Vedanta Center of Atlanta: May events

“Thou Shining, Everything Shines”
w/ Br. Shankara

Sadhu Vaswani Center: monthly schedule

Satsang=bhajans, then meditation
Dates: every Sunday, 5 pm

Children's classes (Gurukul)
Dates: Second and Fourth Sundays, 12:30 pm

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Life between Pizzas and Pakoras

Life between Pizzas and Pakoras

Are Indian-American kids still ABCD? There can be confusion but also coexisting and triumphing. Essays by teens shed light. Abinav Routhu: an Indian in America and an American in India. “To be born bicultural is to be a beast of two nations. But we take pride, for we are like no other.” Amy Jasani: “My gender-equality side clashes with the traditional Indian female stereotype.” Aditya Santoki: He used to proudly give his school friends a taste of his Indian lunches. Suma Gangasani: “The goal is to wake up every day feeling excited and happy about going to work.” Vaishu Merugu: “There is no ‘stereotypical’ American, and no ‘stereotypical’ lifestyle that we are all bound to follow.” Jeffrey Jacob, “Bollywood Guy,” grew up loving the movie Josh. Ram Akella: "Who knew that an old cylinder [mrindangam] could please so many people? It was the sharing of an old culture blending with the new that catalyzed the joyful reaction of the audience." Read more »

Arts: Three Indian-American Poets

The poetry of these three Indian-American poets, Purvi Shah, Usha Akella, and Jay Deshpande, is nuanced and informed by their transcultural moorings, offering a rainbow of insights into life. Read more »

In India: Unholy Cow

UNHOLY COW: A POLITICAL ANIMAL. The Hindu veneration of cows is abused by these “cowboys” who are making it a tool to flex majoritarian political muscle, more than saving the life of the cow. Read more »

My Turn: Remembering His Mother…

"I don’t remember my mother’s face clearly. I wish I had a photograph of her." An ode to a mother through poignant recollections from the author’s bygone days. Read more »

“What Part of ‘Illegal’ Don’t You Understand?”

We employed illegal immigrants for years, in construction, farming, hospitality, etc. We didn't stop the influx before these 'illegals' became entrenched into their American lives. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Winds of Disruption or Dysfunction? (re “The People and the Presidency,” March editorial) / The Trump and Modi Show (re Prof. Tinaz Pavri’s March cover story): Indo-American relations. Read more »

Financial Steps to Take before a Divorce Wise

Wise moves to make before things are finalized. It will be better to assess the state of your financial life before the split happens rather than after. Here's what to look for. Read more »


Transformation is inevitable if an organization’s health is in jeopardy—and that is where an
organizational development (OD) process is important. Here are three steps that lead to progress. Read more »

Keep It Complex

Simple carbohydrates can contribute to weight gain, whereas complex carbs aid in weight loss. Here are four good complex carbs: quinoa, farro, blue corn flour, and purple sweet potato. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

H-1B Cap Reached for Fiscal Year 2018 / USCIS Memo Unnerves IT Companies: memo makes it harder for companies to bring foreign technology workers to the U.S. using the H-1B visa process. Read more »

Akshay Kumar wins National Award

Akshay Kumar (soon to be seen in Padman) won his first National Award, for his role in Rustom, based on the 1959 Nanavati case. Sonam Kapoor also got a mention for her role in Neerja. Read more »


Quotes from a doctor--nearly deported, a Muslim running for office, a student running for New York City Council seat, comedian Mindy Kaling, Top Chef host/author Padma Lakshmi, and Indrani Das, 17. Read more »

Roy Ganga appointed Region Advisor by Toastmasters

Roy Ganga of Milton, GA, will serve as Region Advisor to Toastmasters International for 2017-2018, providing coaching and guidance and a link between the Districts and Headquarters. Read more »

Quiz, Making Ladakh Stupendous, Peppers, Famous for Being Popular, Dollywood

Quiz, Making Ladakh Stupendous, Peppers: A Guiltless Pleasure, Famous for Being Popular, Welcome to Dollywood Read more »

How Yoga Intrigued America in the 1920s

In the early 1900s, with few South Asians in the USA, America had fantastic ideas about yoga’s power and the itinerant men from India who taught it. Yoga even played a part in an impeachment! Read more »

Enlightenment Is Self-Annihilation

For most people, it takes a time and maturity to understand that whatever you make out of yourself, it will never be enough. Only when who you are is no more, everything becomes wonderful. Read more »






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