Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Embracing the world: Mata Amritanandamayi’s unique quest to unite the world

“She stands here in front of us. God’s love in a human body.” said Dr. Jane Goodall, while presenting Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, known as Amma, with the 2002 Gandhi-King Award for Non-Violence. Sharon Stone – when she welcomed [...]

Professor Raghavendra Gadagkar: The world at his doorstep

“I think the wasps hold a mirror to us and allow us to reflect on our own society” – Professor Gadagkar in an interview with science writer Kaspar Mossman, June 24, 2009 PNAS. BY SUPRIYA D. G. Dr Raghavendra Gadagkar is well known [...]

5 Benefits of 529 Plans

May 29 is National 529 College Savings Plan Day. Will you get the day off from work? Nope, sorry. But, it is a good time for a refresher on why you need to open a 529 Plan right now. If you already have one, good job. You’re already ahead [...]

You hurt my feelings, now make me a millionaire

By Nury Vittachi Emotional distress is when you make a sarcastic comment on Facebook and every single friend thinks that’s what you really think, and when you later point out that you don’t actually advocate eating the unemployed [...]

Eat your spoon and save the world

BY SUPRIYA D.G. Atlanta, GA, February 2, 2017: When Grade 1 students at Henderson Mill Elementary School,Atlanta, a STEM certified school, contacted the creator of edible cutlery for a project, they were bridging the gap between education and [...]

An Atlanta wildlife photographer’s memorable Kenyan adventure

BY MAHADEV DESAI Photos by G.V. Rao* Atlanta’s G.V. Rao, a passionate photographer, especially of nature and wildlife, loves visiting Africa. He enjoyed his previous trips to Kenya and Tanzania in 2011 and to Botswana in 2015 so much that [...]

In rich New York, Mother Teresa’s sisters serve its poorest

Sister Regipaul, a native of Thrissur in Kerala, heads Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity convent in New York’s South Bronx, the poorest area of the United States with a segregated population of African Americans and Latinos. [...]

Senior Essays: Growing up Indian in America

Atlanta, GA, July 14: Last month, we asked Indian-American teens to submit an essay on the topic, ‘Growing up Indian in America’. We had a great response from our young talents. “It was good to see the perspectives of these youngsters,” [...]

Winning Essays: Growing Up Indian In America

Atlanta, GA, July 14: Last month, we asked Indian-American teens to submit an essay on the topic, ‘Growing up Indian in America’. We had a total of 15 submissions; seven in the senior age group (16-18 years) and eight in the junior group [...]

Pramila Jayapal: One woman’s journey to rewrite history

BY SUPRIYA D G Washington State Senator Pramila Jayapal at a glance 2014 Incumbent from 37th Legislature *Running for US Congress from Washington’s 7th District *Endorsed by Bernie Sanders  *Founder & Director of One America, a pro-immigration [...]