Written by K Sudhakar Murthy Monday, 20 August 2012 22:13
First of all Best Wishes from the whole NGI Family to all our readers for the Holy Month of Ramadan!
NGI welcomes on board a stalwart in journalism - Bikram Vohra... a household name in this part of the world when anyone talks of news, media, columns & opinions. Bikram was the Editor of Indian Express, India's largest selling newspaper at a young age of 27 years, and needs no further introduction. He is joining to guide us as a Consulting Editor at NGI – Knowledge Exchange Magazine. Bikram brings with him a vast experience of more than 40 years in journalism, starting from the days of working with Khushwant Singh - he has been the editor of 12 newspapers, has written more than 22,000 articles in over a 100 newspapers & magazines around the world! We salute him and welcome him to this young team of enthusiastic people who are on a mission to integrate Global Indians in the complex global world by bridging the gaps.
'Real dangers at Indian airports' is an interesting article coming out of Bikram Vohra's gallery of articulate but humorous writings for the readers to enjoy! I was not surprised at all to see the first on aviation as it has been his subject of passion and love for long. Read it and enjoy your own experience through his humor.
In this edition we have quoted some of the eminent Indians who are residing in UAE when they attended the GIBM presentation lunch at the World Trade club.
Well known Chinese author Lao Tzu said, "To practice virtue is to selflessly offer assistance to others, giving without limitations one's time, abilities and possessions in service whenever and wherever needed, without prejudice concerning the identity of those in need." Sudha Gorthi found this adage apt for Padma Sri Dr. Sai Baba Goud during their candid conversation as she finds out about his unconditional love for visually impaired people. Trilegal, a Mumbai based law firm has became an integral part of NGI family with its regular newsletter.
Trilegal is committed to supporting deserving students who are denied access to quality legal education due to financial or physical constraints by supporting the work done by Dr. Shamnad Basheer and others associated with the IDEA Foundation. All credit to them for doing such a fantastic job. Sridhar Gorthi has hired Amar Jain, a visually impaired law graduate, in Trilegal.
Yes! It is happening; we are delighted to say that NGI added another feather to its cap by launching the South African edition recently. High Commissioner of India to South Africa, HE Virendra Gupta and Consul General of India to Cape Town, Dr Swati Kulkarni launched the first NGI issue in South Africa on July 4th in presence of SA NGI Publisher, Dr Dasarath Chetty, Garuda Finance MD, Rajen Pillai and NGI Managing Editor, Prof Ujjwal K Chowdhury with huge interest from the People of Indian Origin in South Africa.
Ronita Mohan digs out the details of IBPC's primary task of creating business and economic links between UAE and India, its Golf team and more... lots to read on IBPC Golf Team winning the Ambassador's Cup etc!
In our ME Moments... Ronita Mohan and Monita Mohan bring our readers a roundup of some of the best happenings in the Middle East. Like - 3rd Summit Silence on 25th May, 2012 in Dubai. Summit Silence was created to teach sign language to as many people as possible. The first two events were also huge successes. Bollywood actor Salman Khan brought his charity clothing line 'Being Human' to the UAE in June, 2012. All profits generated through the sale of Being Human clothes are used to aid healthcare and education in India, two causes close to Khan's heart.
Last pages bring to you the story of Indian Cinema completing 100 years and a beautiful photogallery which is guaranteed to make you nostalgic and leave you wide-eyed with wonder. This is a special issue for me. It has a feel of lots of good things to come. It's brimming with new hope...