Category Archive for: ‘NRI News’

Indian Americans Dominate Four Academic Super Bowls

Indian Americans Dominate Four Academic Super Bowls

“Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is reached” – Swami Vivekananda said, and Dr. Ratnam Chitturi took it to heart and initiated a journey to provide financial help towards the college education of economically backward students in India. To achieve this goal, North South Foundation (NSF) was founded and later became a platform for more than one hundred …

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The Buzz about Indian Americans and Spelling Bees

The Buzz about Indian Americans and Spelling Bees

                      Do Indian-Americans have a special gene that makes them excel at spelling? If you take a look at the list of top spellers at the Scripps National Spelling Bee over the last decade, you can’t help but wonder. This year, two Indian-Americans tied for the top spot. Is it …

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2014 Ellis Island Medals of Honor

2014 Ellis Island Medals of Honor

  Every year, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations identifies new Americans who are an embodiment of the American spirit in their celebration of diversity, brotherhood, patriotism and tolerance and honors them with the Ellis Island Medals. The distinguished individuals are recognised for sharing their knowledge and talents with the less fortunate and personifying the American spirit while upholding their …

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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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Padma Awards 2014 N

Padma Awards 2014

              The Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, are given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field including service rendered by Government servants. Recommendations for recipients of Padma Awards are received from the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations, Central Ministries/Departments, Institutions of Excellence, etc., which are then considered by an …

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Chase Presents: India Day 2014 hosted by the Indian American Chamber of Commerce and the Orlando Magic

Chase Presents: India Day 2014 hosted by the Indian American Chamber of Commerce and the Orlando Magic

  WHO:IACC and Orlando Magic partner to celebrate India Day with Indian culture, dances, music & food WHAT: The Orlando Magic will host India Day with Indian dances during pre-game and half time – as well as a Bollywood dance routine performed by the Magic Dancers & much more. Fans are invited to arrive early at the arena for the …

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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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Water for India : A Fundraising Event by Michele Renee Zerda

Water for India : A Fundraising Event by Michele Renee Zerda

As a Mexican American hair and makeup artist for weddings in Tampa, Florida I have been somewhat sheltered from different cultures, until I fell into working Indian weddings. One Auntie told the next and soon I was booked every weekend. I love the colors, the many guests that attend and have learned so much about the Hindu religion. One thing …

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