"Asha for Education is a secular organization dedicated to change India by focusing on basic education in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change. Asha has supported more than 800 different child education projects allover India."
I've signed up to participate in the half marathon with the Asha Foundation. One of the few useful things I've done in the past few months.
For the last few months that I've been in this city, the striking thing to notice is the thriving indian population here. Atlanta, like many other US cities has a steady inflow of indians every year. They have regular Kutcheris (thankfully) and elaborate temple rituals. The hindu temple here is very beautiful and frequently visited.
You can call the temple to receive an automated recording that says "Press 1 for inquires. Press 2 to talk to the priest..". The prasad can be purchased using your credit card. Apart from other minor attempts at modernisation, I've seen things like mp3s of slokas that can be downloaded from temple websites etc. It felt strange when I first saw these things, but it works well here.
Managed to get a snapshot of the place. The weather these days is very pleasant. Sitting at the main entrance is a great way to unwind and feel at home.
Was looking at some old Saregama videos and realized that the talent this show used to attract was just unbelievable. Its saddening to see the state of the show today (influenced by American idol and audience votes).