Category Archive for: ‘Incredible Indians’

Gandhi Maharaj

Gandhi Maharaj ~ By Rabindranath Tagore

by Rabindranath Tagore We who follow Gandhi Maharaja’s lead have one thing in common among us: we never fill our purses with spoils from the poor nor bend our knees to the rich. When they come bullying us with raised fist and menacing stick, we smile to them, and say: your reddening stare may startle babies out of sleep but …

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Mohini Bhradwaj

Propelled to Blinding Fame –   Success is always sweet. Regardless of how and when it comes, fame and achievement have something special about them. When success comes at an early age, however, it usually comes with a heavy price to be paid. No one, perhaps, knows this better than Mohini Bhardwaj.   Mohini’s father went to America, where he …

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Mira Nair

Mira Nair

When Life Gave Direction – People may opine that life is a stage, and others may say that it’s a larger than life canvas, and a select few may add that it is but the smallest fragment of the universe – almost insignificant. Any, and all of these is true. Life is all about what you make of it, and …

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Srilata Zaheer

Paving the Way for Intellect and Opportunity –   Education is a seriouscause among girls – especially when it comes to the girl child in India. It is commonly known that girls often do not get the same platforms and opportunities as boys are given. However, when it comes especially to the field of education, it is a much more …

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Padma Lakshmi

The Recipe for Success – Padma Lakshmi We all are slaves to our destiny. Life has its own secret plans. While we plan and work and dream of the future, life has its own ways of surprising and throwing us off guard. Many people have had to fight hard to make it, and feel like it is a part of …

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Indian-Origin, Ishaan Patel ‘s Charity Honored In U.S.

A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy has been honored in the US for his efforts to improve access to education for underprivileged students in America and around the world through his charity organization. Ishaan Patel, founder and CEO of Planting Pencils was recently honored by the Milan Cultural Organization during the Republic Day celebration in the Legislative Office building in downtown Hartford, …

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Desh-Videsh Presents Leading Indian CEOs

The recent announcement by Google Inc. to appoint a 43 year old Indian, Sundar Pichai as the CEO of Google has created a tremendous ripple. It has bought back the focus on tremendous success of Indians in the Silicon Valley, the past few decades. Indians constitute the largest number of immigrants to occupy the top positions in the field of …

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List of Winners of Padma Vibhusan Awards

 List of Winners of Padma Vibhusan Awards Year of Award Field of Excellence Name of the Awardee / Winner Year of Birth-Death Remarks 1954 Science & Engineering Satyendra Nath Bose 1894–1974 1954 Public Affairs Zakir Hussain 1897–1969 1954 Public Affairs Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher 1888–1957 1954 Public Affairs Jigme Dorji Wangchuk 1929–1972 From Bhutan 1954 Arts Nand Lal Bose 1882–1966 1954 …

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2016 Padma Awards

Padma Awards 2016

  This year there were a plethora of accomplished people awarded with the highly prestigious Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award. Other imminent individuals also received the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri. Each of the awardees were recognized for their unprecedented contribution in their respective field. This year, superstar Rajinikanth, founder of the Reliance empire late Dhirubhai Ambani, …

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NGOs in the South Florida Indian Community jan 2016

NGOs in the South Florida Indian Community There are over 1.5 million non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in America, and as members of one of the most affluent ethnic communities in the country, Indian Americans are well poised to dedicate their wealth and time to a variety of charitable causes. From organizations that benefit people in North America to those that assist …

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