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Gandhi and Global Nonviolence

Gandhi and Global Nonviolence

Compiled by Doug McGetchin, Associate Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University In the 2019 summer session at Florida Atlantic University, the class “Gandhi and Global Nonviolence” explored the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi under the direction of history professor Doug McGetchin. Gandhi’s life, especially his leadership in the Indian independence movement, was the main focus of the course, but …

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Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar Turns 90 Ftr

Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar Turns 90

On September 28, India’s veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar turned 90. The singer, who is known as India’s Nightingale, was showered with wishes, love and blessings from all over the world. Fondly known as Didi, Lata Mangeshkar has sung not only in Hindi, but also in over 36 regional Indian languages. She has been awarded with the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, …

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Amitabh Bachchan Selected For Dadasaheb Phalke Award Ftr

Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan Honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

He is Bollywood’s true Shahenshah. Acclaimed French director Francois Truffaut has called him a “one-man industry.” The Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri (1984), Padma Bhushan (2001), and Padma Vibhushan (2015). The Government of France awarded him with its highest civilian honor, Knight of the Legion of Honor. He has been awarded multiple honorary doctorate degrees by …

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Dance and Yoga Enlighten in New Book by Shovana Narayan and Anita Dua

Dance and Yoga Enlighten in New Book by Shovana Narayan and Anita Dua

Shovana Narayan and Anita Dua, co-authors of Illuminating Indian Classical Dances Through Yoga, spoke about their new book at the India International Centre in New Delhi, India. The book launch was hosted by Shyam Jaju, National Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Pavan K Varma, a former diplomat, author, and politician. Leading Kathak expert, former bureaucrat, and …

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Virat Kohli’s Record 11,000 runs in ODI Cricket

Virat Kohli’s Record 11,000 runs in ODI Cricket

India’s heartthrob batsman Virat Kohli created history by scoring the fastest 11,000 ODI runs in the cricket world, beating Sachin Tendulkar’s world record of 11,000 runs in 276 innings. Kohli achieved this hit-mark in less than 11 years of his ODI debut, beating Tendulkar’s record of more than 12 years to reach the same. Kohli’s record 11,000 runs came in …

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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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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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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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Gandhi at 150: Symposium and Celebration in South florida

Gandhi at 150: Symposium and Celebration in South Florida Florida Atlantic University‘s Peace…

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