The American economy was essentially an un-manipulated economy when I came to this country in 1958. It was an economy closest to operating on Adam Smith’s free market principle with an average GDP growth rate of 3.5 percent, an average inflation rate of less than 3 percent and an average nominal interest rate of about 5.5 percent. It was the envy of the world with over 80 percent of the population falling into the middle class.
BY SWAMINATHAN VENKATARAMAN
Two years ago, Hindu and Indian-American groups, including the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), began working with the California Department of Education’s (CDE) Instructional Quality Commission to ensure a culturally competent and accurate curriculum framework to guide in the teaching of sixth and seventh grade world history. HAF’s specific recommendations on...
The School of Humanities strives to integrate the values of the university with the vision of its private donors. However, there are times when proposed gifts are not consonant with these values and the school and donors must part ways. Recently, the School of Humanities, in support of a recommendation by its Ad-Hoc Committee on Endowed Chairs, elected to return two gifts from the Dharma Civilization Foundation. The gifts, totaling $3 million, would have established the Thakkar...
BY NAVIN DOSHI
Today the humanity and the world seems to be in a more dangerous state than in all the previous decades of my life, more even than during the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962. There was a report on February 13 that Russia warned Turkey that Russia is prepared to use tactical nuclear weapons to defend Russian military assets in Syria from Turkish attack. NATO currently has amassed...
By Dr. RAJAT ARORA
To gauge the mammoth rise of the Indian population, the most ideal places to visit are Metro stations, airports, malls, railway stations and bus stands. A road-map to expand healthcare access across the nation has become a critical priority for policymakers. As per the Indian census carried out in 2011, the population figure...
India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during his address to UN General Assembly in September 2014, had asked world leaders to adopt an international Yoga day, saying “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being.” On December 11, 2014, the UN general assembly adopted a resolution by consensus, proclaiming June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’.
BY NAVIN DOSHI
The United Nations has declared that June 21 will be International Day of Yoga, adopting a measure proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said yoga lets people “discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.” The 193-member U.N. General Assembly approved by consensus a...
I.J. SINGH & RAJWANT SINGH
First a summary of the issues! Let one thing be clearly understood. History tells us that that no Founding-Guru of Sikhi – not one of the ten – ever sat for a picture or a painting. There exists no record in words, or sketch of what any Guru looked like. Sikhi is absolutely clear — no one knows what any Guru looked like. There is no reliable account left by anyone who was a contemporary of the Gurus.
By NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN
Anything India and Consul General Venkatesan Ashok is ready to push. He wants the University of California system to tie-up with educational institutions back home. Indian culture he wants known more widely to the mainstream. And of course, being in Silicon Valley and an IIT graduate, he is fluent in the essential language of startups and tie-ups.
By NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN
March 8 is International Women’s Day. On this day 20 years ago, the historic Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was signed by 189 governments to set the agenda for realizing women’s rights. This year’s theme declared by the United Nations “Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” envisions a world where every woman has the right to seek education, get an income, get involved in politics and live free from violence and discrimination. Every woman hopes on behalf of,