August 2015

Desh Videsh August 2015 – Cover Story

Peoples President – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam 1931 – 2015

  APJ Abdul Kalam, popularly known as India’s Missile man, enveloped the entire nation in his “Wings of Fire.” There are no adjectives to highlight his exemplary contributions to India’s space and defense programs. His generosity and humility made him the people’s president from 2002 to 2007. But, unfortunately cardiac arrest has taken him far away from us in just …

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Incredible Indians

President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in South Florida

  I had the pleasure of taking President Dr. Kalam’s pictures as he unveiled  the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in South Florida. I thanked and told him, “On behalf of the Indian Community of South Florida, I would like to thank you for taking time from your busy schedule.” He answered, “I am delighted to participate in the unveiling of the …

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BHARAT has lost a Ratna: A Tribute to the late President Kalam

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a heartfelt tribute to former president APJ Abdul Kalam calling him a man of deep faith, he (president APJ Abdul Kalam) epitomized the three great virtues of our civilization: dama, self-restraint; dana, sacrifice; and daya, compassion. Desh-Videsh shares the full text of his speech. BHARAT has lost a Ratna, but the light from this …

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Incredible Indians

The Poetry of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

In honor of the late Indian president, this issue features several of his own poems. Rakhi Day is Righteous Day This full moon day our hearts are in brim Feeling of faith and serenity in mind. We light the lamps and our hears glow Radiance of happiness and peace are in flow. Harmonious homes are like streams of joy Flowing …

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30 Amazing Facts About Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

1. Distributed newspapers during childhood, after school hours, in order to help his cousin Shamsuddin. 2. Picked up tamarind seeds and sold them at grocery shops daily, at the time of WWII, to earn one anna per day as his pocket money. 3. Was an average student in school. 4. Converted a cattle shed into a laboratory to work on …

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A Tribute to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in Quotes

A Tribute to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in Quotes In Russia, Abdul Kalam will be remembered as a consistent exponent of closer friendly relations between our nations who has done a lot for cementing mutually beneficial Russian-Indian cooperation. Vladimir Putin, Russian President Dr. Kalam, when you became the President, you gave the word ‘hope’ a new meaning for Indians. Today, …

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Vedic Science

Vedic Science

Author by Faren Rajkumar The most ancient of all religions has found itself thrust into the middle of a modern sphere that differs so dramatically from the days of ancient India. Hinduism is free from the worldly confines of a date of origin, setting it far apart from so many other religions that are able to boast proud relevance in …

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Religion

Women and Interfaith Dialogue in South Florida

  In June 2015, Sahara of South Florida and the South Florida Hindu Temple joined together to host an afternoon seminar, the “Women and Interfaith Dialogue.” Prominent leaders from the South Florida community attended and participated in this event. In this and future issues, Desh-Videsh will feature speeches by the participants. Manju Kalidindi, one of the organizers, offers insight into …

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Islam

Traditional Roles of Women in Islam

  Ms. Rabia Khan spoke about the traditional roles of Muslim women. Speeches by other presenters will be featured in future issues of Desh-Videsh. Islam holds men and women both responsible for bringing positive change in the society. The Quran says: “The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what …

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Health

Resistant Starches: How Eating Carbs Can Help you Slim Down

  Don’t get me wrong, as a Naturopathic Doctor, I was taught that all carbohydrates should be avoided at all costs. However, new studies suggest that Resistant Starches are the New Power Fiber! Although this may be the first time you’ve heard of the phrase resistant starches, it is very likely to have been part of your diet for most …

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Editorial

Editorial August 2015

August 2015 Dear Readers, It just happened that we cover two subjects in this issue which are very important to every Indian and every Hindu, a tribute to President Dr Kalam, and Vedic or Hindu science. First, let’s talk about former Indian President Dr. Kalam. While paying last respects to the former president, Honorable Prime Minister Modi rightly stated, “Bharat …

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