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Desh Videsh January 2019

Desh Videsh – Cover Story

Indian American Actress

Indian American Actress Shoba Narayan Leads the Way to Broadway

Indian American Actress Shoba Narayan Leads the Way to Broadway Broadway star Shoba Narayan grew up in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In this suburb outside of Philadelphia, Narayan, one of five children, would perform nightly variety much to the chagrin of her siblings. Though her two brothers felt being subject to these shows was akin to “torture,” Narayan’s parents noticed her …

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January 2019 e-Magazine

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Financial Planning

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan By Ashish Kumar Vince Lombardi, legendary coach of the NFL Green Bay Packers once said, “Plan your work and work your plan.” It is very true that in order to accomplish anything in life, be it good grades in school, financial freedom, or a successful career, you must have a plan. But a …

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Financial Planning

Strategies to Reduce Your Taxes

Strategies to Reduce Your Taxes and Keep More of Your Savings

Strategies to Reduce Your Taxes and Keep More of Your Savings By Umang Thakkar & Payal Agarwal We are living in a reformed tax world now, since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in 2017. For most of us, the effects of this act will not be felt until we file our 2018 Tax Return, due …

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Financial Planning

Tax Scams & Schemes

Tax Scams & Schemes The "dirty dozen" favored by criminals & cheats. Provided by Rajesh Jyotishi Year after year, criminals try to scam certain taxpayers. Year after year, certain taxpayers resort to schemes in an effort to put one over on the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.). These cons occur year-round, not just during tax season. In response to their frequency, …

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Health

Meditation for Children

Meditation for Children

Meditation for Children By Chahna Tailor With the world moving so rapidly, it has become possible to provide future generations with more than our parents or grandparents could have even dreamed. Children are being exposed to so many things at an earlier and earlier age: news bytes, celebrities, sports, music, among a variety of other subjects. We all know that …

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Health

Bowl Of Fresh Fruits

10 Ways to Naturally Detox your Body for the New Year

10 Ways to Naturally Detox your Body for the New Year By: Saira Sultan, ND The New Year means a time for a New You. If this means to achieve your weight loss goals or cleanse your body, then these detoxes will be a great way to jump start your 2019. Drink Water : Water is part of every metabolic …

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Bollywood

Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero Fails

Bollywood News

Bollywood Actors & Directors Meet PM Modi On December 18, a delegation of Bollywood producers and actors met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Mumbai. The delegation addressed current issues being faced by the film industry. The group spoke about more uniform and lower rates of GST for the entertainment industry. The team also urged the PM to consider the development …

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Desi TV

Bollywood News

Desi TV Duniya

Kapil Sharma returns to TV with The Kapil Sharma Show Indian TV’s favorite comedian Kapil Sharma is back again with a brand new season of The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony Entertainment Television. The show will air every weekend. It features some old cast members like Kiku Sharda, Chandan Prabhakar, and Sumona Chakravarti. There will be some new faces joining …

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Community News

Community News- October

Community News

Florida Orlando New Year with Recitation of Sri Ganesha When: 01/6/2019, 1:30 PM Where: Community Hall of HSCF 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry,32707 Contact: Madan Arora 407-971-9259 Host: HSCF New Age Group Uttrayan Kite Festival When: 01/13/2019, 10:30 AM Where: Barnett Park 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando,32808 Contact: 407-460-2020 407-948-4041 Host: Gujarati Society Central Florida Republic Day – Lohri – Kite …

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Editorial

raj shah

Editorial

Dear Readers, Happy 2019! The start of a new year is always bittersweet, as we reflect on last year’s memories but eagerly anticipate new challenges in the year ahead. Of course, every new year starts with a look at health and finances. Though not an exciting topic, managing your finances is something people of all ages should embrace. A well …

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News
The Statue of Unity: Dedicated to Sardar Patel
The Statue of Unity: Dedicated to Sardar Patel
The Statue of Unity: Dedicated to Sardar Patel The Honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, unveiled the Statue of Unity, a monument dedicated to Indian Independence Movement leader Vallabhbhai Patel on his birthday, October 31, 2018. Vallabhbhai Patel,...
Abhay Ashtekar honored with Einstein Prize
Abhay Ashtekar honored with Einstein Prize
Abhay Ashtekar, Evan Pugh Professor of Physics, Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Physics, and Director of the Penn State Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, has been honored with the Einstein Prize from the American Physical Society....
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program If you are seeking to invest in the U.S. or are already investing, you may benefit from your investment and become a U.S. Permanent Resident through the EB-5 Visa. Under this program, entrepreneurs (and...
Alarming Trends for H1B Visas
Alarming Trends for H1B Visas
With the recent administration change to the Trump presidency, USCIS has modified their regulations as it pertains to immigrants. In particular, H-1B visas have taken the spotlight as more scrutiny from USCIS is being focused on these visas. Now,...
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
Grants will support citizenship preparation services for permanent residents WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare...
Glossary of Hinduism terms
Glossary of Hinduism terms
Aarti Pronounced “AARa-tee.” In Hinduism, the most common ritual that is performed in front of the image of a deity, whether in a temple or in a home shrine. It typically consists of waving, in a clockwise motion, various...
Let Us Be Hindus
Let Us Be Hindus
Let Us Be Hindus By Swami Chinmayanandaji It has become a new fashion with the educated Hindu to turn up his nose and sneer in contempt at the very mention of his religion in any discussion. Personally, I too...
The Holiday Weigh-In
The Holiday Weigh-In
Holidays tend to bring about very rich memories for us, usually centering around the excitement of traveling and family members visiting. Every year it’s a new blur of vivid colors, bright lights, and delicious aromas. Oh the aromas!! It’s...
Thinking About Finances at Diwali
Thinking About Finances at Diwali
Thinking About Finances at Diwali By Nirali Chokshi, CPA Happy Diwali! Diwali is one of the most auspicious celebrations for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Newar Buddhists, and has many different meanings to people in addition to celebrating the triumph...
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The Holiday Weigh-In
The Holiday Weigh-In
Holidays tend to bring about very rich memories for us, usually centering around the excitement of traveling and family members visiting. Every year it’s a new blur of vivid colors, bright lights, and delicious aromas. Oh the aromas!! It’s...
The 8 Limbs of Yoga
The 8 Limbs of Yoga
The 8 Limbs of Yoga We all know what Yoga is, right? It’s a great exercise routine to keep fit and become more flexible. If you agreed with the previous statement, take a deep breath and read on because...
Yoga: Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit
Yoga: Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit
For thousands of years, utilizing purifying practices such as asanas (physical poses), pranayama (control of the life force energy), and dhyana (meditation) were nothing out of the ordinary in India. It was common knowledge that these practices were beneficial...
Been There, Do This Instead!  A Bridal Q&A
Been There, Do This Instead! A Bridal Q&A
For this year’s Fall Bridal Issue, I’m bringing you straight to the source of some of the most vital information a bride-to-be can receive: newlyweds. These brides have already been there, done that, and now they’re sharing some of...
Sports
PARAAG MARATHE ELECTED CHAIR OF USA CRICKET
PARAAG MARATHE ELECTED CHAIR OF USA CRICKET
San Francisco 49ers executive Paraag Marathe has been unanimously elected as Chair of the USA Cricket Board, as newly established USA Cricket take another step forward towards International Cricket Council Membership. Marathe, President of 49ers Enterprises and Executive Vice...