July 2022

Desh-Videsh July 2022


Oscar-Winning Music Composer A.R. Rahman Performing in the US

A prodigy with music in his genes, A.R. Rahman is an exceptional talent who has made Indian music rich and versatile. He successfully integrated Indian classical music with Western classical music and western instruments to create tunes that were unique and never heard before. His music creates an everlasting impression on the minds of the audience — the magic that …

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IIFA 2022 winners

The International Indian Film Academy Awards, popularly known as IIFA, was held in Abu Dhabi on June 3 and June 4. Here is the full list of winners for IIFA 2022: Best Actor (Male) – Vicky Kaushal for Sardar Udham Best Actor (Female) – Kriti Sanon for Mimi Best Director – Vishnuvaradhan for Shershaah Best Film – Shershaah Best Playback …


Indian-American Kids Dominate Spelling Bee Competition Again!

  Once again, 10 out of the 12 finalists in the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee were Indian-American kids. The most popular trophy of spelling bee competitions has been going to Indian-American kids for more than 20 years. Like many previous years, this year, too, it was Harini Logan, a 14-year-old middle school student from Texas, who became the champion …


Spelling Bee Winners Bio

Nitya Kathiravan Sponsored By: Somerset County Library System – Bridgewater, New Jersey School: Rutgers Preparatory School Previous Bee Experience: Nitya previously competed in 2019 (tied for 51st place). Bio: Nitya is a book enthusiast whose love for reading got her interested in spelling at a young age. Aside from reading, she enjoys ceramics, volleyball and swimming. Nitya gardens in the …

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Ancient Temple in India

Treasures of India: Lost and Found by Juhi Mirza

Over the last seven years, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has been instrumental in bringing over 200 stolen artifacts or antiquities worth millions of dollars back to India from across the world while the previous UPA government was only able to bring back one stolen artifact to India in its 10 years of government. Prime Minister Modi announced last …


Our Roots and Ancient Knowledge

Preserving Our Roots and Ancient Knowledge by Chahna Tailor Gupta

When I was in grade school, questions such as “Why does your religion have monkeys, elephants, and other animals?” were ubiquitous. I was always interested in our religion, but I could never defend it because I felt I wasn’t well-informed. My friends practicing other religions were able to speak eloquently about their faith, but they never had to defend it. …


Indian Americans in the List of 2022 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Indian American students continue to earn high marks in high school with several on the growing list of Valedictorians / Salutatorians..   Name: Divya Chaudhari College: Chaminade Madonna, College Preparatory, Valedictorian Hometown: Davie, FL GPA: 4.0 & HPA: 5.04 Accomplishments: Pinnacle Award, Scholar Athlete Award, Sapientiae Honor Roll, English Honors Society, Rho Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta, Science Honors Society Planned …


Young Genius Cricketer’s Academy in South Florida

Youth Cricket in South Florida

Imagine yourself living somewhere amidst the culturally diverse yet closely knit tri-county of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, in the sunshine state — where outdoor sports can be played all year round. Imagine again, that you live not too far from the one and only internationally acclaimed cricket stadium in the continental USA. Imagine listening to the drum rolls, riding …

Bollywood News

PM Narendra Modi wishes Kirron Kher

PM Narendra Modi wishes Kirron Kher on her 70th Birthday

Eminent actor Kirron Kher had her proud moment when she received birthday wishes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kher turned 70 on June 14, 2022. Being an active member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, she was sent a birthday wish in a letter from the Prime Minister. In the heartfelt letter, he prayed for peace and happiness for Kher. Modiji …

Bollywood TV

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan Announcing the New Season of KBC

The Big B will be back with his well-known show Kaun Banega Crorepati to be telecast on Sony TV. On Saturday, June 11, his announcement of Season 14 of KBC was shared on Sony TV’s social media handles. The bright and jovial presence of the host carried a funny but very important message for all the viewers. The message was …


Attorney Seth Finberg

Are you extraordinary? O-1 visas for persons of extraordinary ability

I recently had a consultation with Vikram, a film director from India, who was studying advanced film production and technology in the United States.   Often clients will come with a specific visa in mind.   Vikram had done some research and was interested in an O-1B visa for persons of extraordinary ability in the arts (specifically the category of movies and …


Raj Shah-Managing Editor of Desh-Videsh Media Group

Editorial July 2022

Dear Reader Once again, it is a proud moment for all Indians and Indian Americans! Of the 12 finalists in the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee, 10 participants were Indian-Americans. The winner was Harini Logan, a 14-year-old Indian American girl from San Antonio,Texas. Social media and mainstream media in the US are trying to figure out why Indian Americans are …