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Best Indian Restaurant I Have Found – in Small Town New Jersey!

Freehold, N.J. Having funded projects in and travelled to India, and serving on the Board of the Indo-American Arts Council, not to mention assisting each year with the South Asian Performing Arts Festival and the South Asian Literary Festival, I have had my share of Indian food… Imagine my surprise this week when I discovered […]

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Bollywood Action Star Ajay Devgn Triple Roles in Incredible “Shivaay”

New York, N.Y.  This weekend, Hindus all over the world will celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year signifying the triumph of good over evil. Also this weekend, Bollywood action star Ajay Devgn will celebrate the release of his most ambitious project to date – “Shivaay” – a film in which he has a triple role… […]

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Nine Great Ways to Achieve Diet and Weight-Loss Success

New York, N.Y. As health-seekers strategize their diet and fitness approach for the holiday gluttony season and those inevitable New Year’s resolutions just beyond, there are a few simple but key considerations that can make all the difference between a successful—and even profitable—weight-loss endeavor and a wellness endeavor that falls far short. In seeking expert […]

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Anatomy of Grand Weekend Getaway at Boulders Resort & Spa Arizona

Courtesy The Boulders Resort & Spa

::: Turnkey, print-ready 3-night itinerary chock-full of fun and fabulosity ::: Phoenix, AZ. Amid my considerably hectic work schedule and family life where there’s nary a moment to spare, let alone full weeks (or more) to take extended trips, I’ve become a master of the “micro-vacation”—those long weekend getaways that strike just the right balance of […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 27, 2016

Svalbard Satellite Station (SvalSat) A view of the Svalbard Satellite Station (SvalSat). SvalSat is located close to Longyearbyen and is recognized as the best-located ground station in the world for satellite observations. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the region to observe first-hand the effects of climate change and this visit focused on using satellite data for […]

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‘Global Open Day’ Emphasizes Afghan Women’s Role in Fighting Extremism

New York, N.Y. Following a meeting with Afghan civil society representatives today in Kabul, senior UN officials stressed that securing women’s rights is essential to strategies that combat violent extremism and encouraged the Government to develop and implement human-rights based and gender sensitive polices to address to address its drivers. Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Pernille […]

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Protecting Earth from ‘Invisible Killer’ is Focus of U.N. Campaign

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Coalition for Climate and Clean Air (CCAC) and the Government of Norway has launched a global awareness campaign on the dangers of air pollution – especially ‘invisible killers’ such as black carbon, ground-level ozone and methane – for the health of individuals […]

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Taking Steps to Reduce Violence Against Persons with Albinism

New York, N.Y. United Nations human rights expert Ikponwosa Ero called upon government representatives gathered in New York for the General Assembly to take swift action to end a growing problem of violence and severe discrimination against people with albinism. Independent Expert on Albinism Ikponwosa Ero. Photo: OHCHR/Christine Wambaa. Ms. Ero is the first Independent […]

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Origins and Adopted Cultures: Da-On Dance presents ROOT

New York, N.Y. With ROOT, which was at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance Center October 15 and 16, Da-On Dance artistic director and choreographer Jin Ju Song-Begin made her dancers’ biographies not only impossible to ignore, but also key to the entire work. All five performers, including the choreographer herself, are internationals, hailing from South […]

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Fountain House Gallery Presents “Small Works: $100 & Under”

New York, N.Y. Fountain House Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue and representing artists living with mental illness, announces the upcoming show “Small Works: $100 & Under.” The exhibition will open with a Reception on October 27, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will remain on view through December 22, 2016. On view: October […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 25, 2016