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Desh Videsh January 2018
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India’s Progress under Prime Minister Modi

PM Modi brought in what is termed as the biggest tax reform in the country since post-independence on July 1. Goods & Services Tax is a comprehensive, multi-stage, destination-based indirect tax levied on every value addition such as the supply of goods and services. The Indian economy has witnessed ambitious growth over the last three years. According to the World …

Financial Planning

The Seven Enemies of Wealth

The Seven Enemies of Wealth By Bimal Shah, CLU, CHFC, CASL The Seven Enemies of Wealth are Enemies that can take any, all, or some of your wealth much faster than you can imagine. Enemy 1: Lack of Planning & Discipline Lack of a Systematic Financial Decision-Making Process: Without proper planning & discipline, it is impossible to build wealth. 94% …

Financial Planning

Misconception about Itemized Deductions/Schedule

Misconception about Itemized Deductions/Schedule A on your Tax Return “Sure, you can deduct that on your tax return.” How many times have you heard that statement before? But can you really? As taxes are a hot topic in the news and your social gatherings, I hear numerous questions on deductions. What’s allowed? How much can I deduct? To what extent …

Financial Planning

How to Prepare Financially for a Longer Life

How to Prepare Financially for a Longer Life Provided By: Anjanee Mahabir, Northwestern Mutual If you ask people, many of them will tell you that they are not afraid of dying so much as they may be afraid of outliving your resources. No one looks forward to the time when you can no longer care for yourself. When that time …

Financial Planning

Numbers for Financial Success

Numbers for Financial Success To achieve success in life, you must set your goal. This is also true for financial success. Here, we are presenting expert-recommended financial targets that will help you to achieve financial success what you are looking for. The Share of Your Pretax Monthly Income that Should Go Toward Housing Costs 28% to 38% Source: Carolyn Warren, …

Religion

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 headquarters in Florida. The first issue will be on stands and available to readers online January 14, 2018. Hindu scholars and …

Religion

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 father of Chinmaya Mission, conceptualized this competition in the 1980s as an avenue to encourage children and youth to learn the …

Incredible Indians

Indian Women Power

Indian Women Power By Suresh Gajwani Suresh Gajwani I have often pondered why our country is stuck in neutral gear while the world keeps galloping by us. As Indians we do so well abroad, but back home we sometimes get mired in small, petty and selfish acts. Our country has many challenges, including the deep-rooted “corruption” at every level of …

India News

Modi Approval Rating

Indians increasingly upbeat about Modi, the economy and India’s direction Partisan views of Prime Minister Modi Indians very satisfied with their government and their democracy Modi’s popularity is widespread Modi and BJP are more popular than the Gandhis and the Congress party

Boooks
Must-Read Books

Must Read Books

Gandhi and the Nobel Peace Prize By Rajinder Singh (Available only via Kindle) An apostle of non-violent struggle and a crusader against colonialism and inequality Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi) was a much revered world figure. Between 1924 and 1948, in nearly 100 nominations (individual or joint) he was proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize. And yet …

Bollywood

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 Bill Gates. The 62-year-old took tweeted “There’s no denying that 2017 was a really tough year… but it also delivered some …

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. The couple got hitched in a destination wedding in Goa on December 3. The couple is taking time off from their …

Community News
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Community News

Florida Orlando Hanuman Chalisa When: 01/6/2018, 10:00 AM Where: Shri Shiv Dham Hindu Temple 460 Oberry Hoover Rd, Orlando,32825 Contact: 407-380-2661 Host: Shri Shiv Dham Hindu Temple & Brahmrishi Yogashram India Day 2018 When: 02/03/2018, 4:00 PM Where: Amway Center 400 West Church Street West Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801 Contact: 407-391-5151 Host: Indian American Chamber of Commerce Orlando Celebrate …

Community Events

Community Events

IRCC Diwali Festival of Lights 2017 Photos By Raj Shah, Desh Videsh Media Group Sindhi Association Diwali Bash 2017 India Festival Tampa 2017.

Editorial
EDITORIAL

Editorial

Dear Readers, Goodbye 2017 and Welcome 2018! 2017 was a very exciting year for Desh Videsh Media Group, and we know that 2018 will be just as exciting! On behalf of the entire Desh Videsh Media Group team, I want to wish a Happy New Year and extend a heartfelt thanks to our readers, advertisers and supporters. May God Almighty …

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...
Must See Temples in India
Must See Temples in India
India is home to many magnificent architectural structures, with temples topping lists of must see sights. Given the number of temples found in a wide variety of locales from remote locations in the mountains to busy streets of neighborhoods,...
Entertainment
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...
Bollywood News
Bollywood News
Record weekly Box Office collection of ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ Akshay Kumar starrer, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ is going strong since its release on 11th August 2017. It has not set the Week One records for 2017. Not only...
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...