January 2011

Desh Videsh January 2011 – Cover Story

Indian Women Making History

Indian Women Making History – Shilpi Shukla and Ruchi Gupta

  Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” – Clare Boothe Luce “The widespread nature of aspiration among Indian women is extraordinary with a whopping 80 percent of them ready to go extra-mile …


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Mother of Compassion Sri Daya Mata

Mother of Compassion Sri Daya Mata dies at the age of 96

Be so drunk with the love of God that you will know nothing but God; and give that love to all. – Sri Daya Mata Sri Daya Mata, born Faye Wright in Salt Lake City on January 31, 1914, president of Self-Realization Fellowship, a worldwide organization founded in 1920 by Indian yoga master Paramahansa Yogananda, died at age of 96 …


New Year, New You - Healthy Recipes

New Year, New You – Healthy Recipes

Healthy Recipes to help you right in the New Year. So you’ve been stuffing yourself full of bhajia and delicious sweets. Even though Sameer ji “forced” you to eat yet another gulab jamun, in truth, you tru1ly enjoyed every bite of it. Well, now it’s time to put the holidays behind you and begin the New Year with your health …


Mahatma Gandhiji

Gandhiji’s Thought’s on the Gita

During Gandhi ji’s last imprisonment in Yeravada jail, he wrote his thoughts on The bhagavad Gita If we try to understand from all possible points of view, and so continuously meditate on the Gita, we must become one with it. As for myself, I run to my Mother Gita whenever I find myself in difficulties, and up to now she …

Community News

Pandit Ramsurat K. Maharaj: The Loss of a Great Soul

Community Pride Pandit Ramsurat K. Maharaj: The Loss of a Great Soul

On May 17, 2010, the South Florida Community lost a great spiritual leader in the passing of Pandit Ramsurat K. Maharaj. Pandit Ramsurat was a pillar in our society providing leadership, guidance, comfort, encouragement and hope to the young, old, sick, and troubled individuals looking for a sense of purpose and direction. His comforting words and advice rebuilt many families …


Immigration Q & A January 2011

Author by Edward Boreth As the winter brings cold fronts from Canada, I am reminded that many South Asian and even Caribbean immigrants first immigrate to Canada, and then after many years seek the warmer climate of the United States. In this issue, I will address questions related to Canada. I am a Canadian citizen, but I have lived in …

NRI News

The Asian American Store Owners Association

The Asian American Store Owners Association

The Asian American Store Owners Association (AASOA) is quickly growing. Founded in 2009 by Kantilal Bhalani, over 900 store owners throughout Florida have become members establishing a strong voice for the region. Membership is free and benefits include discounted prices, exposure to new services and products at the annual tradeshow, networking, and educational opportunities for members. Vipul Patel, Executive Director …


The Asian American Store Owners Association

Bollywood Today

Ranbir’s Sex Appeal Spreads All Over Asia That Ranbir is all the ladys’ man is common knowledge. That his fans have spread all across not just India but Asia is quite a surprise. The latest statistics have come in and Ranbir has been voted the most Sexy Man in Asia. This is sure to do plenty to his ego and …

Desi TV

Desi TV Duniya

Desi TV Duniya

Hero Honda Roadies 8 set to rock After a disappointing season 7, MTV Hero Honda Roadies is back with its eight edition with the launch of its anthem, Yahaan composed by Raghu Ram and Hindi rock outfit Airport’s Arijit Datta. The anthem for the ‘MTV Hero Honda Roadies 8’ has been launched considering the spirit of the young Indians and …

NRI News

Sixth AACSA Convention

Sixth AACSA Convention

A precursor to this year’s holiday season, Tampa residents witnessed a day and night to remember as the Sixth Annual National Convention of the Asian American Convenience Store Owners Association (AACSA) held its Exhibition and Trade Expo and Gala Awards Banquet. The day events were marked with high level networking amongst store and business owners across the country, while the evening …

Book Review

Books We're Reading

Books We’re Reading

Autobiography of a Sadhu: A Journey into Mystic India By Rampuri From drinking the “Nectar of Immortality” at the source of the Ganges River to allegations of tantric murder, this autobiography is filled with true accounts of magic, miracles, ghosts, and austerities, with lessons on Hindu gods, ayurveda, mantra, and Indian culture woven throughout. Through his journey of extremes, Rampuri …

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