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From Sundar Viswam, Bengaluru, India Notifications from the Indian government over the last year curtailing the rights of Overseas Citizens of India Cardholders (OCCs) should come as a huge disappointment to persons of Indian origin living in India or overseas. The

From Gita Sikand, Assoc.Clinical Professor, UCI, CA In response to the article https://indiawest.com/why-i-refuse-to-celebrate-indias-independence-day/ I wish to refute author Shakeel Syed with the key findings of a new Pew Research Center report on “Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation.”  Briefly, in 2020, the Pew Research Survey examined religious tolerance in Indian

From Rathnam Indurthy, Ph.D., Retired Professor, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. LA On June 24, 2022, by a majority of 5/ 9 vote, the US Supreme Court announced an earthshaking decision declaring that Roe V. Wade (1973) which had allowed abortion

From Neil Pal, Irvine, CA American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county, and

From Author Hem Raj Jain, Shakopee, MN, USA On July 20 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared that Russia militarily will snatch more territories from Ukraine and said that "[geographical tasks will extend still further from the current line. Now the

From Jagjit Singh, Los Altos, CA Another mass shooting, in the suburb of Highland Park Chicago grips America. The multiple guns used by the shooter were purchased legally, courtesy of the NRA, Republicans, and radical members of the Supreme Court. No one is

From T.S. Khanna, Alamo, CA In the United States, technologically, we have advanced rapidly, but politically, we are still operating “Model A” of democracy.  As a result, today, from technical perspective, we have solutions to most problems, and from political perspective,

From Dr. Rathnam Indurthy, Retired Professor McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA While an overwhelming number of countries have denounced Russia in the UN Security Council, UN General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council, India along with China and a

From T.S. Khanna, Alamo, CA Under the euphoria of Democracy as the best form of government, we are not able to identify its weaknesses too dangerous to ignore.  Socrates and Machiavelli, at different times in history, pointed out that democracy would

From Dr. Rathnam Indurthy, Retired Professor McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA Asserting that Ukraine had no existence as a state and that Ukrainians and Russians are one people, out of hubris, Vladimir Putin ordered an unprovoked and unjustified invasion of

From Nirmalya Chatterjee, Henderson, NV The crisis in Ukraine has underscored the new reality that India has changed in the past decade. The country has refused to succumb to the continued pressure of the United States and Western Europe to engage

From Satwant Khangura, Union City, CA As you know, given the current economic issues of high inflation, and gas prices, a lot of people are hurting economically, and certainly the ones already on the margins are worst off.  We need to support

From  T.S.Khanna, Alamo, CA Russia’s political culture has been shaped by its past Czars and Dictators.  They turned Ukraine into the crucible of cataclysms: Ukrainian language banned, books confiscated, intellectuals and patriots murdered, peasants starved to break their resistance during the

From Geeta Sikand, Irvine, CA Recently, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Report has falsely attacked India for curbing the religious freedom of its minorities. It has recommended placing India on the ‘blacklist’ as a “Country of Particular Concern,” a practice

From Dr. Rangaesh Gadasalli , Los Angeles This is with reference to your front-page article in India West (May 20, 2022) about some US Congressmen and women with regard to India’s response to the situation in Ukraine. These four lawmakers, Pramila Jayapal, Ami Bera,  Ro

From Rajvinder Kaur Heyer Dhillon, Mountain House, CA On March 9, I never thought my father’s dream that royalty and entrenched elite would be uprooted come true in the Punjab elections of March 9. After the Punjab elections, the world now has

From Nirmalya Chatterjee, Henderson, NV The last time nuclear weapons were used for war purposes was towards the end of the second world war in August of 1945 when the United States dropped nuclear bombs in Japan. Many more sophisticated and

From T.S. Khanna, Alamo, CA May 9th could be the D-day for the “Lightining Fast” Nuke Putin has been warning about. When one feels defeated by conventional weapons, one threatens the use of nukes. Putin has given his fourth warning. To maintain

From Rajvinder Kaur Heyer Dhillon, Mountain House, CA January is the month Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born, another leader Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated and is marked by the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. February is Black History Month which inspired

From Pradeep Srivastava, Albany, CA In light of Earth Day, coming up on April 22, it would be a good idea to remind ourselves that just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes the entire world to

From Girish Modi, Decatur, GA After reading the opinion of your reader in, ‘Vladimir Putin: Rawan On Steroids’, I am writing this for millions like him who have fallen victims to American propaganda against Russia and China. America has succeeded with help

From Nirmalya Chatterjee, Henderson, NV India has been very close to and dependent on Russia since its independence in 1947. Much of India’s arms supply comes from Russia. On the diplomatic front, Russia has stood beside India on some of its

From T.S. Khanna, Alamo, CA The English language does not provide enough words to adequately describe Vladimir Putin’s character. In Indian mythology, there exists a character, Rawan, the enemy of Lord Rama, who comes close to Putin. In satanic deeds, Putin

From Neera Kuckreja Sohoni, author In a recent press face-off, FL’s Governor Ron DeSantis was asked about two-term limits for School Board Members. Expressing his support, he rightly pointed out how indefinite terms hurt our democracy. He further clarified that two

From T.S. Khanna, Alamo, CA After WWI -1914-18 - President Woodrow Wilson, reviewing the enormity of the war atrocities, thought the human experience of that war would be a great deterrent to future wars. In 1917, in the Bolshevik Revolution the Russian

From Aziz Inan, professor, University of Portland Albert Einstein who was born on Mar.14 1879 in Ulm, Germany and died on Apr.18, 1955 in Princeton, NJ, was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest physicists of

From Dilip Amin, Ph. D., Director, Peninsula Multifaith Coalition,San Francisco Bay area, certified speaker at Islamic Networks Group, and Dharma Ambassador of the Hindu American Foundation. I asked my American born son, who is on track for a faculty position at

From Sundar Viswam, New York, NY Russia and Ukraine are currently engaged in a totally unnecessary but devastating war in which there will be no eventual winner but much tragedy and many losers, whichever way it goes. Thousands of civilians and

From Neera Kuckreja Sohoni, author and freelance journalist In ‘Wag the Dog’ a 1997 movie, a fictional president (eerily similar to Bill Clinton) is caught in a sex scandal that is undermining his presidency. Asked to save it, a spin doctor

From Rishikant Singh, former regional manager – Americas, Air India India’s heritage of respecting nature stems from the concept of worship of Goddess Vandevi, an avatar of Goddess Parvati, consort of Lord Shiva, one in the trio of the Hindu pantheon.

From Vijendra Agarwal, president Vidya Gyan, Inner Grove Hts, MN The wild West of California with many high-tech conglomerates is also home to a significant population of people of Indian and South Asian ancestry. California also stands out in public higher

From T.S. Khanna, Alamo, CA After the partition and Independence, Indian nation was in a disturbed and challenging mood. That is when the Almighty sent a singing angel, Lata M., to sooth the mood. In those pivotal times, Lataji exuded boundless

From Aziz Inan, professor, University of Portland Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Feb.6. She is widely considered to have been one of the greatest and most influential singers in India. She recorded songs in over thirty-six Indian languages and a few