AROUND TOWN NEWS

  • 74th Independence Day observed at CGI, Atlanta in a muted manner

    74th Independence Day observed at CGI, Atlanta in a muted manner October 2020 - Unlike previous years, there was no public celebration to observe 74th Independence Day on August 15, 2020 at Consulate General of India (CGI), Atlanta. Due to the pandemic, only the Consulate members were present. Dr. Swati Kulkarni, Consular General of India in Atlanta, hoisted the Indian flag and wished all Indians everywhere a Happy Independence Day.

  • Townhall hosted by They See Blue Georgia and South Asians for Biden Georgia

    Townhall hosted by They See Blue Georgia and South Asians for Biden Georgia October 2020 - They See Blue Georgia and South Asians for Biden Georgia hosted a virtual townhall on September 10, 2020 for the community to voice their concerns and questions to three senior policy advisors to Vice President Biden. The advisors to attend the townhall were Dr. Anand Parekh, a member of the Biden Covid taskforce; Seema Sadanandan, a civil right advisor; and Georgia native Indi Dutta-Gupta, co-chair of Biden’s economic policy task force.

  • Dr. Jag Sheth keynotes at UIBS webinar, “India at 73”

    Dr. Jag Sheth keynotes at UIBS webinar, “India at 73” October 2020 - USA India Business Summit (UIBS) and Georgia Tech CIBER (GT CIBER) have been working together for over a decade to present remarkably interesting events and seminars in Georgia. On August 12, 2020, these two organizers presented a webinar titled, “India at 73: Its role in the emerging new World Order.” The webinar offered attendees a first-hand perspective about India, which was going to celebrate its 73rd Independence Day on August 15, 2020, and its role in the new emerging world order.

  • BanyanWay’s Virtual Summer Social helps forge relationships while social distancing

    BanyanWay’s Virtual Summer Social helps forge relationships while social distancing September 2020 - The folks at BanyanWay, who believe social distancing does not have to mean social disconnecting, presented their first Virtual Summer Social for Indian Singles on Saturday, August 1, with the goal of helping Indian singles aged 23-45, meet, mingle, and find a potential partner.

  • Webinars by GIACC to help businesses navigate the “new normal”

    Webinars by GIACC to help businesses navigate the “new normal” September 2020 - Georgia Indo American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC) has been organizing Covid-19 Series Webinars to help businesses address key emerging issues during the pandemic. The virtual seminars address a wide range of topics from the business impact of Covid-19, to medical updates and workplace integration.

  • Raksha and Antonini & Cohen discuss the impact of recent executive order on student immigration

    Raksha and Antonini & Cohen discuss the impact of recent executive order on student immigration September 2020 - On July 17, 2020, Raksha, Inc. and Antonini & Cohen Immigration Law Group co-hosted a virtual town hall webinar to discuss the impact of recent executive orders on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy on international students on F-1, M-1 visas. The webinar also discussed travel and family-based consular processing for non-immigrant work visas.

  • Padma Bhushan Dr. Jag Sheth remembers Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

    Padma Bhushan Dr. Jag Sheth remembers Civil Rights Icon John Lewis August 2020 - Padma Bhushan Dr. Jag Sheth remembers Civil Rights Icon John Lewis. He writes, "While we will miss him in person, his legacy will eternally carry forward by continuing to inspire the next generation to be on the right side of history."

  • Greater Atlanta Telangana Society (GATeS) 15 Years Anniversary and Telangana Formation Day Celebrations go virtual

    Greater Atlanta Telangana Society (GATeS) 15 Years Anniversary and Telangana Formation Day Celebrations go virtual August 2020 - Greater Atlanta Telangana Society (GATeS) 15 Years Anniversary and Telangana Formation Day Celebrations took place at Bytegraph studio, Norcross in the morning on June 27.

  • Raksha, Inc. organizes a two-month long poetry series featuring ten South Asian languages

    Raksha, Inc. organizes a two-month long poetry series featuring ten South Asian languages August 2020 - An online poetry series was organized by Raksha, Inc., the Georgia-based nonprofit organization working for South Asian survivors of violence. This “Poetry & Chai Series steeped in South Asian roots and flavors, infused with the values of hope and resilience” created a platform for local poets to showcase their poetry.

  • Alvida Consul Shailesh Lakhtakia

    Alvida Consul Shailesh Lakhtakia August 2020 - Shailesh Lakhtakia, Consul (Political and Consular) at the southeastern US, Indian Mission in Atlanta, is retiring on July 31st, 2020, from a long and rewarding diplomatic career with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

 

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