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Open Invitation from Board of Trustees for Town Hall Meeting at The Hindu and Jain Temple

Dear Community Members, Over the recent days, we’ve seen an outpouring of responses, comments, constructive critiques, and suggestions across various articles on this platform. We deeply appreciate everyone’s participation in this dialogue. Your feedback is invaluable and reaffirms the democratic ethos that underpins the temple’s foundation. The Hindu and Jain Temple stands as an essential pillar of our community, driven by the dedication of volunteers. The foundation of this organization rests upon the unwavering support from our entire community, including volunteers, the Executive Committee, and the Trustees. Since its inceptionRead More

The Draupadi Phenomenon – Epic Mahabharata Dance Showcase

Indian Womens Association of Las Vegas brings an epic Mahabharata Dance, Draupadi Phenomenon, to Las Vegas highlighting women’s empowerment. Odissi classical dancer and choreographer from India, Sanchita Bhattacharya, will be the lead character as Draupadi from a mythical Mahabharata who was in a polyandrous marriage to Pandavas. Along with Ms. Bhattacharya, a dance troupe of local Las Vegas women will be on the stage to showcase their classical dance moves. What: The Draupadi Phenomenon When: Sunday, September 24th, 2023 @ 4 PM Where: Windmill Library Theater, 7060 Windmill Lane, Las VegasRead More

Hindu Mandir Concerns and Conversations Continue

Hindu Mandir has become a center of contentious debate among members of the local Hindu community. The article below is written by another venerable, engaged community leader who wishes to stay anonymous. This individual is active in community affairs from Hindu Mandir, Friends of India, and other community organizations. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the above letter belong to the author and are not an opinion of or endorsement by The editor is pleased to provide with an open forum for the community members to engage in issuesRead More


As posted earlier in this publication, the previous letter regarding the ongoing fiasco and controversies at the Hindu Mandir has brought a firestorm of comments from the readers. As per these letters, the current management’s divisive and diversionary operating policies are not working in the best interest of Hinduism or the community. Below is another article provided to from a well-respected old-timer community member who prefers to stay anonymous on such controversial issues. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the above letter belong to the author and areRead More

Open Letter to Hindu Mandir Trustees by Community Members

For the last couple of years, the active members of the Hindu community have been experiencing a deterioration in mandir services.  Many have been talking in private circles of friends and acquaintances; however, now some members are taking the concerns directly to the Board.  The group is dismayed with the current management and requesting the Board for urgent corrective action. The group has written an open letter (see below) and is gathering signatures from the concerned community members.  Chairman and Board of Trustees, Hindu Temple and Jain Center of Las Vegas DearRead More

Diwali and Karwa Chauth Mela

Unique Indian Boutique invites the community for their exciting Diwali and Karwa Chauth Mela on Sunday, October 1st, 2024, at Allure Gardens.  Mela will be an opportunity for the attendees to shop an exclusive collection of modern Indian wear, accessories, and more for the upcoming Indian holiday season. What: Karwa Chauth & Diwali Mela When: Sunday, October 1st, 2023. 4 PM – 10 PM Where: Allure Gardens, 1134, S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas Cost: FREE Hosted by: Unique Indian Boutique Information: Please call Fatima @ 702.353.1435 Former Congresswoman and a candidateRead More

Wanted – Elder Caregiver

Seeking hands-on care near Henderson for my mother in her 80s who lives with us in our home. She is ambulatory but getting frail, and needs help with bathing. Additional responsibilities include preparing South Asian Indian meals, washing/folding clothes, and light housekeeping. Looking for a caring and compassionate companion who can speak the Hindi language. We need a caregiver who has their own car, is a non-smoker, and is Covid-vaccinated. We are open to negotiating the hourly rate based on qualifications and experience. Please contact by sending an email to 

Nineteen Indian-American Students Named Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program

For 2024, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced 19 Indian American students from Nevada, out of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. 2024 brought in a record number of Indian-American students from Nevada honored as semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship. These academically talented high school seniors can continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered in 2024 spring. All the Semifinalists below have an outstanding academic record throughout high school and are endorsed and recommended by aRead More

Roseman University Professor Manas Mandal, Ph.D. Honored with Fulbright Scholarship

Roseman University Professor Manas Mandal, M.Sc., Ph.D., has been awarded the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Scholarship by the U.S. Dept. of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the academic year 2023-24.  This grant is a reflection of the leadership and contributions to society by Dr. Mandal’ as noted in the award letter. Professor Mandal will teach medical and pharmacy students at Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt. Previously, Dr. Mandal received a Fulbright Specialist appointment in 2019 and was awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship in 2022 to teachRead More

Indian-American Woman Adjudged Guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Burglary Given Suspended Sentence

As reported earlier, the daughter (name withheld) of a prominent local physician who pled guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary is given a suspended sentence for six months with one day credit for time served. She is placed on probation for an indeterminate period not to exceed twelve (12) months with special conditions. The suspended sentence with special conditions includes that the defendant maintains employment, no possession of drugs while on probation unless prescribed by a physician, undergoes an impulse control evaluation, and completes any counseling that Parole and ProbationRead More