Editorial January 2011

January 2011

Dear Readers,

On behalf of the entire Desh-Videsh team, I would like to wish everyone a Happy, and more importantly, a Healthy New Year.

This month’s Desh-Videsh stays true to the tradition of providing more value to our readers. And so, we are very proud to present an 88-page magazine rather than our standard 80 pages. This means more articles, more news and more content.

Speaking of pride, this issue brings you successful stories of Indians in a range of fields. In our article “Indian Women Making History,” it is very refreshing to learn more about some of the most successful Indian women in the word. The names mentioned in this article by no means represent a complete list. If we were to list the name of every Indian woman who has made her mark on history, we would need more than 888 pages of Desh-Videsh! The list includes Indian women from business to politics to music, and each woman has worked very hard to meet major milestones in her field. Six Indian women have made the Financial Times Top 50 Women in Business list, and Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s name can be seen in Time’s 25 Women of the Century list.

Another successful Indian gracing the pages of this issue is Sachin Tendulkar, a legendary cricket player who has broken and made several records during the history of this sport. He now adds another first to his list. He is the first batsman to make 50 centuries in world cricket test matches. So far no batsman has even come close. Our hearty congratulations to the Legend of Cricket.

Last but not least, we also share the more about the life of Shri Daya Mata in this issue. She is not Indian by birth, but the ways in which she has adapted the Hindu religion, Indian culture and Indian philosophy make her more Indian than some of the Indians I know, many of whom are Indian by birth and not through actions. Shri Daya Mata, Mother of compassion, led the Self Realization Fellowship for 55 years, an organization which was
founded by Paramhansa Yogananda, who is also the author of the world classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Shri Daya Mata passed away at the age of 96 – bless her soul.

Now for an announcement about a very happy event, and another first for Desh-Videsh, there is soon to be a My Shadi Bridal Expo in Atlanta. After successful Indian Bridal Expos in Florida, the Atlanta My Shadi Bridal Expo will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel. For more information,
please visit our web site

Raj Shah
Managing Editor

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