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Born in village Kotah (Saharanpur), Vijendra Agarwal, left India in 1973 after Ph.D. (Physics) from IIT Roorkee but always remained connected with his roots. A researcher in Italy, Japan, and France, he came to the US in 1978. He served as faculty and academic administrator (Assistant Vice President, Associate Vice Chancellor, and Dean of the College of Science and Engineering) in several universities, and an Executive Fellow in the White House S&T Policy during Clinton administration. Following his voluntary retirement in 2014, he and his wife co-founded a US-based NGO, Vidya Gyan, to serve rural India toward education, health, and empowerment of girls and overall development. An Indian at heart, his passion for writing has no boundaries. This includes policy, politics and people, and social/cultural activities promoting community engagement. Currently, he is the Brand Ambassador for Times of India and frequently blogs on Linkedin on various topics.

No calm after the storm in the battleground in America: Should India be concerned?

India has nothing to be concerned about the inevitable change taking shape in Washington. India is a rising power politically, economically, militarily, intellectually, and morally and thus deserves a respectful place on the global platform.

2020 Presidential Election: A doomsday for democracy in America

Can the country live with unprecedented damage to democracy and divisiveness among people based on their gender, color, origin, political ideologies, etc?

Futuristic approach to electing national leaders: Using functional-MRI to read and reveal what they are thinking

With the emergence of and advances in the scientific tool called fMRI, known to reveal what one is thinking, the U.S. must take the lead, in collaboration with other countries, in using fMRI to better inform the electorate about their Presidential candidates.

Is Indian govt ready if Biden is elected?

What Modi govt has changed is- the USA needs India as much as India needs the USA whether it is Biden or Trump in the White House.

The pandemic disrupting the future of millions of underprivileged children

Our focus is on the children in rural India’s government schools which serve the educational aspirations for economically disadvantaged families.

How much do Indian Americans matter in the race to the white house?

Admittedly, every vote matters but do Hindus in America need to be blindly passionate for either candidate and sacrifice Hindu unity, humility, and mutual respect?

The invisible Corona-virus (an equalizer), the visible bias- virus (a divider) and all lives matter

This article discusses the similarities and differences between the coronavirus and bias-virus. Is the latter a “divider” based on race and/or religion with a slogan such as “Black/White/Muslim/Hindu/xxx Lives Matter?” Why not openly embrace, “All Lives Matter,” which is global, inclusive, and free of bias-virus, at least visibly?

The journey of anti-CAA virus in the U.S.: A tale of three cities

Kshama Sawant, a Hindu immigrant embraces Hindu phobic ideology and lead an anti-India campaign to seek a stage for her future political dreams.

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26/11 : संघ और हिंदूओं को बदनाम करने के लिए कांग्रेस का सबसे घटिया प्रयास

Hinduism is a complex, inclusive, liberal, tolerant, open and multi-faceted socio-spiritual system of India called “Dharma”. Due to its innumerable divergences, Hinduism has no concept of ‘Apostasy’.

Hinduism: Why non-Hindus can’t comprehend

Hinduism is a complex, inclusive, liberal, tolerant, open and multi-faceted socio-spiritual system of India called “Dharma”. Due to its innumerable divergences, Hinduism has no concept of ‘Apostasy’.

आओ तेजस्विनी, प्रेम की बात करें

इसे लव जिहाद कहा जाये या कुछ और किन्तु सच यही है कि लड़कियों के धर्म परिवर्तन के लिए प्रेम का ढोंग किया जा रहा है और उसमें असफलता मिलने पर उनकी हत्या।

दाऊद लौटेगा भारत – कहा पैंसठ साल का और सीनियर सिटीजन होने के कारण पुलिस उसे नहीं पकड़ सकती

दाऊद को लगता है कि पैंसठ की उम्र और वरिष्ठ नागिरक बनने के बाद भारत के GO और लिबरल्स उसके लिए सरकार से लड़ेंगे और उसे जेल में एक दिन भी नहीं रहना पड़ेगा।

Migration and job creation

Here is reason- why migration is a way to job but one should attempt it only when there is no second option.

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गुप्त काल को स्वर्ण युग क्यों कहा जाता है

एक सफल शासन की नींव समुद्रगप्त ने अपने शासनकाल में ही रख दी थी इसीलिए गुप्त सम्राटों का शासन अत्यधिक सफल रहा। साम्राज्य की दृढ़ता शांति और नागरिकों की उन्नति इसके प्रमाण थे।

सामाजिक भेदभाव: कारण और निवारण

भारत में व्याप्त सामाजिक असामानता केवल एक वर्ग विशेष के साथ जिसे कि दलित कहा जाता है के साथ ही व्यापक रूप से प्रभावी है परंतु आर्थिक असमानता को केवल दलितों में ही व्याप्त नहीं माना जा सकता।

The story of Lord Jagannath and Krishna’s heart

But do we really know the significance of this temple and the story behind the incomplete idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Maa Shubhadra?

Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Integral Humanism

According to Upadhyaya, the primary concern in India must be to develop an indigenous economic model that puts the human being at centre stage.

Daredevil of Indian Army: Para SF Major Mohit Sharma’s who became Iftikaar Bhatt to kill terrorists

Such brave souls of Bharat Mata who knows every minute of their life may become the last minute.