2/1: Deadline for submission of films.
5/3 to 5/9: Festival.
2/1 to 2/7: Nectar of Bhagvatam (7-Day Lecture Series)
Feb 2– Satyanarayana Puja -7:00 pm;
Feb 3– Thapusam; Please check times.
It’s a mantra voiced by DR. SUBRAHMANYAM JAISHANKAR as India’s Ambassador to the U.S. and now India’s new foreign secretary. As one who came into office at the peak of the diplomatic sparring between the two nations over the infamous Devyani Khobragade case, Ambassador Jaishankar faced an uphill battle. Deftly, he has been able to steer the focus to more constructive issues—such as the fertile ground for bilateral trade that has been created thanks to the momentum of the relatively new Narendra Modi government. Some quotes from the ambassador’s wide ranging exclusive interview with Khabar: • “We … recognize that we are perceived as not being an easy place to do business and we need to change that perception. That perception must have some basis.”
• “…no country, least of all a developing country, opens itself up completely to foreign business.”
• “You can’t preach market access abroad and turn protectionist at home.”
He talks about rebalancing inequities, and India’s unprecedented opportunities. Read more »
MEET THE ATLANTA BEAUTY WHO IS NOW MISS INDIA USA: Her striking looks and personality won Pranathy Gangaraju this coveted title; her drive may well make this film major a movie star. Read more »
An Indian-American response to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's statements: “I do not believe in hyphenated Americans.” And, “My dad and mom told my brother and me that we came to America to be Americans—not Indian-Americans.” And, “If we wanted to be Indians, we would have stayed in India.” Read more »
Atlanta’s Dr. Sivananda Nyayapathi won 4th place at the Portrait Society of America’s 2014 Members Only Annual Competition, among over 800 talented art works submitted from around the world. Read more »