Category Archive for: ‘Incredible Indians’

Honoring Mahatma Gandhi: South Florida Essay Winners

Honoring Mahatma Gandhi: South Florida Essay Winners

Recently, Desh-Videsh held an essay competition among Bala Vihar children at the Florida Hindu Mandir in Oakland Park, Florida. The essays were to expand on the philosophies and teachings of Mahamta Gandhi. In honor of Gandhiji’s October 2nd birthday, we are delighted to publish the winning entries. Students were asked to select one of the three topics noted below and …

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Nina Davuluri

Nina Davuluri: Indian American Wins the Crown

An evening of beauty, glamour and grandeur drew to a close as Nina Davuluri walked away with the Miss America title in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Her crowing moment was met with an equal measure of delight and surprise, given she is the first Indian American to achieve this feat. Davuluri, 24, is much more than just the lovely face …

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Anvita: Demystifying Indian Classical Dances

Anvita: Demystifying Indian Classical Dances Hannah Mathew

The ageless Classic Western fairy tale comes to life through innovative original choreography, colorful costumes and unique music! Through this brilliant stage performance we were able to bring people of different personalities and creative minds together to bridge a gap between Indian and American culture. Ranjana Warier, winner of the 2012 Knights Arts Challenge in Miami, has brought together six professional …

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Famous Indian Classical Music Duo

Famous Indian Classical Music Duo

For ages, Indian culture has been intensely enriched with art and music. Time to time, this culture has gifted us with legends. Indian classical music is one of the oldest known music forms for the last 3,000 years. It originated in the era of Vedas and still rules the hearts of many. This enchanting music touches the souls of many, …

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Sachin Tendulkar Retires from ODI’s

Sachin Tendulkar Retires from ODI’s

When one talks of one-day international cricket, nobody shines as brightly as the Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar. However, the master blaster today announced his retirement from ODI’s, disappointing millions of his fans watching ODI’s only in the anticipation of some brilliant shots from his bat. Better known as the master blaster, this Indian batsman is way ahead of any run-of-the-mill …

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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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Gandhi’s Insptirational Message to Today’s Youth -By Annmarie Varghese

Gandhi’s Insptirational Message to Today’s Youth -By Annmarie Varghese

Author by Annmarie Varghese I live in the Town of Davie, which is in South Florida. On October 2, 2012 a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in the nearby Falcon’s Lea Park. This project, initiated by Kerala Samajam of South Florida, was made possible by the Town of Davie who gave half an acre of land for the …

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Gandhi Conquers Yet Another Land

Gandhi Conquers Yet Another Land

In this day and age, we are all trying to firmly keep hold of what is important. Whether it is our family and loved ones, possessions and belongings, or even our ideals and principles, everyone needs an anchor. It is perhaps more relevant to us all because we seem to have lost the ability to control our surroundings, and to …

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The Unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue in Davie, Florida An address by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India

The Unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue in Davie, Florida An address by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India

I am delighted to participate in the unveiling of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Orlando on this auspicious day of October 2, 2012 when the entire world is celebrating the millennium leader Mahatma Gandhiji’s birthday and taking an oath to follow the Gandhian philosophy in their day-to-day activities. My greetings to organizers, all the participants of this event, and distinguished …

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The Rise of Indian Americans

The Rise of Indian Americans

The Pew Research Center recently published a 228-page report titled “The Rise of Asian Americans.” The Center released the report under the headline “Asians Overtake Hispanics in New Immigrant Arrivals: The Asian Americans Surpass U.S. Public in Valuing Marriage, Parenthood, Hard Work.” The real news is not that Asians have over taken Hispanics in terms of quantity, but rather that …

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