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  • 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor: South Asian Recipients

    2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor: South Asian Recipients

    2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor: South Asian Recipients Each year, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presents the Ellis Island Medal of Honor to native-born and naturalized US citizens who “embody the spirit of America in their celebration of patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and …

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    Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba

    Guyana-USA team marks occasion with Goodwill Series History was made when the first ever cricket team from the USA participated in The First Cuba-Guyana Solidarity Softball Cricket Tournament which was played in Havana, Cuba on March 4th-5th. The event celebrated the 100th years of cricket …

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    2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards

    2017 PRAVASI BHARATIYA SAMMAN AWARDS The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman is the highest award given to Indians who have established their base abroad and are recognized for their achievements in respective fields. This award mainly recognizes these Indians and is honored by the President of India. …

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    President-elect Trump Nominates another Indian American for senior cabinet position.

      President-elect Trump announced his choice of Seema Verma, Indian American and  one of the leading experts in the country on Medicare and Medicaid, to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. On November 23, 2016 President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated …

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    President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC), a leading Indian American republican, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

    President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC), a leading Indian American republican, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations On November 23, 2016 President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC), a leading Indian American republican, as the United States …

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  • Top Cricket – Bollywood Couples of All Time

    Top Cricket – Bollywood Couples of All Time

    Cricket is like a religion in India and cricketers are worshipped like gods. Bollywood is an equally integral part in the life of Indian movie-buffs. Fans from both arenas want to stay updated about the minutest details of their favorite cricketers and actors and are …

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    U.S. Postal Service Commemorated Festival of Diwali with a Forever Stamp Today

    NEW YORK CITY —The U.S. Postal Service commemorated the joyous Hindu festival of Diwali by dedicating the Diwali Forever stamp today. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place at the Consulate General of India in New York City. The public is asked to share the news …

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  • Keep the Festive Spirit Alive in the US

    Keep the Festive Spirit Alive in the US

    Celebrating festivals is not always easy when you’re away from your home country, but there are ways to keep the festive spirit alive! By Taniya Talukdar India is perhaps one of the few countries in the world that has a festival season that is kickstarted …

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    Team West Indies: Player Profiles

    Lendl Simmons     Born in January 25, 1985 in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Lendl Simmonsis an all-rounder, a right handed batsman, a right arm medium pace bowler, and also a part-time wicket keeper. Lendl Simmons, a consistent opener for Trinidad and …

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  • Team India: Player Profiles

    Team India: Player Profiles

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane K. L. Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Stuart Binny Mahendra Singh Dhoni He is arguably India’s most successful captain having won almost everything …

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  • Anurag Thakur: The Force Behind T20 Matches in the US

    Anurag Thakur: The Force Behind T20 Matches in the US

    Anurag Thakur, a man who adorns many hats and lives up to each of his responsibilities with utmost sincerity and honesty is the mastermind behind bringing T20 Matches to the United States. Born on October 24, 1974, Anurag Singh Thakur is a member of Lok …

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  • Dennis Hardial: South Florida Cricket Venue Manager

    Dennis Hardial: South Florida Cricket Venue Manager

    On behalf of the Indian and Indo Caribbean community in Florida, Desh Videsh Media Group would like to thank Mr. Hardial for all his efforts to bring cricket and Indo Caribbean culture to South Florida. Accountant by profession, Trinidadian culture promoter, cricket enthusiast, and a …

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  • HIGH NOON IN LAUDERHILL

    HIGH NOON IN LAUDERHILL

    By Kamal Abdool and Tony Deyal Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two …

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  • Celebrating India Independence Day in the US

    Celebrating India Independence Day in the US

    They might be away from their native country, but that doesn’t stop Indians and Indian Americans from celebrating Indian Independence Day. By Taniya Talukdar Being away from your native land, it isn’t easy for anyone to hold on to their culture and celebrate different festivals …

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  • Revathi Balakrishnan Inspires Future Indian American Teachers

    Revathi Balakrishnan Inspires Future Indian American Teachers

    Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year 2016, Revathi Balakrishnan, is happy to make the Indian American community proud! By Taniya Talukdar Revathi Balakrishnan is a talented and gifted specialist at Patsy Sommer Elementary in Austin, Texas. She was recently chosen as the 2016 Texas Teacher …

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    STRONG ECONOMIC GROWTH A KEY DRIVER OF NRI INVESTMENT IN INDIA

    India’s strong economic growth remain major driving force of increased investment from overseas Indians in the country, finds a new report by WealthInsight. India’s economy has overtaken China’s to become the world’s fastest growing major economy in late 2015. The economy grew by 7.3% in …

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    Talented South Asians on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

    Talented South Asians on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Lis  Every year, Forbes magazine announces its 30 Under 30 list of young entrepreneurs who surprise the world with their ingenuity and excellence. In 2016, its fifth year of running the list, the business magazine named 600 of …

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    Craning for the Peak

    The year was 1957. Clutching a hundred rupee note given by his father, a youngster in Guntur started out on his supari business and an entrepreneurial dream. He believed that sticking to quality alone would help him find a place in customers’ hearts. Today, his …

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    Mohini Bhradwaj

    Propelled to Blinding Fame –   Success is always sweet. Regardless of how and when it comes, fame and achievement have something special about them. When success comes at an early age, however, it usually comes with a heavy price to be paid. No one, …

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  • Mira Nair

    Mira Nair

    When Life Gave Direction – People may opine that life is a stage, and others may say that it’s a larger than life canvas, and a select few may add that it is but the smallest fragment of the universe – almost insignificant. Any, and …

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