August 2012

Desh Videsh August 2012- Cover Story
Heralding India’s Independence Day at Home and Abroad

Heralding India’s Independence Day at Home and Abroad

America is a superpower, and there can be no refuting that fact. However, its glory cannot be ascribed entirely to its own efforts. After all, America has grown to embrace an identity that, in fact, contains elements from various nations. From a time in 1965 when Asian Americans constituted less than a meager one percent of the population, to the …

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religious
Celebrating Ramadan in the United States

Celebrating Ramadan in the United States

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. Celebrated during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, the fast is observed each day of the month from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five Pillars of Islam, the Islamic belief that …

religious
Reshaping Destiny with Swami Swaroopananda

Reshaping Destiny with Swami Swaroopananda

When Swami Swaroopananda stormed through Tampa and Miami ten years ago, over 1,500 listeners in the two cities were uplifted, mesmerized, and blown away by the treasure of wisdom and devotion found in his five-day Hanuman Chalisa talks. Chinmaya Mission is now pleased to welcome Swamiji back after a long hiatus. This year, the whirlwind of wisdom and self-unfoldment is …

Incredible Indians
The Rise of Indian Americans

The Rise of Indian Americans

The Pew Research Center recently published a 228-page report titled “The Rise of Asian Americans.” The Center released the report under the headline “Asians Overtake Hispanics in New Immigrant Arrivals: The Asian Americans Surpass U.S. Public in Valuing Marriage, Parenthood, Hard Work.” The real news is not that Asians have over taken Hispanics in terms of quantity, but rather that …

education
Valedictorians and Salutatorians, Class of 2012

Valedictorians and Salutatorians, Class of 2012

The younger generation of our community continues to amaze. From winning national spelling bees and science competitions to excelling in dance and music, Indian American students truly demonstrate the results of the impact of hard work and perseverance. This month, we recognize the valedictorians and salutatorians of the class of 2012. These students followed a rigorous schedule and pursued advanced …

Immigration
Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A August 2012

Author by Edward Boreth Q. What are the new changes in immigration law this year? There are two main changes that happened this year in immigration. The changes are not actually changes in the law and were not passed by Congress. Both changes were implemented by the President and the executive branch. One is a change in procedure and one …

Editorial
EDITORIAL

Editorial August 2012

August 2012 Dear Readers, Once again in this issue, we will highlight the accomplishments of our children. This time, we will share a long list of high school valedictorians and salautorians, all of whose parents are from Indian subcontinents. It is very refreshing to see that the hard work Indian parents have put into educating their children in this country …

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