February 2022

Desh-Videsh February 2022


Padma Awards 2022: Three Indian Americans to Receive the Padma Bhushan Award

The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian awards conferred by the Government of India to persons of exceptional and extraordinary quality, honoring their distinguished contributions in their fields of expertise. The names of awardees are announced on Republic Day (January 26) each year. The awards are given by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in a …

Digital Magazine

February 2022
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Celebrating the Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Birth

Editor’s Note Born into the aristocratic Bengali Kayastha family in Calcutta, Swami Vivekananda ji was born as Narendranath Datta on January 12, 1863. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Hindu philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. He is credited with raising interfaith awareness of Hinduism’s status as a major world religion (doing so …


Why I am against Conversion

By Maria Wirth In 1999, the Pope declared in Mumbai that in the 21st century the cross will be planted in Asia. Strangely, there was not much objection in the media that the Pope expressed so openly his eagerness to convert Hindus. Not only the Pope but also the different evangelical sects want to convert Hindus in big numbers. And …

NRI News

NRI News

NRI News 2022

Indian American Professor receives University System of Georgia Hall of Fame Faculty Award Indian American Professor receives University System of Georgia Hall of Fame Faculty Award Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Arpita Saha, Ph.D., was chosen unanimously as the winner of the 2021 Felton Jenkins Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award for the University System of Georgia. “As a professor, …

Festival of India

Manav Mandir Presents Indiafest Celebrating 25 Years

The Indiafest team invites you to join us in ringing in one of our county’s favorite annual festival as we prepare for its Silver Jubilee celebration on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, 2022 in Wickham Park – 2500 Parkway Dr. Melbourne 32935. Indiafest  is a fun family festival bringing focus and share the Indian culture, history and tradition …


Marriage-Based Green Cards

One of the most frequently asked questions from clients is “How can I get a green card?” The two most common pathways to becoming a green card holder are 1) getting sponsored by a spouse/ immediate family member, OR 2) getting an employer sponsorship. The employment-based green card process is more challenging and much more difficult to obtain, as it …


Make Your Valentine’s Day Special

by Chahna Tailor Gupta February – the month with a day dedicated to love! This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday instead of on the weekend. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed! COVID is a bit rampant right now, and some people may not be comfortable doing things outside. So, here are some fun ideas for a …


Four Books Parents Can Use to Fortify Their Children’s Education

by Dr. Conrad Hughes Reading at home is important. Evidence of the effects that reading (and a general culture of reading) has on adolescents in over 30 countries has shown that reading is good for personal development, intellectual growth, literacy, and even numeracy. A culture of reading is more likely to open doors to growth in society. Research from 2019 …

Financial Planning

Soar that Score

The year is 2016. I am 19 years old, on my way to Brandsmart to buy a television. The TV was $400 and some change, and I remember I did not have all the money up front. I was directed by the salesman to the financing department, and was told I could finance the TV instead of giving the whole …


A Walk in a forest

    When I started my walk, I heard the leaves talk, The wind swayed with happiness, The leaves enjoyed like a mistress. A walk in a forest is like a paradise with beauty and joy The beautiful flowers greeted me,While the bees danced with me,As I passed through the evergreen,The lioness sat like a queenA walk in a forest …

Bollywood News

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Welcome their Daughter

India’s own ‘Desi Girl’ Priyanka Chopra becomes a mother. She and her pop star husband Nick Jonas announced the arrival of their daughter on 22 January at midnight. They took to their Instagram handles and shared the good news with their fans and followers in a statement. The couple’s first child is born through surrogacy. The entire world of showbiz …

Bollywood TV

Saumya Kamble from Pune bagged the title of ‘India’s Best Dancer- Season 2’

Saumya Kamble from Pune has bagged the title of ‘India’s Best Dancer’ (Season 2) and her father’s praise as ‘India’s Best Daughter’

Saumya Kamble is the new champion of Indi’s Best Dancer Season 2. The 16-year-old girl from Pune mesmerized the judges Terence Lewis, Geeta Kapur and Malaika Arora. Her skills in belly dancing and freestyle dance were highly acclaimed by not only the judges but also the celebrity guests. Singing legend Asha Bhosle lovingly called her ‘Choti Helen’. Praising her belly …


Editorial February 2022

Dear readers, This month we come to you with articles which cover a wide variety of subjects. I am sure you must have guessed that my most favorite article among this month’s articles is Celebrating the Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Growing up in India, my father who was my teacher at home as well as in school, always talked …

Community News

Community News

Community News February 2022

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