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67th India Republic Day
This year, India celebrated its 67th Republic Day with a much pomp-filled spectacle, including daredevil stunts and flamboyantly coordinated acts. It was a gallant affair showcasing military prowess and glimpses of the nation’s rich heritage. The occasion was graced by French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest this year invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to showcase solidarity against recent terrorist attacks. Thousands gathered near Rajpath, Delhi, to witness the grandeur braving thick smog and shivering winter chills.
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2016 Padma Awards
This year there were a plethora of accomplished people awarded with the highly prestigious Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award. Other imminent individuals also received the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri. Each of the awardees were recognized for their unprecedented contribution in their respective field.
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Get to Know: Nidhi Chanani, Illustrator
Freelance artist Nidhi Chanani has drawn over 700 illustrations, earning admiration and accolades for her whimsical and endearing portrayals of everyday life. Born in Calcutta and raised in Southern California, Chanani’s experiences both as an Indian American and a woman inspire the moments captured in her illustrations as well as her upcoming graphic novel, Pashmina.
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Relationship Corner
Approach anxiety is one of the most common feelings that stop a guy from talking to a woman they are attracted to – or flubbing the encounter if they do. I encourage guys to throw the cheesy pickup techniques out the window and really communicate. Here are five of the most effective ways to do it:
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Ask The Accountant
Taxes for 2015 are due on or before April 18, 2016 (due to Emancipation day holiday in Washington D.C. being observed on April 15. While you have more than 60 days for tax filing due date, you should prepare yourself now. By being prepared you will be able to file your taxes early and with ease. Let’s look at ways to be properly organized.
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Ask the Expert
The new year is fully upon us. It’s a new chance to progress with our goals – and for many of us, one of those goals is better health. So while you load up on protein shakes and extra daal, buy those new running shoes, and sign up for that spin class, don’t forget about your vision health.
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Bollywood Today
The two big-budget productions went head to head on December 18, 2015. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s war epic Bajirao Mastani starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopraand Rohit Shetty’s action comedy Dilwale starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Read More...

Desi TV Duniya
In the latest turn of events on the popular series Bigg Boss, Kishwar Merchant walked out on day 89 of the show. Kishwar, who was considered as one of the strongest contestants BB9, quit the Ticket to Finale task in the final leg and walked out with Rs. 15 lakhs.

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Carolina Edition

Pooja weds Kunal
They say the heart recognizes its soul mate the moment it meets. But the moment never comes before cupid plays a little game. Pooja and Kunal’s story reflects this since they never met despite living just one block away from each other until one fateful Friday night. A mere glance at one another across the soft lights of the pub and the background music got their universe spinning into a dream love story which continues until eternity.
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Nilima weds Raj
Nilima and Raj’s romance began during college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, dating through college and graduate school. After dating for four years, Raj planned an elaborate surprise proposal during a trip to Puerto Rico; Nilima was showered with gifts, and on the fourth day, Raj asked Nilima to solve a puzzle to open a locked box. A note inside told her to turn around, and suddenly, Raj was on one knee asking Nilima to be his wife.
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2015 Community Leader Awards

Celebrating 22 Years
Twenty years may seem like a long time, but when you are having fun and you do what you love, the time goes very quickly. That is exactly the case for us at Desh-Videsh Media Group. This year, 2015, will mark 22 years that Desh-Videsh has been in print – what exciting and fun-loving journey. Some of you have witnessed Desh-Videsh grow from a 24-page black and white magazine to a 148-page full color magazine with a glossy cover.
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Back Issue

2015 Year End Tax Updates and Tips
Tax time is here! What changed, and how will it impact your tax return? Don’t you feel Income Taxes are the hardest subject in the world to understand? That is exactly what Albert Einstein said way back when: “The hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes.”
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Funding Your Family’s Future: A Guide to Choosing the Right Financial Planner
Financial advisors aren’t just for millionaires. Individuals of all ages and circumstances can benefit from the guidance a financial advisor offers. Recent college graduates have different financial goals than couples in their 40s. A newly married couple may be interested in purchasing a new home, whereas an older couple wants to maintain financial security well into retirement.
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NGOs in the South Florida Indian Community
There are over 1.5 million non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in America, and as members of one of the most affluent ethnic communities in the country, Indian Americans are well poised to dedicate their wealth and time to a variety of charitable causes. From organizations that benefit people in North America to those that assist the less fortunate abroad,
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Ask the Doctor
What are some good vitamins for anxiety and depression? Alpha Lipoic Acid – This nutrient protects against theneuronal injury that occurs in the presence of toxic proteins found in brain tissue of Alzheimer’s patients. Research clearly indicates that lipoic acid is a potent neuroprotective antioxidant which strengthens memory and stimulates nerve growth.
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Bollywood Today
Varun Dhawan determined to impress Rhea Kapoor -Sonam Kapoor’s sister, Rhea Kapoor believes Varun Dhawan to be ill-behaved. However, the 28-year-old rising and already popular actor tried to clear all misunderstandings by showing off his best gentlemanly behavior to Sonam Kapoor. Read More...

Desi TV Duniya
Rimi Sen latest booted from Bigg Boss 9-Double Trouble - The latest contestant booted from Bigg Boss 9-Double Trouble, Rimi Sen, was on cloud nine after coming out of the house, which she described as nothing less than a jail. She thanked her fans in helping her leave the house, which turned out quite different from her expectations. Read More.....