Category Archive for: ‘Community News’

  • Community Spotlight

    Community Spotlight: Dr. Iqbal Nazir, Homeopathic Consultant and Therapist

    This month, Desh-Videsh talked with one of our own, Dr. Iqbal Nazir, a practicing homeopath. Learn more about his background and passion for his work. Please tell us a bit about your background. I was born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, and received my primary education …

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  • Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation to Raised Record $5 Million for 2014 By Prakash Waghmare PR/Media Affairs Ekal Nat'l Committee

    Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation to Raised Record $5 Million for 2014 By Prakash Waghmare PR/Media Affairs Ekal Nat’l Committee

                        hen the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in his first maiden speech to the Indian Parliament talked about ‘issue-centric focused activities like Education to eradicate poverty,’ it was as if he was …

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  • Ekal Vidyalaya South Florida Chapter Hits the Million Dollar Mark

    Ekal Vidyalaya South Florida Chapter Hits the Million Dollar Mark

      The South Florida chapter of the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation has diligently worked for nearly thirteen years to raise a million dollars to help educate children in remote tribal and rural areas of India. If not for the presence of Ekal Vidyalayas, these children would …

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  • Retirement Community with an Indian Focus Planned for Pembroke Pines

    Retirement Community with an Indian Focus Planned for Pembroke Pines

    In late March, Desh-Videsh sat down with Martin Hamburg and Radhey Singhal from MJM associates and Sanmar Realty to learn more about their planned retirement community, Lotus Manor, to be built in Pembroke Pines. Desh-Videsh: Why a retirement community for Indo-Americans? RadheySinghal: Besides the obvious …

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  • My Tribute to Swami Vivekananda

    My Tribute to Swami Vivekananda

    Author by Professor Nathan Katz, PhD, Florida International University The World Hindu Council hosted an Interfaith Dialogue at the University of Miami to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary celebration. The following speakers participated in this dialogue: Dr. Nathan Katz representing the Jewish religion, Vijay Raghavan …

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  • Swami Vivekananda

    Celebrating Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary

    This statement truly represents the world’s most practical spiritual guru, Swami Vivekananda. He needs no introduction, and his name is synonymous with spirituality, modernity, and above all, humanity. To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swamiji on January 12, 2013, the entire nation is getting …

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  • I Love Gita: A South Florida Annual Tradition for Over a Decade

    I Love Gita: A South Florida Annual Tradition for Over a Decade

    I Love Gita is Chinmaya Mission Miami’s annual Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition that celebrates and promotes learning the Gita among the younger generation. The competition has been conducted for over a decade in South Florida, showcasing the best of scholarship, discipline, and courage in …

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  • Sahara of South Florida, Inc

    Sahara of South Florida, Inc

    Sahara of South Florida is holding it’s annual fundraiser on Saturday, November 17th from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Walter C. Young Auditorium in Pembroke Pines, FL. Sahara of South Florida is a non-profit organization assisting South Asian women through culture specific supportive counseling and advocacy. …

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  • Ritu Linhart's Vanyatra

    Ritu Linhart’s Vanyatra

    Author by Ritu Linhart I attended the 2012 Ekal Global Learning (EGL) Tour in Raipur with a group of about twelve people in February 2012 and am jumping out of my skin to share my wonderful experience. We were heartily welcomed with garlands and bouquets …

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  • South Florida Hindu Temple Celebrates with “Passage to India”

    South Florida Hindu Temple Celebrates with “Passage to India”

    By Nishi Patel (Nishi Patel is a high school student who has been attending the South Florida Hindu Temple’s Bala Vihar Program since she was a young child.) It is said that culture is something that is cherished and preserved, the greatest gift to any …

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