Desh-Videsh May 2020 Editorial
First and foremost, on behalf of the entire Desh-Videsh Media Group team, we wish a very Happy Ramadan to all our Muslim readers and supporters. I would also like to pray to Almighty God that He protects all Desh-Videsh readers and community members from COVID-19. Our prayers and heartfelt thanks go to all those who are fighting this enemy on the front lines, including medical professionals and other essential workers who are putting their lives in danger to help thousands of people all over the world.
Let me begin by extending our special thanks to our own Akhil Deo from South Florida who has set up a small mask manufacturing facility in his home and is donating these masks to health professionals. Learn more about this initiative in the article “South Florida Teens Provide Relief to Medical Workers.” During this lockdown, many are spending 24/7 with their kids, so it may be very appropriate for me to mention a couple of words about parenting. As one very wise person said, “Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.” And that is exactly what role model parents Rema and Sanjay Deo have done with their own kids. They have raised well-mannered, well-behaved and talented sons, Akhil and Akash, based on their own lifestyle example. Kudos to them!
I also would like to thank all of you who have supported our joint initiative with Florida Fine Arts – Sa Ni Dha Pa Live – Sur Sangam in your living room. Sanjay Chandran from Florida Fine Arts and I put together this 100% volunteer based project in two weeks. We are amazed and thankful for the overwhelming response we have received in the number of registrations for artists, attendees and volunteers from all over the world. Moreover we are very grateful for the encouraging words for our artists and volunteers via email, telephone, WhatsApp messages, and on our website www.sanidhapalive.org. This is what I love about Desh Videsh Media Group’s extended family members – they know exactly how to support and encourage. Please read the article in this issue to learn more about this project.
Two articles in this issue are dedicated to help all of you in this time of stress and anxiety. First from our talented young writer Chahna Tailor in her article “Preven-tea-tive” and the second “How to Boost Your Immune System to Fight Diseases” from our staff writers. I hope you read them and put it into practice. By no means are these tips a cure for COVID-19 or any other diseases, but rather they offer a means to enhance your immune system and help prevention.
And speaking of cure, prevention and stress relief, I hope you will like the article “Top Books on Hinduism.” This is a very timely article while we are locked down in our houses, as we can catch up on our rich religion and heritage.
I know it has been very tough for all of us, mentally, physically and financially. In this issue of Desh-Videsh, we try to ease that pain in all these areas. So to guide your financial need, Ahmed Kabani, our long time supporter is presenting his ideas in the article “Hotel Investing in the Uncertain Pandemic Climate.”
Now let me turn to some sad news. Two Bollywood legends, Rishi Kappor and Irrfan Khan are no longer with us. Both fought the deadly disease cancer for the last two years. Every time I hear about someone dying because of cancer, I thank Almighty God again and again that I was saved by HIM from this deadly disease and gave me another chance!
Be Safe and Be healthy!