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Solar Eclipse: Myths and Facts

Solar Eclipse: Myths and Facts

Millions of Americans recently saw the great American solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. People travelled across the country to various cities where the eclipse was visible in totality. Across millennia, the solar eclipse as a phenomenon has fascinated and terrified...
Mahesh Kale – Live in Concert: Sur Niragas Ho – Pure. Soulful. Transcendent.

Mahesh Kale – Live in Concert: Sur Niragas Ho – Pure. Soulful. Transcendent.

Many of us have heard Indian classical music. But to experience it in an all-encompassing way that touches everyone from connoisseurs to casual listeners – now that is something unique! Such a soul-stirring musical extravaganza is exactly what ICMA plans to...

‘Internet Essentials’ Program Tackles ‘Cruel Irony’ of Digital Divide

California, despite its global reputation as a cradle for technological innovation, has an internet connectivity problem – and Silicon Valley is no exception. Among California residents making more than $75,000 a year, some 94 percent have access to the internet in...
How KGS Band Crafted the Sharma Family’s Dream Wedding!

How KGS Band Crafted the Sharma Family’s Dream Wedding!

Brothers Vivek and Kamal Sharma found Puran, the Manager of Bay Area’s KGS Band in early 2016. Until then, the East-Coast natives had unsuccessfully searched to find a wedding vendor that would take Vivek’s upcoming wedding from run-of-the-mill to a truly once in a...
Should only Sumangalis be Involved in Weddings?

Should only Sumangalis be Involved in Weddings?

A few months ago, I saw the pictures of Vrindavan widows celebrating Holi which they were not allowed to do for many years. An organisation caring for these women brought this change to bring about larger shifts in people’s attitude towards widowhood in many parts of...

The 4 Photo Wedding Album

We have the shortest wedding photo album, with 4 photos. It’s in stark contrast to my brother’s album. He had a “proper” Indian wedding—it lasted three days, I saw cousins I hadn’t seen in 18 years; I still have all the outfits. Speeches were given, and we made sure...