February 2014

Desh Videsh February 2014 – Cover Story

India Day 2014: Miss America 2014, Bollywood, Dances, Samosas, and an Orlando Magic Win

The day commenced with a news conference with the guest of honor, Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri. Personable and charming she engaged her audience with her own personal story. Her platform ‘celebrate diverstity by cultural competency’ was especially meaningful, and her message to her fans was ‘be true to yourself.’ On a less serious note she confessed, that while she …


Desh Videsh February 2014 - Cover Story
Feb 2014 e-Magazine                 Past e-magazine


How I Essentially Became a Hindu

Can you imagine in Europe there are people who believe there is no Bhagawan (God)!” Baba Ramdev, a highly popular yogi, said this to a sea of thousands of Indian school children with an expression of genuine wonderment on his face. I saw it on TV, and it made me smile. He is right. In Europe, there are people who …


Filmfare Awards 2013

The 59th Filmfare Awards, honoring the best Bollywood films of 2013, was held on January 24, 2014 in Mumbai. Hosted by actors Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, the audience was wowed by their on-stage presence and amazing performances. Best Film: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Best Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Farhan …

nri news

Padma Awards 2014

              The Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, are given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field including service rendered by Government servants. Recommendations for recipients of Padma Awards are received from the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations, Central Ministries/Departments, Institutions of Excellence, etc., which are then considered by an …

nri news

Hello Superwomen By Suhani Patel

Author by Suhani Patel From the beginning, the American way of life has been a very fast paced one, and for today’s generation, it can be especially hard to establish your own identity. For Indian-American women, this country itself isn’t a place foreign to us; rather, some aspects of our own culture can be hard to understand. Being raised by …

book review

Book Review: INDIA In Word and Image Revised, Expanded, and Updated

INDIA: A KINGDOM OF COLOR where every turn dazzles more than theturn before. Where every nuance speaks of pageantry and celebration, of gods within gods, of maharajahs and past glory, of a sense of life and wonder unlike any other place on earth. For more than a decade, Eric Meola has returned repeatedly to India, photographing the people, landscapes, architecture, …

book review

Book Review: Reimagining India Unlocking the Potential of Asia’s Next Superpower

EDITED BY Mckinsey & Company EXECUTIVE EDITORS Clay Chandler and Adil Zainulbhai                           Reimagining India brings together leading thinkers from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by one of the most important and least understood nations on earth. India’s abundance of life— vibrant, chaotic, …

Desi TV

Desi TV Duniya

Salman Khan and Sohail Khan have blast on Comedy Nights with Kapil and Sohail Khan have Comedy Nights with Kapil has broken records and become one of the most popular shows ever showed on Indian television. A bevy of celebrities have visited the show and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. In fact, there is an unsaid understanding in the film industry that …

get to know

Get to Know: Jacob Rajan, Actor and Playwright

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group On March 28-29, 2014, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (West Palm Beach, Florida) will host performances of Guru of Chai, a one-man play written and acted by Jacob Rajan. Recently, we had the chance to connect with and learn more about Rajan, an accomplished and award-winning actor and playwright. Please tell …


Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A February 2014

My parents have their green card for 5 years now. They travel to India every year for 6 months, but because of my mother’s health, she stayed in India for the entire year last year. Can she still apply for citizenship? Not now. It seems that your mother spent most of the last five years outside the U.S. In order …


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.