April 2017

Desh Videsh April 2017

Desh Videsh – Cover Story


Health Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet and Putting It into Practice

Most Americans battle with health issues every day, from unwanted weight gain and fatigue to high cholesterol and diabetes. So many of these problems can be attributed to poor diets full of unnecessary meat, poultry, fish and seafood. Contrary to popular belief, a meal is not incomplete if it doesn’t contain some kind of animal product. In fact, vegetarian meals …



Ancient Method for Elemental Purification: The Source of Ultimate Health

When we look at what determines health and wellbeing, we may think in terms of our diet or weight, the amount of exercise we engage in, or the results of our medical tests. We may control our diet, exercise, or take medications to manage our health but health can also be addressed more fundamentally. Sadhguru, a realized yogi and one of …


Why Book with a Travel Agent instead of Online?

Why Book with a Travel Agent instead of Online?

Why Book with a Travel Agent instead of Online? By Amee Gohil, Puja Travels International “Why should I use a travel agent?,” is a question that is frequently asked of travel agents. Today, with an overwhelming number of sources for travel information (the Internet, cable television, newspapers, magazines, guidebooks, etc.), it is no wonder consumers are confused. Yet that is …

Get to Know

Get to Know: Mona Ahuja, Children’s Book Author

Get to Know: Mona Ahuja, Children’s Book Author

Get to Know: Mona Ahuja, Children’s Book Author By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group As a young child, Mona Ahuja listened to her mom tell magical stories about the Moon. Through those tales, Ahuja began to understand the importance of the Moon in Indian culture and folklore, an understanding she has since passed along to her three boys. Her love …


Relationship Corner

How to Avoid Rejection When Entering the Dating Pool

Send your relationship questions to info@deshvidesh.com by Jasbina Ahluwalia, Intersections Match HOW TO AVOID REJECTION WHEN ENTERING THE DATING POOL You like your job, finances are good, the social life’s pretty fun – but now you’re looking to meet that special lady to share your life with. Some guys who have been laser-focused on their studies and careers haven’t had …

Book Review

Must-Read Books

Must-Read Books

The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting Dr. Shefali Tsabary All parents have aspirations for their children. But often these turn into crushing expectations that cause real harm and disillusionment at the most important time in a child’s development. Parenting should not be a competition with winners and losers. Parents need to recognize their children for who they actually are, …


Bollywood Today April 2017

Bollywood News

Aa Gayaa Hero dismal box office performance Despite Govinda’s desperate attempts to generate buzz about his comeback film, Aa Gaya Hero, the movie’s performance has been dismal at the box office. The movie collected less than 0.01 billion in the first week. The movie collected 2.2 million on Friday, 2 million on Saturday and 2.8 million on Sunday to tally …

Desi TV

Desi TV Duniya

Desi TV

Sunil Grover to quit The Kapil Sharma Show Much gossip is milling about the humiliation dished out to Sunil Grover by comedian Kapil Sharma on a flight. Even though Kapil Sharma apologized for it publicly, Sunil lashed out as well in a dignified manner at him in his social media message. Now rumors are ripe that Sunil has decided to …



Dear Readers, Friends, if there’s one thing we should pay attention to, it’s our health. I know, we are all aware of the need to eat healthy and exercise, but putting it into practice is quite another thing! Schedules are packed, and spare time is scarce, but we must do what we can! In this issue, staff writer Faren Rajkumar …

Indo Caribbean Times Holi Celebration

Festival of India


Holi/Phagwa Celebration by Indranie Deyal

Holi/Phagwa Celebration by Indranie Deyal Packets of vivid powders would lie on the formica kitchen table like scattered pieces pulled from a pretty patchwork quilt. Bags of iridescent green crystals glittered in the morning sunlight and bottles of scented white talcum emerged from my mother’s sturdy vine-woven market basket in preparation for the annual Hindu festival of Phagwah or Holi. …


Festival of India


Holi/Phagwa in Trinidad and Guyana

Holi / Phagwa in Trinidad and Guyana Holi is the festival of colors and while the holiday is mostly celebrated in India, many now celebrate worldwide. Also known as Phagwa, the event is celebrated in the Phalgun month, which usually falls in March or April as per the British calendar. The festival originated in Trinidad in the year 1845 when …


Baithak Gana

Featured Artists for the 5th United Phagwah/Holi Celebration

Featured Artists for the 5th United Phagwah/Holi Celebration Prnc Charming Social Media Comedian Indo-Caribbean comedian and actor, David Stephen Francis, better known by his stage name, Prnc Charming, is no different in that regard, however, he is groundbreaking in terms of his quick popularity, outlook, cultural representation and social conscious mind state, when it comes to his creative career. http://www.indiawest.com/entertainment/global/indocaribbean-representation-found-in-comedian-prnc-charming/article_29a05dec-875e-11e6-900d-f3ae3c87dc2b.html …

NRI News


Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba

Guyana-USA team marks occasion with Goodwill Series History was made when the first ever cricket team from the USA participated in The First Cuba-Guyana Solidarity Softball Cricket Tournament which was played in Havana, Cuba on March 4th-5th. The event celebrated the 100th years of cricket in Cuba and the 47th Republic Day Anniversary of Guyana affectionately referred to as Mash …

Bollywood News

Review of movie Rangoon

Bollywood Today

Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu to join Indian President to watch Pink Both Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu had been invited by the Indian president Mr. Pranab Mukherjee this weekend. He wanted them to join him in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi to see the movie, ‘Pink’. Both actors confirmed the screening and after-dinner on Twitter. In his twitter message, …