By Anita Tripathi The most intriguing part about being a citizen of the world is that we get to learn how fervently we can enjoy life when we see others relishing theirs, vividly, even with lesser resources than us. And, my trip to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was a revealing experience that highlighted this basic truth. Back in the scorching grasslands of Serengeti, an Indian family along with some natives, provided lodging and accommodation for tourists, who wished to get a feel of a ‘night stay’ in one of the world’s most favourite national parks. Since we were one ...Read more Comments Off on Exploring Tanzania
By Surendra Thankur I received an invite from the sedate Ela Gandhi to the Phoenix Settlement Trust Centre in Inanda Durban. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was slated to attend on 9 July, the location where Gandhi launched his paper the “Indian Opinion”. I proudly related this to my wife, Rookmoney and son Sachin. “What will you tell PM Modi” asked Sachin? I being of the “children must be seen not heard” variety glared at him. “I don’t know” I replied. “But you will be there and chances are that he may greet you and ask what you have done for ...Read more Comments Off on This gene called education
By Dasarath Chetty Trusha Lakhani (B. Comm, CIMA) was a full time Accountant at various corporates. Inspired by the teachings of her Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar she has now become a full time Yoga teacher practicing in Durban where the movement is growing by leaps and bounds. Dasarath Chetty spoke to Trusha about her approach to Yoga. How did you first become interested in Yoga? It started as an interest in a form of exercise which was more gentle and appeared less challenging than most high impact sports. After getting a taste of it and experiencing the increase of ...Read more Comments Off on Practice Yoga for the wellbeing of body and mind
By Sourav Mandal A worldwide food carnival and a movement that allows anyone to set up a restaurant, café or a bar. The first ever Restaurant Day (Ravintola Paiva, in Finnish) was celebrated on May 21st 2011 and the food carnival quickly grew up to be the biggest food event in the world. Within five years, 26 600 pop-up-restaurants have been opened in 75 different countries and food has been served to approximately 3 million people. The idea is simple, really. On a Restaurant Day anyone can set up a small restaurant, anywhere. This means ordinary people get to play ...Read more Comments Off on Celebrating Restaurant Day in Finland
By Vaishali Shah As you may be aware, Kenya is a beautiful country and I am sure the very name evokes images of lion safaris and the Masaimaara. Situated on the east coast of Africa, it is a vibrant place with a unique culture of its own. The Indian population in Kenya is estimated to be over 100,000. The Indian identity can be seen near the temples and gurudwaras. We love to connect with our fellow Indians and make use of every opportunity to do so. Ethnic Indians have come from the interior parts of Gujarat and other states and ...Read more Comments Off on My Kenya Diary: Home Thoughts
Boston, July 31, 2016 Global Indians for Bharat Vikas (GIBV) – a non-profit international organization headquartered in the US had its 2nd annual board meeting and a community outreach program during the weekend of July 30-31 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newton, MA. About a dozen board members from various states of USA attended the meeting along with another dozen from different parts of US and India via webinar. The board assessed current status and mapped out future plans during this meeting. Gaurang Vaishnav, the Executive Vice President explained the role of the NRI volunteers in helping volunteers in India ...Read more Comments Off on GIBV Meets in Boston for Bharat Vikas – All-round organic growth and development of villages and slums in India.
Boston, June 29, 2016 A one-day Symposium on Integrative Medicine and Role of Yoga and Ayurveda was convened by multiple organizations spearheaded by the Indo-American Health Initiatives at the Gordon Hall of Harvard School of Medicine, Boston. Experts in the field of research, and integrative practice of Yoga and Ayurveda came together to deliberate on the current status, challenges and future growth of Integrative medicine. Today the entire health and wellness industry faces challenges of access, rising cost, standardization and quality control. The purpose of this symposium was to address the solutions to these key issues by bringing in the ...Read more Comments Off on Harvard Medical Symposium on Integrative Medicine and Role of Yoga and Ayurveda