Tag Archives: India

Diwali Feted by Luce Foundation, Lions Club for Orphans in India

New York, N.Y.  Delayed Diwali is just as good as celebrating on the proper date. Especially when this Festival of Lights is combined with its counterparts Chanukah and Christmas. It was a beautiful setting: Tusk retail headquarters at 242 West 26th Street in Manhattan. Global Advisors Jan Ivarsson and Lynne Marie Paquette, jewelry designer Nicole Zahour, photographer […]

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The Dalai Lama Talks to Students at IIT Madras in India

Chennai, India. The intense rainstorms that lashed Chennai over the last couple of days had eased up as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove across the city this morning. He had been invited to speak to students of the IIT Madras as part of their Extra-mural Lecture series. The IIT campus was formerly part of […]

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Habitat for Humanity Notes Importance of World Toilet Day

New York, N.Y.  The jokes are too easy, the ramifications too deadly. People are dying all over the world from a lack of proper sanitation and hygiene – and access to basic sanitation services. Every year, 1.4 million children, including 200,000 children in India, die from diseases caused by fecal contamination. Habitat for Humanity (LINK) is a […]

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Untold South Asian Stories at IAAC Literary Festival in New York

New York, N.Y. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), did not sleep much last month – though she seldom does. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), welcomes attendees. Photo: Shashwat Gupta. Perhaps because throughout the year she coordinates the New York Indian Film Festival […]

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Poem: Appalling Silence by Neal Hall, M.D.

New York, N.Y.  Appalling Silence is the featured poem of Dr. Neal Hall’s third book of poetry titled Appalling Silence. The book represents new work composed during his poet/scholar-in-residency in Hyderabad, India  and, selections of poems from his first two books – Nigger For Life and Winter’s A’ Coming Still. Neal Hall, M.D., Poet. Appalling […]

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Living Passionately: 21 People Who Found Purpose – How You Can Too

New York, N.Y.  In our hearts, we all wish for a life filled with meaning and purpose, but how many of us are meeting this goal? Life seems to continually throw obstacles at us, doesn’t it? We become so busy fighting daily battles that we often give up on our life goals, little by little. […]

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At NASDAQ, Wells Fargo Gives Big Check to Operation Smile Founders

New York, N.Y.  I have known — and written about — the good work of our friends at Wells Fargo for years. I caught up with them again last week at NASDAQ on Times Square. I was not surprised to learn that they are continuing to create meaningful partnerships that benefit the South Asian community. […]

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Dr. Kazuko Opens Academic Building at Tibetan Orphanage in India

New York, N.Y.  Last month, Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura Hillyer attended the grand opening of the Academic Building of Manjushree Tibetan Orphanage in Tawang, India that she helped finance. All 254 children, teachers, villagers, monks, officials, and international guests gathered to celebrate. Architectural rendering of the new academic building at Manjushree. Image: Manjushree Orphanage. . A […]

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Jeffrey Sachs: Hillary is the Candidate of the War Machine

U.N.: WikiLeaks Founder Arbitrarily Detained by Sweden, U.K.

Luce Leader Nominee – Essay on Global Citizenship

New Stamps Promoting LGBT Equality Worldwide Unveiled at U.N.

Obama Reaffirms Religious Liberty in First Visit to U.S. Mosque

Architect Gina Pollara Named President of Municipal Art Society