The Universal News Network: A New Way Of Staying Connected And To Contribute Towards Making Our Universe A Better, Just, and Safe Place For All To Live, Grow, And Succeed
We live in a world of uncertainties, and at the same time, is interconnected as never been before in human history. We get to see, experience, and learn of things happening in places across the universe with a click, which was not imaginable when most of us were born.
The UNN comes to connect every one of us with the universe and all its beauties, the noble deeds, the inventions, the heroic deeds, the mysteries, and the uncertainties that we encounter every day in our lives, helping us become aware of the rapid changes in the universe. Given the pace of fast changes today, we need the media that helps us navigate through the uncertainties, giving us perspectives hidden behind what we see in online news and encounter daily.
As cultural storytellers, journalists influence the collective story of humanity. The purpose of The UNN is to support us in making sense of our world, providing us with the news and information; it also engages, inspires, and activates us to be free and self-governing.
At The UNN, we want to focus on possibility-oriented storytelling that fuels hope and sparks innovative ideas and actions; seeking to lead discussions, creating, disseminating, and using news and information that serves us all, and providing a platform for diverse voices, forms, and engaging everyone, continually engaging and innovating.
Welcome to The Universal News network. Please join us, and let’s together journey and work towards informing, educating, and engaging the peoples of the universe in a way that makes our universe a safer and healthier place for the entire humanity to live, cherish and succeed.
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Chief Editor, TheUNN.com & Vice President, TheUNN Corporation
Ajay Ghosh, the Chief Editor of The Universal News Network (www.theunn.com), graduated with a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI in 1998. Prior to coming to the United States, Ajay was the Chief Editor of The Voice Delhi and contributed articles to several national publications in India.
In the United States, starting his journalistic career as a reporter in 1999 for India Post, he had worked as the New York Bureau Chief of Indian Reporter and World News, and worked as the New York Bureau Chief of India Tribune, a weekly newspaper published from Chicago. Ajay served as the Executive Editor of NRI Today and was the Bureau Chief of The Indian Express, North American Editions.
Since 2014, Ajay has been serving as the Media Coordinator of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic medical organization in the United States, representing 100,000 physicians of Indian origin. In 2023, he was appointed as the Consultant for Public Relations Content for ITServe Alliance, the largest association of IT Solutions and services organizations in the United States.
Having a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Ajay served as an Adjunct Faculty at Fordham Graduate School of Social Work, teaching Social Work Seminar and guiding MSW students at Fordham in New York City from 2006 to 2016. He was an Adjunct Professor at Bridgeport University, where he taught Psychology.
Ajay works as a Psychiatric Social Worker at Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Bridgeport Hospital. He also served as a Social Worker at Hartford Health at Home from 2019 to 2022. From 1999 to 2015, Ajay served as the Administrator of the Mental Health Clinic at St. Dominic’s Home, Bronx, NY.
In December 2019, he was part of a nearly 200-member expedition to Antarctica, the 7th Continent on Earth. Ajay was the founder President of the Indo-American Press Club in 2014. He currently serves as the Secretary of the Borad of Directors.
Ajay was honored with the Excellence in Reporting Award by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin for several years. In 2018, Ajay was honored with the Excellence in Journalism Award from NAMAM, a North American Community organization that fosters collaboration and education among members of the Indian American community. In 2023, he has been chosen to receive the prestigious Excellence in Journalism Award by The Kerala Center in New York.
Ajay is married to Mini, and the couple are blessed with three adorable daughters, Archana, Navya, and Ahana.
Editorial Board Members of The UNN
Dr. Mathew Joys is a regular Columnist and Journalist in various print and digital media, in the US and India. He is also a creative author and authored many books including ‘Oh My Beloved’ an interpretation of the Song of Songs in the Bible, and ‘ American Aadukal’ (the Goats of America) are a few. He is the Executive Editor for the JAIHINDVARTHA Newspaper from NY and Associate Editor for Express Herald and editorial board member for the NERKAZHCHA Weekly from Houston. He is the Regional Reporter for the Global Reporter TV channel.
After his studies in Bangalore, his career began in India at the Finance department of the Indian Government and extended his abilities to be the Rotaract/Rotary club Director and National General Secretary of Employees federation (NTC) in India. His philanthropic activities and leadership in different projects of social importance at his homeland at Kottayam are commendable and recognized.
As a founder member of the Indo American Press Club, currently serving as the Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors. He has been the Chief Editor of IAPC Annual Souvenirs since its inception. He is now settled in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife Dr. Alice Mathew, who is also a Professor in UNLV and renowned YouTube channel anchor on her own Cookery and Gardening videos.
Seema Govil is the Founder & CEO of Cosmo City Media, a multi-faceted marketing firm representing the US South Asian community. The company specializes in public relations, branding, social media, & video production. Seema is an Anchor with TV Asia for the last seven years; she covers major social-cultural, corporate, and political events in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio. Furthermore, she has her own Podcast, Fablife 360, on Rukus Avenue Radio. She covers positive and uplifting stories about celebrities, artists, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists.
Seema understands that living a fulfilling life is only possible when you contribute beyond yourself. She looks for opportunities to make a positive impact and create awareness about causes that speak to her. All this and more can be traced back to her early roots and upbringing.
President & CEO, TheUNN Corporation
Dr. Joseph M. Chalil is a well-respected physician executive known for his significant contributions to scientific research published in top international journals. He holds esteemed positions as Chairman of the Complex Health Systems Advisory Board and Adjunct Professor at Florida’s Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. His recent best-selling book, “Beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic: Envisioning a Better World by Transforming the Future of Healthcare,” highlights his influential role in shaping the future of health systems.
Dr. Chalil is an essential member of the Executive Leadership Council at Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD), providing invaluable knowledge and strategic input to shape future medical leaders. His dedication to public service was evident during his tenure with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, where he served as a Medical Corps veteran.
As a board-certified specialist in healthcare management and Chief Medical Officer at Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc., Dr. Chalil is committed to medical innovation. He is also the Chief Strategic Advisor of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), advocating for the interests of medical professionals of Indian descent.
Dr. Chalil’s visionary leadership in healthcare administration has been recognized by his Fellowship from the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international society of over 40,000 healthcare executives worldwide.
Dr. Chalil’s dedication to promoting fairness in media representation is evident in his former role as Chairman of the Indo-American Press Club (IAPC). He is a frequent international TV News guest and Sunday Guardian columnist, championing the cause of equitable media.
With extensive knowledge of global as well as U.S. healthcare policy, Dr. Chalil is uniquely positioned to drive improvements in patient-centered care. His unwavering dedication to improving healthcare and patient empowerment has earned him widespread admiration in the industry.
Advisory Board Members of TheUNN
Ambassador Pradeep Kapur is an acknowledged “luminary diplomat,” with a distinguished career working with leaders and policymakers in different continents of the world: Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. Author and editor of many books, he was Ambassador of India to Chile and to Cambodia, and Secretary at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, before joining as an academic in reputed universities in USA and India. A graduate of the globally acclaimed Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D), he is Executive Director of Smart Village Development Fund (SVDF); International Economic Strategic Advisor, Intellect Design Arena; and Chairman, Advisory Council, DiplomacyIndia.com.
Dr. Thomas Abraham is the Founder President and currently serves as the Chairman of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) and Chief Editor of GOPIO News. He was the Convener of the First Global Convention of People of Indian Origin held in New York where GOPIO was formed. Earlier, Dr. Abraham served as the Executive Trustee of the GOPIO Foundation.
Dr. Abraham has been serving the NRI/PIO community for the last 45 years. He served as the first president of the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of New York (1976 to ’99) which does the largest India Day Parade outside India and the National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA) (1980-’88). Dr. Abraham also served as the Co-Chairman of the fundraising campaign to institute Jagdish Bhagwati Chair at Columbia Univ. Other than GOPIO, two other groups initiated by Dr. Abraham are National Indian American Association for Senior Citizens (NIAASC) and South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS) and also co-founded Indian American Kerala Center. Dr. Abraham was presented with Bharatvanshi Gaurav Award by former Vice President of India Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award by President of India Pratibha Patil, and Lifetime Achievement Award by India Abroad in 2012. Dr. Abraham has also presented the Outstanding Alumnus Award by India’s Malaviya National Institute of Technology. A graduate of Columbia Univ., Dr. Abraham is a materials scientist and nanotechnologist by profession and is President of Innovative Research and Products, Inc., an industry and market research firm based in Stamford, CT, USA.
Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah, one of the nation’s leading cardiologists, medical director of UHealth Cardiology in Fort Lauderdale, FL, appointed to the Florida State University System Board of Governors by the Governor of Florida, is the Director of the Fort Lauderdale Heart Institute. In addition, he is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Chairman of the Florida Board of Medicine, and a member of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health. Among Dr. Zachariah’s professional credentials are certification in the American Board of Internal Medicine and in the sub-specialty Board of Cardiovascular Diseases.
He is also a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiac Angiography, the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Society of Clinical Scientists. He was awarded a fellowship in cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic. There, he worked closely with the late Mason Sones, M.D., who pioneered the technique of coronary arteriography and paved the way for modern cardiology. Dr. Zachariah has personally performed over 10,000 cardiac catheterizations and 2,000 PTCA’s. In addition, Dr. Zachariah is a member of the Commission to study long-term care in the State of Florida and was appointed by Florida’s Insurance Commissioner. Dr. Zachariah is a member of the Health Advisory Committee and the Citizen Advisory Committee appointed by U.S. Senator Connie Mack. Active with the American Heart Association, Dr. Zachariah is President of the Broward Region, and past President of the American Heart Association, Florida Affiliate.
Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar, a past president of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), is a Florida-based renowned Urologist, has devoted his time, energy and resources for numerous charities. He was the Chairman of the Hindu Society of Central Florida, and has been active in multiple Charities here in USA and in India. Of all, he considers his work at the AAPI Charitable Foundation to be the “best.” Dr. Jahagirdar considers, his “best professional accomplishment has been to try to do the utmost for my patients.”
Having completed his Master of Surgery Degree from G.S.Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai, Dr. Jahagirdar obtained his Board Certification in Urology from Tulane University, New Orleans in 1984. Since then, he has been inactive in urology practice in Orlando Florida. He specializes in minimally invasive da Vinci robotic and laparoscopic surgeries and corrective surgery/prosthetics for erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Recognitions and awards came his way as he began his professional and community leadership across the country.
He has been active in American Urological Association and Florida Medical Association. He served as the President of Orange County Medical Society and of Doctors of South Asia (DOSA) and on Board of Directors of FLAMPAC. He has been on the Risk Management Committee of Florida Hospital for over two decades.
Mr. Zacharisha’s interests are in Business, Real Estate, Science, Technology, etc. currently he works as a Real Estate Broker in Florida with Fabulous Homes, Inc. He obtained his Doctorate Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Aerospace Engineering with a broad area of specialization in Plasmas, Fusion, Acoustics, and Renewable Energy Sources such as Solar, Wind, Waves, etc., his Masters from IIT Madras in the School of Aerospace Engineering in Rocket Propulsion and Combustion along with a minor in Mathematics; and his Undergraduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kerala. He had been a Boy Scout and became an Eagle Scout and President's Scout.