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Desh Videsh April 2017
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Health Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet and Putting It into Practice

Most Americans battle with health issues every day, from unwanted weight gain and fatigue to high cholesterol and diabetes. So many of these problems can be attributed to poor diets full of unnecessary meat, poultry, fish and seafood. Contrary to popular belief, a meal is not incomplete if it doesn’t contain some kind of animal product. In fact, vegetarian meals …

Health

Ancient Method for Elemental Purification: The Source of Ultimate Health

When we look at what determines health and wellbeing, we may think in terms of our diet or weight, the amount of exercise we engage in, or the results of our medical tests. We may control our diet, exercise, or take medications to manage our health but health can also be addressed more fundamentally. Sadhguru, a realized yogi and one of …

Travel
Why Book with a Travel Agent instead of Online?

Why Book with a Travel Agent instead of Online?

Why Book with a Travel Agent instead of Online? By Amee Gohil, Puja Travels International “Why should I use a travel agent?,” is a question that is frequently asked of travel agents. Today, with an overwhelming number of sources for travel information (the Internet, cable television, newspapers, magazines, guidebooks, etc.), it is no wonder consumers are confused. Yet that is …

Get to Know
Get to Know: Mona Ahuja, Children’s Book Author

Get to Know: Mona Ahuja, Children’s Book Author

Get to Know: Mona Ahuja, Children’s Book Author By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group As a young child, Mona Ahuja listened to her mom tell magical stories about the Moon. Through those tales, Ahuja began to understand the importance of the Moon in Indian culture and folklore, an understanding she has since passed along to her three boys. Her love …

Relationship
Relationship Corner

How to Avoid Rejection When Entering the Dating Pool

Send your relationship questions to info@deshvidesh.com by Jasbina Ahluwalia, Intersections Match HOW TO AVOID REJECTION WHEN ENTERING THE DATING POOL You like your job, finances are good, the social life’s pretty fun – but now you’re looking to meet that special lady to share your life with. Some guys who have been laser-focused on their studies and careers haven’t had …

Book Review
Must-Read Books

Must-Read Books

The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting Dr. Shefali Tsabary All parents have aspirations for their children. But often these turn into crushing expectations that cause real harm and disillusionment at the most important time in a child’s development. Parenting should not be a competition with winners and losers. Parents need to recognize their children for who they actually are, …

Bollywood
Bollywood Today April 2017

Bollywood News

Aa Gayaa Hero dismal box office performance Despite Govinda’s desperate attempts to generate buzz about his comeback film, Aa Gaya Hero, the movie’s performance has been dismal at the box office. The movie collected less than 0.01 billion in the first week. The movie collected 2.2 million on Friday, 2 million on Saturday and 2.8 million on Sunday to tally …

Desi TV
Desi TV Duniya

Desi TV

Sunil Grover to quit The Kapil Sharma Show Much gossip is milling about the humiliation dished out to Sunil Grover by comedian Kapil Sharma on a flight. Even though Kapil Sharma apologized for it publicly, Sunil lashed out as well in a dignified manner at him in his social media message. Now rumors are ripe that Sunil has decided to …

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

Dear Readers, Friends, if there’s one thing we should pay attention to, it’s our health. I know, we are all aware of the need to eat healthy and exercise, but putting it into practice is quite another thing! Schedules are packed, and spare time is scarce, but we must do what we can! In this issue, staff writer Faren Rajkumar …

Indo Caribbean Times Holi Celebration
Festival of India

Holi/Phagwa Celebration by Indranie Deyal

Holi/Phagwa Celebration by Indranie Deyal Packets of vivid powders would lie on the formica kitchen table like scattered pieces pulled from a pretty patchwork quilt. Bags of iridescent green crystals glittered in the morning sunlight and bottles of scented white talcum emerged from my mother’s sturdy vine-woven market basket in preparation for the annual Hindu festival of Phagwah or Holi. …

e-Magazine
Festival of India

Holi/Phagwa in Trinidad and Guyana

Holi / Phagwa in Trinidad and Guyana Holi is the festival of colors and while the holiday is mostly celebrated in India, many now celebrate worldwide. Also known as Phagwa, the event is celebrated in the Phalgun month, which usually falls in March or April as per the British calendar. The festival originated in Trinidad in the year 1845 when …

Entertainment

Featured Artists for the 5th United Phagwah/Holi Celebration

Featured Artists for the 5th United Phagwah/Holi Celebration Prnc Charming Social Media Comedian Indo-Caribbean comedian and actor, David Stephen Francis, better known by his stage name, Prnc Charming, is no different in that regard, however, he is groundbreaking in terms of his quick popularity, outlook, cultural representation and social conscious mind state, when it comes to his creative career. http://www.indiawest.com/entertainment/global/indocaribbean-representation-found-in-comedian-prnc-charming/article_29a05dec-875e-11e6-900d-f3ae3c87dc2b.html …

NRI News

Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba

Guyana-USA team marks occasion with Goodwill Series History was made when the first ever cricket team from the USA participated in The First Cuba-Guyana Solidarity Softball Cricket Tournament which was played in Havana, Cuba on March 4th-5th. The event celebrated the 100th years of cricket in Cuba and the 47th Republic Day Anniversary of Guyana affectionately referred to as Mash …

Bollywood News

Bollywood Today

Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu to join Indian President to watch Pink Both Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu had been invited by the Indian president Mr. Pranab Mukherjee this weekend. He wanted them to join him in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi to see the movie, ‘Pink’. Both actors confirmed the screening and after-dinner on Twitter. In his twitter message, …

News
Vikas Swarup Named New Envoy to Canada
Vikas Swarup Named New Envoy to Canada
In a recent announcement made by the Government of India, Vikas Swarup will be appointed as India’s next envoy to Canada. Currently he is the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. He will be the...
Campaigning continues for UP Elections
Campaigning continues for UP Elections
Election campaign is in full swing for the third phase of polls in Uttar Pradesh. Addressing an election rally in Balrampur, BJP President Amit Shah slammed the state government for deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. He...
Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba
Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba
Guyana-USA team marks occasion with Goodwill Series History was made when the first ever cricket team from the USA participated in The First Cuba-Guyana Solidarity Softball Cricket Tournament which was played in Havana, Cuba on March 4th-5th. The event...
Women’s History Month Spotlight: Valarie Kaur
Women’s History Month Spotlight: Valarie Kaur
Born in Clovis, California, and raised in the United States to parents of Indian origin, Valarie Kaur grew up practicing the  Sikh faith. Kaur earned bachelor’s degrees in international relations and religion from Stanford University. She also holds a...
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
Grants will support citizenship preparation services for permanent residents WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare...
Manav Mandir  Presents Indiafest
Manav Mandir Presents Indiafest
Indiafest is a fun family festival that brings focus and share the Indian culture in Brevard County. This eagerly anticipated annual cultural event will be held on Saturday, March 11th (10am-6pm) and Sunday, March 12th (11am-5pm) at the Wickham...
Books on Hinduism
Books on Hinduism
In honor of Hindu Heritage Month (as celebrated in the state of Florida), this issue presents readers with a listing of varied titles to inform, engage, and enlighten the spiritual mind! The Nay Science by Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep...
Mahabharata on All India Radio
Mahabharata on All India Radio
For the first time in the history of radio, one of the longest epics of India, ‘Mahabharata’ is being broadcasted on All India Radio from Monday. ‘Mahabharata’ produced by B. R. Chopra in late 80s will be broadcast from...
Horoscope
Horoscope
Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19 The stars in the sky have a special plan for you this year, predicts the 2017 predictions for Aries. It is your energy and excitement which will increase rapidly in the beginning. Surprisingly,...
Entertainment
Bollywood Today
Bollywood Today
  Dangal overwhelms box office Showcasing a remarkable run, Aamir Khan’s Dangal has already collected approx. Rs.1.07 billion in its first four days of opening. The film showed an upswing of 16.92% and 21.63% on second and third day....
Desi TV Duniya
Desi TV Duniya
P.O.W-Bandi Yudh Ke to premiere at MAMI Star Plus has always strived to be a game changer in the world of television. This time, they do it with upcoming show P.O.W-Bandi Yudh Ke to premiere at the ongoing JIO...
Radhika Apte to host Sony TV’s Crime Patrol
Radhika Apte to host Sony TV’s Crime Patrol
The talented and vivacious Radhika Apte who has wowed the audience with her exceptional acting skills in movies will be seen making a debut on television by hosting the popular crime based show Crime Patrol on Sony Entertainment Television....
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