Category Archive for: ‘Get to Know’

Franchising – Most Popular among people from the Indian Subcontinent

Franchising – Most Popular among people from the Indian Subcontinent

Did you know… Franchising has been providing business opportunities for more than 150 years–and is part of this country’s blueprint for growth. From 1974 to 2008, Subway has franchised over 22,200 locations in the U.S. Franchised businesses supply an annual payroll of $278.6 billion–or 5.3% of all private sector payrolls in the United States (source: IFA, www.buildingopportunity.com). More laid-off professionals …

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2009 Year in Review

2009 Year in Review

2009 was a very exciting year for Desh-Videsh, and it certainly seems like the year flew by very fast. Thanks to all of readers, we achieved several milestones in pursuing new projects as well as in being able to improve upon current endeavors. Throughout the past year, we covered a wide variety of topics Desh-Videsh ranging from politics, weddings, charity …

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Are We Ready?

Are We Ready?

Author by Zach Thirty odd years ago, my mother had this conversation with me when the then 20 year old was about to embark on a flight to the US for higher studies. She asked me when I would be back to settle down, which is the old Malayalee way of asking what my plans are for a job and to …

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T-20 World Cup 2009 - A Pakistani Affair

T-20 World Cup 2009 – A Pakistani Affair

For a nation that is beleaguered with terrorism, violence, corruption and political unrest, what glorious moments of relief, joy and jubilation Younis Khan and his boys gave to the countrymen. Pakistan’s victory at the T20 Cricket World Cup 2009 might not be a solution to the country’s ever-increasing problems, but certainly has temporarily embalmed the pains and wounds the common …

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What Would Gandhiji Do?

What Would Gandhiji Do?

The evolution of globalization as a multi-dimensional phenomenon is being widely discussed among scholars and thinkers around the world. The popular perception of globalization as a methodology for economic integration of the world acquires much significance. The most visible phenomenon of globalization’s impact on human societies is found with the rise and growth of social insecurity, which in other words …

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What it Means to be an Executor

What it Means to be an Executor

Imagine this … you’ve been nominated as the executor of your best friend’s will. You feel honored and at the same time begin to worry about what this means and how do you uphold the responsibilities of your potential future duties. In legal terms, an executor is responsible for settling a deceased person’s estate. In other words, you need to …

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The Story of India with Michael Wood The Story of India with Michael Wood

The Story of India with Michael Wood

A British television production company has produced a documentary film on the history of India. PBS and BBC jointly commissioned this documentary series, the first-ever made for television. It is written and presented by the acclaimed writer, historian, and broadcaster, Michael Wood, and it has already been transmitted on BBC to great acclaim and reviews. Composed of six, one-hour series, …

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Healthy Times

Healthy Times

Researcher’s study shows steroids not beneficial for kids with bacterial meningitis According to a new study led by a scientist of Indian origin, corticosteroids given to children who are hospitalized for bacterial meningitis do not provide a benefit in survival or in reduced hospital stays. Meningitis is an inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known …

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Happy Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day

My Father, My Mentor and My Hero A passing thought, a vision, I saw an image deep in his eyes, A source of love, tender affection, given without compromise. I recall the many times that he had stood, by my side, Prodding me on with great vigour and even greater pride. His voice ever confident, firm and yet fair, Always …

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Indian Art & Artists

Indian Art & Artists

The Violin: An Indian Instrument? Globalization in music is not a recent phenomenon which can be attributed to MTV. It started much earlier than we give it credit. The violin it self was introduced to India by the British during the late eighteenth century. Hindustani and Karnatic music were well-defined by this time. There was one main difference though Hindustani …

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