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Desh Videsh April 2018
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Yoga: Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit

For thousands of years, utilizing purifying practices such as asanas (physical poses), pranayama (control of the life force energy), and dhyana (meditation) were nothing out of the ordinary in India. It was common knowledge that these practices were beneficial for mental, physical, and spiritual health. However, in today’s day and age, these ancient teachings are being pushed to the side …

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Financial Planning

Healthy Financial Habits

Healthy Financial Habits By Nirali Chokshi, CPA Healthy habits usually have an automatic relation to food and exercise, but it can also apply to your finances and taxes. Developing adequate preventative health habits is comparable to developing proper financial habits to make that inevitable rainy day just a little bit less stressful. As I’m a huge believer in preventative health, …

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Bridal Expo

2018 Atlanta MyShadi Bridal Expo

2018 Atlanta MyShadi Bridal Expo On Sunday, March 25, 2018, the ballroom at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel transformed into a colorful, elegant display of all things South Asian weddings. From the moment the doors opened at 12 noon to the time they closed at 5 pm, show attendees were busy meeting with vendors, sampling food, and even shopping the …

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Books
Must Read Books

Must Read Books

What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen – 100 Seasonal Recipes by Divya Alter Drawing on her many years of vegetarian cooking, catering, and teaching, in this book Divya Alter explains how to create flavorful meals with seasonal ingredients by applying Ayurvedic principles. With food combinations, methods of preparation, and healing spices customized for individual needs, …

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Religion

The Ramayana in Indian Painting: Exhibition at Emory University Carlos Museum

The Ramayana in Indian Painting: Exhibition at Emory University Carlos Museum The “Tell the Whole Story from Beginning to End” – The Ramayana in Indian Painting exhibition launched on January 13, 2018 at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University (Carlos Museum) and will continue until May 20, 2018. Claimed to be the first-of-its kind, the exhibition was curated, …

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Recipes

A New and Balanced You: Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle

A New and Balanced You: Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle In January and at the start of any new year, many of us were enthusiastic about making lifestyle changes, but it’s likely that enthusiasm has worn off significantly by now. It is never too late to make changes, whether at the start of a new year or during any month …

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Bollywood

Neha Kakkar & Atif Aslam Songs

Neha Kakkar and Atif Aslam will grace the stage of the Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, May 4. The two musical sensations will perform live along with their full music bands for adoring fans in their only Florida show. With fans no doubt eagerly awaiting the show, here’s some information about their hit …

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Bollywood

Meteoric Journey to Bollywood: A Tribute to Sridevi

Veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi, who is termed India’s first female superstar, breathed her last in Dubai. The 54-year-old was in Dubai attending her nephew’s wedding and died due to accidental drowning on February 24. She was cremated with full state honors – draping her mortal remains in the national tricolor and a three-gun salute in Mumbai on February 28. The …

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Bollywood News

Bollywood News

Jacqueline Fernandez Criticized for Ek Do Teen When Jacqueline Fernandez swayed to Madhuri Dixit’s iconic number Ek Do Teen from Tezaab, she was criticized on social media. The song was choreographed by Ganesh Acharya, one of the background dancers in the original song. The song was filmed for Baaghi 2 directed by Ahmed Khan. Tezaab director N Chandra called the …

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Desi TV

Desi TV

Bishal Sharma Wins Super Dancer Chapter 2 Bishal Sharma, a 12-year-old boy from Assam won the Super Dancer Chapter 2 trophy. He defeated three other finalists Ritik Diwaker, Vaishnavi Prajapati and Akash Thapa to become the champion. Judges of the reality dance show were Shilpa Shetty, Anurag Basu and Geeta Kapur. The grand finale on March 24 witnessed a record-breaking …

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Community News

Community News

Florida Gainesville India Fest & Health Fair When: 04/7/2018, 9:00 AM Where: Santa Fe Community College Gymnasium (Building V) 3000 N.W. 83rd St, Gainesville,32606 Contact: Ravi Bhosale 352-275-2276 Host: India Cultural & Education Center Georgia Atlanta Metro Gujarati Natak “Lagori” When: 04/2/2018, 6:00 PM Where: Cartersville Ram Mandir 41 Smiley Ingram Rd SE, Cartersville,30121 Contact: Priest Harishbhai Goswami 770-386-9274 Orlando …

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Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

Dear Readers, Health and fitness expert Richard Simmons once said in an interview, “You can’t buy it, you can’t rent it. You have to earn it. My formula has always been love yourself, move your body, watch your portions.” It says it all. A healthy life is not a commodity that anybody can buy. You have to work at it. …

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News
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...
Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition
Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition
23rd Annual Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition Sunday, December 17, 2017 Chinmaya Mission (CM) conducts annual Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competitions around the world for tens of thousands of children, youth, and adults. His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda, the founding...
Launch of New Magazine, Sanatan Dharma
Launch of New Magazine, Sanatan Dharma
Desh-Videsh Media Group announced the launch of new magazine, Sanatan Dharma, which will cover articles on Hinduism – the most ancient religion in the world, its spirituality, belief, values, and culture. The magazine will be published from the company’s...
Entertainment
Bollywood News
Bollywood News
Jacqueline Fernandez Criticized for Ek Do Teen When Jacqueline Fernandez swayed to Madhuri Dixit’s iconic number Ek Do Teen from Tezaab, she was criticized on social media. The song was choreographed by Ganesh Acharya, one of the background dancers...
Bollywood Weddings
Bollywood Weddings
Are you star-struck by your favorite celebrity tying the knot, or are you looking for some inspiration for your big day? If it is either of these or more, Desh-Videsh takes a look at some of the most recent...
Bollywood Today
Bollywood Today
63rd Filmfare Award 2018: Ranveer Singh is the Ultimate Bollywood Fanboy Ranveer Singh, who is well known for his crazy sartorial choices, sported an outfit at the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards that only he can pull off! The actor...
Desi TV
Desi TV
Bishal Sharma Wins Super Dancer Chapter 2 Bishal Sharma, a 12-year-old boy from Assam won the Super Dancer Chapter 2 trophy. He defeated three other finalists Ritik Diwaker, Vaishnavi Prajapati and Akash Thapa to become the champion. Judges of...
Desi TV
Desi TV
Bigg Boss 11 Contestant Arshi Khan Reportedly Cast Opposite Prabhas Bigg Boss 11 contestant Arshi Khan has reportedly signed a film opposite Prabhas. And this is said to be all thanks to none other than Salman Khan. “#ArshiKhan signed...
Desi TV
Desi TV
Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa’s Honeymoon Pictures are Adorable Newly married comedienne Bharti Singh and her husband writer Haarsh Limbachiyaa are on their honeymoon with their first stopover being Dubai. She had planned the month-long honeymoon much in advance....
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...
Health
Been There, Do This Instead!  A Bridal Q&A
Been There, Do This Instead! A Bridal Q&A
For this year’s Fall Bridal Issue, I’m bringing you straight to the source of some of the most vital information a bride-to-be can receive: newlyweds. These brides have already been there, done that, and now they’re sharing some of...
Wellness: The Ultimate  Luxury Trend
Wellness: The Ultimate Luxury Trend
Wellness: The Ultimate Luxury Trend By Nisha Jani On a recent flight to Las Vegas, I found myself mindlessly flipping through an in-flight magazine. My gaze landed upon an article about the benefits of a newly designed floating aerobic...
Teen Brains Need Real Food
Teen Brains Need Real Food
As most of you have heard, what you put into your body affects our bodies in many ways. How we look, how much energy we have, even how we smell. So, what does the food you eat have to...
Sports
MS Dhoni Nominated for Padma Bhushan by BBCI
MS Dhoni Nominated for Padma Bhushan by BBCI
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated for the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to cricket. The 36-year-old former Indian skipper has been nominated for the country’s third highest civilian award by the Indian cricket board. BCCI acting president CK...