November 2017

Desh Videsh November 2017

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Tips To Make a Road Trip Easy And Memorable

“Will the kids sit for so long?” “It is going to be so hard with little kids.” Comments of disbelief poured in when we announced our cross country trip from Richmond to Denver to Chicago and back by car with our 6- and 3-year-old kids. But we persisted and what a wonderful trip it was! Above all, the impromptu trip …


5 Top Carry-On Luggage Options

With overhead space on airplanes at a premium these days, the brand and style you choose for your carry-on luggage makes all the difference! From size and capacity to versatility and style, here are a few brands to get you started on your carry-on luggage search. Away Carry-On New on the luggage scene, Away, was launched in 2016 by Jen …


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ACA Open Enrollment Season Is Here

After a November 1 start, the window closes December 15.    Provided by Rajesh Jyotishi This fall, the annual enrollment period to sign up for health insurance is shorter. In many states, it lasts only six weeks, from November 1 to December 15, and the federal government website link to health coverage,, will be down for maintenance on many Sundays within …


Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi

Must See Temples in India

India is home to many magnificent architectural structures, with temples topping lists of must see sights. Given the number of temples found in a wide variety of locales from remote locations in the mountains to busy streets of neighborhoods, narrowing the list is a challenging feat! Here are a few to add to your must do list on your next …


The First Hindu Temple in the whole Western world.... dedicated to the cause of humanity

How to Define the Impact of Hindu Temples on Hindu Community?

a How to Define the Impact of Hindu Temples on Hindu Community? By Bhairavi Pandya, Hindu University of America (HUA) What is a mandir? A mandir or a Hindu temple is generally defined as a house of worship. More specifically the Hindi word mandir comes from the root mandira in Sanskrit. The following interpretation comes from Krishna G. Rampal in …


Must Read Books

Must Read Books

A Long Way Home: A Memoir By Saroo Brierley A Long Way Home inspired the major motion picture Lion, which stars Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara. A moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope. At only five …


Bollywood Today

Box office collection of Judwaa 2 David Dhawan’s directorial movie Judwaa 2 was released late September and has been showing a steady box office collection even in its third week. The release of non-impactful movies since then has also helped it to sustain itself. At the end of the third Sunday, the total box office India collection of the Varun …

Desi TV

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

Desi TV

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai creates history with 2500 episodes Breaking all records and milestones of any previous epic daily soaps, Star Plus’ Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has become the longest running show on the television so far. Built on a strong family foundation, the show is still running as strong as ever. The show even performs well on …


Travel Edition

Editorial November 2017

Dear Readers, Well, fall is approaching and busy celebrations continue. Diwali has just passed, but Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner. For many, this is a time of travel and a chance to plan longer get togethers. Road trips can seem daunting and stressful – the traffic, bored kids, and more are reasons why people often prefer air travel. …

Community News

Community News

Florida Gainesville Zakir Hussain & Dave HollandWhen: When: 11/3/2017, 7:30 PMWhere: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage3201 Hull Rd., Gainesville,32611Contact: 352-392-2787Host: University of Florida Performing Arts Georgia Atlanta MetroZakir Hussain & Dave HollandWhen: 11/2/2017, 8:00 PMWhere: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta,30322Contact: 404-727-5050Host: Crosscurrents Orlando2017 Group Dance CompetitionWhen: When: 11/11/2017, 2:00 PMWhere: Bob Carr Theater401 W …