RIVERSIDE,CA- The Center for Social Innovation, a research center that aims to highlight the potential of Inland California as a focal point for innovation and intends to spark investment in the area was launched on Feb 9. The research center will aim to dispel the image of Inland California as an area of poverty and need. The center is funded by the San Francisco-based James Irvine Foundation, the Weingart Foundation of Los Angeles and...
BY MANSI MOTWANI
LOS ANGELES, CA - Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) on Feb 23 welcomed Reshma Shamasunder as their new Vice President of Program Strategy. With her experience in working for the rights of immigrants both regionally and nationally spanning nearly two decades, Shamasunder...
BY DEVIKA C.MEHTA
LOS ANGELES, CA - Over the past years, under the strong influence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump, the Indo-US relationship have grown leaps and bounds, and with people like Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), chances of a predominant leadership...
BY DEVIKA C. MEHTA
LOS ANGELES, CA - When due to an emergency, Parul returned from the US after a stint of two years, she wasn’t sure about the difficulties that lay ahead of her in India. Soon, her troubles began when she tried getting her daughter admitted to first grade in an Indian school- reason being the difference in curriculum and...
BY A STAFF REPORTER
REDONDO BEACH, CA – Association for India’s Development LA-OC Chapter hosted ` Holi On The Beach’ on March 3 and 4 here, drawing thousands of revelers. Entering its second decade, the blockbuster fundraising event enabled more than 4500 ticket buyers to celebrate this festival of colors and coming of spring.
BY DEIVKA C. MEHTA
LOS ANGELES, CA - For some life is a gift, for others it is a burden. According to statistics, nearly 3.5 million people in the US deal with the problem of acute post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), one form of a diverse set of mental illnesses. One Indian-American group, which understands the root cause of mental health stigma,
BY AMELIA MATTHEWS
ARTESIA, CA – `Little India’ on Pioneer Blvd here has been recently hit by a number of gold- chain snatching robberies. The typical crime scene is the suspect on foot, ripping off the jewelry from the necks of vulnerable Indian-American women walking alone, before running off. Incidents of such strong arm robberies,
By NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN
CERRITOS, CA – Navtej Sarna, India’s envoy to Washington, made his first visit since assuming office in 2016, to SoCal. In the end, what could have been a more meaningful interaction turned out to be a rushed one. Invited community members had made the trek to the Sheraton Hotel here, battling traffic on a working day...
LOS ANGELES,CA- Media and entertainment mega-giant ZEE Entertainment will on Feb 24 debut “America’s Smartest Family” - a brand new television game show where 16 families will compete for a $10,000 cash prize. Airing exclusively on ZEE TV, the highly-anticipated series is the first-ever English-language quiz show of its kind, placing some of the globe’s brightest South Asian families on stage for a chance at the title of “America’s...
LOS ANGELES, CA -About 5,000 people applied for the new ID on Jan 29, the California Department of Motor Vehicles said in a release. Amazing, considering this about the new license: You must appear in person the first time you apply. For travelers, the real need begins Oct. 1, 2020, when you must have a federally compliant license or other form of identification, such as a passport, to board an airplane.