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Desh Videsh February 2018
Desh Videsh – Cover Story

Celebrating 25 years of Community Involvement

2018 marks 25 years that Desh-Videsh has been in print – what an 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. Desh-Videsh began with a simple idea. Aruna and I believed in a professional, inclusive magazine for Indians, Pakistanis, and …

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Hinduism

Maintaining Hindu Culture in Our Youth

There is a problem that the Hindu Community in North America is facing: engaging the generations of Hindus that have been born and raised in Canada and the United States.  In North America, he predominant culture is not “Indian” nor is it Hindu, and the attentions of today’s youths are being pulled in many different directions. In many ways, Hinduism …

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Financial Planning

IRS Scammers

IRS SCAMMERS By Nirali Chokshi, CPA *Ring Ring* You: Hello? Pretend IRS: Yes, this is the IRS. You have $5,000 due for your 2014 taxes. Either pay by end of business day or I’ll have the cops arrest you. You: Get lost. That is what I hope your response would be if you ever get one of these calls. Internal …

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Community News

2018 Indiafest: Divine South India Presented by Manav Mandir

2018 Indiafest: Divine South India Presented by Manav Mandir 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 10th (10am-6pm) and Sunday, March 11th (11am-5pm) at Wickham Park in Melbourne, Florida. Indiafest is a celebration of India’s rich culture and …

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Books
Must-Read Books

Must Read Books

A State of Freedom By Neel Mukherjee In this stunning novel, prize-winning author Neel Mukherjee wrests open the central, defining events of our century: displacement and migration. Five characters, in very different circumstances―from a domestic cook in Mumbai, to a vagrant and his dancing bear, to a girl who escapes terror in her home village for a new life in …

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NRI News

NRI News

Three Indian-American Professors Named Fellows of AAAI Indian-Americans Amit Sheth, Gaurav Sukhatme, and Dinesh Manocha are among the eight honorees chosen by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence as its 2018 Fellows. The AAAI recognizes a group of individuals annually for significant and sustained contribution in the field of artificial intelligence through its Fellows program. These Fellows are …

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Bollywood

Neha Kakkar and Atif Aslam Live in South Florida

From contesting in Indian Idol Season 2 to being a judge on the television reality show The Voice India Kids, Neha Kakkar has come a long way. Meanwhile, musician Atif Aslam from Pakistan with his soulful singing has captured the hearts of all beyond borders. Neha Kakkar Neha Kakkar, 29, born to Punjabi parents in the Himalayan city of Rishikesh, …

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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 paid tribute to the actors and films he loved when growing up. The suit featured posters of iconic 1980s and 1990s …

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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 on for a big film project also starring Prabhas. Thank you @BeingSalmanKhan @ColorsTV @EndemolShineIND @BiggBoss.Special thanks to #NevadaPutman,” wrote Arshi on …

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Community News
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Community News

Florida Daytona Beach Osho Meditation Retreat When: 02/2/2018 Where: Ocean Breeze Club Hotel 640 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach,32118 Contact: 917-832-4799 Host: Osho Meditations Florida Orlando Thai Poosam Celebrations When: 02/3/2018, 9:00 AM Where: Hindu Temple Orlando 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry,32707 Contact: Babu Balasundaram 407-334-8006 Host: Hindu Society of Central Florida India Day 2018 When: 02/3/2018, 4:00 PM Where: Amway …

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Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

Dear Readers, Can you believe Desh Videsh Media Group has been involved in the community for 25 years! What an exciting journey it has been. As I said before, this is just the beginning. At the 2017 Desh-Videsh Media Group Community Award Gala Banquet, I took a moment to thank all of our supporters. Once again, on behalf of Aruna, …

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News
Bharat Parv Focuses on Dekho Apna Desh
Bharat Parv Focuses on Dekho Apna Desh
‘Bharat Parv’ ( Indian Festival ) being organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India at the Red Fort, Delhi from 26th to 31st January, 2018 was focused on “Dekho Apna Desh ( Visit our Country) ”. People...
Padma Awards 2018
Padma Awards 2018
Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work,...
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 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...
Bollywood Today
Bollywood Today
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha in Bills Gates’ Inspirational Tweets of 2017 The Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was featured in the number 3 position on a list of inspiring tweets from 2017 by Microsoft co-founder...
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...
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....
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...