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Indians in Charlotte


Indians in Charlotte In Charlotte, the population of residents from India rose from around 10,000 in 2000, to over 25,000 by 2010. This massive increase in the Indian population brings with it a wide range of cultural and religious backgrounds, as well as varied professions. We'll be joined by four Indians who now call Charlotte home, and discuss their very different journeys settling here, what brought them to the US and to Charlotte. They'll share their thoughts about how their cultural background helped them prepare for and execute the move. [Photo from the Charlotte Festival of India.] Guests Dr. Sarjoo Bhagia - A doctor at the OrthoCarolina Spine Center and on the honorary teaching faculty of the CMC Carolina Rehabilitation. He was born in India and lived in the UK and Germany before moving to Charlotte. Lal Vishin - Retired IT executive who came to the US from India after getting his engineering degree. He is the president of the India Association of Charlotte. Ritu Mukherji - Dance instructor who came to the US with her husband. Her dance academy specializes in classical Indian dance, modern "bollywood" and fitness dance. Dr. Vikram Kumar - Professor of Economics at Davidson College. He's on the board of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and the India Association of Charlotte. Add and read comments