Category Archive for: ‘Relationship’

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Traditional Roles of Women in Islam

  Ms. Rabia Khan spoke about the traditional roles of Muslim women. Speeches by other presenters will be featured in future issues of Desh-Videsh. Islam holds men and women both responsible for bringing positive change in the society. The Quran says: “The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what …

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Women and Interfaith Dialogue in South Florida

  In June 2015, Sahara of South Florida and the South Florida Hindu Temple joined together to host an afternoon seminar, the “Women and Interfaith Dialogue.” Prominent leaders from the South Florida community attended and participated in this event. In this and future issues, Desh-Videsh will feature speeches by the participants. Manju Kalidindi, one of the organizers, offers insight into …

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A Tribute to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in Quotes

A Tribute to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in Quotes In Russia, Abdul Kalam will be remembered as a consistent exponent of closer friendly relations between our nations who has done a lot for cementing mutually beneficial Russian-Indian cooperation. Vladimir Putin, Russian President Dr. Kalam, when you became the President, you gave the word ‘hope’ a new meaning for Indians. Today, …

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30 Amazing Facts About Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

1. Distributed newspapers during childhood, after school hours, in order to help his cousin Shamsuddin. 2. Picked up tamarind seeds and sold them at grocery shops daily, at the time of WWII, to earn one anna per day as his pocket money. 3. Was an average student in school. 4. Converted a cattle shed into a laboratory to work on …

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The Poetry of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

In honor of the late Indian president, this issue features several of his own poems. Rakhi Day is Righteous Day This full moon day our hearts are in brim Feeling of faith and serenity in mind. We light the lamps and our hears glow Radiance of happiness and peace are in flow. Harmonious homes are like streams of joy Flowing …

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BHARAT has lost a Ratna: A Tribute to the late President Kalam

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a heartfelt tribute to former president APJ Abdul Kalam calling him a man of deep faith, he (president APJ Abdul Kalam) epitomized the three great virtues of our civilization: dama, self-restraint; dana, sacrifice; and daya, compassion. Desh-Videsh shares the full text of his speech. BHARAT has lost a Ratna, but the light from this …

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President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in South Florida

  I had the pleasure of taking President Dr. Kalam’s pictures as he unveiled  the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in South Florida. I thanked and told him, “On behalf of the Indian Community of South Florida, I would like to thank you for taking time from your busy schedule.” He answered, “I am delighted to participate in the unveiling of the …

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Peoples President – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam 1931 – 2015

  APJ Abdul Kalam, popularly known as India’s Missile man, enveloped the entire nation in his “Wings of Fire.” There are no adjectives to highlight his exemplary contributions to India’s space and defense programs. His generosity and humility made him the people’s president from 2002 to 2007. But, unfortunately cardiac arrest has taken him far away from us in just …

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With Mother’s Day around the corner, some of our youngest community members share their sentiments about their lovely mothers! Happy Mother’s Day!

My Mother by Shubham Kansal, Grade 2 My lovely mom Poonam She cooks food Yum-yum She’s Beautiful and tall And loving to us all, She gives us variety of food, Which is very tasty and good She gives me a lot of time, And takes care of me fine. She is the best mom on earth I love her very …

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Raising Confident, Cultured Child

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group   For first generation South Asian parents, raising children to be aware of their heritage can be daunting. The very task of raising confident, engaged, and academically inclined children is hard enough. Adding cultural understanding just complicates the situation, leaving us wondering if we have any clue as to how to be the …

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