October 2019

Desh Videsh October 2019

Cover Story

DIY This Holiday Season

DIY This Holiday Season By Chahna Tailor

Tis the season to celebrate! Okay, so this is not another article on why we celebrate Diwali. Instead, I’m going to talk about how to make it fun. As we approach the holiday season, it’s a great opportunity to educate the future generation. The alternative is that their views on Indian heritage will be shaped by the first page of …


Celebrating Diwali

October 2019 e-Magazine

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India News

Modi 2.0: The First 100 Days of Narendra Modi’s Second Term in Office

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has completed the first 100 days of its second term in office. After a landslide victory in the general elections of May 2019, PM Modi’s government secured its second term in power, and upon entering office, unleashed a slew of policies and political changes. Here’s a look at some …

Community Event

Gandhi 150 Celebration Program

Gandhi 150 Celebration Program

Florida Atlantic University® /FAU Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative & International Hindu University Present INTERDISCIPLINARY and INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on the 150 year celebration of the birth of Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi 150 Years of Gandhi: Impacts and Appraisals October 18, 2019 – October 27, 2019 www.gandhi150celebrations.org Keynote Speaker Mrs. Ela Gandhi GrandDaughter of Gandhi ji The granddaughter of Mahatma …

India News

Revoking Articles 370 & 35A: Benefits Behind the Removal

In a historic move, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the National Democratic Alliance Government to revoke Article 370 and Article 35A of the Indian Constitution. Article 370 Article 370 grants special status and provisions to the state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). It grants autonomous status to the state and was added to the Constitution on October 17, 1949. …

Incredible Indians

Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan Honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

He is Bollywood’s true Shahenshah. Acclaimed French director Francois Truffaut has called him a “one-man industry.” The Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri (1984), Padma Bhushan (2001), and Padma Vibhushan (2015). The Government of France awarded him with its highest civilian honor, Knight of the Legion of Honor. He has been awarded multiple honorary doctorate degrees by …

Incredible Indians

Gandhi and Global Nonviolence

Gandhi and Global Nonviolence

Compiled by Doug McGetchin, Associate Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University In the 2019 summer session at Florida Atlantic University, the class “Gandhi and Global Nonviolence” explored the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi under the direction of history professor Doug McGetchin. Gandhi’s life, especially his leadership in the Indian independence movement, was the main focus of the course, but …

Incredible Indians

Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar Turns 90

On September 28, India’s veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar turned 90. The singer, who is known as India’s Nightingale, was showered with wishes, love and blessings from all over the world. Fondly known as Didi, Lata Mangeshkar has sung not only in Hindi, but also in over 36 regional Indian languages. She has been awarded with the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, …


Viral Internet Sensation Ranu Mondal’s Life to be Captured in Biopic

Ranu Mondal first appeared in the spotlight when a video of her singing Lata Mangeshkar’s “Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai” on a railway platform in Kolkata went instantly viral on the Internet. The video not only garnered praise for her voice, but also earned her a big break in playback singing in Bollywood. Bollywood’s ace music producer and singer Himesh …

Desi TV

Actor Shivin Narang to romance Jennifer Winget

Actor Shivin Narang to romance Jennifer Winget in Beyhadh 2

The sequel to Jennifer Winget’s hit TV show Beyhadh has been garnering a lot of attention. Fans are excited to see Jennifer back in the role of Maya Mehrotra. Even though her character was filled with shades of grey, audiences loved it very much. The latest is that actor Shivin Narang will play the lead role opposite Jennifer in Behyadh …

Community News

Community News

Community News October 2019

Florida Orlando South Asian Film Festival When: 10/12/2019 Where: Enzian Theater 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland,32751 Contact: 407-333-3667 Host: Enzian and Asian Cultural Association Carnatic Vocal Concert When: 10/20/2019, 5:00 PM Where: Hindu Temple of Florida Hall 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa,33624 Contact: 813-442-5747 Host: Swaralaya Tampa Technologies for Wellbeing When: 10/17/2019, 6:30 PM Where: Venice Community Center 326 Nokomis Ave …


Raj Shah, Managing Editor of Desh Videsh Media Group

Editorial October 2019

Dear Readers, October month is a very special month in my life. I am sure the first thing that comes to your mind is because it is a month where most Hindus celebrate Navratri and Diwali. Yes that is one of the reasons. But as you already know that as per Hindu calendar Diwali and Navratri do not always fall …