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Dr.Vivek Murthy - First Indian American US Surgeon General
What struck me when I first met Dr. Vivek Murthy was his profound ability to listen. His quiet confidence, exceptional leadership skill and medical acumen are only superseded by his incredible capacity to make everyone he interacts with feel heard. It is this rare quality that will serve him well as he enters his new role as Surgeon General of the United States of America. In a time of intense partisanship and political gridlock,
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Hindu American Foundation’s NextGen Essay Contest Winners
Since 2009, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has sponsored an annual essay writing contest through which the “next generation” can explore their Hindu American identities.The theme for the 2014 essay was “Green Living.”
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Average Citizens, Average Heroes By Aanandh Chandrasekar
I have always been, and always will be, a devout Pixar fan. The messages they deliver, wrapped up in a colorful cast of characters (often literally - look at Sulley!), are important, touching, and without a doubt, incredibly relevant. I, for one, was star struck by The Incredible. Like everyone, I found the superheroes’ disappearance into obscurity heartbreaking, but one quote always struck me: “Where are [the superheroes] now? They are living among us.
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Faith is a Cradle of Trees by Nila Bala
When I was in high school, I tried to discover God and ethics through science—looking into physics, biochemistry, and neurology. If there was a moral center to ourselves, I wondered, where was it located? But then, I fell off a cliff and stopped wondering as much. I was at an overlook in Peru, and I remember hearing my friend’s voice “Get up; there’s ants all over the bench.”
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The Power of an Academic Mentor
As you ring in the new year and celebrate the holidays with your family, you reflect on the past year and decide to make positive changes. Your children are nearly halfway through the school year, and they may need some guidance or encouragement to push through the next few months. The holidays have passed, final exams are near, and the next real break to look forward to is summer vacation still many months away.
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Get to Know: Sailaja N. Joshi, Founder/CEO of Bharat Babies
Like many young Asian American parents, Sailaja Joshi wanted to share stories about her Indian culture with her own children. Fond memories of Amar Chitra Kathas and stories told to her by her grandfather formed her expectations. As a new mom in 2013, Joshi went in search of books that would share her love for Indian heritage in an age-appropriate manner with her then newborn daughter.
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Raising Confident, Cultured Children
For first generation South Asian parents, raising children to be aware of their heritage can be daunting. The very task of raising confident, engaged, and academically inclined children is hard enough. Adding cultural understanding just complicates the situation
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Immigration Q & A
Under the new Deferred Action for Parents (DAP), you will be able to apply for a three year work permit and you will be safe from deportation for that time, as long as you have lived her more that 5 years, have no major criminal history and have children who are permanent residents or citizens.
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Desi Duniya
Colors’ television show Balika Vadhu is all set to gear up with a high power drama to keep audiences glued to their screens. On one hand, Amol will be able to stand on his feet while Gehna will finally marry Niranjan; unfortunately, Nandu will oppose it.
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Editor 's View
On behalf of the entire Desh-Videsh Media Group, I wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! With all your support and encouragement, we are ready to embark upon 2015.
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Back Issue

Isha Weds Harshal
The best way to enjoy your wedding is to ensure that you are part of the planning process. Adding a personal touch and letting your personality reflect in every aspect of the wedding makes it more enjoyable not just for the couple but for those in attendance as well.
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Swayam weds Dhiren
Although Swayam and Dhiren met under the most unexpected of circumstances, it was clear from the outset that the universe was trying to tell them something. Sure enough, a little over four years later, both families were readying to formalize their engagement. With just under two weeks to the day, Dhiren felt a sense that something was amiss, and decided he needed to step up his game and propose to Swayam before he lost her.
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Rima weds Ankit
Celebrations, ceremonies, love, and blessings are elements that complete any wedding. Rima and Ankit’s wedding is no different and includes all these in just the right proportions to take your breath away.
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Diana Weds Ananta
Weddings are always special for the couple who is about to begin a new life together. When families are woven into the wedding story, the magic and fun that occurs multiples. Two years after dating Diana, Ananta sought the blessings of her parents and let his family in on his plans for a grand proposal. In the presence of his whole family, Ananta went down on one knee and proposed in style. No girl could have turned him down, and certainly not one
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2014 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo Winner Profile: Booth Decor Competition
Dreams to Reality, a full-service decor and event planning company, is the winner of the 2014 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo Booth Decor competition. Mehjabeen Memon, President, originally hails from Pakistan, and now resides in Orlando with her husband and two sons. She feels fortunate to have grown up around many creative people, all of whom influenced her choices.
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2014 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo Winner Profile: Facebook Vendor Raffle
Michele Renee Verda, owner of Michele Renee the Studio, is the winner of the 2014 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo Facebook Vendor raffle. Desh-Videsh thanks active and engaged vendors like Michele Renee for
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2014 Atlanta MyShadi Bridal Expo Mehndi Competition by Rina Shah, The Arpan Group
The winner of the 2014 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo Henna Competition is Salma Islam, mehndi artist and owner of Henna Allure. She moved to the United States with her family as a young child and has lived in Florida since she was six years old.
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Food Design
Designing is a way of expressing personal creativity and innovation—and what better means is there to design than through everyone’s favorite thing: food! Just as the imagination is endless, so are the variety of food designs possible.
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Immigration Q & A
On November 20 and 21, 2014, President Obama announced his “immigration accountability executive action,” which includes a number of changes in immigration policies within the Department of Homeland Security and several benefits for immigrants. It is important to understand that this not a new law. Only Congress can pass laws.
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MyShadi Bridal Expo

Just get engaged? Overwhelmed by thought of planning a wedding?
Mark the My Shadi Bridal Expo on your calendar! It’s the place to be for answers to all of your event planning questions in just one afternoon!


Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Noon to 5:00 PM
2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta,
GA 30339

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Sunday, March 22, 2015
12:00 to 5:00 PM
700 South Florida Avenue,
FL 33602

South Florida
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Noon to 5:00 PM
250 Racquet Club Road, Weston,
FL 33326

Bridal Expo Participants Receive:

  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • Free Personal Wedding Websites
  • Free Goody Bags ($25 value)

Win Two FREE Tickets to India

Brides & Grooms
Families & Visitors
All are eligible to win
Register Online!

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Attention Exhibitors

The Largest Event of its Kind! Expo showcases products essential for Hindu, Muslim,Christian, and Sikh weddings

Fashion Show Opportunity Available
Fashion Show Models Needed


• Booth Decoration    • Reception table    • Decoration   
• Cake Decoration    • Flower Decoration    • Mehndi   
• Hair and Makeup

Platinum / Gold / DJ Sponsorship Available

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