Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2016’

Editorial

Editorial September 2016

Dear Cricket Fans, Cricket is a religion for most of Indians, Pakistanis and Indo- Caribbeans. For some of us who have grown up with the sport back home in our daily life, watching Captain Nari Contractor, Captain Sunil Gavaskar, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar or another cricket legend Brian Lara, the India vs. West Indies T20 Tournament hosted in our own …

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Team West Indies: Player Profiles

Lendl Simmons     Born in January 25, 1985 in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Lendl Simmonsis an all-rounder, a right handed batsman, a right arm medium pace bowler, and also a part-time wicket keeper. Lendl Simmons, a consistent opener for Trinidad and Tobago has represented the West Indies team at the Under Nineteen World Cups of 2002 …

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Team India: Player Profiles

Team India: Player Profiles

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane K. L. Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Stuart Binny Mahendra Singh Dhoni He is arguably India’s most successful captain having won almost everything a captain dreams of. He put an end to India’s 28-year World Cup drought when …

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Anurag Thakur: The Force Behind T20 Matches in the US

Anurag Thakur: The Force Behind T20 Matches in the US

Anurag Thakur, a man who adorns many hats and lives up to each of his responsibilities with utmost sincerity and honesty is the mastermind behind bringing T20 Matches to the United States. Born on October 24, 1974, Anurag Singh Thakur is a member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh in India. He is the son of Prem Kumar …

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Dennis Hardial: South Florida Cricket Venue Manager

Dennis Hardial: South Florida Cricket Venue Manager

On behalf of the Indian and Indo Caribbean community in Florida, Desh Videsh Media Group would like to thank Mr. Hardial for all his efforts to bring cricket and Indo Caribbean culture to South Florida. Accountant by profession, Trinidadian culture promoter, cricket enthusiast, and a born leader, Dennis Hardial was born in Brasso, Trinidad. For many years, Dennis has been …

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IN THE LAND OF FAST AND BIG, CAN CRICKET COMPETE?

In any American city, ask someone on the street what they think of cricket, and you will likely get a quizzical look. Cricket, the insect or Cricket, the cellular carrier, they might ask. In Florida, California, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania a cricket fan can attend a game and an amateur player can find a game to play in (usually, …

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HIGH NOON IN LAUDERHILL

HIGH NOON IN LAUDERHILL

By Kamal Abdool and Tony Deyal Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth! …

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U.S. Postal Service Honors Festival of Diwali with a Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the joyous Hindu festival of Diwali with a Forever stamp. The Wednesday, Oct 5, first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony will take place at the Consulate General of India, New York. The stamp design is a photograph featuring a traditional diya oil lamp beautifully lit, sitting on a sparkling gold background. Diya lamps are usually made from …

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Urjit Patel named next RBI Governor

RBI’s Deputy Governor Urjit Patel was appointed as the next Governor of the central bank after Raghuram Rajan demits office on September 4. He was first appointed as Deputy Governor for three years in January 2013 and was given an extension this January. Eminent economist, consultant and banker Urjit Patel has been appointed new Governor of the Reserve Bank of …

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Sakshi Malik wins India’s first bronze at Rio Olympics 2016

India’s Sakshi Malik has won a bronze medal in the wrestling 58kg category after beating Aisuluu Tynybekova 8-5 in the bronze medal bout. In a thrilling contest, Sakshi fought back from 0-5 down to seal the bout 8-5 in her favour. Sakshi is only fourth Indian woman athlete to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleshwari, Mary Kom and Saina …

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