August 2021

Desh-Videsh August 2021


Independent India: Prosper and Self-Sufficient Nation after 73 years of Independence

Independent India: Prosper and Self-Sufficient Nation after 73 years of Independence

    Independent India: A Prosperous and Self-Sufficient Nation after 73 Years of Independence From the demoralised country she had been due to her having been devastated by long colonial rule, India has come a long way since her independence from British rule in 1947. India has made remarkable achievements in a variety of different fields ranging from economy to agriculture. …

Digital Magazine

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Book Review

Hyper Education

Book Review August 2021

Book Review: Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough By Pawan Dhingra About Author Dr. Pawan Dhingra is a Professor of Sociology and American Studies, Amherst College. He is the author of many books, including Life Behind the Lobby: Indian American Motel Owners and the American Dream. His work has been featured in the …


Raj Shah Managing Editor of Desh Videsh Media Group

Editorial August 2021

Dear Readers, Once again, in this issue of Desh-Videsh, we are covering a topic that is near and dear to my heart: India. On August 15, 2021, we will celebrate India’s Independence Day! And on that day, Prime Minister Modi will kick off year-long celebrations to mark India’s 75th Independence Day. Our cover story – “Independent India: A Prosperous and …

NRI News

 Indian-American News August 2021

  Teenage Indian American Girls Win Robotics Championship A two-girl team composed of Indian American teenagers Amrita Pasupathy and Nidhya Shivakumar has won the 2021 VEX Robotics World Championships in Sunnyvale. The announcement was made in the July edition of a newsletter released by The Milpitas, a California-based Indian community centre. The all-girl VEX robotics competition team 315Y duo who …

India News

The history of India’s tricolor flag

  This month, India celebrates 73 years of independence. The tricolor flag – perhaps the most tangible and potent symbol of freedom from colonial servitude – is, particularly, on full display. In 2017, a rally organised in Delhi was held under a 2,200-foot-long tricolor. At Attari, on the border of India and Pakistan, the tallest Indian flag in the country …

NRI News

Kristi Biswas from Jacksonville Florida wins – 1st place Florida State Science Fair, and 3rd place International Science and Engineering Fair.

  Name : Kristi Biswas Parents Name: Dhiman Biswas and Suchitra Biswas Name of the School: Paxon School of Advanced Studies Grade: 11   Please tell us in brief about the competition you just won: I participated in the Florida State Science and Engineering fair and got first place in my category and the grand award. I was chosen to …


Ayurvedic Tips and Tricks By Chahna Tailor

Happy August! Since we are in the full swing of the summer season, let’s go through some Ayurvedic tips to brighten your skin, make your hair healthier, and keep you calm and relaxed through this fun time! Skin Care     Swedana, sweating, is great for opening up the pores and sweating out toxins. You can buy a facial steamer …


How Gita transformed my life By Jyotsna Narayanswamy

My mother introduced me to the Gita during my childhood. In the nights, when we had power cuts, she would teach us the ‘sthita pragnya’ verses from chapter 2. I even remember participating in a Gita competition in my school which coincidentally was on the same set of shlokas. During my high school summer holidays, I first tried to read …


Legally Speaking

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present this inaugural column, Legally Speaking. Each month, we ask an attorney to answer reader questions. This month, David M. Benenfeld discusses car accidents and accidents at the workplace. Please send your legal questions to I just got hurt in an automobile accident, what do I need to do? When a car accident …

Bollywood News

Salman Katrina

Salman’s B’ day Wish For Katrina, With Cute Picture of Duo

Bollywood actor Salman Khan took to social media to wish Katrina Kaif a happy birthday. He also posted an adorable picture of them with his message of a “healthier, wealthier and wiser” birthday on Friday. Salman has shared screen space with Katrina in several Hindi movies, and the snapshot he picked to post on Instagram was of a time when …

Bollywood TV

Rahul Vaidya & Disha Parmar

Rahul Vaidya & Disha Parmar Throw a Glitzy Reception at Grand Hyatt

Singer Rahul Vaidya tied the knot with Disha Parmar at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai on July 16. While the wedding ceremony was a day affair, they threw a grand reception in the night. The event was a star studded one complete with all the glitz and glamour. Some popular figures who graced the occasion were Aly Goni – Jasmin …

Community News

Community News January 2023

Community News August 2021

Upcoming Events Online India Day 2021 Art Contest! When: 2021-08-01, Contact: 416-836-8185 Email: Host: Panorama India Click Here for More Information Mahasamadhi Aradhana Day When: 2021-08-03, Contact: 301-384-5009 Email: Host: Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center Click Here for More Information ISW – A Year in Review When: 2021-08-06, 7:00 PM EDT Contact: 508-842-9795 Email: Host: India Society …