February 2024

Desh-Videsh February 2024

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Vegetables in heart shape

Heart-healthy food during Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a time to focus on keeping our hearts healthy and happy. Fruits and vegetables are nature’s superstars when it comes to heart health, packing a powerful punch of vitamins, minerals, and fiber that can work wonders for your cardiovascular system. Colorful Champions: Red Fruits and Vegetables: Think berries, tomatoes, red bell peppers, and watermelon. These …

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Yoga for healthy heart

How Yoga Helps Heart Patients: A Holistic Approach to Cardiovascular Health

By Dr. Shomika Basu Yoga, an ancient Hindu practice that originated in India thousands of years ago, has gained immense popularity worldwide as a means to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. While yoga is well-known for its stress-relief and flexibility-enhancing benefits, its role in supporting heart health is often underestimated. In recent years, research has shed light on the …


Raj shah

Editorial February 2024

Dear Readers, As we celebrate American Heart Month in February, it’s a great time to reflect on our cardiovascular health. While modern medicine has made significant strides in treating heart disease, there is a growing interest in complementary and alternative approaches to maintaining a healthy heart. In this issue, we explore two fascinating articles that delve into the wisdom of …


Prime minister narendra modi at Vibrant Gujarat meet

Vibrant Gujarat: Decades of Dynamic Development, A Gateway to a Brighter Future

By Raj Shah Gujarat, the land of roaring lions, ancient temples, a thriving industrial and business sectors, and vibrant bazaars overflowing with spices and silks, has carved a unique niche in India’s narrative. Its spirit, aptly captured in the biennial extravaganza called Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, pulsates with an electric mix of dynamism, opportunity, and cultural exuberance.  As the 10th …


Indian-Americans in the spotlight as US presidential race picks up

The Growing Power of Indian-Americans in US Politics

Over recent decades, the influence of Indian-Americans in the realm of U.S. politics has surged. We are witnessing the ascendance of a new force, Indian-Americans, taking center stage and showing their potential for leadership roles in US politics. While the community has always played an active role in various sectors, their notable prominence in political scenarios has spiked in recent …


Vivek Ramasamy

What is the political future of Vivek Ramaswamy?

From a successful entrepreneur to a vocal critic of woke capitalism, Vivek Ramaswamy has been making waves in both the business and political landscape. His sharp insights, coupled with his keen sense of social issues, have set him apart as a rising star within the Republican Party. Now, many are speculating about his potential role within the political sphere, with …


PM Narendra Modi

Celebrating 75th Republic Day of India with Modi’s Vision

India proudly celebrated its 75th Republic Day on January 26, 2024, marking a momentous occasion in the nation’s history. The day commemorates the adoption of the Indian Constitution, which transformed the country into a democratic republic, and is a vibrant display of patriotism, cultural diversity, and military might. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has played a significant role in shaping India’s …


Manav Mandir Temple Presents Indiafest in Melbourne

Manav Mandir Temple Presents Indiafest in Melbourne

Indiafest will celebrate its 27th Annual Festival on Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10, 2024 in Wickham Park – 2500 Parkway Dr., Melbourne. It’s a fun family event that brings the Indian culture, history and tradition to the Space Coast. Started in 1996, with a curious and humble effort of this ethnic community, today Indiafest is a symbol of …


Revitalizing Your Heart: Lessons from Ancient Indian Medicine

Revitalizing Your Heart: Lessons from Ancient Indian Medicine

By Dr. Anjali Agarwal Editor’s Note: February is designated as American Heart Month, a time to focus on cardiovascular health and well-being. Cloaking the world in shades of pink and red, our thoughts turn to matters of the heart. Not just the romantic kind, mind you, but the very engine that keeps us going—the tireless pump that sustains our lives. …


Immigration - VISA

Did Raj from the Big Bang Theory ever get his green card

“Raj is his name and stars are his game”. Many of you might recognize Dr. Rajesh “Raj” Koothrappali as a fictional character from the popular show The Big Bang Theory. I decided to use a fun and creative way to explain what immigration options might have been available for this extraordinary astrophysicist. His hypothetical immigration story is not all that …


Poetry on Gandhi

Remembering Gandhiji on his Punyatithi

Poetry on Gandhi On January 30, 2024, we remember and pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary. Mahatma Gandhi, also known as the “Father of the Nation” in India, was a prominent leader in the Indian independence movement against British colonial rule. He was known for his principles of non-violence (Ahimsa) and civil disobedience, which he used as …


Fighting Retreat: Churchill and India by Walter Reid


Fighting Retreat: Churchill and India by Walter Reid Winston Churchill was closely connected with India from 1896, when he landed in Bombay with his regiment, until 1947, when independence was finally achieved. No other British statesman had such a long association with the sub-continent–or interfered in its politics so consistently and harmfully. Churchill strove to sabotage any moves towards independence, …