Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2016’

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Mohini Bhradwaj

Propelled to Blinding Fame –   Success is always sweet. Regardless of how and when it comes, fame and achievement have something special about them. When success comes at an early age, however, it usually comes with a heavy price to be paid. No one, perhaps, knows this better than Mohini Bhardwaj.   Mohini’s father went to America, where he …

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Mira Nair

When Life Gave Direction – People may opine that life is a stage, and others may say that it’s a larger than life canvas, and a select few may add that it is but the smallest fragment of the universe – almost insignificant. Any, and all of these is true. Life is all about what you make of it, and …

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Srilata Zaheer

Paving the Way for Intellect and Opportunity –   Education is a seriouscause among girls – especially when it comes to the girl child in India. It is commonly known that girls often do not get the same platforms and opportunities as boys are given. However, when it comes especially to the field of education, it is a much more …

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Padma Lakshmi

The Recipe for Success – Padma Lakshmi We all are slaves to our destiny. Life has its own secret plans. While we plan and work and dream of the future, life has its own ways of surprising and throwing us off guard. Many people have had to fight hard to make it, and feel like it is a part of …

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Shivani Weds Amit

Groom of Her Dreams

Shivani always nurtured a wish to share her life with the man of her dreams. No one really knows if Amit meets all of her criteria, but there is no doubt Shivani was glowing with happiness the day they married. On that day, she was free of the usual wedding nightmares – that Amit might leave in the middle of …

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The Pledge to Make a Difference – Kamala Devi Harris

The Pledge to Make a Difference – Kamala Devi Harris Very often in life, we are motivated by something that we look up to. This could be in the form of a person, an ideal or even a goal. In each of these cases, the motivation is toward a positive end. However, there are many cases where the motivation comes …

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Swami Vivekananda On Women And Womanhood

In honor of Women’s History Month, Desh-Videsh will highlight a few notable women who continue to make headlines around the world. On 30 September 1893, an interview of Swami Vivekananda was published in the Boston Evening Transcript. In that interview he was asked if he had a plan to get married. Vivekananda’s prompt reply was— “Why should I marry, when I see …

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Editorial February 2016

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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Editorial March 2016

Dear Readers, It is that time of year again when we talk about love, honeymoons, and a commitment to cherish one another for a lifetime. Yes, I am talking about wedding and newlyweds. It is our pleasure to present our first wedding issue of 2016. The year comes with lot of new innovative ideas, and new trends in South Asian …

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Mandaps, Marriage, and Mexico: Planning a Cultural Destination Wedding

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Crystal blue waters crashing down on a pristine white beach, while a gentle breeze ruffles through the palm trees. An elegantly draped mandap glistens in the sunshine, while an intimate crowd eagerly watches two people embark on the journey of a lifetime. Sounds like a wedding in paradise, doesn’t it? Destination weddings and …

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