Category Archive for: ‘NRI News’

  • Vasant Prabhu

    Vasant Prabhu promoted to be the Vice Chairman of VISA

    Summary – Chief Financial Officer Vasant Prabhu has been appointed as the member of the executive committee for VISA. He will be co-handling his new role with his current position. Vasant Prabhu is currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer and member of the executive …

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  • Florida’s Kaylan Patel Places in Top 10 at 2019 National Geographic GeoBee

    Florida’s Kaylan Patel Places in Top 10 at 2019 National Geographic GeoBee

    Florida State Geography Bee Kaylan Patel National Geographic GeoBee Indians student National Geographic organizes annual competitions Indian-American scholarships championships national level 2019 marks the 2nd year in a row that Kaylan Patel has earned the title of being one of the best minds at the …

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  • Nihar Janga: 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Champion

    Nihar Janga: 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Champion

    Nihar Janga, an 8th grader at Canyon Ridge Middle School in Austin, Texas, earned top honors at the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee National Championship. The annual geography contest was held on May 22, 2019, at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The competition saw …

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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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  • 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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  • Indian-American student Avra Reddy wins seat on Madison City Council in Wisconsin

    Indian-American student Avra Reddy wins seat on Madison City Council in Wisconsin

    An Indian-American student Avra Reddy won her race for the Madison City Council April 2 2019. Avra Reddy is a 19 year old Freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Two years ago, she moved to Madison to work on the 2016 election. At 16 years …

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  • Three Indian -Americans Mehul Patel, Chirag Patel, and Mital Patel acquired an American Bank in Dallas

    Three Indian -Americans Mehul Patel, Chirag Patel, and Mital Patel acquired an American Bank in Dallas

    Bright Force Holding, LLC has acquired American Bank, N.A., a community bank located in North Dallas with almost $55 million in assets.  The purchase will be effective at the close of business on March 8, 2019. Indian American NRIS Mehul Patel Chirag Patel Mital Patel …

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  • Rajiv Chaudhuri Featured Image

    Fundraiser for Tithi Bose by Asheesh Mandapuram : Rajiv Chaudhuri’s family

    Dear friends, It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart I bring you the very sad news about the sudden demise of our dear friend Rajeev Chaudhuri on Feb 8th, 2019. He is survived by his wife Tithi Bose, daughter Mahika and mother Santa …

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  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Serves Akshaya Patra’s 3 Billionth Meal

    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Serves Akshaya Patra’s 3 Billionth Meal

      Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi commemorated The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s serving of cumulative 3 Billion meals at an event held at the organization’s campus in Vrindavan, Mathura, on 11th February, 2019. The Prime Minister was joined by the Honorable Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram …

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  • Let us help Liyna Anwar!

    Let us help Liyna Anwar!

    Liyna Anwar, South Asian is senior producer for the LA Times and for many years was a producer at Story Corp in NYC.   Unfortunately, she was just diagnosed with an aggressive form of Leukemia.   She is in need of bone marrow and hasn’t …

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