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Desh Videsh July 2017
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Class of 2016 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Class of 2017 Valedictorians and salutatorians

Aditya Patel – Valedictorian School: South Cobb High School GPA: 4.656 College: Georgia Institute of Technology Parents: Soham and Puloma Patel Academic Awards: Georgia Certificate of Merit, Outstanding Math Student Award for Statistics, Top 10 for all 4 Years, AP Scholar with Distinction. Extracurricular: Secretary and Co-Media Captain for Robotics, Parliamentarian for National Honors Society, Part of Volunteer Committee for …

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Education
What Leadership Means In Admissions

What Leadership Means In Admissions

What Leadership Means In Admissions By Ishan Puri Founder of Synocate “Leadership” is a major buzzword in college admissions; it is found across applications through essay supplements, work experience, and extracurricular activities. But what do admissions officers really want to see? Why Leadership Matters On a scale of 1-4, with 4 being of most important value, schools like Princeton, Yale, …

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Education

The Real Cost of College

How much will your family end up paying for college? Your household’s income may have less influence than you think – and some private colleges may be cheaper than you assume. Private schools sometimes extend the best aid offers. Yes – it is true that the more money you earn and the more assets you have in a tax-advantaged college …

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6 Tips to Help Your Child Excel in Math

6 Tips to Help Your Child Excel in Math

6 Tips to Help Your Child Excel in Math We generally think that the life of children is free from any worries, and so we long for such a carefree lives. Reality, though, is different. Children do have their own set of worries with their studies being the most prominent among them. With increasing competition, even the syllabus of junior …

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3 Ways To Have a Wholesome Summer

3 Ways To Have a Wholesome Summer

3 Ways to Have a Wholesome Summer By Aditi Wardhan Singh The last day of school, I got my son ready and sent him off with a happy heart and waited for the clock to strike 12:00 pm when he would come back and I would hug him, wishing him a “Happy Beginning of Summer Vacation!” The mere thought of …

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Ananya Vinay

2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee: Indian Americans Continue to Succeed

2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee: Indian Americans Continue to Succeed As with preceding years, not a dull moment was to be found during the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee. All of the spellers amazed the audience with their breadth of knowledge and passion for spelling. Incredibly, the winner Ananya Vinay is the 13th consecutive Indian-American to win the bee and …

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Health

Yoga’s Historical Origin? Yoga is Found Within

Yoga was never born, thus, it never dies. Yoga is not an historical event or a philosophy devised by a great thinker of the past. Its source lies dormant within each one of us as divine potential. The heart of yoga is hidden inside your very being. It is the union of Atman with Paramatman. When you enter samadhi, the …

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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 do with how your brain functions? It matters a lot! Especially for teenagers. Teen brains need real food! When we’re stressed …

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Books
Must Read Books

Must Read Books

The Money Talk: Retirement & Estate Planning For Indian Americans By Rajesh Jyotishi Rajesh Jyotishi’s The Money Talk – Retirement and Estate Planning for Indian Americans commemorates his 25 years in the financial services. His first book, The Money Talk speaks to the Indian American mindset and cultural values. The Indian American community in the U. S. has done quite …

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Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

Dear Readers, Congrats to this year’s graduates! For those moving on to college or starting new jobs, we hope the journey is filled with adventure and success. In this issue, we present our annual round-up of this year’s Valedictorians and Salutatorians. Learn more about what inspires these young graduates. Also in this month’s issue are articles to ensure parents are …

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Community News
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Community News

Florida Orlando Journey of Life and Rebirth When: 07/3/2017, 5:00 PM Where: Renaissance Hotel Orlando Airport5445 Forbes Place, Orlando,32812Contact: Prasant 407-312-9006 Summer Camp – Robotics When: 07/10/2017, 9:00 AM Where: HSCF Temple Hall 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry, 32707 Contact: Babu Balasundaram: 407-334-8006 Host: HSCF Youth Club Sister Shivani In Orlando When: 07/7/2017, 5:00 PM Where: Lyman High School 865 S. …

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Who is Ram Nath Kovind?
Who is Ram Nath Kovind?
Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has a deep understanding of law and the Constitution, which should stand him in good stead should he be elected the next President. Here’s more about NDA’s Presidential candidate. He doesn’t need an introduction,...
PM to celebrate Yoga Day in Lucknow
PM to celebrate Yoga Day in Lucknow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Lucknow on Tuesday on a two-day visit. During the visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new campus of the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) in Jankipuram. After that, PM will...
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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