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Letters to India Currents: 4/21/20

Dear India Currents,

To keep her self entertained my daughter draws a cartoon every day thinking about all the things that are happening around her now. Her goal, she said, is about putting a smile on someone’s face in this gloomy time. 

This is what she did yesterday, hope it puts a smile on your face as well as your readers’. I have a few more that have done rounds and people have sent lots and lots of positive comments on her details.

Priya 


Dear Editor:

Please share only the positive feedback. It is already scary out there. I think it is time for some positive, upbeat information to build our immune system.

I stay positive, do not watch the news (except for PBS for half an hour a day), focus on prayers, meditation and keep my strong faith. I turn inward to draw as much strength as possible. It is not easy.

Thanks,

Vijaya Narasimhan

Letters to India Currents: 4/07/20

Dear India Currents, 

In these difficult times, many of us are busy worrying about and taking care of others. It is important to remember that first and foremost we also need to take good care of ourselves and to make the time for self-care and self-compassion. 

Respond to yourself in the same way you would respond to a close friend when he or she is in distress. Mindfully accept that the moment is painful, and embrace yourself with kindness and care. Be warm and understanding toward yourself. Don’t ignore your own pain or beat yourself with self-criticism. Recognize that being imperfect, failing, and experiencing life difficulties is inevitable. Be gentle with yourself.

Together, we will come out at the other end of this tunnel, into the sunshine that is temporarily eclipsed.

Take good care,

Mukund Acharya


GREETINGS Vandana ji & team INDIA CURRENTS,

PRAYERS TO TEAM & FAMILIES.

We follow your daily updates, good—keep it up.  WE ARE IN IT, WITH YOU, WITH OUR COMMUNITY.

It has been a scary and unsettling time for everyone, and we are our part in supporting our community. Providing medical and emergency personnel with FREE rooms and at  deeply discounted rates to keep our staffs humming along with positivity.

We are grateful for the bravery and sacrifices our hotel staffs, medical personnel, Social Workers  are making to save lives and stop the spread of the Coronavirus, Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this terrible disease.

Our teams ensure rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized and deeply touched by the support from the community.

https://www.asianhospitality.com/hotel-owners-across-the-country-are-struggling-with-cancellations-due-to-covid-19-epidemic

https://india-herald.com/hotel-industrys-perspective-on-cov…

Respectfully,

Sunil Tolani

Letters to India Currents: 3/31/20

Dear Team Members, 

Your mail surely touched my heart, so simple and yet genuine.

It is a period of deep anxiety as we strictly follow the Government’s decision for all to stay indoors and maintain a fair distance from one another. Difficult perhaps for parents of young children and for several amongst us for whom a glimpse of the social world is an uncontrollable urge. But as the graph rises with  mounting casualties and still several others inflicted and convalescing, we should all take this call of Nature and tune in to its WILL: protect yourself and thereby protect nature.

Hoping good times will soon come by and the silver lining to this dark cloud will soon bring in happy sunshine.

In the meantime, thank you all for the cheerful introspection you give us.

A happy reader,

Nita (Dave) Jain, PGCTE, PhD


Hello India Currents,

Thank you for your media presence in these difficult times.  My wife and I are retired Indians, children off to their worlds and we feel blessed with good health so far and so good.  We are particularly proud of our community at large. 

Indian doctors, professionals and politicians are working in the best interest of America while holding on to our long tradition of ‘do no harm’.  

America gave us the opportunities to grow and we are now giving back in knowledge and resources we acquired. These coming months will challenge people from India.  We have unique opportunities to lift, support and lead in more creative ways that we ever imagined. 

In our small ways we are volunteering in public services in our community, and support of Sansthas like BK, Vedanta Society, Glides Church in San Francisco.  No bragging, but just a shout out for these organizations among many who are keeping their doors open despite the pandemic.  

Please continue to do what you are doing for the community and country at large.  With kind regards.

Satish and Surekha Chohan