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Desh-Videsh December 2021

COVER STORY

Keyana and Nirav

Keyana and Nirav

‘Sharing is caring’ … this proverb was true for the couple Keyana and Nirav. They shared their aspirations and dreams. The common thread of strong belief in family unity, values, and culture strengthened their bonding. Deeply immersed in love and respect for each other, they decided to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife. Both Keyana …

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Real Wedding

Shanna and Kirill

Shanna and Kirill

The marriage celebration of this couple is unique. They married amidst the pandemic. However, they celebrated their first anniversary at the reception party with all their loved ones. Shanna Khan, a registered nurse, and Kirill Kiselchuk, a mortgage closer, started dating back in 2015 when they were teenagers. After 4 years, Kirill proposed to Shanna in 2019 at the Minnesota …

Real Wedding

Chahna and Nikhil

Chahna and Nikhil

This couple first met in person not at some impersonal mega event but rather at an intimate Pani Puri party at Chahna’s home. Romance blossomed–and they started dating from that moment on. Previously, they had met online on New Year’s 2018 through a WhatsApp group chat created as a professional networking group for Hindus in the South Florida area. Netting …

Real Wedding

Gabrielle and Tejas

Gabrielle and Tejas

The beach and the rising sun were beautiful witnesses in this couple’s journey of togetherness. Tejas Sale took his lady love to South Point Miami Beach; and as the dawn broke and the sun rose over the horizon to mark the beginning of a new day, he got down on his knees to propose to Gabrielle Guy. The couple then …

Real Wedding

Keena and Devan

Keena and Devan

It was January 2020, their sixth dating anniversary. Devan pre-arranged a surprise trip to Cancun, Mexico with his lady love, Keena. On a starry winter night, he proposed to her on the beach, writing ‘Will you marry me, Keena?’ on the sand. It was an amazingly happy moment for Keena. Devan, too, was ecstatic. After six long years of growing …

Real Wedding

Tulsi and Ravi

Tulsi and Ravi

The love story of Tulsi and Ravi is a beautiful story that includes the essence of friendship, compatibility, and respect for family values. Introduced through the girl’s cousin, they liked each other from the very beginning. Ravi proposed to Tulsi amidst rose petals on a surprise weekend trip to San Diego. After a year of dating, they formally pledged their …

Bollywood Wedding

A Bollywood Wedding: Rajkummar weds Patralekhaa

A Bollywood Wedding: Rajkummar weds Patralekhaa

“I bestow my whole-hearted love to you.” That was inscribed on the wedding dupatta of Patralekhaa, a powerhouse Bollywood actress and the bride of the eminent actor Rajkummar Rao. The romantic Bollywood duo tied the knot on November 15, 2021, at Chandigarh. Having dated for more than a decade (while giving relationship goals to all the couples out there), they …

Poem

Love Poems

Love Poems

The Tirukkuṟaḷ also called the Kural, is a classic Tamil language text consisting of 1,330 short couplets of seven words each.The text is divided into three books with teachings on virtue, wealth and love. Considered one of the greatest works on ethics and morality, it is known for its universality and secular nature. Originally written by Valluvar, also known as …

Must Have Photo Moments

Must Have Photo Moments

Bursting with vivid and bold hues, opulent décor and intricate but elegant designs very well describe Indian weddings. Also known as Shaadi or Shadi, Indian weddings are best known for their grandeur, traditions, grace, colors and almost carnival-type celebration. Unique photographs taken at an Indian weddings are made up of warm glances, shared laughter, loving stares, bold colors, elegant mandaps, …

Editorial

Raj Shah Managing Editor

Editorial December 2021

When we find the one we love A soft shoulder to sleep on, Can anything be sweeter? [Blissfully sharing heavenly cuddles with her Can only be compared with sharing] the divine world of the lotus-eyed god Wow! The heartfelt confession of a man who is in love. Then the woman responds:   My beloved resides Within my eyes. I never …

 

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Disney Plus Hotstar: Exclusive Offers and Plans
Disney Plus Hotstar: Exclusive Offers and Plans
Disney began its control over Hotstar in 2019. Now, with the collaboration renamed Disney + Hotstar, many exclusive and sought-after content options are available for its viewers. The subscription plans have recently been changed, coming into effect from 1...
This Week’s Top Hindi Serials
This Week’s Top Hindi Serials
There are some new entries, some changes in position, and some higher or lower scores. 1. Anupama, the famous serial of Hotstar OTT and a story about female empowerment, has been successful in retaining its number one position. With...

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 Indian-American News August 2021
 Indian-American News August 2021
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The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
The daughter of immigrants and civil rights activists, Vice President Kamala Harris was raised in a California community that cared deeply about social justice. As she rose to prominence as a political leader, her experiences would become her guiding...
Petals of Padma: Acknowledging Excellence
Petals of Padma: Acknowledging Excellence
Petals of Padma: Acknowledging Excellence “Be the servant while leading. Be unselfish. Have infinite patience, and success is yours.” ― Swami Vivekananda Padma, the Sanskrit name for lotus, carries great significance in Indian culture and heritage. The Padma, or...

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Update on USCIS Visitor Policy
Update on USCIS Visitor Policy
In light of some states and municipalities relaxing mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reminds the public that we will continue to enforce our visitor policy in all USCIS facilities. This includes a requirement that all...
Wage Based H-1B Selection Process Delayed
Wage Based H-1B Selection Process Delayed
The wage based H-1B selection process which was originally set to become effective on 3/9/21 has been delayed until December 31, 2021. According to the Department of Homeland Security: “delaying the rule to December 31, 2021, will provide USCIS...

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Religion

RECOGNIZING HINDU HERITAGE MONTH
RECOGNIZING HINDU HERITAGE MONTH
HON. RAJA KRISHNAMOORTHI of illinois in the house of representatives Thursday, September 30, 2021 Mr. KRISHNAMOORTHI. Madam Speaker, today I rise to join the many Hindu faithful in ] the United States in recognizing the month of October...
Life is a sport, drink it up By Samir Desai
Life is a sport, drink it up By Samir Desai
In 1995, Gatorade launched an advertisement pairing NBA superstar Michael Jordan with the slogan “Life is a sport … drink it up.” It turned out to be one of the best advertisements of all time–with its excellent, inspiring message....
PM Narendra on The Bhagavad Gita
PM Narendra on The Bhagavad Gita
Editor’s Note: This is the speech Given by PM Modi when he launched the Kindle version of Swami Chidbhavanandaji’s Bhagavad Gita. Distinguished guests and friends! Vanakkam! This is a unique programme: An e-book of the Gita with commentary by...
Why is Ramadan called Ramadan?
Why is Ramadan called Ramadan?
Editor’s note: Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, answers six questions about the significance of the Muslim month of fasting. Why is Ramadan called Ramadan? Ramadan...

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Health

Hindu Heritage – The Real Amrita
Hindu Heritage – The Real Amrita
Happy Diwali and also Happy Dhanteras! Today, let me talk about one of Hindu Festivals, Dhanteras. Not too many Hindus know the real significance of this important Hindu Festival. Dhanteras, also known as Dhanvantari Trayodashi, Dhantrayodashi, or Dhanvantari Jayanti,...
Ayurvedic Tips and Tricks By Chahna Tailor
Ayurvedic Tips and Tricks By Chahna Tailor
Happy August! Since we are in the full swing of the summer season, let’s go through some Ayurvedic tips to brighten your skin, make your hair healthier, and keep you calm and relaxed through this fun time! Skin Care...

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Sports

ITT issued for official Apparel Partner of the ICC
ITT issued for official Apparel Partner of the ICC
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to partner with a world-class and well-established brand to be its Official Apparel Partner and to provide clothing at upcoming ICC events. The ICC is offering exclusive...

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