Wednesday 23 January, 2019

The story of unlikely hikers atop Mount Kilimanjaro

BY SHAILESH SARDA With inputs from his team members This is the story of how one good thing led to the achievement of seemingly impossible goals. This is a story to remind everyone in the community that it’s never too late to set a huge [...]

All in the family: Behind the Patel Brothers success story

BY VEENA RAO Photos courtesy Rita Patel When 23-year-old Mafatbhai Patel left his small village of Bandu in Gujarat’s Mehsana district for the US in 1968, little could he have foreseen his future as co-founder and head of the sprawling multi-million [...]

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,” [...]