February 2005

Desh Videsh January 2005 – Cover Story

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ABCD – What does it mean to be an Indian American?

Is this term even applicable? Perhaps, second-generation Indians can answer this question. If you were born in the States, and are of Indian origin more than likely you have heard the term “ABCD” used to describe you. ABCD stands for an “American Born Confused Desi.” I have even heard that there is an acronym that goes from A-Z to describe …


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NRI News, Incredible Indians

Kiran Ahluwalia

One on One With Kiran Ahluwalia

At an age when most children of her age were in their world of fun and games, nine-year-old Kiran Ahluwalia would accompany her parents for music concerts. Often the only child at these informal ghazal sessions in the basement of Toronto houses, Kiran could not understand the lyrics but loved the music. It was the beginning of an affair that …

Incredible Indians

Vidya Chhabria

Incredible Indians

NRI businesswoman in Fortune list again Vidya Chhabria, Chairperson of the $2 billion Jumbo Group, has been featured yet again on Fortune magazine’s ‘Power Top 50’ list. The list is composed of the most powerful businesswomen who have an operating role in profitable businesses outside the US. Nominated from Dubai, Chhabria is ranked 38th on the Fortune list and is …

Festival of India

Diwali Celebration

Diwali Celebration

Greetings, on the occasion of Diwali, the most popular and widely celebrated festival in the Hindu world. We are grateful, once again, for the historic opportunity to celebrate Diwali in the White House with friends’ and family, and we express our gratitude to President George W. Bush and his administration for this joyful honor. Our heartiest congratulations and best wishes …

Get to Know

Tips for a New Employee in a Company or Project

Tips for a New Employee in a Company or Project

Whenever you join a new company, new project or a new team, one particular scenario is there. Then changes occurs, somebody goes onsite, somebody returns from onsite, somebody gets released from project, somebody joins new in the team, somebody resigns and leaves the company. Out of these changes you have to make your position in the new place. Here are …


Traveling Through Pakistan

Traveling Through Pakistan

Pakistan is a beautiful country with scenery that changes from coastal beaches and lagoons to deserts of burning sand, and snow covered mountains peaks. It is the site of some of the earliest human habitation on earth, and home of an ancient people. Pakistan a country of phenomenal beauty and mixed cultures, and people who are warm and hospitable. Here …

Get to Know, India News

Historic Two Week Peace Mission

Historic Two Week Peace Mission

For the first time in mod ern history, a group of both Indians and Pakistanis living in US, UK and Canada are jointly engaged in People-to-People diplomacy by organizing a joint visit to the region. (There have been many Indians visiting Pakistan and Pakistanis visiting India for business or educational reasons). The purpose of this joint mission is to encourage …

Hinduism News

Swami Vivekananda

Mystical Prose of Swami Vivekananda

“Vivekananda taught awakened India to come out of the slough of Despondence and face the world with a new self-confidence and almost a mission to global humanity.” K.R.S. Iyengar, Indian Writing in English (Sterling, 1985) Vivekananda’s various ser mons and lectures made re nascent Hinduism a force to reckon with. By his deliverance of the lectures, he propagated the thesis …

Incredible Indians, NRI News

NRI Success Stories - Bobby Jindal

Young Indian Politicians

Youths; Politics; Indians-These are three terms that are usually not found together. To be a young Indian in politics, one needs three essential qualities: persistence, fearlessness and a great deal of ambition. The fact that Indians compose the wealthiest minority group in the United States, and yet receive very little political representation is disappointing. This nation needs more minorities in …

Get to Know, Health

7 Steps to a More Serene Life

7 Steps to a More Serene Life

Take this quick test: What are the thoughts that typically cross your mind in the course of a day these days? Do they run along the following lines? I’m totally exhausted and my backaches. I obsess about problems but can’t seem to develop solutions. My heart is racing and my stomach is churning. Job/family worries keep me up all night. …