Category Archive for: ‘Community News’

Manju Kalidindi

Manju Kalidindi

Manju Kalidindi is an immigration attorney who is deeply involved in community charities, from religious institutions to underprivileged children. Miss Kalidindi has law offices in Plantation and Davie, and has been recognized twice by the Supreme Court of Florida for exceptional pro bono service. Kalidindi’s drive to serve the public comes from her family. She learned quiet compassion, generosity and …

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Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight: Dr. Iqbal Nazir, Homeopathic Consultant and Therapist

This month, Desh-Videsh talked with one of our own, Dr. Iqbal Nazir, a practicing homeopath. Learn more about his background and passion for his work. Please tell us a bit about your background. I was born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, and received my primary education from Baqar High School in Rampur. I earned a Bachelor’s in Physiology and Master’s in …

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Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation to Raised Record $5 Million for 2014 By Prakash Waghmare PR/Media Affairs Ekal Nat'l Committee

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation to Raised Record $5 Million for 2014 By Prakash Waghmare PR/Media Affairs Ekal Nat’l Committee

                    hen the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in his first maiden speech to the Indian Parliament talked about ‘issue-centric focused activities like Education to eradicate poverty,’ it was as if he was referring Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF) mission. For past 25 years, Ekal USA has been dispensing …

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Ekal Vidyalaya South Florida Chapter Hits the Million Dollar Mark

Ekal Vidyalaya South Florida Chapter Hits the Million Dollar Mark

  The South Florida chapter of the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation has diligently worked for nearly thirteen years to raise a million dollars to help educate children in remote tribal and rural areas of India. If not for the presence of Ekal Vidyalayas, these children would never have access to education. “It is wonderful to see the kindness and compassion of …

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Retirement Community with an Indian Focus Planned for Pembroke Pines

Retirement Community with an Indian Focus Planned for Pembroke Pines

In late March, Desh-Videsh sat down with Martin Hamburg and Radhey Singhal from MJM associates and Sanmar Realty to learn more about their planned retirement community, Lotus Manor, to be built in Pembroke Pines. Desh-Videsh: Why a retirement community for Indo-Americans? RadheySinghal: Besides the obvious answer that we are all getting older, there are very few choices in this country …

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My Tribute to Swami Vivekananda

My Tribute to Swami Vivekananda

Author by Professor Nathan Katz, PhD, Florida International University The World Hindu Council hosted an Interfaith Dialogue at the University of Miami to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary celebration. The following speakers participated in this dialogue: Dr. Nathan Katz representing the Jewish religion, Vijay Raghavan representing the Hindu religion, Rev. Dianne Hudder representing the Christian religion, Mohammad S. Shakir representing …

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Swami Vivekananda

Celebrating Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary

This statement truly represents the world’s most practical spiritual guru, Swami Vivekananda. He needs no introduction, and his name is synonymous with spirituality, modernity, and above all, humanity. To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swamiji on January 12, 2013, the entire nation is getting set to celebrate and spread his humanitarian work across the globe. This January 2013, the …

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I Love Gita: A South Florida Annual Tradition for Over a Decade

I Love Gita: A South Florida Annual Tradition for Over a Decade

I Love Gita is Chinmaya Mission Miami’s annual Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition that celebrates and promotes learning the Gita among the younger generation. The competition has been conducted for over a decade in South Florida, showcasing the best of scholarship, discipline, and courage in the community’s children, youth, and adults, as they chant to uphold the value and glory …

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Sahara of South Florida, Inc

Sahara of South Florida, Inc

Sahara of South Florida (www.saharafl.org) is holding it’s annual fundraiser on Saturday, November 17th from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Walter C. Young Auditorium in Pembroke Pines, FL. Sahara of South Florida (www.saharafl.org) is a non-profit organization assisting South Asian women through culture specific supportive counseling and advocacy. Sahara was formed to address the needs of South Asian women from Bangladesh, …

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Ritu Linhart's Vanyatra

Ritu Linhart’s Vanyatra

Author by Ritu Linhart I attended the 2012 Ekal Global Learning (EGL) Tour in Raipur with a group of about twelve people in February 2012 and am jumping out of my skin to share my wonderful experience. We were heartily welcomed with garlands and bouquets by the Raipur Ekal chapter as soon as we arrived at the Raipur airport and …

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