Category Archive for: ‘Incredible Indians’

  • 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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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  • 150 Anniversary Ftr Img

    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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