What a fascinating read!
Prof. Warwick Wilson
What a fascinating read! As a professional colleague and friend from the Antipodes, I thought I knew John well. This book elaborates an amazing life well beyond that which I knew.
The title is indeed apt. A range of career involvements emerging from a background context of national Hindu mythology and family oriented Christianity, portrays the many avatars.
John’s very full life is one of exemplary compassion, humility and family-centredness. It is a story of ... Read More
US Senate confirms Indo-American for US District Court
Washington: Indo-American legal luminary Vince Girdhari Chhabria has been confirmed by the United States' Senate as a federal judge of the US District Court for the Northern District of California.
The Senate yesterday voted 58 to 41 to confirm Chhabria to the federal bench, where he will serve as the first South Asian district judge in California, and one of only a few South Asian federal judges across the US.
Chhabria, who is currently travelling to India, ... Read More
Liberals will Oppose the Conservative Attack on Citizenship
OTTAWA – John McCallum, Liberal Critic for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism spoke in opposition to the Government’s new Citizenship changes in the House of Commons last week.
“When we come to the current government, all of a sudden, the scales shift. Instead of welcoming people to this country, we spend all of our time talking about the small number of people who are not obeying the rules,” said Mr. McCallum in the House.
The Conservative amendments to ... Read More
Cisco announces innovation investment in Toronto
Cisco Canada President Nitin Kawale, Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, the Hon. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Employment, and Oxford Properties Executive Vice President Michael Kitt, announced details of Cisco’s decision to make an innovation investment in Toronto on Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Canada celebrates decision allowing turbans in soccer, likely ending Quebec row
When the central international soccer association announced this week that players, including Canadian youths, could wear religious headgear while playing the game, it all but assured Quebec would not wage its annual war on the subject. Canada’s official support for that measure on Monday simply helps to underline that.
On Saturday, the International Football Association Board approved a modification to its equipment policy to clarify that male and female soccer players can wear head covers during ... Read More
Bringing Entertainers to Canada
Canada welcomes thousands of entertainers through its borders. Even if just for one day, all temporary foreign workers must receive a Canadian work permit or formal permission to work without a work permit.
Entertainers coming to Canada should know a few important factors:
1. Obtaining Work Authorization in Canada
Individuals can work in Canada without a work permit when Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) determines that their work does not amount to entry into the Canadian labour ... Read More
Health Insurance is a must for Int'l students in Canada
For international students health insurance is a must.
Health insurance varies with the provinces. Students should be aware of their health coverage options before entering Canada, so that they can ensure they will have sufficient insurance during their stay as students.
The decision to provide health services to temporary workers and international students, is at the discretion of each province.They include
Medically-necessary hospital services and physician services. Some jurisdictions may also provide full or partial coverage ... Read More
Dos Palos in California becomes 10th US city to declare Oct 25 as “Rajan Zed Day”
City of Dos Palos in California has become the tenth city in USA to declare October 25 as “Rajan Zed Day” after distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism.
Cities of Hartford (Connecticut), Taylorsville (Utah), Madera (California), Sparks (Nevada), Chowchilla (California), Sanger (California), Exeter (California), Tulare (California) and Santee (California) have already declared October 25 as “Rajan Zed Day”. City of Reno (Nevada) has also proclaimed a day in Zed’s ... Read More
Indo-American physicians to address issues
Washington: An influential body of Indo-American physicians is holding its annual legislative day on Capitol Hill March 26-27 to bring issues facing the community before US lawmakers.
Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic organisation of physicians, representing over 100,000 physicians of Indian origin, wants to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and around the nation, it said.
AAPI's Annual Legislative Day conference will discuss medicare sustainable growth rate, immigration reform, combating ... Read More
Mathura gets world's tallest Krishna temple
Vrindavan: The foundation stone of a 212-meter (700-foot) high Krishna temple, reputedly the world's tallest, will be laid here March 16.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will dedicate the temple coinciding with Holi festival.
Called Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, the temple complex will be spread over 5.5 acres along the Chatikara road which connects Vrindavan with the Delhi-Agra national highway.
Vrindavan is also connected with the Yamuna Expressway. The temple structure, with 79 storeys, will be three times ... Read More
Hindus laud Football Board on allowing head covers
Hindus have welcomed the decision of International Football Association Board (IFAB) for allowing the players to wear head covers.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that “it was a step in the right direction”, although it was long overdue.
This modification was approved at the 128th Annual General Meeting of IFAB (formed 1886), chaired by Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Joseph S. Blatter, and held at Zurich (Switzerland) ... Read More
App to help relieve while on the road!
New York: Here comes an App that aims to flush public urination!
To help the estimated one million people who attend Mardis Gras parades in New Orleans each year in March, entrepreneurs Max Gaudin and Travis Laurendine have created 'Airpnp'.
Residents and businesses along parade routes can rent out their bathrooms or portable toilets for a small fee of $2 to $5 per visit.
“All of those people are filling up with beer and that needs to go ... Read More
Semester Program for American College students launched in Kerala University
- “It will help the children of Indian Diaspora to seek their roots and feel India while earning academic credits”
-Alex Vilanilam Koshy
The New Jersey-based Organisation called IISAC (International Institute for Scientific and Academic Collaboration) has launched ‘a Semester in Kerala program’ for the American University students in the University of Kerala, Thiruvanathapuram. Dr. Sunny Luke, Director, IISAC and Dr. Achuthsankar Nair of Kerala University are coordinating the program in Kerala. The first batch of ... Read More
Indo-American scientist creates world’s first 3D fingerprint
Washington: A team of Michigan State University computer scientists led by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur alumi Anil Jain have built the first three-dimensional model of a human fingerprint.
This development will not only help today's fingerprint-matching technology do its job better, but could eventually lead to improvements in security, according to information posted on MSU website.
What Jain, a University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering, and his team did was develop a method ... Read More
Graphic India to release apps
(Sharad Devarajan, the CEO and Co Founder of Graphic India, the Indian subsidiary of Liquid Comics spoke at the recent TedX event. The link is:
Sharad is of Indian origin and is known as the golden boy of the graphic novel vertical. He is credited with creating the only bona fide trans-creation of the Spiderman franchise, known as Spider-Man: India; where Peter Paker is known as Pavitr Prabakar.
He started his career as ... Read More
Food writing contest accepting entries [US]
Journalists who have written food criticism in the last year are encouraged to apply for this recognition.
The Association of Food Journalists recognizes some of the finest work by food journalists each year. There are 13 categories of competition, three of which are only open to newspapers; the other 10 categories welcome entries from other publishing platforms.
National Press Foundation offers fellowships [US]
U.S.-based journalists can apply for a spot in this program ... Read More
Journalism scholarship deadlines approaching
The Journalism Association of Community Colleges and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association – Los Angeles are making thousands of dollars available to journalism students through a variety of scholarships.
The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association – Los Angeles (NLGJA-LA) will issue up to $1,000 in scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in colleges or universities in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura or San Diego counties. Scholarship applications should be submitted ... Read More
Philadelphia Museum has Hindu Mandapa
Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania (USA) has a granite pillared Hindu temple hall (mandapa), dating back to 1550.
At the second floor of the Museum; the pillars, slabs and brackets of this temple hall come from Madurai (India) and depict deities/characters/scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata; including Krishna, Hanuman, Garuda, etc.
Philadelphia Museum’s collections include many Hindu objects; including Vishnu, Shiva as Nataraja, Rama, Durga, Dancing Ganesha, Karttikeya, Kali, Face of Bhairava, Indra, Kamadhenu, Nandi, Surya, ... Read More
Indian-origin Boy Died From Internal Bleeding: Death Certificate
By IANS - LONDON
An Indian-origin boy, whose body was found two days after he mysteriously went missing from his home in Scotland's capital Edinburgh, died from internal bleeding and inflammation, according to his death certificate.
Three-year-old Mikaeel Kular went missing from his home in Edinburgh January 15 and his body was found in Fife, 30 miles from Edinburgh, two days later.
The certificate issued by an authority of Scotland stated the cause of death as "peritonitis and ... Read More
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