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Desh Videsh August 2017
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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 cycling class – taking place on a boat, which uses the power generated from the stationary cycles aboard to move down …

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Desi News

Gandhi’s Gift : A Documentary

Gandhi’s Gift, the first major documentary about Mahatma Gandhi made in the U.S., asks the question: Were Gandhi’s final years his finest? The film reveals details about the most beloved political figure of all time that before now were known only to scholars and based upon rare, historical interviews of more than 25 Gandhi experts, some of whom actually knew …

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Books
Must Read Books

Must Read Books

For Seven Lifetimes: An East–West Journey to a Spiritually Fulfilling and Sustainable Marriage By Vatsala Sperling and Ehud Sperling Defying the norms of her culture and tradition, a highly educated Tamil Brahmin woman decides to arrange her own marriage. Simultaneously, an American book publisher–disillusioned with love in the Western world–looks to India to find a wife by placing an ad …

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Get to Know
Rajesh Bhandari

Get to Know: Rajesh Bhandari, Musician

Get to Know: Rajesh Bhandari, Musician By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group Rajesh Bhandari first discovered the lyrical beauty of Indian classical music at a young age on a trip to Delhi, India. Bhandari and his father returned to the United States along with a harmonium and tabla beginning the young percussionist’s musical journey. Born in Queens, New York, Bhandari …

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Bollywood News

Grievances of the Indian American

Grievances of the Indian American By Ishani Mehta Every race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, etc. has faced the challenges institutions inherently will be forced to face. I aim to illustrate some of my frustrations as an Indian American. A lot of these are really specific, but my main message is to encourage people to educate themselves to the best of their …

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Relationship
Relationship Corner

5 Conversation Starters You Might Not Have Thought Of

5 Conversation Starters You Might Not Have Thought Of “ Breaking the ice” can be one of the most daunting steps in meeting a new woman. You can use a cheesy pickup line, but this overused approach has a high risk of falling flat. Instead, try these five unique conversation starters for meeting women: The “Thinking Out Loud” Technique This …

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Incredible Indians
Violin Player Sanjana Chandran

An Enchanting Evening With Violin Player Sanjana

An Enchanting Evening With Violin Player Sanjana By Sunitha Raj When I planned to attend Sanjana Chandran’s Violin Arangetram, I already knew she was a gifted young talent from South Florida. Little did I know just how enthralling the evening was going to turn out! The Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center at Nova Southeastern University was packed on …

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Bollywood
Indian Movie

The Oscars of Bollywood: Fashion Extravaganza at IIFA 2017

THE OSCARS OF BOLLYWOOD: FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA AT IIFA 2017 The Oscars of Bollywood: Fashion Extravaganza at IIFA 2017 The Indian Oscars is one of the world’s most-watched entertainment shows, with audiences around totalling over 8 million people worldwide. The green carpet is very much a part of what makes IIFA special. Celebrities love to save their best looks for their …

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Editorial
EDITORIAL

Editorial August 2017

Dear Readers, Like many of you this summer, Aruna and I have had a wonderful time catching up with friends and vacationing with family. We’re feeling refreshed and ready for the fall – one of our favorite season’s, namely because of upcoming Indian festivals! For many, the IIFA Awards are nearly as exciting as celebrating our cultural and religious holidays! …

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News
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,...
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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