February 2016

Desh Videsh February 2016 – Cover Story
2016 Padma Awards

Padma Awards 2016

  This year there were a plethora of accomplished people awarded with the highly prestigious Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award. Other imminent individuals also received the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri. Each of the awardees were recognized for their unprecedented contribution in their respective field. This year, superstar Rajinikanth, founder of the Reliance empire late Dhirubhai Ambani, …


2016 Padma Awards

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Festival of India, NRI News
67th India Republic Day

67th India Republic Day

  This year, India celebrated its 67th Republic Day with a much pomp-filled spectacle, including daredevil stunts and flamboyantly coordinated acts. It was a gallant affair showcasing military prowess and glimpses of the nation’s rich heritage. The occasion was graced by French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest this year invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to showcase solidarity against …

Get to Know, Rina Shah

Get to Know: Nidhi Chanani, Illustrator

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Freelance artist Nidhi Chanani has drawn over 700 illustrations, earning admiration and accolades for her whimsical and endearing portrayals of everyday life. Born in Calcutta and raised in Southern California, Chanani’s experiences both as an Indian American and a woman inspire the moments captured in her illustrations as well as her upcoming graphic …

Jasbina Ahluwalia,

Top 5 Ways to Approach Women by Jasbina Ahluwalia

Author by Jasbina Ahluwalia Approach anxiety is one of the most common feelings that stop a guy from talking to a woman they are attracted to – or flubbing the encounter if they do. I encourage guys to throw the cheesy pickup techniques out the window and really communicate. Here are five of the most effective ways to do it: …


Ask the Accountant

Author by Umang Thakkar What should I do now to make filing my taxes in April easier? Taxes for 2015 are due on or before April 18, 2016 (due to Emancipation day holiday in Washington D.C. being observed on April 15. While you have more than 60 days for tax filing due date, you should prepare yourself now. By being …

Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert

Author by Nisha Jani Ask the Expert The new year is fully upon us. It’s a new chance to progress with our goals – and for many of us, one of those goals is better health. So while you load up on protein shakes and extra daal, buy those new running shoes, and sign up for that spin class, don’t …


Bollywood News Feb 2016

Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani head to head The two big-budget productions went head to head on December 18, 2015. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s war epic Bajirao Mastani  starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopraand Rohit Shetty’s action comedy Dilwale starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, and Kriti Sanon arrived in theaters a week before Christmas and spent the following weekend minting their …

Desi TV

Desi TV Feb 2016

Kishwer merchant breaks fans’ hearts In the latest turn of events on the popular series Bigg Boss, Kishwer Merchant walked out on day 89 of the show. Kishwar, who was considered as one of the strongest contestants BB9, quit the Ticket to Finale task in the final leg and walked out with Rs. 15 lakhs. The task began with six …


Editorial February 2016

Dear Readers, First and foremost, let me wish all our Indian readers a Happy 67th Republic Day! India is 67 years young this month. It is a very proud moment for every Indian living anywhere in the world. 67 years may seem like a long time, but for nation building it is only just yesterday. We have come a long …