April 2021

Desh-Videsh April 2021

Cover Story

Women’s History Month: 15 Women Who Shaped the Indian Constitution

Last month, the world celebrated Women’s History Month by recognizing remarkable women across all fields. In India’s own history, there are 15 women who are seldom discussed, despite being the most progressive, powerful thought leaders of their time. Without the contribution of these Indian women, the Indian constitution may not have been inclusive and would have looked much different. With …

Digital Magazine

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Overcoming Anxiety with Knowledge of Your True Self

The modern world can seem like a very stressful place, especially now with all the fear about disease, sickness, and death. There is seemingly so much to do on a daily basis, just to keep yourself and your family healthy, happy, and secure. Modern technologies meant to make life easier often over complicate our lives. Each time you get a …

India News

Bangladesh at 50: A nation created in violence and still bearing scars of a troubled birth

    March 26 marks 50 years since the start of Bangladesh’s liberation war, a bloody nine-month campaign that culminated in the nation’s independence on December 16, 1971. It was a violent birth, with some of its roots in the 1947 partition of India – when Pakistan was created as a separate nation. As the British Empire left the subcontinent, …

Bollywood News

Oscar Awards: Bollywood Shines Bright

On April 25, audiences worldwide will gather around their television sets for the glittering glamour of Oscar Awards night. The Golden Knight with a crusader sword is the epitome of excellence and achievement in the field of movies and movie making. Nicknamed the ‘Oscar,’ the awards given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the most well …

Incredible Indian

Historic Dandi March By Raj Shah

Historic Dandi March By Raj Shah

A 61 year old man, 91 years ago, walked 241 miles in 25 days, which included three rest days, at a pace of nearly 11 miles per day. That man is not other than our own Mahatma Gandhi ji and that walk was called the Salt March, also known as the Salt Satyagraha, Dandi March and the Dandi Satyagraha. Last …


What Is Sanatana Dharma According to You?

Someone asked me this question recently. Sanatana Dharma is so vast; it has so many aspects. How to put it briefly? Let me try. Sanatana means eternal and Dharm is difficult to translate. It means: to do what is right in a given situation, to do one’s duty. How to know what is right? Our conscience tells us in most …

India News

British Government Must Apologize for Jallianwala Baugh Massacre

In 2019, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited the site of a brutal massacre, Jallianwala Baugh, which happened in 1919 under British colonial rule in India and offered his personal apologies. He expressed his “deep sense of grief” for a “terrible atrocity.” The former U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons that the episode was “a …


Happy Kid

How Kids Can Benefit from Mindfulness Training

   Now that 2021 is here, many are looking for new ways to manage stress. Although mindfulness and meditation are not new – there is evidence suggesting that humans have been practicing meditation for more than 5,000 years – many are turning to these techniques to improve overall well-being. Mindfulness is a technique that involves paying attention to what’s happening …

Words to Live by

Words to Live By: Women in Hindu Scriptures

Words to Live By: Women in Hindu Scriptures

“Hinduism has the strongest presence of the divine feminine among major world religions, from ancient times to the present” says Edwin Bryant, an American Indologist and professor of Religions of India at Rutgers University. The goddess is viewed as central in Shakti and Shiva Hindu traditions. Matriarchal theology is quite prevalent in Sanskritic traditions and village Hinduism relating to the …

Financial Planning

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How You May Benefit from Another Government Stimulus Plan

For the second time in 10 months, the US Congress has approved a fiscal stimulus plan that is designed to provide a financial boost to a wide range of Americans in response to hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes individuals, businesses and other organizations. The legislation was part of a comprehensive package that passed both the House and …

Book Review

Must Read Books

Must Read Books April 2021

Death in Colaba Bay: A Colonial Bombay Mystery  by Ambika Subramanian Death in Colaba Bay is a thrilling tale of Victorian Bombay, a city where dreams are realized, and nightmares are lived. In the bustling and modern port city of Bombay in 1898 —home to great wealth and great deprivation—crime is ever present. Three young girls go missing from a …

Bollywood News


Shanaya Kapoor to Debut under Dharma Production

The latest child of famous actors to join the Bollywood bandwagon is Shanaya Kapoor, the beautiful daughter of actor Sanjay Kapoor and Maheep. She is being launched by none other than Karan Johar under the new talent management wing of his Dharma Production DCA, Dharma Cornerstone Agency. Shanaya Kapoor, 21, is a regular on social media with almost half a …

Bollywood TV

Rubina Dilaik

Bigg Boss 14 Winner Rubina Dilaik Back on Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki

Rubina Dilaik, the winner of Bigg Boss 14 is re-joining the serial Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki on Colors TV portraying the role of Saumya, a transgender. She quit the show and joined Bigg Boss 14, where she won it all. After the win, she was approached by the producer Rashmi Sharma to portray Saumya again. Her Bigg Boss fame …


Raj Shah Managing Editor of Desh Videsh Media Group

Editorial April 2021

Dear Readers, The March issue of Desh-Videsh was a wedding issue, so some important events from this month were not covered. Allow us to cover those historic events in this issue. And as you know the month of March is an eventful one that includes the first day of spring, a celebration of women’s history, Holi, the anniversary of the …