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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.
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.
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.
Our focus is on the children in rural India’s government schools which serve the educational aspirations for economically disadvantaged families.
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?
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?
Kshama Sawant, a Hindu immigrant embraces Hindu phobic ideology and lead an anti-India campaign to seek a stage for her future political dreams.
आयुष जैन -
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’.
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।
Such brave souls of Bharat Mata who knows every minute of their life may become the last minute.