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In a Perfect World, There Will Always Be Lindos

Word handed down by our tireless leader, Greta, was that we must leave the elegant and endlessly accommodating Rodos Palace early for our day in Lindos, an hour’s drive down the coast, if we hoped to beat the heat. What she didn’t warn us was that it isn’t just the heat you need to handle, […]

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New York Pride March Celebrates Life, Mourns Loss in Orlando

New York, N.Y. “We are Orlando!” exclaimed the master of ceremonies, draped in U.S. stars and stripes, at the start of New York’s 46th annual Pride march. NYC Pride Parade 2016. Photo: Valentine Camano/J. Luce Foundation. The LGBT celebration, which extended more than 30 blocks along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Sunday, attracted a record breaking 32,000 marchers, […]

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Dalai Lama Opens California Temple With Message of Compassion

Westminster, CA. Thousands of people, many of them Buddhists who left Vietnam decades ago and came to the U.S. to live, have flocked to the Southern California neighborhood known as Little Saigon to welcome the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, who is dedicating a new temple there. His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at […]

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Native Groups Call on Vatican to Retract 500-Year-Old Charter

New York, N.Y. – Then-pope Alexander VI issued what was known as a papal bull – the Inter caetera – which set off the European conquest of the New World at the expense of indigenous tribal people.  On May 4 of this year, Steven Newcomb, co-founder of the California-based Indigenous Law Institute, met with Pope Francis and […]

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Comedian Papa CJ Bares Body, Soul to Standing Ovations on Broadway

New York, N.Y. Crossing Times Square on perhaps the coldest, windiest night of the year to see an Indian comedian, I wished I was in Delhi. Ears frozen, I arrived not knowing what to expect. Billed as the ‘Chris Rock of India,’ I anticipated a somewhat raunchy show with a South Asian edge. What I […]

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For Native Americans, Thanksgiving Can Be a Mixed Blessing

Washington, D.C.  Growing up, attorney Anita Shifflett celebrated Thanksgiving in the same way as most other Americans, by getting together with relatives to enjoy a hearty meal. “Thanksgiving meant family,” said Shifflett, a card-carrying member of the Native American Lumby tribe. “You had to go home for Thanksgiving. You had to go back to the […]

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Second IAAC South Asian Lit Fest Wraps Up in NYC – with Meera Nair

New York, N.Y. The second annual Indo-American Literary Festival of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) wrapped up recently in New York City showcasing writers from the entire Indian sub-continent — India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan — including Salman Rushdie, Mira Nair, Suketu Mehta, Madhur Jaffrey, and Sree Sreenivasan. As always the most amazing of them all was Aroon Shivdasani, its […]

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Sri Lankan Dance Academy Presents Nrutha Haramba Sara II Oct. 24

New York, N.Y.  The Sri Lankan Dance Academy of New York presents Nrutha Haramba Sara II on October 24, 2015 at College of Staten Island. Photo: Sri Lankan Dance Academy of New York. Performed by SLDA students and led by Gurus Dilhan Pinnagoda, Nalinda Pieris, Uthpala Eroshan, Indika Udaya Kumara. Photo: Sri Lankan Dance Academy […]

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