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Desh Videsh May 2017
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Immigration Reform: H1-B Visa Program

Immigration Reform: H1-B Visa Program

Current Status of H-1B Visa The H-1B Visa is a non-immigrant visa classification for temporary employment in a specialty occupation with qualifying US Company. Currently, the H-1B Visa Program remains the same as it has been over the decade, although like in the past, there are several proposed bills pending with the House of Representatives to revise and revamp the …

Immigration
For Here or To Go Explores Hardships of an Expiring Visa

For Here or To Go Explores Hardships of an Expiring Visa

For Here or To Go Explores Hardships of an Expiring Visa For here or To Go is a story based on the experience of a software engineer from India whose visa is about to expire. The film explores his visa struggles in the United States and follows the process he takes for visa renewal. While the movie has a strong …

Immigration
New US Executive Order Impacts Indian Outsourcing World

New US Executive Order Impacts Indian Outsourcing World

New US Executive Order Impacts Indian Outsourcing World The recent Executive Orders that stresses on ‘Buy American, Hire American’ and asks for a review of the H1-B visa system has many hitting the panic button. By Taniya Talukdar Since Donald Trump assumed office in the White House, many people have been waiting on pins and needles to hear about his …

Immigration
Know Your Immigration Rights

Know Your Immigration Rights

Know Your Immigration Rights By Manju Kalidindi, Esq. Everyone living in the United States has certain basic rights under the U.S. Constitution. According to the 14th Amendment: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or …

Incredible Indians
2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor: South Asian Recipients

2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor: South Asian Recipients

2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor: South Asian Recipients Each year, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presents the Ellis Island Medal of Honor to native-born and naturalized US citizens who “embody the spirit of America in their celebration of patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity.” Awarded to a select group of individuals, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor acknowledges …

Book Review
Must Read Books

Must Read Books

The Other One Percent: Indians in America (Modern South Asia) by Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur and Nirvikar Singh One of the most remarkable stories of immigration in the last half century is that of Indians to the United States. People of Indian origin make up a little over one percent of the American population now, up from barely half a …

Community Spotlight
Journey of a Sathguru

Journey of a Sathguru

Journey of a Sathguru Brahmrishi Shri Guruvanandji’s (Guruji) spiritual journey began in his infancy under miraculous circumstances. Yogiraj Devraha Baba, one of the most esteemed saints of recent times, brought Guruji to his ashram to save his life from a terminal illness. Early on, Devraha Baba predicted that the young child would achieve the pinnacle of spirituality and use the …

Bollywood
23rd Annual Star Screen Award winners

23rd Annual Star Screen Award winners

23rd Annual Star Screen Award Winners The Screen Awards is an annual awards ceremony held in India honoring professional excellence in the Bollywood Film Industry. The nomination and award selection is done by a panel of distinguished professionals from the industry. Originally known as the Star Screen Awards, the event was founded in 1994 by chairman of The Express Group, …

Bollywood
2017 Mirchi Music Awards

2017 Mirchi Music Awards

2017 Mirchi Music Awards The Mirchi Music Awards, which began in 2009, are presented annually by Radio Mirchi to honor both the artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Indian Hindi language film music industry. The prestigious 2017 Mirchi Music Awards celebrating the best of music were held recently, and the winners list is now out. A star-studded affair, …

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

Dear Readers, Every year, our May issue is about Immigration, which is especially timely given that immigration has been a very controversial topic. During the last two years, many politicians including President Trump, have made statements about immigrants, especially illegal immigrants, building wall against US- Mexico border, and sanctuary cities. Reform of immigrations laws and policy has been at the …

Community News
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Community News

Florida Orlando Guru Vandana When: 05/6/2017, 5:00 PM Where: Hindu Temple Community Hall 1994 Lake Dr., Casselberry,32707 Contact: Satya Mentena 917-319-1734 Host: Hindu Society of Central Florida Family Fest 2017 When: 05/6/2017, 3:00 PM Where: The Plaza at City of Sugar Hill 5039 West Broad St., Sugar Hill,30518 Contact: 770-614-4310 Host: Stepping Stone Montessori School Mother’s Day Bliss in Florida …

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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