July 2021

Desh-Videsh July 2021


Get to Know: Kanwal Bawa, Cancer Survivor and Beauty Pageant Winner!

Dr. Kanwal Bawa Cancer Warrior & Ms. Florida U.S. Continental 2021

When did you arrive in the US, and why? My ex-husband is American and I met him in New Delhi where he was living for work. We moved to the US in 1999, about a year after we got married. Tell us a little bit about your career and how you came to be where you are today. I obtained …

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Class of 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Indian Americans in the list of 2021 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Indian American students continue to earn high marks in high school with several on the growing list of Valedictorians/Salutatorians. Aleena George Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School, Valedictorian Murtaza Hussain Coral Glades High School, Valedictorian Malav Patel Deerfield Beach High School, Salutatorian Sarah Mohammed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Valedictorian Indrani Pinto McArthur High School, Valedictorian Utsav Sharma Miramar …


Raj Shah Managing Editor of Desh Videsh Media Group

Editorial July 2021

Dear Readers, Once again I am very excited to bring you another issue of Desh-Videsh. As you know, I get very excited when we feature successful fellow Indian Americans. And it becomes even more noteworthy if this fellow Indian American has achieved something extraordinary after severe obstacles. In this issue it is our pleasure to feature Dr. Kanwal Bawa: Single …


Legally Speaking

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present this inaugural column, Legally Speaking. Each month, we ask an attorney to answer reader questions. This month, David M. Benenfeld discusses car accidents and accidents at the workplace. Please send your legal questions to editor@deshvidesh.com. I just got hurt in an automobile accident, what do I need to do? When a car accident …



Pacific University Student Helps Stockholm’s Needy People Dental student at University of Pacific, Arooba Lodhi, is closely collaborating with the underprivileged populace of Stockholm for distribution of oral care kits and initiating sustained dialogues about the improvement of oral health. Incidentally, Arooba is a recipient of the Powell scholarship that created superior talented young leadership who often engage in group …


Taste the Rainbow

 By Chahna Tailor Happy July! Some people eat to live, while others (like me!) live to eat. The thing is, everything you eat becomes your body. Your food can balance you or imbalance you; it can build a healthy body or an unhealthy body. So, how do you ensure a good balance? Let’s review some basic Ayurveda principles related to …


What is the Meaning of Life?

By Maria Wirth This question is natural for any human being and is asked in every generation by many of the youth. I remember it troubled me a lot when I was young. I don’t think I could have found the answer on my own because some basic philosophical knowledge about us and the universe is needed, but luckily I …


Yoga isn’t timeless: it’s changing to meet contemporary needs

By Dr. Jeremy David Engels On June 21, for International Yoga Day, people will take out their yoga mats and practice sun salutations or sit in meditation. Yoga may have originated in ancient India, but today it is practiced all over the world. In the United States, it was philosophers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau who …


8 ways to manage body image anxiety after lockdown

By Dr. Tracy Tylka Being able to socialize again may bring enthusiasm and a sense of normalcy – but it may also increase anxiety over how your body might have changed. I am a psychologist who has studied body image for over 20 years, and I’ve seen how the COVID-19 pandemic could affect health and well-being in numerous ways, including …


Vidya Balan Gets Huge Praise for her Role in ‘Sherni’

Vidya Balan Gets Huge Praise for her Role in ‘Sherni’

The trailer generated much interest early on. Directed by Amit Masurkar (who directed the film Newton starring Raj Kumar Rao), the film is based on tiger conservation, and Vidya plays the role of a Divisional Forest Officer. The film revolves around the challenges she faces in fulfilling her responsibilities. Sherni also stars Sharat Saxena, Vijay Raaz, Neeraj Kabi, Ila Arun …


Pavitra Rishta 2: Ankita Lokhande return as Archana and Shaheer Sheikh to play Manav

Pavitra Rishta 2: Ankita Lokhande return as Archana and Shaheer Sheikh to play Manav

The second season of the famous television serial Pavitra Rishta is coming shortly. The first season saw the rise of Sushant Singh Rajput as Manav and Ankita Lokhande as Archana. This time, Ankita will resume the role of Archana while sources say that Manav will be played by Shaheer Sheikh. Pavitra Rishta season 1 started its journey in 2009 and …


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Community News July 2021

39th Annual AAPI Convention When: 2021-07-02 Where: Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center 100 CNN Center St NW Atlanta, GA 30300 Contact: 630-990-2277 Email: convention@aapiusa.org Host: American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Yogic Sleep and Sound Bath When: 2021-07-04, 12:30 PM Where: Lucky Cat Yoga 2740 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33602 Contact: 813-451-3672 Email: luckycatyoga@gmail.com Host: Lucky Cat …