Over 200,000 Patels on voter rolls: How does this affect you?

Over 200,000 Patels on voter rolls: How does this affect you?

U.S. citizens across the country will soon vote on all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, for 35 U.S. senators and three dozen governorships. The House of Representatives and possibly the Senate are up for grabs. Given the high stakes, voters would do well to...
Ten Trips Up Tirumala Hills in 10 days!

Ten Trips Up Tirumala Hills in 10 days!

Venkateswara, Yedu Kondala Wada, Govinda! … Venkateswara, Lord of the Seven Hills, Govinda!” These are the only words I’ve allowed myself to utter as I climb the hills on the path from Tirupati to Tirumala. I’m finally fulfilling a promise I made thirty years...
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...
10 Tips for Healthy Eating

10 Tips for Healthy Eating

Food is one of the sources of prana, our vital energy. When we eat wholesome food, it is digested and metabolized to form the bodily tissues and gives us strength, immunity, and luster. But if the food is not properly digested, it disturbs all the doshas, and...
Your Digital Future Is Being Built In The Lab

Your Digital Future Is Being Built In The Lab

Twenty five years from now, the Autonomous Intelligence and deep learning created world, which is being shaped in the labs as we speak, will be one that is no longer limited by our imagination. If you can dream it, you can achieve it, we were told. Now the machines...
Bay Area South Asian Film Festival Comes to Town

Bay Area South Asian Film Festival Comes to Town

The Bay Area South Asian Film Festival, BASAFF, inaugurates its debut season, September 21-23, with Sony Pictures International Productions French-Indian-Belgian co-production The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir starring Bérénice Béjo, Barkhad Abdi, Erin Moriarty...
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...
Community Seva at a Homeless Shelter

Community Seva at a Homeless Shelter

I stumble out of bed at 4 a.m. groping for my glasses and slippers. Wondering what in the world possessed me to volunteer for such an early service, I am mindful of my sleepiness as I carefully drive the 30 minutes from Palo Alto to the Orchard St. homeless shelter in...
Multi Faith Prayer Vigil for Sept. 11th

Multi Faith Prayer Vigil for Sept. 11th

Today, September 11th marks 17 years since 3000 Americans died in the deadliest attacks ever on American soil.American Muslim Voice Foundation and Dave Cortese, Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara County, along with 35 multi-faith groups, mosques and community...