Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2019’

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Fundraiser for Tithi Bose by Asheesh Mandapuram : Rajiv Chaudhuri’s family

Dear friends, It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart I bring you the very sad news about the sudden demise of our dear friend Rajeev Chaudhuri on Feb 8th, 2019. He is survived by his wife Tithi Bose, daughter Mahika and mother Santa Chaudhuri. Rajeev was a great husband, loving father and a caring son. He was a …

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Serves Akshaya Patra’s 3 Billionth Meal

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Serves Akshaya Patra’s 3 Billionth Meal

  Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi commemorated The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s serving of cumulative 3 Billion meals at an event held at the organization’s campus in Vrindavan, Mathura, on 11th February, 2019. The Prime Minister was joined by the Honorable Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, and the Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath. The event was attended …

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Hindu Cremation in South Florida

On behalf of the Hindu community, Desh-Videsh and a few local community leaders approached Funeral/Cremation Vendors in Broward and Dade County and negotiated a fixed price for cremation and last Hindu rites. Here are proposals from different Funeral/Cremation Sites in Broward and Dade County. They include traditional services and Direct Cremation. Not too many people know about Direct Cremation. It …

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Let us help Liyna Anwar!

Let us help Liyna Anwar!

Liyna Anwar, South Asian is senior producer for the LA Times and for many years was a producer at Story Corp in NYC.   Unfortunately, she was just diagnosed with an aggressive form of Leukemia.   She is in need of bone marrow and hasn’t matched with anyone from the registry. She needs to match with someone who has South …

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Senator  Kamala Harris had the best month to start the 2020 Presidential campaign

Senator  Kamala Harris had the best month to start the 2020 Presidential campaign.   An American attorney, a politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and a Senator from California, if you thought Kamala Harris had already achieved much, you were wrong. On January 21, Harris officially launched her campaign to run for the White House in 2020 on ABC’s …

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Get to Know: Niraj Antani, Ohio State Representative

State Rep. Niraj Antani to Run for State Senate seat in 2020

Niraj Antani, who is currently serving his third term in Ohio House of Representative, has announced that he’s running for state Senate. He will be replacing Republican Senator Peggy Lehner, who currently represents Ohio’s 6th Senate District.   Announcing the news on his social media, Antani wrote, “I am excited to announce that I am running for State Senator in …

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2019 Padma Awards: Six Awardees from the United States Win India’s Highest Civilian Honor

The Padma Awards are India’s highest civilian honors and are announced every year on the eve of Republic Day. Conferred on recommendations made by a committee constituted by the Prime Minister of India, these awards are given in three categories – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri. Instituted in 1954, the Padma Awards recognize people in various fields and …

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Mount Soma: A Vedic Community for Ancient Spiritual Wisdom in Modern Life

Mount Soma: A Vedic Community for Ancient Spiritual Wisdom in Modern Life

Mount Soma is a Vastu Vedic community in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Developed by visionary Dr. Michael Mamas in 2011, the 448-acre Vedic community was established with the vision to help humanity evolve by integrating ancient spiritual wisdom with modern life. The mission of Mount Soma is to purify spiritual understanding and enliven each individual’s innate wisdom. It also …

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David Frawley More Hindu than Hindus By Raj Shah

David Frawley More Hindu than Hindus By Raj Shah

This issue of Desh-Videsh is a special edition covering Indians living in America. I would like to take this opportunity to discuss an individual who was not born in India, nor was born as a Hindu, but he is more Indian than many Indians I know and even more Hindu than many Hindus I know. The person is none other …

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2019 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardees

On January 9, 1915, Mahatma Gandhi returned from South Africa to India. To commemorate his return, the former Prime Minister, late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, choose the same day to celebrate the first Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in 2003. These awards mark contributions of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. PBD events are used as an opportunity by …

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