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Satheesh Gopalan (in the middle, director of the documentary
Innovation documentary by Satheesh Gopalan.
Ottawa, January 26:

Picture : Satheesh Gopalan (in the middle, director of the documentary) with Biju George (left) and Mr. Tsewang Namgyal, Deputy High Commissioner of India (right).

"Are you doing your ideal job?"

Well.. how do you know ? Do you need an alarm clock to wake you up in the morning to go to work? Do you look forward getting out of work to go home? Do you look forward to weekends? If you have answered ... Read More
Stereotype challenged by two women entrepreneurs in Toronto
Women of Kerala have always been strong, be it in sports, church, society or family. Many Kerala families prospered beyond their expectations because of women becoming nurses and working in the Middle East, Europe or the Americas. Their siblings got good education and parents got well-deserved financial help.

But it is very seldom that they have shown initiative in business in a society where 9-5 jobs are preferred to taking risks in business. Mallus are ... Read More

Hindu statesman Zed & Greek Orthodox Metropolitan had dialogue in Nevada
In a remarkable interfaith gesture, His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of Greek Orthodox Christian Metropolis of San Francisco and distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed met in Nevada (USA) today and had dialogue.

Zed and Gerasimos discussed various topics around interfaith dialogue, religious freedom, spirituality, environment, status of religion, participation of youth, prayer, bringing cohesion and unity among communities, etc. Gerasimos invited Zed to visit San Francisco Greek Orthodox Metropolis.

Gerasimos, who visited Nevada for few days this week, ... Read More

Nominations now being accepted for the 2015 Paul Yuzyk Award
for Multiculturalism
Starting this year, candidates may be nominated in one of three categories
January 19, 2015—Ottawa—Canadians are invited to submit nominations for the seventh-annual Paul Yuzyk Award (see image) for Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, announced today.
New this year, candidates may now be nominated in one of three categories: Youth, Organization (Private or Non-profit), or Lifetime Achievement/Outstanding Achievement. One recipient can be chosen in each of the three categories.
Citizenship and Immigration ... Read More
New Zealandís Bay of Plenty to have its 1st Hindu temple soon
Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Tauranga's first Hindu temple, is reportedly set to open in the next few months.

The reports suggest that building consent has been obtained for this two-storey Mandir and the construction is expected to begin in the next few days. Since 2012, religious services have been held in a shed; and before that area Hindus used to visit Hamilton (about 105 kilometers) and Auckland (about 204 kilometers) for worship services.

Meanwhile, distinguished ... Read More

ZIEGLER, Dr. Edgar Jehuda in Ottawa
1920 - 2015

Peacefully at the Alta Vista Retirement Community January 20.

Survived by his beloved wife Elise Ziegler. Much loved father of Anette (late Gerard Legault), Marianne (late James Sheridan), Ulla (Tom Potter), Mark (Bonnie Ziegler), and Tina (Stefan Zaichkowski). "Morfar" will be missed by nine grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.

After a distinguished career as a senior economist with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Immigration Canada, Dr. Ziegler became the first Chair ... Read More

J Birje Patil in Baroda
With a heavy heart I have to report that Professor J. Birje-Patil, the Founding President of Indian Association for Canadian Studies and former Professor and Head, Department of English and Dean, Faculty of Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda passed away on Sunday, 18th January 2015 at 83 in Baroda.

Called Birje by everyone who loved him, he was my guide since the time I came to Baroda in 1973 till he went to teach ... Read More

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