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Bala Vihar: On a mission to answer the ‘whys’ of Hindu culture

Bala Vihar: On a mission to answer the ‘whys’ of Hindu culture

“Why do we light a lamp?” “Why do we do Namaste?” “Why do we take off our footwear outside a temple?” “Why do we not touch books with our feet?” “Why do we chant OM?” Above are some of the “Why!”...
Indians Take Collective Action

Indians Take Collective Action

In a Gentle Way, You Can Shake the World — Gandhi Prakash Jha works as an engineer at a Silicon Valley startup. He came here from a small village in Bihar, where students still walk miles to get to school. His father has turned blind with diabetes. Prakash wants...
Development Comes to Cupertino’s Vallco

Development Comes to Cupertino’s Vallco

A Press Conference was held on Monday September 24, 2018 to support Cupertino City Council’s decision on the Vallco Specific Plan, calling Cupertino residents to work collaboratively in designing a project at Vallco that is beneficial for all. “Cupertino...
The Presidio Picnic: India Cultural Day

The Presidio Picnic: India Cultural Day

Grab your picnic blanket and join the Presidio Picnic on September 23 and celebrate with a day of family-friendly activities, international cuisine, and entertainment. The day includes regional Indian dance performances by California Nupur Dance Academy and a live...
Indian Law Catches up with Indian Culture

Indian Law Catches up with Indian Culture

When the Indian Supreme Court struck down the colonial-era law which criminalized consensual homosexual intercourse under Indian Penal Code Section 377, sex deemed “against the order of nature” could be punished with life imprisonment. Now, Indian law has caught up...
Cricket World Cup Trophy in the Bay Area

Cricket World Cup Trophy in the Bay Area

On 2nd September, the California Cricket Academy sponsored an event where they displayed the trophy that will be the cynosure of all eyes during the International Cricket Council (ICC) sponsored Cricket World Cup matches to be held in England in 2019. ICC sends the...