In 1990, Dr. Rashmee Sharma was teaching English literature at a university in Washington State. She frequently overheard her students making disparaging remarks about Indians as nothing more than cabbies and gas station attendants. She became driven to combat these stereotypes and educate Americans about the diverse and often stellar contributions of largely diverse and Asian community. She began doing exhaustive research, digging up press coverage of South Asians who were at the top of their various fields, which she then shared with everybody she knew, including her students. Rashmee also thought it was important for her children’s generation and those to come to understand the rich heritage that continues to develop around the world, and on which they can build their own legacies. The idea for the Roshni books took root.
Rashmee formed a team of research assistants, graphic designer, and marketing executive. They began scouring the United States for success stories to share, and the result of their early efforts was Roshni, the Light of South Asia. It took thousands of miles of travel and many hours of networking and interviews, but the book was released in 2005. It was an award winning first ever comprehensive documentation of a unique historical perspective on inspirational biographies of successful South Asians in the United States. Roshni book was globally launched including USA, Canada and India. The book received appreciation from the President of India and other prominent global leaders.
Rashmee always knew the Roshni legacy would be endless, so there will always be another book to produce. A second book was necessary to include some of the diverse inspirational individuals in the United States who didn’t fit into the first book, and to bring in some of the heroes who had made their own success in Canada as well. Rashmee brought in senior editors and research team to help with the composition of the profiles, and a new book came to life. Roshni, the Light of South Asia: North American Edition was launched in 2011, the book received much recognition and due to extreme demand is in the process of second reprint. And in the course of RMG research, Rashmee Sharma along with her Partner Mani Kamboj realized that there is a whole new genre of Global and Emerging leaders who deserve to be recognized for their successes at Global level for the success stories that they have written, Either from being one of the inspirational South Asians themselves or being one of those who being from diverse community background chose to empower the South Asians by joining hands. This is where the third edition of RMG Coffee Table Book came into existence.
Mani Kamboj who runs a successful technology and media company in New York City, who is a business partner of Dr. Rashmee Sharma had a vision to recognize the Book Honorees to much higher level and give much more authenticity to their recognition. Therefore, TIA (The Inspirational Achievers Awards) came into existence.
In the leadership of Mani Kamboj, Roshni Media Group is poised to release its most ambitious and Talent loaded coffee table book on its 1st Book's 10th Anniversary on May 29th during their Awards Gala at The Pierre (Taj) Hotel in New York City. BUY tickets at EventCombo