US lawmakers talk everything but Hinduism at Capitol Hill Hindu caucus event

US Lawmakers came and held forth. On Mahatma Gandhi. On the Taj Mahal. And Indian-Americans, their riches and their achievements. Anything but Hindu-Americans. The problem: The lawmakers had been invited to an event hosted by a combination of Hindu-Americans — Americans for Hindus and the Hindu American Foundation — in Capitol Hill on Wednesday to support and bless a move to launch a religion-specific Hindu Caucus in the US congress, which, in the words of the hosts, would take care of the Hindus, protect their interests and, most urgently, combat Hinduphobia.

Rahul Gandhi in US: ‘India is like an ocean facing a storm, but the storm is going to pass’

At his first public appearance after landing in the United States, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi told an invite-only audience at the University of Santa Cruz’s Silicon Valley campus in Santa Clara, California that India is like an ocean facing a storm, and that this too shall pass. He was responding to specific question on what is often viewed as social engineering in the country, led by the governing BJP’s Hindutva principles. 

FIIDS urges India Caucus to increase grace period for laid off H1B visa holders, stop hate crimes

The Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) has raised issues and policy matters important for Indian Americans before the 118th Congress, the speaker of the house, and recently elected India Caucus leadership. FIIDS has stressed and urged the India Caucus to focus on critical issues like immigration, the US-India partnership, countering terrorism, establishing peace, climate change and international treaties.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan invites Indian diaspora in the US to invest

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, addressed the Indian diaspora in the US virtually on December 6 to invite them to the ‘Invest Madhya Pradesh – Global Investors Summit’ scheduled on January 11 and 12, 2023 and also for the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas from January 8 to 10, 2023. Both events will be held in Indore city.