July 2008

Desh Videsh July 2008 – Cover Story

Generation Z: Building Tomorrow's Success

Generation Z: Building Tomorrow’s Success

Spelling Bee 2008 Sameer Mishra, an eighth grader at West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School, won the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee beating 288 children in the 8 to 15 age group. Interestingly, another Indian, Siddharth Chand of Michigan, took second place thereby reinforcing the talent and prowess of the Indian American children in the States. The Bee is the nation’s …

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Education

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates!

(Excerpt of Ex – Prime minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair’s speech to the Class of 2008, Yale University, New Haven, on May 25, 2008) First, in fact, keep learning. Al ways be alive to the possibili ties of the next experience, of thinking, doing, and being. When Buddha was asked, near the end of his life, to describe …

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Education

Kumon

Kumon

Incorporating Learning into Summer Fun For children, learning is an on going process-one that con tinues even after the last bell of the school year. Just because families are gearing up for fun, sun, and relaxation, that doesn’t mean educational activities can’t be incorporated into vacation plans. Educators remind parents that time off from school shouldn’t mean a vacation from …

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Hinduism News

How to raise Hindu Children in the USA

How to raise Hindu Children in the USA

How to raise Hindu Children in the USA Living as a Hindu here in the USA, parents must keep a watchful eye on what their kids are being exposed to. There is a different dominant faith here and, as we all know, not all their values resemble ours. Here, I constantly hear the words, Fear of God, words that I …

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Incredible Indians

Indian Art and Artists

Indian Art and Artists

Indian Art and Artists Indian Art and ArtistsI was never really drawn to classical music (Indian or Western) until I was in my teens. I still remember the radio program on All India Radio – Sangeet Sarita at 7:30 in the mornings where a raga was explained and demonstrated. The show always concluded by a movie song composed on that …

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Health

Healthy Times

Healthy Times

Healthy Times Siddha Medicine For the first time, an internationally acclaimed journal on modern medicine has published an elaborate article on the efficacy of Siddha medicine, the traditional system of Tamil Nadu, in curing skin diseases. The article was written by J. Joseph Thas, a qualified allopath and Siddha practitioner from Kanyakumari district and formerly professor of Postgraduate Studies and …

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Bollywood

Bollywood Today

Bollywood Today

Bollywood Fathers and Their Children The Indian film industry is not an exception. For the last seven decades, one has seen an actor’s son or daughter joining the film bandwagon. A discussion along this line inevitably begins with the first family of Bollywood – the Kapoors’. Often, children will idolize their fathers and often make a conscious effort to follow …

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