CHAIRMAN AND PUBLISHER SUDHIR M. PARIKH, M.D. COO ILYAS QURAISHI EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT BHAILAL PATEL EDITOR ELA DUTT EXECUTIVE EDITOR SUJEET RAJAN CONTRIBUTING WRITERS CHRISTOPHER CLARY* ELA DUTT* SUJEET RAJAN* LAYOUT & DESIGN AJITA KAPOOR* BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER JIM GALLENTINE* ADVERTISING SHAHNAZ SHEIKH* SONIA LALWANI * SHAILU DESAI * MUSLIMA SHETHWALA * HEAD OFFICE 35 JOURNAL SQUARE, SUITE 204 JERSEY CITY, NJ 07306 TEL: 212.675.7515 WEST COAST OFFICE 650 VERMONT AVE., SUITE 46, ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA 92805 TEL. 661.468.3851 CHICAGO OFFICE 2652 W Devon Ave., Suite # B, Chicago, IL 60659 Ph:773.856.3345/0545/3445, WEBSITE WWW.USINDIAGLOBALREVIEW.COM US-INDIA GLOBAL REVIEW is published by Parikh Foundation For India’s Global Development Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. No material herein or portions thereof may be reprinted without the consent of the publisher. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily in accordance with the opinions and views of the magazine, its personnel, its agents and no liability is assumed by the publisher thereof. Advertising copy and artwork are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. No warranties, guarantees or endorsements are made by the publisher. Dear Readers, This year has been possibly the most challenging for every individual around the globe, not just for govern- ments and businesses trying to keep economies going and their citizens and employees safe from this devas- tating COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has shown how invaluable our com- munity of Indians and Indian-Americans is to this nation - especially to the health care sector, some giving the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to take care of citizens. The pandemic has also affected legal immigration into the United States, one that affects Indians who form an influential part of the tech industry, healthcare, and scientific research and development in this country. Meanwhile, Asian-Americans as a whole, are a rising minority and will continue to influence the trajectory of politics and society in our country, studies reveal. In the midst of the pandemic, we have social unrest inside our nation which has to do with historical 400- year old wrongs that must be righted for Blacks so that a nation which ensures equality of opportunity to all becomes closer to reality. Add to that geopolitical stresses that have confound- ed relations between countries, not just in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, the Middle East, to name a few, but also those that hit closer to home for Indian-Americans -- not just Pakistan, but the latest conflict between a milita- rized China flexing its might against India on the Himalayan border. Over the last few months, our various publications, News India Times, Desi Talk in New York, Desi Talk in Chicago, as well as the regional-language periodical Gujarat Times have carried numerous articles not just from our news providers, but also by our own staff. We have chosen a sampling of those articles to run in this issue of the journal, dealing with the subjects described in my note above. I hope they will be an informative example of a rising minority's role in this diverse nation, one that is not always covered ade- quately in the mainstream media. Publisher’s Note Dr. Sudhir M. Parikh (Dr. Sudhir M. Parikh is Founder & Chairman, Parikh Foundation For India’s Global Development and Parikh Worldwide Media. Dr. Parikh is a recipient of Padma Shri, 2010) US-INDIA GLOBALREVIEW 3 US-INDIA GLOBAL REVIEW JULY-SEPTEMBER 2020