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Peopleís President - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam 1931 - 2015
APJ Abdul Kalam, popularly known as India’s Missile man, enveloped the entire nation in his “Wings of Fire.” There are no adjectives to highlight his exemplary contributions to India’s space and defense programs. His generosity and humility made him the people’s president from 2002 to 2007. But, unfortunately cardiac arrest has taken him far away from us in just a stride. Here is a flashback to his early life and achievements that contributed to transform the face of modern India.
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President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in South Florida
I had the pleasure of taking President Dr. Kalam’s pictures as he unveiled the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in South Florida. I thanked and told him, “On behalf of the Indian Community of South Florida, I would like to thank you for taking time from your busy schedule.” He answered, “I am delighted to participate in the unveiling of the Mahatma
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BHARAT has lost a Ratna: A Tribute to the late President Kalam
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a heartfelt tribute to former president APJ Abdul Kalam calling him a man of deep faith, he (president APJ Abdul Kalam) epitomized the three great virtues of our civilization: dama, self-restraint; dana, sacrifice; and daya, compassion.
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The Poetry of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
In honor of the late Indian president, this issue features several of his own poems.
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Amazing Facts About Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam
1. Distributed newspapers during childhood, after school hours, in order to help his cousin Shamsuddin. Read More.....

A Tribute to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in Quotes
In Russia, Abdul Kalam will be remembered as a consistent exponent of closer friendly relations between our nations who has done a lot for cementing mutually beneficial Read More.....

Vedic Science
The most ancient of all religions has found itself thrust into the middle of a modern sphere that differs so dramatically from the days of ancient India. Hinduism is free from the worldly confines of a date of origin, setting it far apart from so many other religions that are able to boast proud relevance in modern history because of their precise timelines of creation. Read More.....

Women and Interfaith Dialogue in South Florida
In June 2015, Sahara of South Florida and the South Florida Hindu Temple joined together to host an afternoon seminar, the “Women and Interfaith Dialogue.” Prominent leaders from the South Florida community attended and participated in this event.. Read More.....

Traditional Roles of Women in Islam
Islam holds men and women both responsible for bringing positive change in the society. The Quran says: “The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and establish prayer and give charity and obey Allah and his messenger. Read More.....

Resistant Starches: How Eating Carbs Can Help you Slim Down
Don’t get me wrong, as a Naturopathic Doctor, I was taught that all carbohydrates should be avoided at all costs. However, new studies suggest that Resistant Starches are the New Power Fiber! Although this may be the first time you’ve heard of the phrase resistant starches, it is very likely to have been part of your diet for most of your life. Read More.....

Back Issue

Indian Americans Shine at the 2015 Spelling Bee
In what is developing into quite an interesting trend, Indian American kids are dominating the Scripps National Spelling Bee year after year. What is even more remarkable is that the winners from the last eight years have all been of South Asian origin. This year was no exception as 13-year-old Vanya Shivashankar and 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam walked away with the coveted top prize as co-winners.
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Meet the Geo Bee Winner with the World at His Fingertips
The 2015 National Geographic Bee witnessed the sheer brilliance of 14-year old Karan Menon from New Jersey as he surpassed his fellow contestants to become the proud recipient of the much coveted $50,000 scholarship prize.
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Why Indian Americans are Spelling Bee Champions
In what is becoming quite the subject of debate and controversy, Indian Americans appear to dominate every intelligence competition held across the United States. Whether it is the Scripps National Spelling bee or the National Geographic Bee, kids of South Asian origin are walking away with the top honors year after year much to the chagrin of the American population. The 2015 National Spelling Bee has been an eye opener with as many as six out of the seven finalists being from South Asia!
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Diabetes: Leading Cause of Mortality in South Asian Community
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when a person’s body doesn’t make enough of the hormone insulin or can’t use insulin properly. There are 2 types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body’s pancreas doesn’t produce any insulin.
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Class of 2015 Valedictorians and Salutatorians
Desh-Videsh congratulates all 2015 graduates! We wish them all a future filled with prosperity and meaningful opportunities. We are especially thrilled that so many of our young community members continue to excel and push themselves to be strong, talented leaders. Learn more about these Valedictorians and Salutatorians below. Read More.....

MyShadi Bridal Expo

Just get engaged? Overwhelmed by thought of planning a wedding?
Mark the My Shadi Bridal Expo on your calendar! It’s the place to be for answers to all of your event planning questions in just one afternoon!


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Sunday, September 20, 2015
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