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Editorial July 2024

Dear Readers,

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Euphoria still hangs heavy in the air after India’s exhilarating victory at the T20 World Cup final. Not only did they clinch their second T20 title, but they did it in style, remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament. This win marks a significant moment, potentially ushering in a golden era for Indian cricket.

Captain Rohit Sharma’s leadership deserves applause. His unwavering belief in his team, even amidst criticism, was a cornerstone of their success. The emergence of young talents like Arshdeep Singh, as well as seasoned performers like Jasprit Bumrah, solidified India’s bowling attack. However, the true story of this victory may be Virat Kohli’s resurgence. His powerful knock in the final, potentially his last T20 international act, served as a fitting farewell and a testament to his enduring spirit.

Indian cricket is at a critical juncture. This historic win has reignited the passion of millions and serves as a launchpad for continued excellence. Now, the team and management must harness this momentum to usher in a golden era that will become part of cricketing history.

The cricket bat may cast a long shadow, but few nations wield it with the passion and prowess of India. This special commemorative issue celebrates India’s remarkable journey in the Cricket World Cup, chronicling their transformation from spirited underdogs to formidable champions.

We revisit the iconic 1983 triumph, a victory that transcended the sport, etching itself into the nation’s collective memory. We relive the tactical brilliance of Kapil Dev’s men, who defied the odds against the mighty West Indies. This victory, against the backdrop of a young, emerging India, ignited a fire for cricket that continues to blaze brightly today.

The decades since have been a testament to Indian cricket’s unwavering determination. We analyze the heart-wrenching defeats and moments that shaped the team’s resolve. We celebrate the heroes—the Dravids, the Sehwags, and the Kohlies—who not only shouldered the nation’s hopes but also redefined batting brilliance.

This commemorative issue isn’t just about statistics and strategies. It’s about the unwavering spirit of a billion fans and their unwavering belief that has willed the team to victory on countless occasions. It’s about the shared joy, the collective heartbreak, and the emotional rollercoaster that binds a nation together, united by their love for the sport.

This month, we celebrate the 16 Indian Americans featured in Business Insider’s prestigious “The Seed 100” list. These visionary entrepreneurs represent a new generation, shattering stereotypes and shaping the future of business. Their achievements across diverse industries, from tech and healthcare to climate and social impact, showcase the immense talent within the Indian American community.

This recognition is not just an individual triumph but a testament to the enduring spirit of innovation that flourishes within this demographic. It’s a source of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs, proving that drive, ingenuity, and a commitment to progress can lead to remarkable success. As we celebrate these pioneers, we look forward to the seeds they sow today blossoming into a more inclusive and impactful tomorrow.

This month’s NRI News also marks a significant milestone for Indian Americans in the US healthcare landscape. With all three leading pharmacy organizations now under the guidance of Indian American leaders, this community’s contributions to the field are undeniable.

This achievement transcends individual success. It reflects a growing diversity of thought and experience shaping the future of pharmacy. These leaders bring not only exceptional qualifications but also a unique understanding of the evolving needs of patients and the profession.

Tired of screen time wars and junk food fights? You’re not alone. Dr. Namitha Raju, on this issue, will empower you to navigate these challenges with a powerful tool: boundaries.

However, boundaries are more than just “no.” They define roles, validate emotions, and build resilience. Dr. Raju guides you in setting clear, actionable boundaries that don’t require endless requests.

Yes, meltdowns may follow, but by acknowledging your child’s feelings, you show them healthy ways to navigate frustration. It’s tough, but crucial. Each boundary you enforce becomes a lesson in managing tough emotions and building a stronger, more resilient child.

This issue’s “Emotional Detox” article provides practical steps to cultivate a more positive and peaceful state of being. Negativity can easily drag us down in our fast-paced world. But just like our bodies, our minds need a detox from time to time. 

The author, Brahma Kumari Shivani, highlights the impact of our media consumption and daily interactions on our thoughts and emotions. When we constantly bombard ourselves with negativity, it becomes difficult to think clearly and respond positively to challenges.

The article proposes 14 practices for emotional detox, including:

  • Gratitude practice: Starting your day with thankfulness sets a positive tone.
  • Affirmations and visualization: To boost your confidence, affirm your goals and visualize success.
  • Meditation: Regular meditation helps manage stress and cultivate inner peace.
  • Mindful consumption: Be selective about the media you consume and avoid negativity.
  • Healthy lifestyle: Exercise, nutritious food, and quality sleep contribute to emotional well-being.
  • Self-awareness: Monitor your thoughts and replace negativity with positive affirmations.
  • Healthy boundaries: Disconnect from work at the end of the day and prioritize quality time with loved ones.

By incorporating these practices into your daily routine, you can create a positive emotional environment that fosters happiness, resilience, and well-being.

This article is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to improve their mental and emotional health.

Let me conclude my column by talking about two MyShadi Bridal Expos. 

The MyShadi Bridal Expo, hosted by Desh-Videsh Media Group, promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees with its vibrant blend of tradition and modernity. 

Mark your calendars for August 4, 2024, at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel & Convention Center and August 25, 2024, at Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway, as these events will showcase the finest in South Asian wedding culture. 

From exquisite bridal wear and jewelry to stunning decor and delicious cuisine, the expo offers everything needed to make your special day truly magical. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a groom, or a wedding enthusiast, the MyShadi Bridal Expo is the place to be this August. 

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and richness of South Asian weddings and connect with top industry professionals who can bring your dream wedding to life. 

See you there!

Raj Shah
Managing Editor

Desh-Videsh Media Group


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