May 2021

Desh-Videsh May 2021


Understanding Mental Health in Our Community

Understanding Mental Health in Our Community

Did you know that ONE in every FIVE Indians may suffer from depression? The World Economic Forum reported a study conducted in 2015 by the World Health Organization that found one in every five Indians likely struggles with depression throughout the course of their life. That is 20% of the population, out of which only 10-12% seek out support. Given …

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Faced with today’s crisis, what would Gandhi do?

Faced with today’s crisis, what would Gandhi do?

The current global crisis is multilayered. The COVID-19 pandemic, economic recession, and global warming are compounded by the void of political and moral leadership. Faced with the present crisis, what would Gandhi do? His solutions would have some common features. First, he would not merely preach, he would act and practice himself. That is why he could make that audacious …


Why is Ramadan called Ramadan?

Editor’s note: Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, answers six questions about the significance of the Muslim month of fasting. Why is Ramadan called Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts either 29 or 30 days, depending on when the new …


Copper Immunity By Chahna Tailor

  In a few of my previous articles, I have mentioned that copper is highly beneficial. I’ve suggested using a copper tongue scraper and drinking from a copper cup. But why? Acharya Charaka, author of Charaka Samhita, wrote about many metals that are beneficial to the body. There are two ways to get these metals into your body: by utilizing …


Why Stories Matter for Children’s Learning

By Peggy Albers Ever wondered why boys and girls choose particular toys, particular colors and particular stories? Why is it that girls want to dress in pink and to be princesses, or boys want to be Darth Vader, warriors and space adventurers? Stories told to children can make a difference. Scholars have found that stories have a strong influence on …

Book Review

Must Read Books

Must Read Book May 2021

India – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture By Becky Stephen India’s huge population of 1.2 billion is as varied and colorful as the spice markets of Old Delhi. Each region, caste, and community has its own culture, reflecting unique histories shaped by conquest, creativity, and religion. Steeped in ancient traditions, exceptionally fatalistic, and intensely passionate about …

Incredible Indians

Young Indian Americans Rising to the Top

There is no doubt that Indian Americans  represent a segment of the United States population who make mammoth contributions across a variety of fields, whether in business, politics, entertainment, and many others. In a recent conversation with NASA scientists after the historic landing of the rover Perseverance on Mars, even the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden …

Financial Planning

Where to Start When Creating an Estate Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic has made Americans even more aware of the importance of planning for the unexpected. While no one knows exactly what’s in store for the future, one thing you can do for your loved ones is create an estate plan that expresses your wishes in the event of incapacity or death. If you’re like a lot of people, …

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Raj Shah Managing Editor of Desh Videsh Media Group

Editorial May 2021

Dear Readers, I hope all of you are as excited as I am with the wide variety of articles featured in each issue of Desh-Videsh and the May issue is even more interesting.  First, let me wish all our Muslim friends and readers a Happy Ramadan. Over the years, I have been reading and hearing from my college roommate Iqbal …

Bollywood News

Amitabh Bachchan Praises Anvita Dutt Guptan Film Qala

The living legend superstar Amitabh Bachchan highly praised the upcoming Netflix original film Qala directed by Anvita Dutt Guptan. The film also marks the debut of Babil Khan, the late actor Irrfan’s son. Big B was extremely impressed by the glimpse of the making of Qala and expressed his pleasure and best wishes to the director. On his Twitter handle, …

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Parth Samthaan’s Bollywood Debut Opposite Alia Bhatt

Famous television star Parth Samthaan will have his Bollywood debut opposite none other than Alia Bhatt. In an interview, the actor confirmed the news and said that filming will start later this year. He said the film is in pre-production stages and he is keeping his fingers crossed. Parth is extremely excited about his Bollywood debut. However, he mentioned carefully …

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