November 2015

Desh Videsh November 2015 – Cover Story

Archana Kochhar : Fashion, Beauty, and Haute Couture

Having recently earned the Anokhi Excellence in Design 2015 award in Toronto, Canada, Mumbai-born designer Archana Kochhar continues to mesmerize the fashion circuit as she has done for more than a decade. A commerce and business management student, Archana followed her passion for fashion and creativity and has successfully launched her own brand under her name in both national and …


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Get to Know: Karuna Chani, Beauty Expert and Makeup Artist

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Internationally recognized makeup artist and skin care consultant Karuna Chani is known for her ability to blend eastern elements with western beauty trends. Born and raised in New York City, Chani graduated from Parsons School of Design, and later attended the Makeup Forever Academy in Paris, France. During her internships and post-graduate work, …

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Top Spas & Resorts in the Southeast US

  A spa or resort is the ultimate relaxing getaway from the stress and hustle of daily life. Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy time away with the family, get together with friends, or celebrate a special occasion, there are countless places in the Southeast United States to unwind and make memories. These are the top 10 picks …


Festival of India

Diwali Festival of Light

Author by Faren Rajkumar The entire Desh-Videsh Media Group team warmly welcomes Faren Rajkumar as its newest staff writer. Faren’s background and experience both with journalism and creative writing makes her an ideal member of our growing team. My year always begins anew on the darkest of nights. For as long as I can remember, Diwali has been a night …



2015 Community Leader Awards Banquet

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Desh Videsh Media Group honored 15 accomplished members of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities in Florida at the first ever 2015 Community Leader Awards Banquet. Over 250 South Asians and Indo-Caribbeans came together in South Florida for this memorable event, the first in the community to include members from differing faiths and nations under one …

Ask the Doctor

Ask the Doctor

  Author by Saira Gillani, ND Submit your health, nutrition, and diet questions to   What are the Top 3 Allergies in Georgia and what can I do to prepare myself for Allergy Season? The top 3 fall allergies in Georgia are Ragweed, Outdoor Molds, and Goldenrod. Ragweed grows abundantly throughout the South, North, and Midwest, and its lightweight …



Editorial November 2015

November 2015 Dear Readers, In the way a parent feels very proud when their kid takes a first step or utters their first word, we at Desh-Videsh Media Group are very proud of our latest milestone. Recently, we hosted our first-ever Community Leader Awards Banquet in South Florida, where we recognized fifteen amazing individuals with a special community leader award. …