Driving change: Government may let you be part-time cabbie

The government may soon allow you to ferry passengers in your private car but limit you to make just 3-4 such trips in a day. This is part of the initiative to push shared mobility as the transport ministry gets down to framing a policy for ‘vehicle pooling’ in its bid to reduce private vehicles … Read moreDriving change: Government may let you be part-time cabbie

Tata Steel, German co Thyssenkrupp call off JV

The JV, announced in September 2017, was supposed to create Europe’s second-largest steel company with a turnover of 15 billion euros, behind ArcelorMittal. The deal was expected to stabilise and cut down the debt of the Tatas’ loss-making European steel business. The collapse of the JV is a setback to Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran’s … Read moreTata Steel, German co Thyssenkrupp call off JV

House Passes Axne-Amended Disaster Supplemental Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) successfully amended the disaster supplemental bill to increase funding for crucial programs vital to Iowa recovery efforts. The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved two Axne amendments that increase funding for the Emergency Watershed Protection Program by $300 million and the Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program … Read moreHouse Passes Axne-Amended Disaster Supplemental Bill

Socialism and Workers’ Coops

This article originally appeared at Counterpunch.org. Actually existing socialisms since the 1917 Soviet revolution leave a rich legacy: aspects to build on, aspects to reject. Collective consumption (free education, medical care, subsidized housing, transport, etc.) is among the first and party dictatorship is among the second. Those socialisms’ complex histories also leave a legacy of … Read moreSocialism and Workers’ Coops

Making News: New National Interest China Trade War Op-Ed Posted…& More!

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my latest op-ed article.  Posted by The National Interest today, it presents a trove of data – including from the latest U.S. monthly trade report – showing that even though the outcome of the current U.S.-China trade talks is anyone’s guess, economic disengagement between the two countries is already … Read moreMaking News: New National Interest China Trade War Op-Ed Posted…& More!

Border apprehensions to reach 13-year high in 2019: Report

published 2019-05-10 15:47:50 by Sam Dorman Border apprehensions for 2019 will reach the highest level since 2006 and double the number seen in 2018, suggesting that an already-dire border crisis will continue to worsen amid congressional gridlock on the issue. Princeton Policy Advisors, a group focusing on developing policy solutions to issues like illegal immigration, estimated 913,000 … Read moreBorder apprehensions to reach 13-year high in 2019: Report

JAG’S THOUGHTS: In search of good corporate governance

BY DR. JAGDISH SHETH* Since the great recession of 2008, corporations have been subject to close  scrutiny both by the regulations as well as by the public at  large. More recently, dramatic failures of America’s corporate icons such as General Electric and Sears (and several specialty retailers including RadioShack, toys R us, and Payless Shoes) … Read moreJAG’S THOUGHTS: In search of good corporate governance

Gap year programs to consider before college

BY KRISTEN MOON Traditionally, students have transitioned directly from high school into their first year of undergraduate. While some students follow this path and excel, other students might have trouble adjusting. Moving to a new environment, taking classes, and studying for exams – all without having their parents monitoring their behavior and grades. Some students … Read moreGap year programs to consider before college

Flower power: Celebrating nature on fabric

BY RANI SHARMA, RANEEZ BOUTIQUE Indian culture has always celebrated nature in its lifestyle. Our culture worships elements like rain, wind, animals and trees. The embroidery styles on fabrics vary as they move from the north to south of India, but the use of floral embroidery seems relevant in any form of fabric work.  Vintage … Read moreFlower power: Celebrating nature on fabric

Francois Gautier on why Indians are ignorant about their history, and why it matters

Photo Caption: Francois Gautier (center) with USHA president Gokul Kunnath and NRI Pulse’s Jyothsna Hegde. BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, May 10, 2019: “You cannot just come and merge into the American system. You need to respect the laws and contribute, but do not lose your Indianness. Defend India whenever it is attacked unfairly in … Read moreFrancois Gautier on why Indians are ignorant about their history, and why it matters

Spectacular celebration of Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam at HTA

BY MAHADEV DESAI Photos by Suresh K. Volam, Sri Photos Atlanta, GA, May 10, 2019: No sooner the invitations announcing the Vivah Mahotsavam of Lord Rama and Sita Devi were received by the devotees, they waited in eager anticipation of the auspicious Sri Rama Navami Day on Saturday, April 13, 2019, to participate in the … Read moreSpectacular celebration of Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam at HTA

Shruthilaya celebrates Composers’ Day with two events

Atlanta, GA, May 10, 2019: Shruthilaya Carnatic music school celebrated its Composers day event for two days this year- On February 3rd at the Shirdi Sai temple and on March 23rd at Chinmaya Niketan, Norcross. At the Shirdi Sai temple event, Saint Tyagaraja’s Pancharatna kritis were rendered by teachers and senior students. Students who appeared … Read moreShruthilaya celebrates Composers’ Day with two events

Over 2000 attend TAMA Ugadi celebration

Atlanta, GA, May 10, 2019: Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta (TAMA) celebrated Telugu New Year ‘Ugadi’ on April 13th, 2019 at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA. For the first time in the history of TAMA, the event was sold out with 2000 plus record turnout. TAMA’s Indian traditional dinner known as Sahapankti Bhojanalu and … Read moreOver 2000 attend TAMA Ugadi celebration

Cultural gaiety, release of Kiran Bhat’s travelogue at NKK Yugadi

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, May 10, 2019: Nrupathunga Kannada Koota (NKK) celebrated Yugadi with much splendor and traditional fervor on March 30, 2019 at Berkmar High School. Founding member Dr. H.N. Ramaswamy and Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth presided as chief guests of the event. Yugadi, derived from Sanskrit for yuga (age) and adi (beginning), … Read moreCultural gaiety, release of Kiran Bhat’s travelogue at NKK Yugadi

Konkani Association of Georgia celebrates Yugadi 2019

Atlanta, GA, May 10, 2019: The Konkani Association Of Georgia (KAOG) celebrated their annual Yugadi celebration on April 6th at Roswell Center.  Yugadi is an important festival celebrated in most parts of India with different names. As the word translates, ‘Yuga’ is Era and ‘Adi’ is the beginning, hence beginning of the New Year. It … Read moreKonkani Association of Georgia celebrates Yugadi 2019

PepsiCo withdraws all cases against Guj farmers

Anand Yagnik, the farmers’ lawyer said there was no pending litigation now that PepsiCo India on Friday withdrew the remaining two lawsuits it had filed against nine Gujarat farmers for allegedly growing a variety of potato on which it claimed exclusive rights. A week earlier, PepsiCo had withdrawn its case against two farmers hailing from … Read morePepsiCo withdraws all cases against Guj farmers

Ekal Vidyalaya’s “Surili Shaam Ekal Ke Naam” raises $44000

By Rachna Gupta and Mahadev DesaiPhotos by Vinod Devlia Atlanta, GA, May 10, 2019: Each year, from March to June, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF), brings artists from India on a US tour to apprise people of the wonderful work that Ekal’s one-teacher schools are doing in educating and empowering rural and tribal India. Usually the … Read moreEkal Vidyalaya’s “Surili Shaam Ekal Ke Naam” raises $44000

Atlanta Telugu Samskruti celebrates Ugadi with traditional fervor

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Suresh K. Volam, Sri Photos Atlanta, GA, May 10, 2019: Atlanta Telugu Samskruti celebrated Ugadi festival with traditional fervor and an award ceremony at the Ugadi Vedukalu and Ugadi Puraskaramulu event held on April 6, 2019 held at the Johns Creek Event center. Brimming with performances, the event had well over 350 … Read moreAtlanta Telugu Samskruti celebrates Ugadi with traditional fervor

United States and Luxembourg Sign Memorandum on Space Co-Operation

United States and Luxembourg Sign Memorandum on Space Co-Operation ASowah@doc.gov Fri, 05/10/2019 – 10:19 Space commerce FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 10, 2019 LUXEMBOURG – The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the United States of America today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will serve to catalyze and significantly deepen cooperation between the two … Read moreUnited States and Luxembourg Sign Memorandum on Space Co-Operation

Bollywood Beats 2019: Access Life America raises funds to support families battling cancer

By Hardeep Singh (hsingh6005@gmail.com) Atlanta, GA, May 10, 2019: On March 23rd , Access Life America organized Bollywood Beats 2019 – a musical event to promote their efforts of providing support to children and their families who are fighting cancer.  One of the biggest challenges faced by patient families in Mumbai, is getting hygienic, affordable … Read moreBollywood Beats 2019: Access Life America raises funds to support families battling cancer

US and China stumble into trade war over tariffs

Teams from the two countries are meting again on Friday morning to continue talks even as Trump warned that he would slap more tariffs on the balance of the $540 billion in annual Chinese imports if there is no deal. Beijing has warned of retaliatory tariffs on the much smaller volume of American imports, saying … Read moreUS and China stumble into trade war over tariffs

BAGA hosts 2019 Scicom Cup cricket tournament with a heavy heart

By Rabindra Chakraborty Atlanta, GA, May 10, 2019: After having a huge success in 2018, Bengali Association of Greater Atlanta (BAGA) hosted the Scicom Cup tournament for the second time. The cricket final match was played on April 27, 2019 in Shakerag park, Johns Creek. The 12-over-innings games were played following the Atlanta Cricket League … Read moreBAGA hosts 2019 Scicom Cup cricket tournament with a heavy heart