February 2012

Desh Videsh February 2012 – Cover Story
The 2012 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

The 2012 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas began with the start it deserved on January 7, 2012. Jaipur, the vibrantly colorful city of Rajasthan, played host to this year’s event, and the backdrop could not have been more memorable. This three-day convention was an energizing affair that outlined what Indians living overseas have done and can do for their country of origin. The …

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e-Magazine

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Relationship
Who Will Be Your Special Valentine This Year?

Who Will Be Your Special Valentine This Year?

Valentine’s Day probably immediately inspires thoughts of red and pink decorations and cozy couples entwined in loving embrace. Though this holiday has been celebrated for hundreds of years, its importance has evolved thus changing its significance from historical expectations. Taking a look at conventional Valentine’s Day celebrations around the world demonstrates how common it is to see the day shared …

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Religious
The Bhagavad Gita and Children

The Bhagavad Gita and Children

In the previous issue, we shared a poem written by a student of the Eklavya School, a small but very forward thinking and progressive school in Ahmedabad, India. Students were given an assignment to write poetry based on the Bhagavad Gita.         * Poem printed with permission. Discovery of Myself through Shrimad Bhagavad Gita By Parul Bhasoriya …

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Health
Organ Donation: A Lost Noble Cause

Organ Donation: A Lost Noble Cause

The thought of living on after one’s death may be a philosophical one, but for those who are thinking along these lines, a possible reality. But how? If organ donation has not occurred to you yet as the answer, then you have missed out on the only possibility of being immortal and that too in the noblest of ways. However, …

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Health
Start Your New Year with a Healthy Twist

Start Your New Year with a Healthy Twist

Another new year has begun, and like many, you are likely contemplating the extra pounds you put on during the holidays. Last issue, we featured some festive recipes that were not very health-conscious, but it is hard to resist holiday fare. And, after all, what fun is life without a few indulgences! Indulgences aside, with data about obesity, diabetes, and …

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Religious
Words to live by

Words to live by

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared” – Buddha Little did Buddha know that altruism, compassion, empathy – all the qualities that make us humans – would be in short supply hundreds of years later. Or maybe he knew how human …

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Immigration
Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q And A February 2012

Author by Edward Boreth My wife is 71 years old and has had her green card since 1991. She does not speak English, only Punjabi. She is disabled and has difficulty walking. I am a US citizen. My wife applied for citizenship in November 2010 and was denied for lack of continuous residence. She was out of the USA for …

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Desi TV
Desi TV Duniya

Desi TV Duniya

Work is Worship, Love Only Comes Next Actors love any excuse to take a break from work. When the excuse is marriage or a honeymoon, it will taken before you know it. However, that was not the case with Jhanvi Chedda. The actor, who is better known as Sugna in Colors’ hit serial Balika Vadhu decided to postpone her honeymoon …

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Bollywood
Bollywood Today

Bollywood Today

Bollywood’s Top Ten Romances of 2011 We have bid the year 2011 its final farewells with the hope that the New Year brings greater promise. Even in Bollywood, there are love bugs crossing their fingers and praying their love ties strengthen. Here are the best romances and the most promising love stories of 2011. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor …

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Editorial
EDITORIAL

Editorial February 2012

February 2012 Dear Readers, Do you ever wonder why the Indian government holds the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman awards January 7-9? The dates were not picked arbitrarily. India’s history changed on January 9, 1915, as this was the day Gandhiji returned from South Africa. A hero’s welcome awaited Gandhi when he landed at the Apollo Bunder in Bombay. I commend the …

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