January 2015

Desh Videsh January 2015 – Cover Story

Dr.Vivek Murthy - First Indian American US Surgeon General

Dr.Vivek Murthy – First Indian American US Surgeon General by Shalini Pammal

Author by Shalini Pammal What struck me when I first met Dr. Vivek Murthy was his profound ability to listen. His quiet confidence, exceptional leadership skill and medical acumen are only superseded by his incredible capacity to make everyone he interacts with feel heard. It is this rare quality that will serve him well as he enters his new role …

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Book Review

Average Citizens, Average Heroes

Author by Aanandh Chandrasekar I have always been, and always will be, a devout Pixar fan. The messages they deliver, wrapped up in a colorful cast of characters (often literally – look at Sulley!), are important, touching, and without a doubt, incredibly relevant. I, for one, was star struck by The Incredible. Like everyone, I found the superheroes’ disappearance into obscurity …

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Faith is a Cradle of Trees

Author by Nila Bala   When I was in high school, I tried to discover God and ethics through science looking into physics, biochemistry, and neurology. If there was a moral center to ourselves, I wondered, where was it located? But then, I fell off a cliff and stopped wondering as much. I was at an overlook in Peru, and I …

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The Power of an Academic Mentor by Ravi Shah

Author by Ravi Shah As you ring in the new year and celebrate the holidays with your family, you reflect on the past year and decide to make positive changes. Your children are nearly halfway through the school year, and they may need some guidance or encouragement to push through the next few months. The holidays have passed, final exams …

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Get to Know

Get to Know Sailaja Joshi

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Like many young Asian American parents, Sailaja Joshi wanted to share stories about her Indian culture with her own children. Fond memories of Amar Chitra Kathas and stories told to her by her grandfather formed her expectations. As a new mom in 2013, Joshi went in search of books that would share her …

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Raising Confident, Cultured Child

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group   For first generation South Asian parents, raising children to be aware of their heritage can be daunting. The very task of raising confident, engaged, and academically inclined children is hard enough. Adding cultural understanding just complicates the situation, leaving us wondering if we have any clue as to how to be the …

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Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A January 2015

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I came to the US with my husband and children almost 20 years ago on a visitor visa. My visa has long ago expired and I have no other immigration status. My daughter is now married and recently got her green card. What can I do about my immigration status? Does the nee announcement by …

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Desi TV

Desi TV Duniya

Gopal brainwashes Nandu on Balika Vadhu Colors’ television show Balika Vadhu is all set to gear up with a high power drama to keep audiences glued to their screens. On one hand, Amol will be able to stand on his feet while Gehna will finally marry Niranjan; unfortunately, Nandu will oppose it. Sources say that Anandi’s car will be locked …

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Editorial January 2015

Dear Readers, New Year, New Hopes, New Exciting Moments! On behalf of the entire Desh-Videsh Media Group, I wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! With all your support and encouragement, we are ready to embark upon 2015. As an Indian American and especially a South Floridian, I am very proud our own Dr. Vivek Murthy was …

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