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Events - Guest - 10-24-2003

Admins, I could not find proper thread to post announcement(s) about events (social, cultural or political etc), hence I am creating a new thread. Should you feel this is not needed please delete after few days. Thank you.


The most talked about and researched movie 'Veer Savarkar' is coming

to the silver screen in Washington, DC Metropolitan area. This is the

movie that every Indian must see. The movie will not be released on

DVD or VCD for another year. One should not miss the chance of seeing

this epoch making event. Please mark your calendar.

Movie: Veer Savarkar

Date: Sunday, November 9, 2003

Time: 1:30 PM

Place: Loehmann Plaza Twin Cinemas

(7291 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042)

Admission: $8.00 per person (children under 6 years free)

Event Organized by Savrkar Darshan Pratishtan & World Hindu Council

of the USA.

For information please call:

Adapa V. Prasad: (410) 531-2933

Satish Misra: (301) 340-2983

Prem Rangwani: (703) 948-9549

Sharadanad: (301) 917-1555

Vandana Joshi: (703) 803-2872

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was a brilliant poet, powerful writer,

electrifying speaker, great patriot and a dauntless revolutionary. He

personified an effulgent philosophy that had the capacity to

strengthen the national spirit, to rouse the Hindu Society to its

shortcomings, to cleanse it of them, and to make it a mighty being

cemented with the feeling of unity and equality.

:thumbsup :clapping :beer

Events - Guest - 11-01-2003

I have seen the movie in the SF Bay area this summer. It is a very moving experience and I havent felt so inspired since the early days of independence.

Events - Guest - 11-02-2003

No URL, was informed by email. Consider participating if you have an interest.


WHAT: SEMINAR: "A Panoramic View of Evolution of

Contemporary Indian politics, and its effect on Social Psyche" by Shri

Tanmay Rajpurohit

The speaker explores the impact and status of the FUD factor. {FUD

= Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt}. FUD is a psychological tool employed by

Pseudo-Secularist forces against Hindutva Ideology. In 1996 and

thereafter, the Pseudo-Secularists' favorite assault against Hindutva -

"Muslims will be sent to Concentration Camps if BJP comes to power" has

been proved a while lie. After 7 years there are no Auschwitzes in India.

The speaker analyzes the ideological defeat of Pseudo-secularists on the

FUD front, and advocates Hindutva Ideology to occupy the centrist space in

the political spectrum.

The speaker analyzes the evolution of Indian politics and measures

its impact on the social psyche of the Hindus. The speaker is a Ph.D.

student in Economics. [Contact E-Mail:]


11:30 am - 11:45 am (15 mins) : "Rekindling the Martial Spirit and Culture

in the Hindu Society" by Shri Nikhil Bhai

Hindu society has been progressively de-martialized since 1920s

due to ideological lethargy. As a result Hindus have lost property, lives

and honor. From Moplah riots to Kashmir, and Calcutta on Direct Action

Day to Hindus in Bangladesh today have lost much due to their timid

nature. The speaker stresses the need to rekindle the Martial spirit among

Hindus, and lists some important first-steps in that direction. The

speaker is a Master's student in Computer Engineering, and founder of

Hindu Jagran website <> [Contact E-Mail:].


11:45 am - 12:00 noon (15 mins) : "'Hindu-American': An Emerging Identity

in an Increasingly Hyphenated World." Sushri Aditi Banerjee

The speaker points out that as the successive generations of

Hindus in the US and larger Diaspora, loosen their 'Indianness' due to

natural factors there is a need to emphasize and build the Hindu-American

identity. Further, there is a need to integrate Hindus from diverse

background (immigrants from India, Carribean, plus Anglo/African-American

practitioners of Dharma) at the political and socio-economic levels.

The speaker is a law student at Yale University. She spent last

summer in India's Supreme court as an Intern. [Contact E-Mail:]


12:00 noon - 12:15 pm (15 mins) : "Presenting The Hindu Holocaust" by Shri

Hariharan Veer Shivadas

The speaker presents the most under-documented and under-reported

genocides in the world, viz. those of Hindus. The speaker is the Team

Lead, Hindu Holocaust Documentation Project, and builder of the website


The speaker has a Bachelors in Social Psychology, City Colleges of

Chicago, and Masters Degree in Theology, Fordham University, New York. He

has put in 7 years as a priest and US Air Force Chaplain; 5 years as

teacher of mentally retarded adults; 2 years as Managing Editor of Atlanta

Samachar Weekly newspaper, Atlanta, Georgia; and has been a freelance

author and journalist for the last 15 years. The speaker's organizational

affiliation includes: Board of Directors, National Alliance of

Pantheists, Farmington, VT; Trustee, Florida Democratic Committee, Tampa,

FL; Co-Founder, Sarvadharma Sangha, Washington, DC; Board of Directors,

Gandhi Foundation USA, Atlanta, Georgia. [Contact E-Mail:]


12:15 pm - 12:30 pm (15 mins) : "Atrocities On Hindus in Bangladesh" by

Prof. Jitendra Roy

The speaker will cover various national as well as international

media reports on atrocities in Bangladesh. He will discuss recent

political turn of events in Bangladesh, which could be extremely dangerous

for India, if not stopped now.

The speaker is a Medical Physicist by profession. He is currently

the President of 'Federation of Bangladeshi Hindus, USA.' His primary

areas of activist work is spreading awareness of atrocities on Hindus in

Bangladesh. [Contact E-Mail:]


12:30 pm - 12:45 pm (15 mins) : "Understanding Hindu Dharma" by Shri

Vishal Agarwal

The speaker is a scholar of Hindu shastras, ancient history and

Indological literature. He will expound his thoughts on the understanding

Hindu Dharma in relation to the modern world.

The speaker is an outstanding Materials Engineer by profession who

has won or nominated for excellence awards by all his employers. He is

currently Team Lead for 'Voice of Dharma' (VOD) Project, featuring

websites such as <>. Project VOD is one of the

principal instruments of Hindu ideological and scholarship development. It

facilitates ideological development and author development by providing

human and material resources to upcoming scholars of Hindutva.


12:45 pm - 1:00 pm (15 mins) : "Indians Against Christian Aggression : The

Christreview Project"

The speaker is currently Team Lead, Project Christreview, and

builder of the website <>. The goal of the

Project Christreview is to end Christian conversions and aggression in



1:00 pm - 1:15 pm (15 mins) : "Strategic Choice of Career Options for

Generation Next" by Shri Ramesh Patnaikuni

The speaker makes the case for Hindu parents to encourage their

children to take up diversified career choices, after excelling and

dominating in most sought after careers in medicine, engineering, science,

and information technology. The Hindu society in the US is far behind in

areas such as sports, law enforcement, criminal justice system, and

military service. The lessons from West Punjab in 1947 have been

completely lost upon the minority Hindu diaspora, when the Muslim police

and military in collusion with Muslim League Goondas completely wiped out

the Hindus from what is now known as Pakistan.

The speaker who has masters degrees in Electrical Engineering and

Computer Science, is currently managing Hedge Funds using his own

mathematical models. His current activist work includes working for the

betterment of Hindu cause at educational and infrastructure level. He used

to be a volunteer coach for an High School football team in Milpitas, CA,

and was a Graduate Assistant to New York Giants from 1986-88 where he

learnt Defensive tactics from Bill Belichek and drafted plays for Bill.

[Contact E-Mail:]


1:15 pm - 1:30 pm (15 mins) : "The 'Rashtra Rakshak' Program: Practical

Nation Building" by Shri Omkar Jani

The speaker will present his ideas on national building through

Reformation by Social Awareness, Health Awareness, and Defense Awareness.

The speaker is an Electrical Engineer by profession, and is currently

serving as U.S. Coordinator of the 'Rashtra Rakshak' network. [Contact



1:30 pm - 1:45 pm (15 mins) : "Partnering with Mainstream America to

Combat Islamic Terrorism" by Shri Vijay Kumar

The speaker stresses on the need for Hindus to partner with

mainstream America to address the problem of Islamic Terrorism. He

advocates a coalition of Americans/Europeans and Hindus to tackle Islamic


The speaker has educational background in Political Philosophy.

His areas of interest are political philosophy, epistemology,

jurisprudence. metaphysics, dialectics, ecology, and eugenics; class,

race, national, religious, linguistic, and gender contradictions. [Contact



1:45 pm - 1:55 pm (10 mins) : "'Back to Humanity' program for the

recovering followers of Political Ideologies Masquerading as Religions

(aka Shuddhi/Homecoming)" by Dr. Kalyan Kidambi

The speaker makes the case for implementing a 'Back to Humanity'

program for those who may be following exclusivist, intolerant, and

non-pluralistic belief systems due to sheer accident of birth or

upbringing, and now are ready to break their theological chains. 'Back to

Humanity' does not demand converting "into" some other dogma; instead it

is a practical and humanistic way to eradicate theology-inspired violence,

terrorism, bigotry, and singularism, by showing a way to get out of such

theological systems

The speaker is a computer scientist by profession. [Contact



9:45 am - 10:00 am (15 mins) : "Hindu Human Rights Program in UK" Shri

Anil Malik (phone in from London, UK)

The speaker takes up the subject of 'Human Rights of Hindus', that

are the most violated, and yet it does not register on the radar screens

of such organizations such as Amnesty or Human Rights Watch.

[Contact E-Mail:]


10:00 am - 10:15 am (15 mins) : "Is Jihad an Internal Struggle? :

Empowering Hindus on Islamic Ideology" by Shri Vinod Kumar

Islamic apologists such as Asghar Ali Engineer and Rafiq Zakaria

mislead the Hindus by proclaiming 'Islamic Jihad' to be an "internal"

struggle. Like a surgeon he cuts through the arguments of Islamic


The speaker is a scholar of Islam. [Contact E-Mail:]


10:15 am - 10:30 am (15 mins) : "Redefining the Role of Hindu Temples" by

Sushri Veena Shetty

Currently most hindu temples are focused on poojas and bhajans.

There is a need to advocate to the management of these temples to convince

them to make them centers of cultural education also.

The speaker is is a documentary film maker based in New York;

Currently working on a documentary regarding an african american jazz

musician based in Harlem. [Contact E-Mail:]


10:30 am - 10:45 am (15 mins) : "How to Tackle Terrorism Through

Non-Violence : The Ahimsa Project" by Sushri Veena Shetty

Some people in believe that the only solution to terrorism is

violence. The community in India that suffers due to terrorism tends to

hit back after an incident of terrorism because they believe that they

will never get justice through the legal system when the very constitution

is biased, E.g. the laws relating to government funding of schools, the

laws regarding the state control of money from the temple hundis etc. But

apart from fighting for equality under the law, there are several

non-violent social means of dealing with the injustices perpetrated by the

constitution. Thus the rationale for Project Ahimsa.

The speaker is is a documentary film maker based in New York;

Currently working on a documentary regarding an african american jazz

musician based in Harlem. [Contact E-Mail:]


10:45 am - 10:55 am (10 mins) : "Hindu Women and Hindu Renaissance" by

Sushri Mohini Sarin

What does Hindu Renaissance means to women? The need for

introspection by the Hindu society, and especially Hindu men.

The speaker is a certified gemologist by profession. Her current

activist work includes fighting for social justice for raped Bangladeshi

minority women. [Contact E-Mail:]



Conference Organizer: Dr. Raj Dave [E-Mail:]


Events - Guest - 11-02-2003

K.Ram, is this movie gonna be shown only in DC or the whole US?

Events - Guest - 11-02-2003

Krishna, I believe it is just going to be in DC. I am going to paint the town red that day :clapping :beer

Events - Guest - 11-02-2003

Sri Kaushal, I was supposed to speak at this conference (VHS) but I have not been able to personal reasons, but next time I will :guitar

Events - Guest - 11-02-2003

<img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' /> wh..wha..which movie? <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/huh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Huh' />

is it releasing in india too?

Events - Guest - 11-03-2003

K.Ram, If you come to know of this movie coming to !@#$%^&*(, please let me.

I was actually looking for another movie, for about a year & a half now, Sardar *ing Paresh Rawal.

Events - Guest - 11-10-2003


Guys and gals, you must watch it. It is awesome movie (savarkar). Yes, krishna if I hear anything about xxxx showing this film, will give you heads up.

:guitar :clapping

K.Ram: made a small edit per krishna's request.

Events - Guest - 12-08-2003

Anti-India Talk at Kansas State University by Gulam Nabi Fai Organised by PAKISTAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

Mr. Shankara Ramanan (President of India Student Association ) : Please send more details on this

Dear Editor,

This is in regard with the talk from Dr.
Ghulam Nabi Fai, titled "Kashimir and UN", sponsored
by Pakistan Student Association at Kansas State
University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.

News about this event and invitation came from the
Kansas State University International Student Center.
I was curious to attend it as it intrigued me why some
other country is sponsoring a talk related to a state
of India.
The talk has drawn crowds from both the
Indian and Pakistani community along with few
Americans. From the start of the talk, Dr. Ghulam made
statements hurting feelings of Indians and
Indo-Americans. He quoted several statements about
Kashmir and talked bad about Indian military and its
operations in Kashmir.

Now a little about Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai. He is
an expatriate of India, who left Kashmir some 24 years
ago. He has been charged by CBI(Criminal Bureau of
Investigation of India), for funding many terrorist
organizations, outfits in training and politicians who
have relationships with terrorists.

This activist has been charged by CBI to fund
"Hizb-ul-Mujaheddin" through "Jamaat-e-Islami". United
States of America has already recognized these
organizations as terrorist organizations.

"By 1998, Indian officials were becoming increasingly
aware of the sheer scale of such funds transfers - as
well as of official Pakistani complicity in them. In
that year the Jammu and Kashmir Police discovered that
the Pakistan Embassy in Saudi Arabia had been passing
money to the Hizb-ul-Mujaheddin through
Jamaat-e-Islami affiliated charities like the Kashmir
Medicare Trust and the Muslim Welfare Society.
Mohammad Nazir, an ethnic Kashmiri employed in the
Pakistan Embassy in Jeddah moved the funds through a
Dubai-based businessman of Kashmiri origin, Mohammad
Shafi Mir. The Hizb also regularly received funds
gathered in the United States and United Kingdom by
activists like Ayub Thakur and Ghulam Nabi Fai" -
Kashmir Herald

I wanted to bring to your attention about such
activities happening on-campus in American
Universities and these talks sponsored by Pakistani
Student Associations surprises me more.

You can look for the happening of this event on the
Pakistani Student Association Webpage at

I am sure that the goal of an International
Organization like Pakistan Student Association and
Indian Student Association, is to display their
culture to the students from different nationalities
on campus and not to talk about any political issues.

I request you to publish an article about this event
and make other people and student organizations aware
about such talks

Thank you,

You are requested to contact Mr. Shankara Ramanan, the
president of India Student Association at
He will be official person to let you know the truth.

PS: Some information about Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai is
available at these links

Events - Guest - 12-13-2003


Was wondering if anyone lives in Delhi. If so please get in touch with me privately.

Thank you.

Events - Guest - 12-20-2003

The surprise is not so much that the award was so large but that it took so long for the British NHS to recognize that there was blatant discrimination against Indians in the service. One for the good guys

Indian doctor wins record compensation in UK

By Sify News Desk

Vijay Jadhav, an Indian doctor, has won a record compensation of £635,000 (over Rs.five crore) from Britain's National Health Service (NHS) after he complained that he had been denied promotion on racial grounds. / Discuss: Are overseas doctors widely discriminated against in UK and US? /

Forty-five year old Dr Jadhav claimed that he suffered both 'direct' and 'indirect' discrimination when he applied for the post of consultant in 1999.

According to media reports, the doctor was told that he could not be considered because his visa would run out by the time his training was completed, though the officials concerned knew that immigration rules were to be changed and he was eligible.

The tribunal which heard Dr Jadhav's complaint was told that health officials were concerned that promoting too many overseas doctors would affect the the 'career opportunities of EEC nationals.'

Report said the tribunal was also told about the allegedly racist behaviour of the official directly responsible for doctors' placement and training.

Taking note of a letter he wrote to a hospital about Dr. Jadhav, the tribunal said: "We asked ourselves if he would have written such a letter about a white doctor in comparable circumstances. We do not believe that he would."

Reports said the damages paid to Dr. Jadhav are based on the salary he would have earned if he had been promoted, and his estimated earnings from private practice as a consultant is allowed to do private practice. This is the biggest payout by the NHS in a case of racial discrimination.

Events - Guest - 01-09-2004

Symposium on 'Religious cleansing for centuries in the south Asian

The Agni Foundation organizes on Saturday 7 February 2004 the lecture '
Religious cleansing for centuries in the south Asian subcontinent'. Agni
organizes annually an informative symposium. Previous year it covered human
rights in a more general sense, but in February 2004 Agni will focus mainly
on religious cleansing in the south Asian subcontinent. In these modern and
progressive times, freedom of religion and tolerance are unfortunately not
self-evident everywhere on the globe.

Expert speakers will deal with the status quo of the rights of Hindu
minorities especially in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan, far
underexposed in western media, from various perspectives. Also religious
cleansing in Kashmir is a part of the programme.

Bangladesh is one of the most violent countries in the world in the case of
human rights violations. Although human rights of minorities and freedom of
religion is guaranteed in the constitution, the authorities fail to protect
the rights of religious minorities. Political and religious murder,
grabbing of land, gang rapes, state sponsored discrimination, and
destruction of images and temples are daily scenes. Bhutan, country of
deportation, has ethnic purification institutionalised and has since 1990 a
sixth of the total domestic population, mainly the ethnic minority
Lhotshampa, involuntarily and forceful deported to Nepal. Until recently
the human rights situation in Afghanistan was plainly disastrous. Terror
became more directed against specific groups like religious minorities.
Strict clothing prescriptions, threats and the strictly Islamic constitution
made the life for these groups unbearable. After the departure of the
Taliban, religious minorities still face many risks and they still are
excluded from active participation in negotiations over the building up of
the country. The National Assembly of Pakistan passed a law formally
abolishing bonded labour and prohibiting the practice, but debt bondage
remains both widespread and virtually unchallenged by the Government of
Pakistan. Almost without exception those in debt bondage are Hindus, working
for landlords who are Muslim. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
(HRCP), one of the country's most prominent non-governmental organizations,
has secured the release of between 7,000 and 8,000 bonded labourers in Sindh
over the past five years, by persuading police or local government officials
to inspect sites where bonded labourers are reported to be held, and
ordering them to be released when they are found.

The federal state Kashmir is tormented through "cross border terrorism". In
the past ten years over 200.000 Kahmiri Pandits feared for their life, have
escaped from Kashmir and live now elsewhere in Indian refugee centres as
"refugees in own country".

The symposium is illustrated with authentic and on the spot taken film and
photograph material. Especially for this symposium, Pandit Ashok Pathak,
revered by the Indian authorities, has developed a religious cleansing
portraying raga with his sitar.

The symposium starts at 18.00 hours till 23.00 hours in the Museon, The

Events - Guest - 01-29-2004

Israelis, Hindus to discuss terror


By Matthai Chakko Kuruvila
Mercury News

Last March, when Lisa Cohen heard about a terrorist attack in Kashmir, India, she immediately thought about suicide bombings in Israel. So the Menlo Park resident, who is Jewish, went to Fremont and joined a street-corner rally organized by Hindu nationalists to raise awareness about the violence.

``We're both democracies,'' she said this week. ``We're both faced with the daily threat of radical Islamic terror.''

Cohen's presence at the rally is but one of many ways that Zionist Jews and Hindu nationalists -- not traditional allies -- have begun to forge alliances in the post-Sept. 11 era. That continues tonight, when a slew of Israeli and Hindu groups are sponsoring a talk at Stanford titled ``Global Trends That Will Defeat Terror.''

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visited India earlier this year, a first for an Israeli leader since 1992, when India opened ties with the Jewish state. Some Hindu nationalist Web sites now carry Israeli flags. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, who will be introducing tonight's speakers, told a coalition of Indian and Israeli political action committees last summer, ``We have been drawn together by our joint fight against mindless, vicious, fanatic Islamic terrorism.''

The groups hope joining together will give them a more powerful voice. But their bonds concern many in India's minority Muslim community, including many Bay Area residents who believe the ties are based more on politically convenient stereotypes than reality.

``These organizations try to portray a blanket condemnation of all Muslims,'' said Sajed Ahmed, a Santa Clara resident and volunteer with the Indian Muslim Council. ``In this post-Sept. 11 hysteria, everything Muslim is supposed to be a terrorist. . . . The Hindu fundamentalists are the real terrorists. They're using the Islamophobic atmosphere to justify continuous oppression and communalization of Indian politics.''

Hindu nationalism, or Hindutva, has burgeoned over the past decade with a rise to political prominence. Critics say the Hindu nationalist vision of India excludes the country's religious minorities, including Muslims, Sikhs and Christians. They say the Hindu nationalist government has fueled ethnic violence against them -- a contention affirmed by Human Rights Watch, a New York-based watchdog group.

The past decade, during which India and neighboring Pakistan became nuclear powers, also coincided with a growing relationship with Israel, but supporters of the alliance between the two countries say that the roots run far deeper.

India and Israel both emerged from British colonial rule into modern nationhood soon after World War II. Both countries have had violent clashes with neighboring Muslim nations since their modern inceptions. And Hinduism and Judaism have spawned many of the world's religions.

Fremont resident Mihir Meghani, who has played a leading role in several Hindu nationalist organizations in the United States, saw the opportunity to build a bridge. Last year, he helped organize a meeting at Congregation Kol Emeth, a synagogue in Palo Alto, to introduce the idea of Democracies Against Terror, an organization that would forge an alliance between members of the two groups.

Pointing out that the past year has seen terrorist attacks in Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey, Meghani said that his organization's goal is not anti-Muslim.

``Muslims are also victims,'' he said, adding that there are non-Hindu Indians who are also part of the organization. ``This is not a movement against Islam. This is a movement in support of moderate Muslims.''

Others aren't so sure.

The alliance between Hindu nationalists and Zionist Jews ``brings out the polarized elements in both the Jewish and Hindu communities,'' said Zahir Janmohamed, whose writings on the issue have been followed by many Bay Area Indian Muslims. ``I see it as unrepresentative of all Indians.''

Janmohamed said tonight's event, whose speakers include Ved Nanda, a prominent Hindu nationalist, is important. But it ``should be placed in the larger context of how Indian and Israeli policy has disenfranchised minorities in those nations. In my experience, these types of events have not included such criticism of Israel and India, and they have focused exclusively on Muslim culpability.''

The talk will be held at Jordan Hall, Psychology Building 420, Room 041 on the Stanford University campus at 7 p.m.
The Washington Post and the Associated Press contributed to this report. Contact Matthai Chakko Kuruvila at or (650) 688-7581.

Events - Guest - 01-31-2004

Received via email:
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->After very little interaction for over 50 years, corporate America is
engaging with India as never before.  At the same time, a new corporate
elite is emerging in India that is looking to interact with the US
business world in ways unimaginable only a few years ago.

Increased interaction has led to the realization of new mutually
profitable business opportunities, in such areas as IT, pharmaceuticals,
auto components, and defense.  It is also uncovering
new challenges such as patent protection, tariffs, federal bans on
outsourcing etc.

On February 26th, 2004 a symposium is being held at the Federal Reserve in Philadelphia to discuss the most pressing and current US-India bilateral
economic and business strategic issues.  The symposium is being organized by the Global Interdependent Center and the US India Institute.  It aims to
promote greater economic, business and trade opportunities between the
two countries. India's Ambassador to the US, His Excellency Lalit Mansingh, will give the keynote address to the large number of business leaders, government officials and strategic thinkers who will be present.

The Global Interdependence Center (GIC), established in 1976, concerns itself with fostering dialogue to meet the challenges faced in building a
global civilization focusing on the consequences and opportunities of
global economic transformations and promoting productive global

The US India Institute has been established to promote a long-term
alliance befitting the world's two largest democracies anchored in
democratic freedoms and the strengthening of economic and national
security ties between the United States and India.

Here are some details:

When: Thursday, February 26, 2004

Where: The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia,
7th Street between Arch & Race Streets

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception.

Guest speakers will address emerging U.S.-India relations, recent economic reforms in India, foreign investments, and a panel discussion on business opportunities for U.S. firms in India.

The cost of this event for the public is $100 (with $50 for students).
Those interested can RSVP to GIC at 215-898-9453

To download event flyer and/or register, please log on to<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Events - Guest - 02-01-2004

[For information; please communicate to your friends in Delhi.]

World Association for Vedic Studies, India Branch
Deptt. of Sanskrit, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi
Cordially invite you to a Special Lecture


Professor K. L. Seshagiri Rao,
Chief Editor, Encyclopedia of Hinduism, USA

The Conference Room, University of Delhi, South Campus,
Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi –110021

Saturday, 7th February, 2004 from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Professor Devendra Mishra
Head of the Sanskrit Department, University of Delhi
will preside over the function.

On this occasion 5th Issue of Newsletter of India Branch, WAVES
will be released by the Chief Guest, Professor Ram Karan Sharma,
University of California, Berkeley, USA.

You are requested to make it convenient to attend the programme.

Dr.Shashi Tiwari
WAVES, India Branch
Ph: 25265237

Prof. Dipti Tripathi
Incharge of Sanskrit Deptt
South Campus,University of Delhi
Ph:26882231, 26111955/ext. 106


Events - Guest - 02-17-2004

At the risk of giving them exposure and for the benefit of the members to keep a finger on the pulse of events such as these...

E-Mail: <khalistan@k...>
President: Dr Gurmit Singh Aulakh



WHEN: 10:00 A M 3rd MARCH, 2004

Events - Guest - 02-17-2004

<!--emo&:thumbdown--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif' /><!--endemo--> Now Dan Burton want election funds. What a shame?

Events - Guest - 02-27-2004

Received via email:

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->As some of you already know, Dan Burton is holding a "hatchet-job on India" hearing. The details of the hearing are as follows:

The Congressional hearing is on March 3 on human rights abuses in Kashmir:

"Decades of Terror: Exploring Human rights Abuses in Kashmir and the Disputed Territories".

It is being held, I believe,  by the subcommittee on Human rights and wellness.

One of the key aspects of the hearings is the witness list - it reads more like Terrorism R' US - in fact, the list of witnesses include:

These are the witnesses requested by Burton:

Mrs. Dortit Radzin from  Human Rights Watch

Dr. Gurmit Singh Aulukh

Dr. Gulam Nabi Fai, Kashimir American Council

Mr. Bob Giuda

Mr. Atliya Inayatullah, Advocate for Victims

Colin Powell

<b>We need to act - at least to remove some of the witnesses from 1 to 5.  What we need to do is quite simple - search and post to this list (with appropriate URLs and references) any and all information that you have on the following issues :

1. Detailed background information on the witnesses - especially in their anti-India activities and their support for terrorism

2. Human rights violations with references in Pakistan including PoK

3. Comparative conditions that exist in Indian J&K versus the status of rights/economy in PoK

The first item is extremely urgent, since we need to rebut this list of witnesses before mid-day tomorrow - Friday. Let us get our act together and scuttle this heinous farce that Burton is trying to pull together - your help is kindly needed. </b>

Please let me know, if you need any help from me - your help is appreciated

Events - Guest - 02-27-2004

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->As some of you already know, Dan Burton is holding a "hatchet-job on India" hearing<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Event cancelled. Don't know the reason. My guess is the 'hafta' didn't reach Burton's office in time. <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo-->
Remember this "Honorable" Senator from Indiana had kicked out the Pukis back in mid-90s as they could not raise a measley $5000 for his campaign <!--emo&Tongue--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /><!--endemo-->