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Water for India : A Fundraising Event by Michele Renee Zerda

Water for India : A Fundraising Event by Michele Renee Zerda

As a Mexican American hair and makeup artist for weddings in Tampa, Florida I have been somewhat sheltered from different cultures, until I fell into working Indian weddings. One Auntie told the next and soon I was booked every weekend. I love the colors, the many guests that attend and have learned so much about the Hindu religion. One thing …

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Famous Indian Classical Music Duo

Famous Indian Classical Music Duo

For ages, Indian culture has been intensely enriched with art and music. Time to time, this culture has gifted us with legends. Indian classical music is one of the oldest known music forms for the last 3,000 years. It originated in the era of Vedas and still rules the hearts of many. This enchanting music touches the souls of many, …

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Pravasiya Bharatiya Samman Awards

Pravasiya Bharatiya Samman Awards

Patriotism or contributing to the name and fame of one’s country is not confined to a nation’s boundaries. In fact, patriotism often extends beyond boundaries, and that is what some of our pravasi bharatiya have proved yet again. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award is one of the highest honor’s to be given to Indians living outside of India. The Indian …

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Sachin Tendulkar Retires from ODI’s

Sachin Tendulkar Retires from ODI’s

When one talks of one-day international cricket, nobody shines as brightly as the Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar. However, the master blaster today announced his retirement from ODI’s, disappointing millions of his fans watching ODI’s only in the anticipation of some brilliant shots from his bat. Better known as the master blaster, this Indian batsman is way ahead of any run-of-the-mill …

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The Unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue in Davie, Florida An address by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India

The Unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue in Davie, Florida An address by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India

I am delighted to participate in the unveiling of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Orlando on this auspicious day of October 2, 2012 when the entire world is celebrating the millennium leader Mahatma Gandhiji’s birthday and taking an oath to follow the Gandhian philosophy in their day-to-day activities. My greetings to organizers, all the participants of this event, and distinguished …

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The Rise of Indian Americans

The Rise of Indian Americans

The Pew Research Center recently published a 228-page report titled “The Rise of Asian Americans.” The Center released the report under the headline “Asians Overtake Hispanics in New Immigrant Arrivals: The Asian Americans Surpass U.S. Public in Valuing Marriage, Parenthood, Hard Work.” The real news is not that Asians have over taken Hispanics in terms of quantity, but rather that …

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The 2012 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

The 2012 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas began with the start it deserved on January 7, 2012. Jaipur, the vibrantly colorful city of Rajasthan, played host to this year’s event, and the backdrop could not have been more memorable. This three-day convention was an energizing affair that outlined what Indians living overseas have done and can do for their country of origin. The …

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Talented Indian Wins Top Chef Masters - By Rina Shah

Talented Indian Wins Top Chef Masters

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Floyd Cardoz, an illustrious and award-winning chef who specializes in modern Indian cuisine, is the first-ever Indian to win the exclusive title of Top Chef Master. A hit television show on Bravo TV, the series allows talented chefs to showcase their abilities. In the third season of Top Chef Masters, 12 world-renowned chefs …

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Embracing Indian Culture in the US - By Katyayani Jhaveri

Embracing Indian Culture in the US – By Katyayani Jhaveri

Author by Katyayani Jhaveri When I read novels about the Indian diaspora in the West or watch movies about South Asians who have moved to London or New York, my perception is that life is pretty hard. Everyone seems to either struggle to balance their Indian American heritage or deal with identity crises. There is usually a struggle between the …

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ABCD: American Born Confused Commendable Desis

ABCD: American Born Confused Commendable Desis

The acronym ABCD, popularly known as American Born Confused Desis, has taken on a completely different meaning in the last 10 years. Indian American youth have made their mark in a wide range of fields, putting the meaning of “C” in a drastically different light. Given that Desh-Videsh strives to focus on the positive accomplishments of Indians and the positives …

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