.  Beginning this fall, Saxena plans to pursue an Economics and Human & Organizational Development degree at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.  At Clark, Saxena was the co-president of DECA, formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America, captain of the Clark’s Speech and Debate team, national merit finalist, and international DECA Champion.  Additionally, in May 2024, the Las Vegas Asian ChamberRead More


South Asian Political Network Alliance (SAPNA) Hosts Las Vegas City Councilwoman Victoria Seaman

SAPNA – South Asian Political Network Alliance, along with the South Asian Bar Association (SABA-LV), invites you to its luncheon meeting with guest speaker Las Vegas City Councilwoman Victoria Seaman on Saturday, August 3rd 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, Councilwoman Seaman. SAPNA luncheons provideRead More


Teeyan Da Mela – Women Festivities. Open to ALL

Desi ladies, this exciting Teeyan Da (women’s) mela is a once-a-year opportunity to leave your significant other and children at home and dress up in your finest cosmopolitan outfits to enjoy the day with other like-minded women for dancing, shopping, gastronomical food offerings, and little gossiping. There will be continuous entertainment with a DJ, an open dance floor for traditional folk dances, bhangra, and more. This year, Teeyan Da Mela is an indoor event in a finely appointed, exquisite banquet hall showcasing Punjab’s cultural heritage to honor womanhood, where friendsRead More


Like the Republicans, the Democrats Are In A Denial – Guest Author Nirmalya Chatterjee

We have all seen what happens as people get older. We have seen it in our parents and Grand Parents. Their minds and bodies become slower. They become less energetic. Memories begin to falter. Responses become weak. That’s what we saw in President Biden in the debate with the former President Trump. His performance made people’s fear even stronger that he is not fit to be the President for another four years. He appeared substantially weaker than 2020 when he won the Presidency. There have been reports that his conditionRead More


Indian Seniors Entertaining Their Own, Indian Seniors

Las Vegas Seniors Group invites the community, not just aging seniors, to an afternoon of entertaining variety show “Bhuddha Hoga Tera Baap,” presented by local desi seniors under the tutelage of Active Senior cum Director Chandra Mehta. Mehta is convinced the afternoon program will surely bring laughs, music, entertainment, camaraderie, an opportunity to catch up with old acquaintances, new friendships, and companionship to avoid isolation and loneliness under the bright lights of Vegas. The troupe/performers will recite from prepared scripts of yesteryear Bollywood movies, songs, dialogues, and more. The entertainers will beRead More