Category Archive for: ‘Incredible Indians’

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Hello Superwomen By Suhani Patel

Author by Suhani Patel From the beginning, the American way of life has been a very fast paced one, and for today’s generation, it can be especially hard to establish your own identity. For Indian-American women, this country itself isn’t a place foreign to us; rather, some aspects of our own culture can be hard to understand. Being raised by …

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Miss America

India Day 2014: Miss America 2014, Bollywood, Dances, Samosas, and an Orlando Magic Win

The day commenced with a news conference with the guest of honor, Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri. Personable and charming she engaged her audience with her own personal story. Her platform ‘celebrate diverstity by cultural competency’ was especially meaningful, and her message to her fans was ‘be true to yourself.’ On a less serious note she confessed, that while she …

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Interning in the Homeland By Suhani Patel

Interning in the Homeland By Suhani Patel

Author by Suhani Patel One of the greatest experiences of my life has been an internship with International Volunteer HQ. The organization provides people of any age and affiliation a chance to volunteer and intern in almost any field. Since the organization at heart is a volunteer organization, the main focus of the programs is to provide volunteers and interns …

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Manna Dey’s Contributions to Bollywood

Manna Dey’s Contributions to Bollywood

  Doyen of Indian Singers Most would not recognize the name Probodh Chandra Dey, but nearly everyone is familiar with Manna Dey. Probodh Chandra Dey is the birth name of playback singer Manna Dey who enthralled generations of song enthusiasts from 1942 through 2013 and became a sort of living legend during his lifetime. In a singing career spanning nearly …

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A Glimpse of Sachin Tendulkar In the Words of Fellow Cricketers

A Glimpse of Sachin Tendulkar In the Words of Fellow Cricketers

  “In an over I can bowl six different balls. But then Sachin looks at me with a sort of gentle arrogance down the pitch as if to say ‘Can you bowl me another one?’” – Adam John Hollioake (England Cricketer) “There are 2 kinds of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar. Two all the others.” – Andy Flower …

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Sachin Tendulkar A Great Indian Cricket Legend

Sachin Tendulkar A Great Indian Cricket Legend

Sachin Tendulkar ended his inspiring career on November 16, 2013 after playing his ultimate Test match with West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The curtains came down on a scintillating career spanning nearly three decades and comprising a total of 664 international cricket fixtures. Tendulkar already bid farewell to other formats of the game-ODIs and Twenty 20 cricket …

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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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