All Things Happy January 20, 2019 | Author: Rajesh Nair, Founder & CEO, Happystry

All Things Happy

Having previously worked with international research institutes, and senior policymakers in the climate change space, what intrigued me was whether studies, research and global conventions were contributing to impact on the ground. Innumerable government level meetings are held every year… Read more
The Gandhi 150 Commemorative Stamp Initiative January 20, 2019 | Author: Sriram Sonty, Chairman of the Gandhi 150 US Commemorative Stamp Initiative

The Gandhi 150 Commemorative Stamp Initiative

Mahatma Gandhi is a man who needs no introduction. He is universally acknowledged as the ‘father of Indian independence,' the man who won the country’s freedom from their colonial masters without firing a shot. The Gandhi Commemorative Stamp Initiative began… Read more
The Power of Philanthropic Complementarity January 11, 2019 | Author: Alex Counts, Senior Philanthropy Adviser, Indiaspora

The Power of Philanthropic Complementarity

Despite India’s impressive economic growth and growing global influence, it has many urgent unmet humanitarian needs.  The nation’s young and growing population will either emerge as a tremendous asset for the country and for the world (a “demographic dividend”) or… Read more
Celebrating 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi

Celebrating 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi

Indiaspora co-hosted 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi, a celebration on Capitol Hill spearheaded by the Embassy of India in partnership with several community organizations, including the Gandhi Memorial Center, Hindu American Foundation, AJC - Global Jewish Advocacy, The Art of Living Foundation, U.S.-India Business Council, JITO USA, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, JAINA, JAIN Society of Metropolitan Washington, and US-India Friendship Council. The occasion was marked by a lighting of the diya and…
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Diwali on Capitol Hill 2018

Diwali on Capitol Hill 2018

  Indiaspora co-hosted Diwali on Capitol Hill November 14 with BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, Hindu American Foundation, and several community and faith-based organizations to celebrate our annual Festival of Lights. More than 25 Members of Congress in the House and Senate marked the occasion by lighting the ceremonial diya on stage, including Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2), Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India…
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Global Connect: Indiaspora’s Delegation to Canada

Global Connect: Indiaspora’s Delegation to Canada

Indiaspora took a high-level delegation of our members and prominent friends to Canada from October 14 - 16. In the wake of the “new NAFTA,” or the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) proposed earlier this month, as well as Prime Minister Trudeau’s trade trip to India earlier in the year, it proved to be a time ripe for discussion. The purposes…
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Indiaspora’s Objectives

The following three goals drive Indiaspora forward:

  1. Increase the visibility and influence of Indian-Americans to actively engage in their communities.
  2. Create a platform to help shape successful U.S.-India relations and connect with the global Indian diaspora in various countries.
  3. Redefine the philanthropic model to promote more effective and sustainable giving by Indian-Americans.