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Hindu American lawmaker Tulsi
Aloha, welcome to Hawaii where the Hindu American lawmaker was brought up and nurtured to become a powerful member of the US House of Representatives.

Born in a nearby island, American Samoa, thirty seven years ago of a Roman Catholic father, Mr Gabbard, and an Indian origin Caucasian mother, Carol, Tulsi is a practicing Hindu and well versed in spiritual text of the most ancient religion of the world. By the way Tulsi means sacred basil plants and leaves revered by the Hindus all over the world.

Her own marriage to Eduardo Tamayo in 2002 and after divorce in 2006, to Abraham Williams in 2015 was performed as per rituals prescribed in the Vedas. The Vedic weddings were of her own choosing and she loved them.

When the Gabbard family moved to Hawaii to make the place their permanent home, Tulsi was only two and a half years old. She grew up in the 50th State of the United States of America as a perfect American citizen with growing interest in politics, environment and social activities that included philanthropy, asking well to do citizens to help fellow Americans who found it difficult to make both ends meet. Helping the needy was a part of spiritual upbringing as a devotee of the Vaishnav community inspired by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, a renowned saint of the Hindu community in Bengal, India. Perhaps this inspiration guided Tusi to join the Medical unit of the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2003. She has been a part of that outfit since then and now holds the rank of a Major. Of course, she did two foreign assignments too; one in Iraq and the other in Kuwait.

Tulsi continued with her military assignments and enthusiastically pursued her career in US politics too. She learnt her steps in the Hawaii House of Representatives and learnt to run for the US House of Representatives successfully in 2013. Thereafter, Tulsi did not have to look back and was successful in election for another term in the US House of Representatives from the second District of Hawaii. Obviously, her constituents are happy with her performance and she has been in touch with the electors all along.

By the way, a mention must be made of her academic world progress. She kept in close touch with the academic world too. Tulsi obtained the degree of Bachelor in Science in Business Administration from the Hawaii Pacific University. She needed this knowledge both in theory and practice since her family is deeply involved in business to make both ends meet.

Tulsi's fellow politicians and colleagues in the US House of representative have a good impression of her personality. They assess her as a "compelling figure". She takes keen interest in the India oriented political thought process. She is an elected co-chair of the Congressional INDIA CAUCUS. Thus Tulsi is able to safeguard interests of India in that important American forum.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard wears many hats in different areas of political, social and religious activities. She wears them well and does not give her political opponents a chance to call her names. On the contrary, she calls a spade a spade. If she feels that interests of her constituents are trampled with, she calls the aggressor names and ensures that remedial action is promptly taken. When she was fighting for justice to the murdered man of Saudi Arabia and found that the Trump Administration was backing the Saudi Arabian Royal family against the interests of Justice, Tulsi did not hesitate for a second in chastising the US President in supporting the Saudi Royal family. Tulsi refered to President Trump as "Saudi Arabian bitch".

Tulsi Gabbard is a forward looking person and aspires high. She has written a book, now under print, titled "Is Today the Day? Not another Political Memoir." No wonder Tulsi is an aspirant to occupy the White House after the Presidential race in 2020 is won by her. Presently, she is busy for the primaries to be nominated as the Democrat party nominee by edging out the present incumbent Donald Trump.

How does Tulsi Gabbard manage to remain cool despite serious provocation of political opponents? Well, the answer is simple. Tulsi is a pure Vegetarian and has been one all along. It helps in maintaining mental equilibrium, the poise and balance needed to handle provocative situations. One may safely say that it augurs well for Tulsi in the presidential race. May God be with her and may she cross all hurdles to breast the tape at the finishing point.

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