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Austin Dance India Celebrates 25 Years of Bharata Natyam Dance in Central Texas

Bharata Natyam Dance
Austin, Texas (February, 2016)— Austin Dance India, Austin’s preeminent performance company and school for Bharata Natyam dance, is celebrating its 25th year in 2016 with a dynamic calendar of live performances and student showcases. Under the creative direction of Anuradha Naimpally, Austin Dance India will present a season of spectacular dance events including a 10 x 10 student showcase,...

Son, why you laugh?

Son why do you laugh
Son, why you laugh? Son, do you know your father? I am your father. I have some questions Son. When you plan to get married? When you plan to bring kids? Can you stop laughing? Why are you being selfish? Son, don't you know me? I am your father.   Son, I worry for you. I want you to marry a Jewish girl. I want to see my grandchildren. I want you to...

8 ELEPHANTS & A DREAMING DRAGON

elephant PLAY jAZZ
8 elephants wished to wake up the dreaming dragon. The 1st elephant said: “let’s do the elephant’s dance and shake her up gently.” So they did until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! It will take a year doing so.” The 2nd elephant said: “let’s also play Jazz music.” So they did until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! It will take 2 years doing...

Alien Taxation – Some Essential Concepts

Alien Taxation
According to IRS, Alien is defined as non-US citizen, not someone who is visiting from other planets!  There are two types of aliens – Resident aliens and Nonresident aliens.  To be classified as a resident alien, the individual must meet one of the two tests 1) Green Card Test and 2) Substantial Presence Test.  Nonresident aliens are those who...

The Development of Chinese Character Scripts on Exhibit February 1 – April 30, 2016

Chinese Character Scripts on Exhibit
Secretary of State Ken Detzner today announced that the Department of State’s 22nd Floor Gallery in the State Capitol Building is hosting an exhibition of calligraphic works by Mr. HU Ching-san, Deputy Chief Curator of the Department of Rare Books of the National Palace Museum of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Mr. HU Ching-san has provided 15 types of calligraphic...

A man lost his phone, is his luck bad?

man lost a phone
One man sat in the toilet and accidentally dropped his mobile phone. His friends said, “Oh this is bad luck.” He replied, “Hmm, I am not really sure.” When he went to buy a new phone, he met on the way his first true love from high school and arranged to have a dinner together. His friends said, “Oh this is good luck.” He...

Vote for a Cause

What if we all could vote for causes we care for??? Voting has been used as a feature of democracy since the 6th century BC, when democracy was introduced by the Athenian democracy. Many of the oldest forms of electioneering are still relevant in the 21st century: the public meeting at the local school or town hall, door-to-door canvassing, advertisements...

Cultural Misunderstanding: Trouble for Asian College Applicants

Asian College Applicants
It is widely believed that American universities “don’t like” Asian applicants. Some people think that U.S. colleges have prejudice against Asian students who, despite high test scores, are not admitted at the rate that Asian families feel they deserve. Even though Asian students are indeed admitted at a rate greater than the proportionate Asian share of the U.S. population,...

Banana Paradiso

Year of Monkey
In this New Year of the Monkey 2016 I like to share a heavenly story that made it all the way from paradise. The story Garden of Eden is considered to be one of the stories that influenced Western culture the most. Concepts such as heaven, the expulsion from Eden, the tree of life tree of knowledge of good and...

LITTLE YELLOW DUCK – 4 Friends

A monkey, a parrot, a fish and Little Yellow Duck gathered at the riverside to talk and chat and enjoy some bananas. Suddenly a hunter appeared from the bushes. All saw him and everyone began to escape. The monkey ran, the parrot flew, the fish swam and Little Yellow Duck that knew also to run, fly and swim, remained standing in place. Having...
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