May 2015

Desh Videsh May 2015 – Cover Story

Transferring Wealth to the Next Generation Life and Legacy

Author by Jeff Helms, CFA Passing on wealth is an American tradition that stems back to the early founders of this great country. It is a tradition that relies on the art of storytelling. However, it is also a tradition that, in today’s digital age of viral social media campaigns and “ten seconds of Internet fame,” is being lost on …



Hinduism and Vedic Culture By Kiran Rajkumar

Author by Kiran Rajkumar Hinduism, the oldest of all existing religions, is a genius concept developed by knowledgeable sadhus and disciplined saints. Vedic dharma is a unique practice far above all others. It is a Hindu principle that sets us apart from most religions shown most prominently in our passion for the environment. The well-known concept of ahimsa inspires us …

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The Importance of a Proper Estate Plan

Author by Joyce T. Mattam, Esq. Do you and your family have a safe and sound estate plan? A common misconception is that a person has to be extremely wealthy in order to have a sound estate plan in place. Such train of thought is not at all the case, especially in today’s society. In today’s world, a proper estate …


ISKCON Bhagavad Gita Contest Won By Muslim Student

Marryam Siddiqui, a young Muslim girl, won first prize in an inter-school Bhagavad Gita competition held in January 2015 in Mumbai. The 12-year-old Class VI student of Cosmopolitan High School won the ‘Gita Champions League’ contest for explaining the teachings of the scripture in the best possible manner. Around 3,000 students participated in the event, which was organised by the …


South Florida Hindu Temple’s Education Program

South Florida Hindu Temple’s (SFHT) education program began even before the temple was ever built.The founders of the temple, while working on the temple project, had already realized the importance of educating our youth with the Principles of Sanatana Dharma that they began classes in the home of Dr. Chander Shaykher, who is the guiding light for the Education program. …

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Top 5 Retirement Planning Mistakes

Author by Chris Draughton, CFP Are you planning to fail or failing to plan? As you consider your finances, it is important to ask yourself this question: When it comes to your financial well-being, are you planning to fail or failing to plan? Here are the top five planning mistakes when it comes to your retirement: 1. Taking social security …


With Mother’s Day around the corner, some of our youngest community members share their sentiments about their lovely mothers! Happy Mother’s Day!

My Mother by Shubham Kansal, Grade 2 My lovely mom Poonam She cooks food Yum-yum She’s Beautiful and tall And loving to us all, She gives us variety of food, Which is very tasty and good She gives me a lot of time, And takes care of me fine. She is the best mom on earth I love her very …


60th Filmfare Awards 2015

The Bollywood comic drama Queen dominated the 60th Filmfare Awards earning awards in six categories. Vikas Bahl received the award for Best Director and Kangana Ranaut for Best Actress. Vishal Bhardwaj’s tragic Shakespearean drama Haider won awards in five categories including Best Actor for Shahid Kapoor, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Tabu, and Best Actor in Supporting Role …



Editorial May 2015

May 2015 Dear Readers, May is a wonderful month when children eagerly await the last days of school, we honor the women in our lives, and look forward to quality family time over the summer. Having just made it through tax season, it can also be a good time to review your financial plan. Planning for your family’s financial future …