February 2023

Desh-Videsh February 2023



The Power of Plants: Demystifying A Vegan Diet By Salina Shah

Vegan diets have become mainstream, with advocates ranging from professional athletes to health experts to global superstars to environmental activists. More recently, the release of the popular Netflix documentary, The Game Changers, addressed misconceptions about health, protein, and strength from vegan diets and generated further buzz and curiosity about this plant-based way of eating. What is a vegan diet? A …

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Raj Shah, Managing Editor of Desh-Videsh Media Group

Editorial February 2023

Dear Readers, This editorial is being written from India, the country I love the most not because it is my birthplace but because of the good energy I feel everywhere I go, from my friends and family to strangers on the street to rickshaw drivers. Aruna and I have visited India every year (not including Covid years). Gujarat, and especially …

India News

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards: A tribute to the Indian diaspora

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards honor the exceptional accomplishments and contributions of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to India The awards, which were established in 2003, are given out annually by the President of India to honor NRIs and PIOs for their significant contributions to the advancement and development of India. In recognition of their remarkable …


Hindu dharma

Words to Live By…In today’s world, terrorism has no place.

The world’s largest issue is terrorism. The world must speak in one voice and act in unison against terrorism, without any political considerations, he said. “We must enlist religious leaders, thinkers, and opinion leaders in a societal effort against extremism that is specifically directed at young people,” he continued The Mahabharata prohibits anarchy Only criminals, anarchists, arsonists, and terrorists violate …

Incredible Indians

Raj Subramaniam President and CEO of FedEx

Get to Know Raj Subramanian: the President and CEO of FedEx and 2023 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardee

Raj Subramaniam President and CEO of FedEx Has broad background in international leadership, sharp business acumen, and emphasis on globalization Under his direction, FedEx has advanced its digital capabilities and transformed the customer experience In charge of initiatives to lessen the negative effects on the environment, including the usage of electric vehicles, biofuels, and renewable energy sources Has served on …

Parent Coaching

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What! Why can’t I say “Good job” to my kids? By Dr. Namitha Raju

Negative Effects of Praising While praising may seem like it encourages kids to do well, it erodes a child’s inner confidence Any praise aimed at our kid’s character or the outcome (e.g., smart, intelligent, pretty, brave, good job, excellent grades) focuses on something a kid has no control over. Moreover, praise is an external motivator that hinders one’s ability to …


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H-1B Lottery: May the odds be ever in your favor

Requirements for an H-1B visa You must be in a “specialty occupation” that usually requires at least a bachelor’s degree Your employer must be a legitimate U.S. business They must be willing and able to pay you the prevailing wage according to your job title and location The H-1B is still a wonderful tool for a career and a path …

NRI News

A.C. Charania - Chief Technologist - NASA

Indian-American from Atlanta, AC Charania, becomes NASA Chief Technologist

AC Charania, an Indian-American aerospace industry expert, has been named NASA’s chief technologist to advise Administrator Bill Nelson on technology strategy and programs. This is a tremendous achievement for Charania and for the Indian community, as well as for all of us who are inspired by the possibilities of space exploration. Who is AC Charania? Before joining NASA, Charania held …

Bollywood Movies

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Latest Bollywood Movies on OTT

Movie Name IMDb Rating OTT Release Date Platform Star Vikram Vedha 7.1 9th January 2023 Voot Select Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Radhika Apte, Rohit Saraf Phone Bhoot 6.1 2nd January 2023 Amazon Prime Video Katrina Kaif, Sheeba Chaddha, Jackie Shroff, Siddhant Chaturvedi Mili 7.2 31st December 2022 Netflix Jhanvi Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal Tara vs Bilal 3.6 23rd December 2022 …

NRI News

Two mathematicians - S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan & Sujatha Ramdorai

Two mathematicians of Indian descent in the US and Canada get Padma awards

The highest civilian honors in India are called Padma Awards The Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards are granted in three categories to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to a variety of sectors and disciplines, including art, social work, literature, education, public affairs, etc. Sujatha Ramdorai An algebraic number theorist affiliated with the University of British …

Community News

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Indiafest – Handicrafts of India

Indiafest is a fun family festival bringing focus and share the Indian culture, history and tradition with Brevard County. Started in 1996, with a curious and humble effort of this ethnic community, today it’s a symbol of cultural enrichment in the county and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Indiafest is a non-profit, cultural organization, known for its charitable efforts to …

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Community News June 2023

Community News February 2023

Melbourne India Fest 2023 Melbourne When : 03/11/2023, 10:00 AM Where :Wickham Park 2500 Parkway Dr, Melbourne,32935 Contact: Yasmin 321-720-8590 Email:aballigator@earthlink.net Host: Manav Mandir Orlando India Fest Orlando When: 02/18/2023, 10:00 AM Where :Cambier Park 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 Email:Palakmunim@gmail.com vishalavaranasi@gmail.com Host:India Association of Naples The Entertainers – Akshay Kumar and Team Live in Orlando Orlando When: …