Category Archive for: ‘Education’

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 Bagchee The Nay Science offers a new perspective on the problem of scientific method in the human sciences. Taking German Indological …

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Learn from the 20-something Year Olds: Invest in YOU

Author by Nisha Jani By Nisha Jani As the school year ended, with the parking lot of my school in the rearview mirror, I could easily say I looked forward to spending time at home doing absolutely nothing. Summers between middle and high school grades were always glorified for vacations and hanging with friends. Even the time between college years …

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Blending Passion with a Cause

Blending Passion with a Cause By Aarohi Talati

I am filled with a fiery passion for my culture. I love every aspect about it. One thing in particular that I adore about my roots is the form of art called mehndi in India, but henna in America. This is an all-natural herbal dye that when put on skin, needs only but a little time to dry and scrape …

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Miami-Dade County Spelling Bee Champ!

Miami-Dade County Spelling Bee Champ!

Congratulations to the winner of the Miami-Dade County Spelling Bee, Vasundara Govindarajan! Born and raised in Miami, Florida, sixth-grader ( Archimedean School in Miami) Vasundara won the Miami-Dade spelling competition, sponsored by the The Miami Herald, and earned a spot to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which were held in May in Washington, D.C. Following in her older …

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Educational Resources for Children and Families

Educational Resources for Children and Families

Sanjay’s Super Team A Pixar Short Film by Sanjay Patel In “Sanjay’s Super Team” accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop culture comes into conflict with his father’s traditions. Sanjay is absorbed in the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to …

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Class of 2016 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Class of 2016 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Desh-Videsh congratulates all 2016 graduates! We wish them all a future filled with prosperity and meaningful opportunities. We are especially thrilled that so many of our young community members continue to excel and push themselves to be strong, talented leaders. Learn more about these Valedictorians and Salutatorians below. Meha Agrawal, Salutatorian School: Charles W. FlanaganHometown: Pembroke Pines, FloridaGPA: 5.5789College: Georgia …

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Student Debt Among Indian Americans

Student Debt Among Indian Americans

The general perception suggests that Indian American parents are wealthy and pay for their children’s education, but things are not always what they seem. By Taniya Talukdar According to The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) Project on Student Debt, two-thirds of students graduating from American colleges and universities are left with some level of debt. The average borrower …

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Giving Our Children the Freedom to Pursue Interests

Giving Our Children the Freedom to Pursue Interests

Parents of National Spelling Bee champions of 2016, Nihar Janga and Jairam Hathwar, tell us how they encouraged the children to prepare for the big win. By Taniya Talukdar If children have supportive parents, the journey to success gets much easier. This is the case with 2016 National Spelling Bee champions, Nihar Janga and Jairam Hathwar. Their parents put in …

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About Kumon Math & Reading Centers

How to blend fun with academics this summer

Summer is a great time to give children a break from their long school days, to have fun with friends, and to rest. But, learning doesn’t have to stop as well. Do you know that most students lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in math over the summer because the learning isn’t embedded into their environment? The loss of …

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Indian-Origin, Ishaan Patel ‘s Charity Honored In U.S.

A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy has been honored in the US for his efforts to improve access to education for underprivileged students in America and around the world through his charity organization. Ishaan Patel, founder and CEO of Planting Pencils was recently honored by the Milan Cultural Organization during the Republic Day celebration in the Legislative Office building in downtown Hartford, …

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