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  • Fareed Zakaria Interviews Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Fareed Zakaria Interviews Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    In his first interview since becoming the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi spoke with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria from his official residence in New Delhi in mid-September 2014. The new Prime Minister and Zakaria covered a range of issues, a few of which are excerpted …

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits the United States

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits the United States

    One of the most talked-about, speculated, and most eagerly awaited events is finally here – and the moment is sure to become history. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his trip to America it became fodder for every journalist, and his every move thereafter was …

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  • Indian Americans Dominate Four Academic Super Bowls

    Indian Americans Dominate Four Academic Super Bowls

    “Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is reached” – Swami Vivekananda said, and Dr. Ratnam Chitturi took it to heart and initiated a journey to provide financial help towards the college education of economically backward students in India. To achieve this goal, North …

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  • The Buzz about Indian Americans and Spelling Bees

    The Buzz about Indian Americans and Spelling Bees

                          Do Indian-Americans have a special gene that makes them excel at spelling? If you take a look at the list of top spellers at the Scripps National Spelling Bee over the last decade, you …

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  • 2014 Ellis Island Medals of Honor

    2014 Ellis Island Medals of Honor

      Every year, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations identifies new Americans who are an embodiment of the American spirit in their celebration of diversity, brotherhood, patriotism and tolerance and honors them with the Ellis Island Medals. The distinguished individuals are recognised for sharing their …

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    Hello Superwomen By Suhani Patel

    Author by Suhani Patel From the beginning, the American way of life has been a very fast paced one, and for today’s generation, it can be especially hard to establish your own identity. For Indian-American women, this country itself isn’t a place foreign to us; …

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    Padma Awards 2014

                  The Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, are given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field including service rendered by Government servants. Recommendations for recipients of Padma Awards are received from the State …

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  • Chase Presents: India Day 2014 hosted by the Indian American Chamber of Commerce and the Orlando Magic

    Chase Presents: India Day 2014 hosted by the Indian American Chamber of Commerce and the Orlando Magic

      WHO:IACC and Orlando Magic partner to celebrate India Day with Indian culture, dances, music & food WHAT: The Orlando Magic will host India Day with Indian dances during pre-game and half time – as well as a Bollywood dance routine performed by the Magic …

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  • Honoring Mahatma Gandhi: South Florida Essay Winners

    Honoring Mahatma Gandhi: South Florida Essay Winners

    Recently, Desh-Videsh held an essay competition among Bala Vihar children at the Florida Hindu Mandir in Oakland Park, Florida. The essays were to expand on the philosophies and teachings of Mahamta Gandhi. In honor of Gandhiji’s October 2nd birthday, we are delighted to publish the …

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    Nina Davuluri: Indian American Wins the Crown

    An evening of beauty, glamour and grandeur drew to a close as Nina Davuluri walked away with the Miss America title in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Her crowing moment was met with an equal measure of delight and surprise, given she is the first Indian …

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  • Anvita: Demystifying Indian Classical Dances

    Anvita: Demystifying Indian Classical Dances Hannah Mathew

    The ageless Classic Western fairy tale comes to life through innovative original choreography, colorful costumes and unique music! Through this brilliant stage performance we were able to bring people of different personalities and creative minds together to bridge a gap between Indian and American culture. Ranjana …

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  • Water for India : A Fundraising Event by Michele Renee Zerda

    Water for India : A Fundraising Event by Michele Renee Zerda

    As a Mexican American hair and makeup artist for weddings in Tampa, Florida I have been somewhat sheltered from different cultures, until I fell into working Indian weddings. One Auntie told the next and soon I was booked every weekend. I love the colors, the …

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  • Famous Indian Classical Music Duo

    Famous Indian Classical Music Duo

    For ages, Indian culture has been intensely enriched with art and music. Time to time, this culture has gifted us with legends. Indian classical music is one of the oldest known music forms for the last 3,000 years. It originated in the era of Vedas …

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  • Pravasiya Bharatiya Samman Awards

    Pravasiya Bharatiya Samman Awards

    Patriotism or contributing to the name and fame of one’s country is not confined to a nation’s boundaries. In fact, patriotism often extends beyond boundaries, and that is what some of our pravasi bharatiya have proved yet again. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award is one …

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  • Sachin Tendulkar Retires from ODI’s

    Sachin Tendulkar Retires from ODI’s

    When one talks of one-day international cricket, nobody shines as brightly as the Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar. However, the master blaster today announced his retirement from ODI’s, disappointing millions of his fans watching ODI’s only in the anticipation of some brilliant shots from his bat. …

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  • The Unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue in Davie, Florida An address by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India

    The Unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue in Davie, Florida An address by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India

    I am delighted to participate in the unveiling of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Orlando on this auspicious day of October 2, 2012 when the entire world is celebrating the millennium leader Mahatma Gandhiji’s birthday and taking an oath to follow the Gandhian philosophy in …

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  • The Rise of Indian Americans

    The Rise of Indian Americans

    The Pew Research Center recently published a 228-page report titled “The Rise of Asian Americans.” The Center released the report under the headline “Asians Overtake Hispanics in New Immigrant Arrivals: The Asian Americans Surpass U.S. Public in Valuing Marriage, Parenthood, Hard Work.” The real news …

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  • The 2012 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

    The 2012 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

    The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas began with the start it deserved on January 7, 2012. Jaipur, the vibrantly colorful city of Rajasthan, played host to this year’s event, and the backdrop could not have been more memorable. This three-day convention was an energizing affair that outlined …

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  • Talented Indian Wins Top Chef Masters - By Rina Shah

    Talented Indian Wins Top Chef Masters

    Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Floyd Cardoz, an illustrious and award-winning chef who specializes in modern Indian cuisine, is the first-ever Indian to win the exclusive title of Top Chef Master. A hit television show on Bravo TV, the series allows talented chefs …

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  • Embracing Indian Culture in the US - By Katyayani Jhaveri

    Embracing Indian Culture in the US – By Katyayani Jhaveri

    Author by Katyayani Jhaveri When I read novels about the Indian diaspora in the West or watch movies about South Asians who have moved to London or New York, my perception is that life is pretty hard. Everyone seems to either struggle to balance their …

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