July 2018

Desh Videsh July 2018

Desh Videsh – Cover Story

Valedictorians and Salutatorians

  Valedictorians and Salutatorians 2018 Nasrat Alam – Valedictorian School Name: Piper High School City/State: Sunrise, FL GPA: 5.17. Hometown: Sunrise. Accomplishments: Questbridge National College Match Finalist; Questbridge Prep Scholar; National Honor Society; Mu Alpha Theta, president, treasurer, computer specialist; Rocketry Club, president; eSports; Coding and Animation; Gaming and Animation. Planned College: University of Virginia. Planned Major: Computer science. Ashi …

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Education

How to Raise a Genius

HOW TO RAISE A GENIUS The most important thing driving a young child to become a genius is parents’ love. Parents dream to raise a child who is healthy, happy and successful. The child needs attention, affection and care of the parents to be raised properly. Being polite and understanding is more necessary than being smart. Children must know that …

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Education

The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public

Broadcom Masters

The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public Broadcom masters (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) Competition. Winner Meghna Behari, 8th Grade Marshall Middle School: Wexford, PA Aquabot: An Integrated Modular Platform for Testing and Monitoring Surface Water Quality Project Background: “I often hear about high levels of contamination in waterways very close to my …

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Education

Keep Your Children Learning this Summer

6 Simple and Fun Ways to Keep Your Children Learning this Summer Provided by Kumon Math & Reading Center For most kids, summer means sunny days at the pool, no alarm clocks and extended bedtimes. However, as parents plan family vacations and activities to keep their children busy, it’s important to remember that learning can and should still continue during …

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Education

Scripps Spelling Bee

14th Consecutive Win for Indian-Americans in Scripps Spelling Bee The 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee was held May 31, which added 238 competitors for a total record breaking 515 contestants to the national tournament. The winning glory rested with 14-year-old Karthik Nemmani who astonishingly beat veteran competitor Nyasa Modi, thus winning the championship. The winning word was ‘koinonia,’ a word …

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Education

Indian-American Students Among 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Twenty-Six Indian-American Students Among 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars On May 8 2018, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. Among these 161 students, 26 student are Indian-Americans and among these twenty six students, 14 of …

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Education

MIT THINK Competition – Three of Five Indian-American Students

THINK (Technology for Humanity guided by Innovation, Networking, and Knowledge) is a program organized by undergraduates at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). The competition challenges high school students to take a refreshing approach to designing a technological solution to a social problem THINK is an annual science research and innovation competition for high school students. Rather than requiring students to …

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Get to Know

Nimrit Doad, Founder of Skin Care Plush

16-Year-Old Indian American, Nimrit Doad, Founder of Skin Care Plush By Amara Leggett Nimrit Doad is 16 years old, Indian American, and the CEO of Skin Care Plush. After two years of experimenting with different products that irritated her face and made her acne worse, she was ready to try natural remedies. Beginning at the age of 13, she tried, …

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Financial Planning

insurance Application

Your Hurricane Damage Claim

By Mordechai L. Breier Has the insurance company denied your hurricane damage claim? Has the insurance company denied your claim for damage to your home? Did your property insurance company tell you that your deductible is higher than your damage? Did you receive enough money from the insurance company to repair the damage to your home? Did your wife just …

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Poem

The Coming

” The Coming ” by Keshav Shah Flight from this body, Freed from the Earth, Dividing my soul from ego, letting the pure knowledge rush in and then… I let go. Seeing my past, all of my past, past lives, past ages, to my origin, as a friend of Krishna, my true self. Keshav, coiled locks, Describing his childhood, my …

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Poem

Rising

Rising By Aarohi Talati Bursting in flames, you rose from the ashes. You came up to breathe again, to continue to live. Death made you start from scratch, exactly like a Phoenix. They die in a ball of fire, only to come back in three days from the ashes of its predecessor. And you, you compare to this creature. This …

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Poem

Tat Tvam Asi

Tat Tvam Asi By Faren Rajkumar maybe I should begin writing new prayers, in a language my own and simple soft things I can understand the whispering rise of the moon haseya, haseya stillness of early morning in my chest sat nam laughter when a lost thing is finally found svaha feet striking the ground on a paththat soon will …

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Community Spotlight

2018 Amit Talati Award

The Amit Talati Award is presented to a Yuvak student who has achieved the highest standards throughout their time as a student of Bala Vihar. It is a special recognition for an unwavering commitment to learning the principles of Sanatan Dharma, demonstrating consistent insight, initiative and integrity, and exhibiting the leadership skills necessary to lead a purposeful life in service …

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Bollywood

Bollywood News

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Avoid Paparazzi The rumored link between Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas is the latest talk of B-town. It seems the new love birds are totally into each other as has become evident from comments they made on each other’s social media posts as well as the fact they were spotted together at social functions. There …

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Desi TV

Desi TV News

Pooja Sharma Having a Good Time Colors is once again back in the top position with its shows Naagin 3 and Dance Deewane ruling the TRP charts. While these shows are new, there are some other shows that have sustained their positions in the tough competition over a long time.One of them is the mythological show, Mahakaali: Anth Hi Aarambh …

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Community News

Community News

FloridaJacksonville Guru Purnima in JacksonvilleWhen: 07/22/2018Where: Hyatt Regency225 E Coastline Dr., Jacksonville,32202Contact: 877-505-3232 Ext. 10Host: Dada Bhagwan Foundation Dada J. P. Vaswani’s 100th Birthday When: 07/15/2018, 4:00 PM Where: Chapel Hall at The Carter Center453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta,30307Contact: Neera 404-660-0116Host: Sadhu Vaswani Center Atlanta Tampa Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live ConcertWhen: 07/28/2018, 8:00 PM Where: ICC Hall (Indian Cultural Centre)5511 …

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Editorial

Editorial

Dear Readers, Scientist and former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam once said, “Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, and knowledge makes you great.” It is truly our pleasure to showcase such great Indian American kids who have, once again showed the entire world their creativity and knowledge by winning in variety of fields. These remarkable kids …

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