Shiv Mandir: July events

Jul 2 Thursday- 6:30- 8 pm - Satyanarayan Katha- (Purnima)

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7/3 5:30p Shree Ganesh Puja
7/12 5pm Pradosh, Shiv Puja

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School Matters

School Matters

THE PROS AND CONS OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Indian-Americans are known for their emphasis on education (they have the highest percentage of graduate or professional degree holders among all ethnic groups). Unsurprisingly, in the metro area, you’ll find large numbers of them in well-performing school districts. But that doesn’t mean Indian-Americans, an affluent group, ignore private schools. Private schools are often associated, fairly or unfairly, with elitism, insularity, and privilege. Not to forget, they can be expensive. So who chooses them—and why? Can they provide the right environment to children of diverse backgrounds, allowing them to thrive? Families must consider what kind of environment they want their kids raised in. Are you interested in diversity, faith, class size, arts, testing, or athletics? Is a student-centered, inquiry-based, noisy school a good fit? Nothing takes the place of a personal visit. To seek answers, Khabar spoke with educators, administrators, parents, and students to provide an in-depth look. Read more »

Education: Do Ivy League colleges have a double standard stacked against Asian students?

There’s mounting anger in the U.S. among Asian communities. A complaint urges the government to ask Harvard to stop using stereotypes, racial biases, and gender in its admission process. Read more »

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Musings: Maggi-gate!

JUST 2 MINUTES: A mirthful homage to Maggi, India’s favorite processed snack food for three decades. Now hit by a nationwide ban, it is India’s first major food product recall. Read more »

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“Aap Hindustani Hain”: My 18-Year Journey from arrival to acceptance in India

“AAP HINDUSTANI HAIN”: Elma Vaidya’s 18-year journey from arrival in India as a young American bride to acceptance—in an era when interracial marriages were gasp-inducing events. Read more »

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Demystifying Yoga

Yoga can transform our lives—the mental, physical, and psychical transformations are profound—but yoga is not a religious activity. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Life is what you make of it / What was India’s Daughter really about? / Articles provoke thought: incl. "Culinary Crusaders" / Busts of Gandhi and Kasturba installed with community involvement. Read more »

When a Minor is a Beneficiary

If you fail to appoint a trustee or a property guardian for a minor through your will or living trust, then you leave it open to the courts to decide who that trustee or guardian may be. Read more »

The Truth About Partnerships

The partnership agreement is one of your most important documents. Don’t look at it as an expense, but as an investment, to avoid lengthy—and often expensive—negotiations or litigation. Read more »

Make a Dash for the DASH Diet

The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)—fruits & vegetables, whole grains, poultry & fish, low fat diary & low sodium—is ranked as a top diet by U.S. News and World Report. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

DOL investigating TCS and Infosys / Delays in US Visa Stamps and Passport Processing / Class Action Lawsuit Filed over EAD Delays / VISA PREFERENCE NUMBERS FOR July 2015 Read more »

Katrina makes stunning debut at Cannes

Katrina Kaif made her debut appearance at the Cannes Film Festival sporting red hair for her new film. She wore a strapless black lace gown on the red carpet and the next day, a red lace Ellie Saab. Read more »

Good Sports: THE BENEFITS OF THE SPELLING BEE

Pratyush Buddiga is the 2002 spelling champion whose spelling success led him to success in professional poker. He has now earned millions of dollars in prize money. Read more »

Bhaumi Shah receives film & video production award

Bhaumi Shah, a student at North Gwinnett Middle School, won first place at the state level in film & video production for 6th grade in the Georgia PTA Reflections contest, for her music video. Read more »

A QUIZ FOR JULY

A QUIZ FOR JULY / MATAJI—A YOGA PIONEER / ANIMATED BIG B, COMING SOON / B FOR BATON, C FOR CONDUCTOR / HOW THE U.S. VIEWS OTHER NATIONS Read more »

Swami Vivekananda reaches Chicago

In July 1893 Swami Vivekananda arrived in Chicago before speaking at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in September, where he received a 2-minute standing ovation from the crowd of 7,000. Read more »

Is existence perfect?

The world is not perfect, but there is something we can do about it. Settle for nothing less than the infinite. Why don’t we give it a conscious expression? That is what yoga is about. Read more »

 

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