AROUND TOWN NEWS

  • Georgia Governor issues a proclamation recognizing Ugadi as Telugu Language and Heritage Day

    Georgia Governor issues a proclamation recognizing Ugadi as Telugu Language and Heritage Day May 2021 - On April 12, Georgia governor Brian Kemp issued a proclamation recognizing Ugadi as Telugu Language and Heritage Day in Georgia.

  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Women organize interfaith event on Racial Equality and Justice

    Ahmadiyya Muslim Women organize interfaith event on Racial Equality and Justice May 2021 - Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Auxiliary (AMWA), Georgia/ South Carolina chapter, held a virtual interfaith event to discuss ‘Racial Equality and Justice’.

  • Raksha organizes Author Spotlight Series

    Raksha organizes Author Spotlight Series May 2021 - In March 2021, Raksha hosted Author Spotlight Series in honor of Women’s History Month. This weekly series of virtual conversations with South Asian women writers was live on Raksha’s Facebook and YouTube channel. The four authors featured in the series were Nandita Godbole, Tina Shah, Anju Gattani and Anjali Enjeti.

  • IACA kicks off its Golden Jubilee Celebrations on India’s Republic Day

    IACA kicks off its Golden Jubilee Celebrations on India’s Republic Day April 2021 - India American Cultural Association (IACA) kicked off its golden jubilee celebrations virtually on January 26, 2021. The golden jubilee inaugural event, which was conducted virtually, was about one hundred minutes long and was divided in many segments: flag hoisting and national anthem, VIP messages, mosaic of past events, photo montage of programs as well as past IACA presidents and chairmen from 1970s-2020, video interviews of past presidents and IACA officials hosted by Ani Agnihotri and Vishawanath Ganti, and a cultural segment comprising of songs and dances by local talents.

  • Hello! Event organized by BanyanWay for singles

    Hello! Event organized by BanyanWay for singles April 2021 - BanyanWay event for singles’ in the Valentine month was based on the theme of ‘Love Languages.’ Based out of Atlanta, BanyanWay is a matchmaking platform for Indians living in the U.S. Held on February 20 with almost fifty attendees from all over the country, it turned out to be one of the matchmaking platform’s most successful singles’ events. BanyanWay’s brand ambassador Archith Seshadri and other BanyanWay hosts engaged the participants in various icebreaker and breakout room activities.

  • Raksha organizes discussions on Black Allyship and Teen Dating Violence

    Raksha organizes discussions on Black Allyship and Teen Dating Violence April 2021 - On February 19, Raksha hosted a youth speaker panel to create an engaging and thought-provoking conversation around dating violence and healthy relationships in the South Asian community in honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness month (TDVAM). The event, co-hosted by National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Atlanta and ATL Q+A, was livestreamed on Raksha’s social media platforms.

  • GIACC hosts a discussion on the Second Round of Payment Protection Plan

    GIACC hosts a discussion on the Second Round of Payment Protection Plan March 2021 - On February 3, 2021, Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC) flagged off its 2021 calendar of events with a webinar very relevant to small and medium-sized businesses as well as professionals, during these pandemic times. GIACC along with Quantum National Bank conducted an informative webinar on the Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

  • Dhoop Chaoon comes up with a web series Bollywood Bnaam Dhoop Chaoon

    Dhoop Chaoon comes up with a web series Bollywood Bnaam Dhoop Chaoon March 2021 - Dhoop Chaoon, a leading Hindi theatre group active in Atlanta for the last 14 years, has come up with its latest presentation in the form of a three-episode web series Bollywood Bnaam DhoopChaoon. In light of the current pandemic, the director and writer, Sandhya Saxena Bhagat, wanted to present a light-hearted comedy with the intention of providing wholesome entertainment loaded with humor and nostalgia. What better way to connect with the audiences than Bollywood!

  • Dhoop Chaaon brings a digital play, Bade Ghar Ki Beti

    Dhoop Chaaon brings a digital play, Bade Ghar Ki Beti February 2021 - In November 2020, Dhoop Chaaon, a 13-year-old Hindi theatre group in Atlanta, presented Bade Ghar ki Beti, a play over digital media. This play was filmed and presented at an online theatre festival, Prayash 2020, organized by Swati Dey Productions. It is based on a popular story written by the famous Hindi author, Munshi Premchand who was known for touching upon social issues faced by the peasant class.

  • Vibha receives Love Takes Action Award from New York Life Foundation

    Vibha receives Love Takes Action Award from New York Life Foundation February 2021 - Vibha has been awarded a $50,000 Love Takes Action Award from the New York Life Foundation. The grant will support their commitment to every child gaining quality public education in the U.S. and India by enabling scalable solutions to drive excellence in the quality of public education.

 

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