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Washington: Seven Indian American candidates out of total eight who ran for local elections in Lexington city in the US state of Kentucky have won.

With this, now there are a total of 12 Indian-Americans elected members of the Lexington Town Meeting, India New England News reported on Wednesday.

“This movement is historic. Great result despite heavy turnout because of presidential elections which tends to favour known contestants and incumbents,” Narain Bhatia, a long-time Lexington resident and community activist, said.

The winners of Lexington elections include Sharmila Mudgal from Precinct-3 for one year term, Anoop Garg from Precinct-4 gets a three-year term, Pam Joshi and Rita Pandey gets three-year term each from Precinct-9 and Precinct-5, respectively.

Anil Ahuja from Precinct-5, Vikas Kinger from Precinct-7 and Nirmala Garimella from Precinct-8 got one year term each.

The only Indian-American candidate to lose in the election was Hema Bhatt in Precinct-9.

“Hema Bhatt lost but got 375 votes and lost by just 36 votes while beating Scott Burson, a long-time town meeting member and former School Committee member by 76 votes,” Bhatia said.

In addition to the winners in Tuesday’s elections, Indian-Americans have five current Town Meeting members whose term is not over making a total of twelve.

These sitting members are: Narain Bhatia, Ravish Kumar, Sanjay Padaki, Dinesh Patel and Syed Rizvi.(IANS)

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Indian design schools Are Influenced By Global education

The diversity and the demographics of everything is making the world come closer

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Indian design schools Are Influenced By Global education
Indian design schools Are Influenced By Global education, flickr

Ace designer Manish Malhotra, who is one of the chief mentors at the London School of Trends, says that global education is making a huge difference to all the design schools of India.

“It is making a difference overall not just to the design schools. Thanks to global education, global awareness the world is getting far more closer. Social media, travel and interactions with one another is playing a key role to make this happen,” he told IANS in a statement.

“The diversity and the demographics of everything is making the world come closer,” added Malhotra who has over 25 years of experience in styling up for Bollywood movies and has dressed the best in the glamour business.

London School of Trends offers an international Fashion and Interior Design curriculum curated and taught by globally renowned academics and industry leaders.

Manish Malhotra’s collections displayed at the Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014.
Manish Malhotra’s collections displayed at the Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014. flickr

Also read: ‘Intern Diaries’ To Feature Sonakshi, Anita Dongre, Manish Malhotra

They have a global presence with campuses in New York, Los Angeles, New Delhi and Mumbai. In India, they have Malhotra along with Producer-author Twinkle Khanna as their chief mentors for fashion and interior design, respectively. (IANS)

 

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