May 2013

Desh Videsh May 2013 – Cover Story
Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform

A comprehensive immigration reform bill – the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act – was introduced in the Senate on April 16, 2013. While far from being perfect, the bill makes huge strides toward creating a more workable immigration system by addressing numerous issues, outlined below. BORDER SECURITY The appropriation of $3 billion to acquire surveillance and detection …

e-Magazine
Community News
Retirement Community with an Indian Focus Planned for Pembroke Pines

Retirement Community with an Indian Focus Planned for Pembroke Pines

In late March, Desh-Videsh sat down with Martin Hamburg and Radhey Singhal from MJM associates and Sanmar Realty to learn more about their planned retirement community, Lotus Manor, to be built in Pembroke Pines. Desh-Videsh: Why a retirement community for Indo-Americans? RadheySinghal: Besides the obvious answer that we are all getting older, there are very few choices in this country …

Religion
Interfaith Dialogue at the University of Miami

Interfaith Dialogue at the University of Miami By Rev. Hudder

The World Hindu Council hosted an Interfaith Dialogue at the University of Miami to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary celebration. The following speakers participated in this dialogue: Dr. Nathan Katz representing the Jewish religion, Vijay Raghavan representing the Hindu religion, Rev. Dianne Hudder representing the Christian religion, Mohammad S. Shakir representing the Muslim religion, Major Diljit D Singh Pannu …

Health
June is Vitiligo Awareness Month

June is Vitiligo Awareness Month

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Imagine finding white spots on your skin that spread for no apparent reason. This change in physical appearance can be terrifying and confusing. Living with vitiligo can make it difficult to be comfortable in your own skin. The lack of public understanding and overt discrimination faced by many vitiligans can make simple daily …

Hinduism News
Hinduism On Mothers

Hinduism On Mothers

  May 12 is Mother’s day. The Desh-Videsh team would like to wish all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s day. Below are some excerpts from Hindu Scriptures on mothers and women. In the Mokshadharma Parva (Section CCLXVI),Bhishma said: The mother is the panacea for all kinds of calamities. The existence of the mother invests one with protection; …

Religion
Pujya Shri Rameshbhai Oza: comming to Florida

Pujya Shri Rameshbhai Oza: comming to Florida

On behalf of the entire Hindu community, Desh-Videsh welcomes Pujya Shri Ramesh Bhai Oza – passionately called Bhai ji, to Orlando for his Srimad Bhagavat Katha Yagna from June 30 to July 7, 2013. Inspired from childhood to sing praises of God, Pujya Shri Ramesh Bhai Oza has become one of India’s finest kathakars, head of an exemplary priest training …

Bollywood
Bollywood Today

Bollywood Today

Remake Fever Hits Manoj Bajpai Too With remakes being the latest trend in Bollywood, after Don, Agneepath, Himmatwala, Chashme Baddoor and many more to come like Zanjeer, it is Manoj Bajpai’s turn to join the bandwagon. Manoj Bajpai will be seen in the remake of a Malayalam hit Traffic which is being remade in Hindi by Eyed entity Motion Pictures, …

Desi TV
Desi TV Duniya

Desi TV Duniya

Who Is The Big Boss – SRK or Salman Khan? The much hyped reality showBig Boss is ready to roll over for another dramatic season. What is dramatic to watch for this time is not the participants, but the host. Big Boss has been synonyms with ‘Bhai’ (read: Salman Khan) as he hosted 3 of the 6 seasons aired to …

Immigration
Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A May 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I am a US Citizen. My mother just got her green card. What is the best way for my 27 year old my brotherto come to the US ? A. If your brother is married, your mother cannot apply for him until she becomes a US Citizen. If your brother is not married, both you …

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

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 …

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