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Masons Show Appreciation to Brother Raj Bhalla, Donors for Renovations

Masons Show Appreciation to Brother Raj Bhalla, Donors for Renovations

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA RICHMOND: Many in the community know Dr. Raj Bhalla for his outspokenness, sharp wit, generosity and support and presence in many community activities. He is regarded as the community’s elder statesman and has guided many decisions through his clear and thoughtful purpose. But his sphere of influence does not end there. Ever […]

Shradhanjalis, Protests in Houston Even as Military Escalation Flares Up

Shradhanjalis, Protests in Houston Even as Military Escalation Flares Up

BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: “Too many lives have been lost. Enough is enough.” With these words, Col. Raj Bhalla summed up the sentiment at the prayer service held at India House on February 20 for the 44 CRPF personnel killed in a terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir. The names of the martyred soldiers […]

A Brotherhood of Masons Honor a Sikh Brother who Served So Willingly

A Brotherhood of Masons Honor a Sikh Brother who Served So Willingly

By Jawahar Malhotra RICHMOND: There is a streak of generosity and kindliness that has percolated inside Raj Bhalla long before he first understood as a young boy where it would lead him. He found examples of giving to causes and helping others in the work of his father who was a Freemason and a Past […]

A Masonic Honor that Surprised the Beloved Brother Raj Bhalla

A Masonic Honor that Surprised the Beloved Brother Raj Bhalla

By Jawahar Malhotra RICHMOND: The annals of the work of the freemasons are filled with many worthy deeds, each performed in the spirit of the fraternity that has been inspired since the order was first established long ago in 1717 when the first Grand Lodge of England was formed in London. Personal growth and social […]

Masonic Golden Trowel Award Bestowed on a Treasured Brother Raj Bhalla

Masonic Golden Trowel Award Bestowed  on a Treasured Brother Raj Bhalla

By Jawahar Malhotra RICHMOND: Even as he spoke from the podium after receiving the coveted award, Raj Bhalla could not contain his impulse to poke some fun at his own expense with his well-known wit. He began with his experience as a member of his Masonic Lodge in Port Washington, New York when he was […]