October Atlanta Edition 2022

Desh-Videsh October Atlanta Edition 2022

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diwali

What Diwali Means to Me by Raj Shah

About 10 years back, Aruna and I started this tradition at Diwali time that we will do Diwali pooja at our home and invite parents with young children. It had multiple reasons — first and foremost, our kids and grandkids live in California. Obviously, we miss them. Inviting parents with young children who remind us of our own kids fills …

Digital Magazine

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mahatma gandhi

Gandhi: Both Inspirational and Inspired!

Currently, not only in India, but all over the world, millions of people including political leaders from hundreds of countries are getting inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. In this article, however, we will look into how Mahatma Gandhi was inspired. Gandhiji was a people person. He met hundreds of people every day. He was also a very avid reader. Therefore, it …

Hinduism

hindu temple

Genesis of Hinduphobia By Dhiru Shah

Distortion & Denigration of Hinduism & Indian History by British Colonialists & Missionaries    George Orwell has rightly said: “The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” The British colonialists mastered that practice after the conquest of India so as to govern their crown jewel with minimum challenge! They funded …

Education

Caribbean medical school

Is a Caribbean medical school worth it, and do you get a return on investment? By Dr. Bhartiben Patel

It’s been 10 years since I graduated from medical school in the Caribbean. Although much has happened since then, I still remember all the wonderful feelings surrounding my acceptance to the school. I was excited at the time to learn about the world and be around smart people. I was eager to see where I stood, competing against the best. …

Books

Must read books

Must Read Books

Kautilyanomics: For Modern Times by Sriram Balasubramanian India was an economic power to reckon with until its economic decline in the 18th century. What explains this long period of prosperity? The answer might lie in a framework of social and economic thought that lies buried in our ancient heritage, says Sriram Balasubramanian, of which Kautilya’s Arthashastra is a major example. …

Immigration

Attorney Seth Finberg

Cap Exempt H-1B visas … What to do if your current or prospective employee was not selected in the H-1B lottery?

I recently had a South Florida-based Financial Services company reach out to me concerning an international student employee of theirs.  “David” is a very promising young man from South America who graduated last year with a master’s degree from a top Florida University.   Over the past year, while on post-completion F-1 OPT (Optional Practical Training), David became a rising …

Health

Diwali

Happy Diwali! By Chahna Tailor

Diwali, the Hindu New Year, is a time of renewal. We want to bring in light, positivity, and kindness. We want to remove darkness, negativity, and anything that drains our energy. Darkness could be seen as external, but what about internal? Have you ever experienced intrusive thoughts? Intrusive thoughts are recurring thoughts that are unwanted and cause distress. They can …

Incredible Indians

Forbes 50 over 50 awards

7 Indian American women among Forbes ‘50 Over 50’

Crossing five decades of life does not mean becoming old; it means adding to one’s wisdom, experience, and achievements in life. Forbes “50 over 50” awards are given as a salutation to the accomplishments of 50+ women in various categories, including Lifestyle, Impact, Entrepreneurs, and Money. This year, seven Indian American women have made it to this list. They are …

Get to Know

sula-vineyards

Pairing Wine with Indian Cuisine

Pairing Wine with Indian Cuisine The taste of India is perhaps one of the best elements of Indian culture. It has diversity like the country and a unique blend of select spices and herbs that make Indian food some of the most highly regarded in the world. Be it pure vegetarian, or non-vegetarian, Indian food is rich in taste, aroma, …

NRI News

NRI News

NRI News October 2022

Neha Narkhede: Youngest Woman Entrepreneur She is synonymous with intelligence, diligence, and initiative. Meet Neha Narkhede, a 37-year-old American Indian who was featured in the “IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2022.” In fact, she was specially mentioned as the youngest woman entrepreneur who achieved the position all by herself. As the co-founder of a data technology company named Confluent, …

Community News

Hinduism

Combating Hinduphobia through Awareness

Hindu Americans have contributed greatly to the development and growth of the USA, and this has been widely acclaimed by the lawmakers of the country. Yet, a recent trend of anti-Hinduism propaganda, or Hinduphobia, has been prevalent in the virtual media supported by memes and other narratives that actively spread hatred and toxicity. It was discussed at the National Hindu …

Community News

New Jersey Hindu Americans Demand Rescission of Hateful Resolution by Teaneck Democrats

Almost 55 Hindu American organizations representing more than 155,000 residents of Bergen County, NJ, and surrounding areas signed a letter condemning a hateful resolution recently passed by the Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee (TDMC). The resolution labels almost every major Hindu American organization in the US as fascist organizations which promote hate and terrorism. Hindu Americans see this resolution as a …

Community News

Nikki Haley

“Vote for Herschel Walker” urges Nikki Haley

Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley has extended her support for the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Herschel Walker, and urged the Asian American voters of Atlanta to vote for Walker. At the “Republican Rally for the Indian American Community” outside Global Mall in Norcross, on Friday, September 9, Haley admitted that the Republican Party could do better. She further …

Community News

Kishan Tallapally becomes a member of the Johns Creek City ACE Committee

It is indeed a great honor for Kishan Tallapally to be nominated as a member of the Johns Creek City Arts, Culture and Entertainment (ACE) Committee. The city of Johns Creek has the unique feature of cultural diversity. The residents of the city represent various ethos and values and live a united life of peace and harmony in the city. …

Community News

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation USA

The Fundraising Program of the Atlanta Chapter of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, USA

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA was initiated on the principles of providing education to the underprivileged children of rural India. They believe that education can bring the greater world within reach of these children and expand their horizons towards a far better life. With this vision, the Ekal Vidyalaya began its journey back in 1989 and changed the academic scene …

Editorial

Raj Shah-Managing Editor of Desh-Videsh Media Group

Editorial October Atlanta 2022

Dear Reader First, let me wish a Happy Diwali to all of our Hindu, Jain, Sikh, and Buddhist readers and supporters. I would also like to wish all of our Gujarati readers a Happy Hindu New Year! May Lord Rama and Devi Laxmi ji bless you and your family with happiness and prosperity! Just like all of you, we are …

Horoscope

Horoscope August 2020

Horoscope October 2022

Aries (March 21 to April 20) This is the month to concentrate on your career and work hard. This may affect your health. However, get some rest to regain energy. The results of your diligence will be wonderful. Your efforts will be appreciated by higher authorities. For students, fruitful results will come soon. Businessmen — avoid investing in new projects. …

Bollywood News

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher meets his ‘Hero’ Hima Das in Guwahati

Very few people have the honest and open heart to praise a youngster and call her an idol. Ace actor Anupam Kher, however, is an exception. The talented actor exudes a loving nature full of respect for any talented person. Recently, on his visit to Guwahati, the capital of Assam, he met the sensational young sprinter Hima Das. Kher was …

Bollywood TV

Amitabh Bachchan

Fan’s Letter Leaves Big B Emotional

Living legend Amitabh Bachchan has received a bounty of awards, accolades and admiration throughout his acting career which is very active even today. However, a note of appreciation, a letter praising his compassionate and human character left him completely drowned with emotion. It took place in one of the episodes of Kaun Banega Crorepati’s current season. Big B is hosting …

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