July 2013

Desh Videsh July 2013 – Cover Story
2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee

2013 script National Spelling Bee

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is an exciting annual event that tests the spelling quotient amongst budding talents. Each year brings new challenges and heartbreaking close calls. Brought to a fever pitch by a group of students who excel over a wide range of personal interests and dreams, this year’s event was a dynamic clash between the top three spellers, …

e-Magazine
Education

Class Of 2013 Valedictorians And Salutatorians

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 2013. These students followed a rigorous schedule and pursued advanced …

India News
Amit Talati Award At South Florida Hindu Temple

Amit Talati Award At South Florida Hindu Temple By Smeeta Patel Chairperson, Education Program South Florida Hindu Temple

Recently, the South Florida Community and South Florida Hindu Temple (SFHT) lost a great friend and teacher. Amit Talati’s untimely passing at the age of 43 left the entire community in shock and utter disbelief. Over the past five years, Amit Talati was a sevak (teacher) in South Florida Hindu Temple’s Education program touching the lives of so many students …

Religion
Happy Ramadan

Happy Ramadan

The Holy month of Ramadan starts on Tuesday July 9th 2013. On Behalf of the entire Desh Videsh team, we like to wish our Muslim readers Happy Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of fasting for Muslims—a time for introspection, charity, and repentance in order to attain God’s mercy and blessings. Ramadan is considered the holiest month of the Islamic calendar …

Religion, Temple
Dharma Bee-Nationwide Quiz Contest On Swami Vivekananda And Sri Krishna

Dharma Bee-Nationwide Quiz Contest On Swami Vivekananda And Sri Krishna

At the Art Institute of Chicago, children speaking in American accents with matching orange T-shirts posed for photos and stood where the man they’d spent months studying, called for interfaith tolerance and understanding, said a recent article in the Chicago Tribune. The occasion was a field trip. The event was National Dharma Bee contest. The contest was part of SV …

Desi TV
Tulsi Gabbard

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard is an American politician and the first Hindu member of the United States Congress. United States Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district since 2013, Gabbard was also a vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee until February 28, 2016, when she resigned to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Gabbard’s first name, “Tulsi” comes from …

Immigration
Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A July 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I am a permanent resident for 9 years and 11 months, and I would like to apply for U.S. citizenship. Do I need to renew my green card first or can I just file the citizenship application directly? A. Generally no. Although USCIS representatives will tell you that you need to renew your green card, …

Bollywood
A Mesmerizing bollywood Night In Vancouver

A Mesmerizing bollywood Night In Vancouver

Glitz and glam hit a high point in Vancouver in April with LuxCozi’s Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA). The first ever LuxCozi Times of India Film Awards launched perfectly in the year when Hindi Cinema completes 100 years of existence. The three-day bollywoodextravaganza took place in the coastal city of Vancouver, British Columbia, to honor excellence in Hindi Cinema …

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