Edison Hindu Temple Plans $1.5m Expansion

Edison Hindu Temple Plans $1.5m Expansion

The Krishna temple in Edison (NJ) is seeking the help of its devotees to fund an ambitious $1.5 million expansion. Krishna Vrundavana (located at 215 May Street, Edison) wants devotees to pitch in with money to finance the construction of a Garbha Gudi (inner shrine). Garbha Gudi The plan is for the Garbha Gudi to […]

Rathod and Singh Arrested

Krishn A. Rathod (24) and Sumeet K. Singh (20) were arrested in West Windsor Township Friday, December 4, 2015 after heroin was allegedly found in their White 2012 Dodge Charger parked near the Lewis B. Chamberlin Park. Rathod was allegedly found with 162 decks of heroin stamped “Frank Lucas” and “Drano.” West WindsorTownship police say […]

H-1B Visa Agonies Come Alive in Digital Exhibition

H-1B Visa Agonies Come Alive in Digital Exhibition

Love it (Indians love it) or hate it (Americans loath it), the H-1B Visa program of the U.S. government is here to stay. H-1B employment visas lets non-U.S. citizens with exceptional skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to work in America on a temporary basis. Most H-1B visa holders get Green Cards through their […]

Hillsborough Indian Dies in I-287 Crash

Hillsborough Indian Dies in I-287 Crash

Ravi Naik (23) of Hillsborough, two unidentified people and several cows died Saturday evening in a multi-vehicle crash on I-287. A graduate of Rutgers University in Economics and Statistics, Ravi Naik joined the Marketing Analytics department of digital ad agency R/GA in New York City in August 2015 as an analyst. On his Linkedin profile, […]

NJ Woman Files Henna Lawsuit

Camden (NJ) resident Althea Saunders (53) has sued Cooper University Hospital alleging that she was wrongfully disciplined for wearing Henna markings on her hand. Henna (made from dried leaves of the Henna plant) is widely used by Hindu and Muslim women to decorate their hands and feet. The orange decorations from Henna usually disappear a […]

Nita and Kirtish Patel Plead Guilty to Massive NJ Health Care Fraud

Nita K. Patel (53) and her husband Kirtish N. Patel (53) of Rockaway, New Jersey, pleaded guilty November 17, 2015 before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls in Newark federal court to health care fraud. The two Patels, who owned a mobile diagnostic testing company (Biosound), have admitted receiving over $4.3 million from Medicare and […]

Hinduism – A Short Glossary

Hinduism – A Short Glossary

Given its vast scope and variety, a comprehensive glossary of Hinduism would likely run into hundreds of pages. Instead of writing a tome, we offer below a short glossary of some key terms (and famous people) in Hinduism: * Ayodhya – Birthplace of Lord Ram * Bhakti – Devotion * Brahma – Creator * Bhagavad […]

2 NJ Muslim Groups Blast Paris Attacks

A Muslim organization in Monmouth Junction (NJ) has condemned the Paris terror attacks as “a tragic crime against humanity.” The Islamic Society of Central Jersey said the “senseless violence is totally unacceptable and against every value and tradition of all faiths. The Islamic State has taken responsibility for the multiple terror attacks in Paris that […]

Indians in New Jersey – A Profile

New Jersey is home to huge numbers of Indian-Americans. There are pockets like Oak Tree Road and Newark Avenue in New Jersey where the only faces you’ll encounter are Indian mugs and the inviting aroma of curry assaults your nostrils. Little India on Newark Ave, Jersey City Indians have been pouring into New Jersey for […]

Oak Tree Road – Mini India in Edison

Oak Tree Road – Mini India in Edison

I bet there’s not a single Indian in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia who’s not heard of Oak Tree Road. Oak Tree Road Indian Restaurants, Fashion & Jewelry Stores Snaking its way through the towns of Iselin and Edison in Middlesex County, Oak Tree Road is a beehive of […]