November 2023

Desh-Videsh November 2023

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How the Message of Diwali Relates to Countering Terrorism

By Raj Shah Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is a celebration of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. It is a time to reflect on the victory of dharma, or righteousness, over adharma, or unrighteousness. The story of Diwali is the story of Lord Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana. Ravana had kidnapped Rama’s …

Digital Magazine

November 2023
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The Power of Cultural Heritage: Examining Why Indian-American Students Outperform their Peers

By Professor Rohini Pandit As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and diverse, it is important to examine the factors that contribute to academic success in different cultural groups. One group that consistently outperforms their peers in academics is Indian-American students. These students have been shown to excel in various subjects such as mathematics, science, and language arts, often earning top …


Raj shah

Editorial November 2023

Dear Readers, First and foremost, let me wish all our Hindu readers a happy Diwali! May this festival of lights guide you and your loved ones on a journey of peace, prosperity, and happiness. I hope the Diwali light leads you and your loved ones on a path filled with harmony, wealth, and joy. Joyous Diwali! I would also like …

Cultural Program

Namaste 2023: A Celebration of Indian Culture in South Florida

Namaste 2023: A Celebration of Indian Culture in South Florida Akshaya Patra is thrilled to announce the return of Namaste! 2023 to South Florida, and it promises to be bigger and more entertaining than ever before. Building on the success of Namaste! 2022, our inaugural event that attracted 10,000 visitors, this year’s celebration is set to surpass all expectations. Namaste! …


New Year Poem

Editor’s Note You may have noticed that we created a section for poems. This is strictly reserved for high school, middle school, and university-level students. Students with a penchant for poetry are encouraged to submit their poems to Our top choices include poems about Indian history, customs, and celebrations. Please include a brief biography with the poem. Sending a …


Sanatan Dharma

Modern Physics Unravels the Significance of Sanatan Dharma

By Pradeep B. Deshpande and James P. Kowall In Sanskrit, the word Sanatan means eternal, something that has no beginning and no end, and dharma may be loosely translated to mean duty, and so Sanatan dharma may be taken to mean eternal duty. So, what is the eternal duty of human beings? Modern physics unravels the mystery.  The year is …


Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian Honored with ASEI Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI), an organization dedicated to pioneering engineering innovations, bestowed its esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award upon Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, during its 35th National Convention held in Southfield, Michigan. This recognition was part of the ASEI National Convention, which also featured a gala dinner and entertainment event, where six other distinguished …

Bollywood News

South Film Industry: Rooted & Disciplined – Raveena Tandon

In a recent conversation with Rajshri Unplugged, Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon delved into her thoughts on the distinctions between the South and Hindi film industries. She echoed the prevalent belief that the South film industry maintains a higher degree of discipline when compared to its Hindi counterpart. Raveena pointed out that the Hindi film industry sometimes drifts away from its …


Can I change jobs while on an H-1B visa?

Yes. Having to leave your job or even losing your job while on an H-1B Visa is not necessarily the end of the world!! You will need to be able to secure new employment within the 60-day grace period, and then, your new employer will be able to file a petition for an H-1B Transfer. However, I want to stress …

Community News

Community News

Community News November 2023

Highlighted Events Akshaya Patra Presents Namaste! 2023 When: 12/02/2023, 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM Where: Pompano Beach Amphitheatre and Adjacent Grounds Contact: Raj Rajgopal & Raj Shah Email:, Host: Akshaya Patra USA Nav Jeevan Holiday Bash – South Florida Hindu Temple When: 11/05/2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Where: South Florida Hindu Temple 13010 West Griffin RD, Southwest …