Dec 5, 2017

Meet Vinay Parameswaran Of Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

Vinay Parameswaran with Paul Schuyler Phillips of Brown University
Vinay Parameswaran
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
Congratulations  to Vinay Parameswaran for being appointed as the music director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO).  He begins his tenure as Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra as well.

Mr. Vinay Parameswaran comes to Cleveland following three seasons as Associate Conductor of the Nashville Symphony from 2014-2017, where he led over 150 performances.  

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is a group of 100 musicians selected from 45 cities in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  The orchestra is based in Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio and is managed by Lauren Generette.  
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Parameswaran played as a student for 6 years in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Political Science from Brown University, where he graduated with honors. At Brown, he began his conducting studies with Paul Phillips. 

He received a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Otto-Werner Mueller as the Albert M. Greenfield Fellow. 

May 14, 2017

Twinsburg convenience store owned by Sikhs robbed

Twinsburg police are still looking for two men connected with a Jan. 10 armed robbery at Best Stop, a convenience store on Ravenna Road owned by Asian Indian/s.

According to police, around 8:35 p.m. 2 black men reportedly entered Best Stop and stole an undisclosed amount of money and a cell phone. One of the suspects had a black handgun, according to Twinsburg police report. A clerk at Best Stop called police to report the robbery, but the suspects fled before police arrived.

Mar 28, 2017

Kasturi Kannada Sangha Cleveland to celeberate Ugadi

Asian Indians of Cleveland celebrate Ugadi
Asian Indians of Cleveland celebrate Ugadi

Asian Indians of Cleveland celebrate Ugadi
Kasturi Kannada Sangha of Cleveland is scheduled to celebrate Ugadi on April 22 at Broadview Heights Community and Recreation Center.  Manjula Gururaj and Badari Prasad will perform on this happy occasion.  Check out the Cleveland Kannada community's facebook page for more information.

Oct 16, 2016

15 year old Asian Indian boy shot dead in Cleveland, Ohio

Sunny Ravi Patel of Mayfield Heights High School shot dead at Mr. Hero of Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Asian Indian boy shot dead in Cleveland
RIP Sunny Ravi Patel

Sunny Ravi Patel, of Highland Heights, died shortly after being shot on Friday at Mr. Hero on South Taylor Road, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said.  He was the only son of Ravi Patel.

Detectives have released several surveillance photos of an unidentified man who shot Patel during an armed robbery at the sandwich shop. They are asking the public to help identify the man.

The man entered the sandwich shop just before 8 p.m. and shot Sunny Ravi Patel once in the head, police said. (IT IS REPORTED THAT THIS TOOK ABOUT 30 SECONDS).  The Highland Heights teen died after paramedics took him to University Hospitals.  The armed man took money from a cash register after the shooting. He then ran from the store, police said.

The man is described as being approximately 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall and thin. He was wearing a white rag over his face, sunglasses, a black Nike hooded sweatshirt and gray Adidas sweatpants with black and white stripes down the sides.

Restaurant Developers Corporation (RDC) is a regional franchisor of sandwich shops and coffeehouses.  Its flagship Mr. Hero chain boasts more than 80 locations in Ohio serving deli sandwiches, hot hero-style sandwiches, hamburgers, and chicken sandwiches. The eateries also offer sides, salads, and pasta dishes. RDC also franchises about 15 Arabica Coffeehouse locations in Ohio and North Carolina, as well as a small number of CafĂ© Morocco locations. Robert Coulson started the sandwich chain as Bob's Jumbo Submarine Sandwiches in 1965.

Mr. Ravi Patel, father of Sunny Ravi Patel


Erin Setzer on behalf of Binta Patel has initiated a Sunny Patel Funeral and Family.  33k have been raised in 2 days at the time of writing.  Mayfield High School Student Council has chipped in with a contribution of $250.  Binta Patel, wife of the owner of the Mr. Hero and Sunny's aunt, will be the family liaison and designated beneficiary for handling the funds.  "In a beautiful act of selflessness, they have chosen to donate the funds to several organizations that were close to Sunny's heart."

Eleksis Soleil Johnson: "I wish I could donate but I have nothing to give but many prayers and thoughts of comfort and love to the family. I'm sorry this horrendous tragedy had to happen to you and your dear son. Much love and well wishes. "


Daveion Perry, 20 appeared in court.
He smiled and shook his head.

Jan 5, 2016

Islamic Terrorism's 4 Causes

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi is a well-known Pakistani Muslim theologian, scholar, interpreter, and educationist.  There is nothing like hearing it from the horse's mouth.  

On the other side, we at hindu temples chant, Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha and Om Shanti Shanti and look at where the rote got us! 

Is it possible that Presidential candidate Donald Trump is perhaps not entirely wrong?