Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2019’

2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions

2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions

Rishik Gandhasri School Name: Chaboya Middle School City/State: San Jose, CA Grade: 7 Age: 13 Accomplishments: Rishik has played 3 different instruments, but his favorite one is the saxophone. He is an active participant in his school band. Sponsering Organization: Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee Bio: My favorite subjects are math, science, reading and STEAM. I love building LEGOs and …

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Gandhi’s Greatest Guru of Nonviolence: His Wife Kasturba

Gandhi’s Greatest Guru of Nonviolence: His Wife Kasturba

By Doug McGetchin, Associate Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University As promised earlier this year, in honor of the 150th birth anniversary of our beloved Father of Nation and my mentor, Mahatma Gandhi ji, we will feature one article about him in every issue. Given this month is the Education issue, it is only fitting we discuss Gandhi’s greatest guru …

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TV Star Vivan Bhathena and Nikhila Palat Blessed with Baby Girl

TV Star Vivan Bhathena and Nikhila Palat Blessed with Baby Girl

TV actor Vivan Bhathena and his wife Nikhila Palat have been blessed with a baby girl. The actor, who made his TV debut with Ekta Kapoor’s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, took to Instagram to share the happy news. The new parents named their little girl Nivaya, which means sanctuary or guardian. He announced the news Game of Thrones …

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Bigg Boss 13: What We Know About the New Season

Bigg Boss 13: What We Know About the New Season

Bigg Boss is just months away from airing its 13th season and has already started garnering a lot of buzz. One of the most anticipated and controversial reality shows of Indian television, Bigg Boss 13 will once again see Salman Khan return as its host.According to reports, the new season will premiere on September 29, 2019. The last few seasons …

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Sakshi Tanwar and Mona Singh in Ekta Kapoor’s new web series M.O.M

Sakshi Tanwar and Mona Singh in Ekta Kapoor’s new web series M.O.M

Ekta Kapoor’s new web series will see some of the most known TV actresses come together on ALTBalaji. The new show is based on a quartet of women scientists who plan the journey of Indian Space Agency’s Mission on Mars (M.O.M.) from inception to execution. The new show will bring together Sakshi Tanwar, Mona Singh, Palomi Ghosh, and Nidhi Singh. …

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Indian-Americans Dominate the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee

Indian-Americans Dominate the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee

Do you know what the common link is for these individuals – Rohan Raja, Karthik Nemmani, Ananya Vinay, Jairam Hathwar, Gokul Venkatachalam, and Sukanya Roy? All are names of Indian-origin, but there is an even greater commonality. Each of these are young students who have won the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee competition over the years. Indian-American students have been …

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Raj Shah Managing Editor of Desh Videsh Media Group

Editorial

Dear Readers, Once again, it’s time for celebrations and proud moments for all Indian Americans. It’s summer, that time of year when we report about the success of Indian Americans kids across the United States. These hard working kids are achieving new heights every year. For the first time in the 94-year history of the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition, …

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Words to Live By...

Words to Live By…

Compiled by RajShah Inspiring Commencement Speeches What better time to discuss commencement speeches than in the Desh-Videsh Education special edition. Enjoy these quotable quotes from a few timeless commencement speeches by notable Indians to help you define your own success. Raghuram Rajan 23rd Reserve Bank of India Governor “You are rarely happy simply because you are successful, but you are …

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Community News

Indian American Community News July 2019

Florida Orlando Bhagwat Satsang Mahotsav When: 07/16/2019, 5:00 PM Where: 1994 East Lake Drive, Casselberry,32707 Contact: Jayesh Patel 407-460-2020 Host:Vaishnav Sangh of Florida Inc. Tampa The Fabric of India When:07/07/2019, 10:00 AM Thursday until 8:00 PM Where: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota,34243 Contact: 941-359-5700 Host: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art …

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Poems by Vanaja Raju

Poems by Vanaja Raju

If you are a student age 21 or younger, we want to hear from you! To submit a poem for inclusion in the next issue, please email us at editor@deshvidesh.com. – This month’s poems are by Vanaja Raju School Friends Friends make it fun for everyone to get their schoolwork done. They talk and talk and walk and walk, they …

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