Hindu Temple of Atlanta: November events

11/1 -Srinivasa Kalyanam - 3 pm & Karya Siddhi Hanuman Puja - 5 pm
11/2 - Daylight Savings end- Temple closes at 8 pm daily, Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam 11 am

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The Do-Gooders’ Billion Dollar Club

The Do-Gooders’ Billion Dollar Club

CELEBRITIES AND GLAMOUR—IN THE SERVICE OF PHILANTHROPY. Who says charitable causes have to be Spartan and boring? Fabulous locations; iconic keynote speakers; high-profile guests; fancy silent auctions; and cuisine from celebrated chefs—that’s life in the gala fundraiser circuit in the U.S.—where you can actually feel good about social climbing and celebrity chasing. These are just some of the hallmarks of the charitable galas many charities are increasingly adopting, capitalizing on the affluence of the Indian-American community as a means to give back to society, especially to underprivileged communities in India and the USA. You could call these initiatives the Do-Gooders’ Billion Dollar Club. Here’s an up-close look at how the rich and famous are banding together for the benefit of the poor and afflicted, and a look at American India Foundation (AIF), Pratham, Akshaya Patra Foundation, Share and Care, Children’s Hope India, and more. Read more »

Sex is Not an Apple, but a Rose with Many Petals

A rejoinder to “Sex and the Nation” (August 2014) on the book The Kama Sutra Diaries questions the merit of focusing narrowly on a multifaceted issue, and sheds further light on the topic. Read more »

Celebrations: Diwali Drawings 2014

Results of Khabar’s festival drawing competition: scenes of the festive season submitted by children. Read more »

Americana: Bad Sports

Aggressive competition is ruining good old playtime. Might it be healthier if we wrest the game away from ESPN and big business, and return it to the kids and local playgrounds? Read more »

Racism and South Asians

HOW DOES RACISM AFFECT SOUTH ASIANS? An editorial perspective on the actions and attitudes that can help us navigate an America which appears far from post-racial. Read more »

An Ounce of Prevention is worth $750 Billion of Cure

A health care practitioner comments on Khabar's Dr. Jauhar interview: We must all take responsibility for why the US healthcare system is not about health, but about interventions. Read more »

Medicare Enrollment Options for 2014-15

Key Medicare enrollment periods are approaching. This fall and winter, there are three periods in which Medicare beneficiaries can either enroll or disenroll in forms of coverage. Read more »

New Service for Old Customers

Most companies make an effort to get new customers, but many forget that 80% of their business probably comes from 20% of their customers. Building client loyalty should be a major focus. Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Month

Despite the government and nonprofits providing free screenings, almost half the eligible people don't take advantage of these great opportunities. Here are good tips to avoid breast cancer. Read more »

English-language requirement, Executive action, and EB2

When can those who are elderly and cannot speak English well take the naturalization test without the English requirement? / Assuring passage of executive action in 2014 / EB2: High demand. Read more »


Priyanka Chopra rises to the challenge of portraying the boxing legend, her face a lethal combination of rage and vulnerability. Watch it as a good story of a woman’s grit and passion. Read more »


How much do you know about current events in India and the U.S.? Try this short quiz! Read more »

Five “Southern Region Hot List” Attorneys: Mili Shah

Mili Shah is on the Lawyers of Color Hot List for her accomplishments in commercial lending. She has her own business, is active in AAHOA and NetIP Atlanta, and judges dance competitions. Read more »

Tidbit from 2014: foreign students pursuing STEM

India accounts for four of the top 10 source cities among foreign students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in the U.S. More interesting education facts here. Read more »

Uniforms: Anti-choice or  Unifying?

My cousin-sister in India actually wears standardized clothing in college. This really blows my mind! College uniforms? Do you agree that uniforms are anti-choice, and thus a bad idea? Read more »

De-linking Religion and Politics

May all of us have the necessary sense and wisdom to prevent this beautiful, vibrant, and all accepting culture of ours from mayhem caused by religious bigotry and conflict. Read more »






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