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Desh Videsh September 2016
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Richa Weds Neal

Richa weds Neal

Richa and Neal began as college sweethearts, after being lucky enough to end up at the same party one night. The two found they had much in common, and went on to date beyond college, for over six years, before Neal surprised Richa with a romantic proposal. Neal secretly invited their family and friends to Stone Mountain in Atlanta, where …

Real Wedding
Julie weds Manreet

Julie weds Manreet

A mutual love of traveling and adventure brought Julie and Manreet together when they met through common friends in Midtown Atlanta. As true adventurous spirits, they helped each discover new passions; Reet introduced Julie to mountain biking, and Julie taught him to snowboard. During their eight years of dating, they traveled all over the world, including Reet’s Indian homeland and …

Real Wedding
Meera Weds Nehal

Meera weds Nehal

Meera and Nehal’s consider their romance to be a “city girl meets country boy” kind of love story. The two met in 2014, and began a dating tradition of having spontaneous adventures across Florida, Meera’s home state. A mid-westerner, Nehal experienced places like Cocoa Beach, Universal Studios, and St. Augustine with Meera, and he chose to incorporate their tradition into …

Real Wedding
Narissa weds Nirmal

Narissa weds Nirmal

Narissa and Nirmal were friends for several years as University of Central Florida students, while Narissa was also working at a nearby bank. Nirmal cleverly came in to open an account one day, giving him a reason to see Narissa regularly and work up the courage to ask her on a date. Narissa’s “yes” turned into a beautiful romance that …

Wedding Planning
Designing the Ultimate Wedding Cake

Designing the Ultimate Wedding Cake

By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group That moment where the silver lining on the wedding planning cloud has finally arrived – the “design wedding cake” item on your wedding-to-do list! The venue has been selected, and contracts have been signed. You have met with every wedding vendor possible from photographers to wedding planners and décor professionals to hair and makeup …

Bridal Beauty
Makeup Trends at Indian Weddings

Makeup Trends at Indian Weddings

Makeup Trends at Indian Weddings Every wedding season gives us some new trends when it comes to the decor, clothing, food and makeup…let’s take a look at the makeup trends at Indian weddings this time around. By Taniya Talukdar Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, and why not? It’s once in a lifetime event. Even …

Bollywood
2016’s Top Bollywood Weddings

2016’s Top Bollywood Weddings

Anything in Bollywood draws attention and more so if there’s a wedding involved. We take a look at some of the weddings that made headlines this year. By Taniya Talukdar The year 2016 hasn’t been the best for relationships in Bollywood, with many celebrity couples breaking up. On the other hand, there were quite a few weddings that saw couples …

Relationship
Green-lighting a Guy - 5 Reasons Smiling's Just Not Enough

Green-lighting a Guy – 5 Reasons Smiling’s Just Not Enough

Author by Jasbina Ahluwalia Send your relationship questions to info@deshvidesh.com by Jasbina Ahluwalia, Intersections Match Green-lighting a Guy – 5 Reasons Smiling’s Just Not Enough We are often told to smile — for the camera, for a date, and for a job interview. Yet how important is this element of body language? According to numerous research studies, plenty. Researchers tracked …

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial September 2016

Dear Cricket Fans, Cricket is a religion for most of Indians, Pakistanis and Indo- Caribbeans. For some of us who have grown up with the sport back home in our daily life, watching Captain Nari Contractor, Captain Sunil Gavaskar, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar or another cricket legend Brian Lara, the India vs. West Indies T20 Tournament hosted in our own …

2016 Community Leader Awards Gala Banquet
Community News
2016 DVMG Community Leader Awards

2016 Desh Videsh Media Group Community Leader Awards

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, Desh Videsh Media Group hosted the 2nd Annual  Community Leader Awards at the Sawgrass Inn & Conference Center. Over 23 years ago, Desh-Videsh began with a simple idea. We believed in a professional, inclusive magazine for Indians, Pakistanis, and Indo-Caribbeans that would offer insight into our culture and guidance for our youth and focus on …

e-Magazine
Incridible Indians
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Dr. Abhijit S. Pandya

Dr. Abhijit S. Pandya is an active supporter of the local community and an education professional with 30 years of experience in South Florida. As an Florida Atlantic Universityengineering professor and administrator, he has mentored several prominent young professionals of Indian heritage. As a clinical researcher, he has served the local community through clinical trials,and along with his clinician partners,he has …

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Dr. Vinod Patel

Dr. Vinod Patel graduated from the Seth G S Medical College, University of Mumbai, India in 1970 and started his career in the US at the Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He moved to Florida and started his Fellowship at University of Miami. Dr. Patel found that his successful career and family motivated him to ensure his children …

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Ramola Motwani

Ramola Motwani is the Chairwoman and CEO of Merrimac Ventures, a real estate management, investment and development company with interests around the US and India. She was born and raised in India where she received her law degree from the Government Law College in Mumbai, India. Mrs. Motwani began her business career in the US with an import/export business she …

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Somy Ali

An immigrant from Karachi, Pakistan, Somy Ali and her mom and brother came to the U.S. in 1987 to escape an unstable home and pursue higher education. She eventually moved to India to work as model and Bollywood actress, where she worked on many modeling assignments and appeared in ten feature films. After this part of her career ended, Somy …

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Vijay Persad

Vijay Persad has been the Chairman of the Board and President of the Shiva Mandir for several years, where he and his family have been active leaders and volunteers since 1991. As an immigrant from Trinidad, Vijay has worked closely with the Caribbean Hindu community and is motivated by the dedication of the Shiva Mandir members to improve his own …

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Mohammad Shakir

Mohammad Shakirwas born in Pakistan and has been a professional, peace activist, and active volunteer in South Florida for the past 47 years. Presently, he is the Executive Director of the Asian American Advisory Board in Miami Dade, founder of the NUR Center for Asian women and children in distress, and co-founder of the women’s support organization SAHARA. Previously, he …

Special Commemorative Edition of Desh Videsh magazine
T20 Cricket Tournament Special
Get to Know
Dennis Hardial: South Florida Cricket Venue Manager

Dennis Hardial: South Florida Cricket Venue Manager

On behalf of the Indian and Indo Caribbean community in Florida, Desh Videsh Media Group would like to thank Mr. Hardial for all his efforts to bring cricket and Indo Caribbean culture to South Florida. Accountant by profession, Trinidadian culture promoter, cricket enthusiast, and a born leader, Dennis Hardial was born in Brasso, Trinidad. For many years, Dennis has been …

e-Magazine
T20 Cricket Tournament Special
Get to Know
IN THE LAND OF FAST AND BIG, CAN CRICKET COMPETE?

IN THE LAND OF FAST AND BIG, CAN CRICKET COMPETE?

In any American city, ask someone on the street what they think of cricket, and you will likely get a quizzical look. Cricket, the insect or Cricket, the cellular carrier, they might ask. In Florida, California, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania a cricket fan can attend a game and an amateur player can find a game to play in (usually, …

Get to Know
HIGH NOON IN LAUDERHILL

HIGH NOON IN LAUDERHILL

By Kamal Abdool and Tony Deyal Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth! …

NRI News
Anurag Thakur: The Force Behind T20 Matches in the US

Anurag Thakur: The Force Behind T20 Matches in the US

Anurag Thakur, a man who adorns many hats and lives up to each of his responsibilities with utmost sincerity and honesty is the mastermind behind bringing T20 Matches to the United States. Born on October 24, 1974, Anurag Singh Thakur is a member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh in India. He is the son of Prem Kumar …

NRI News
Team India: Player Profiles

Team India: Player Profiles

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane K. L. Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Stuart Binny Mahendra Singh Dhoni He is arguably India’s most successful captain having won almost everything a captain dreams of. He put an end to India’s 28-year World Cup drought when …

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Team West Indies: Player Profiles

Lendl Simmons     Born in January 25, 1985 in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Lendl Simmonsis an all-rounder, a right handed batsman, a right arm medium pace bowler, and also a part-time wicket keeper. Lendl Simmons, a consistent opener for Trinidad and Tobago has represented the West Indies team at the Under Nineteen World Cups of 2002 …

Editorial
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Editorial September 2016

Dear Readers, We hope all of our readers had an eventful summer! The team at Desh Videsh Media Group certainly did, and we’re especially thrilled to be able to share experiences with our community. The recent cricket matches in South Florida were a definite highlight! And, how could I forget the incredible weddings we Aruna and I attended. We are …

News
Urjit Patel named next RBI Governor
Urjit Patel named next RBI Governor
RBI’s Deputy Governor Urjit Patel was appointed as the next Governor of the central bank after Raghuram Rajan demits office on September 4. He was first appointed as Deputy Governor for three years in January 2013 and was given...
Rajya Sabha discusses Kashmir situation
Rajya Sabha discusses Kashmir situation
A discussion on the prevailing situation in Kashmir is underway in the Rajya Sabha. The situation in Kashmir has been tense for the past few weeks since the killing of militant Burhan Wani. Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha...
Political crisis in Nepal: PM KP Oli resigns
Political crisis in Nepal: PM KP Oli resigns
Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli submits his resignation ahead of no-confidence vote; political crisis erupts in Nepal after two alliance partners withdrew support from the ruling coalition, accusing PM Oli of not honouring power-sharing deal. Oli, who became...
Teresa May officially appointed UK Prime Minister
Teresa May officially appointed UK Prime Minister
Teresa May officially appointed UK Prime Minister after resignation of David Cameron on Wednesday; May elected leader of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party after David Cameron decided to step down following Brexit vote. This ends three weeks of leadership turmoil...
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
Grants will support citizenship preparation services for permanent residents WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare...
His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj Passes Away
His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj Passes Away
His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj Passes Away The creator of Akshardham and Spiritual Head of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha Mourned by Countless Devotees and Well-Wishers Worldwide Ahmedabad, 13 Aug 2016 Today, on 13 Aug 2016 at 6 p.m., H.H. Pramukh...
Words to Live by
Words to Live by
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far! : By Swami Vivekananda India has often been blessed with great visionaries, whose life and works...
Entertainment
Radhika Apte to host Sony TV’s Crime Patrol
Radhika Apte to host Sony TV’s Crime Patrol
The talented and vivacious Radhika Apte who has wowed the audience with her exceptional acting skills in movies will be seen making a debut on television by hosting the popular crime based show Crime Patrol on Sony Entertainment Television....
Health
Essential steps in preventing dental problems
Essential steps in preventing dental problems
Dental problems may happen to anyone, from children to adults. Most cases are due to negligence. Often kids eat gourmet food and chocolate toffee and forget to cleaning teeth properly which is the cause of dental problems. Ensuring that...
Sports
Team India for 2-match T20I Series in USA
Team India for 2-match T20I Series in USA
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked the Indian Cricket Team for the two T20 International matches against the West Indies to be played on August 27th and 28th at Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale, USA. Mahendra Singh...
India vs. West Indies T20 Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10:00 am
India vs. West Indies T20 Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10:00 am
  India vs. West Indies T20 Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10:00 am. The wait is over! Click on the following links to buy your tickets online! One day: https://www.ticketalternative.com/event/india-vs-west-indies-cricket-match Two days: https://www.ticketalternative.com/event/india-vs-west-indies-cricket-match-2-day-admission   PLAYERS India Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C),...
Boxer Vikas advances to prequarters of Olympics
Boxer Vikas advances to prequarters of Olympics
Former Asian Games gold medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) gave a perfect start to India’s boxing campaign in the Olympics as he outwitted American greenhorn Charles Conwell to enter the pre-quarterfinals Rio de Janeiro. The 24-year-old Vikas defeated the Olympic...
Team India for 2-match T20I Series in USA
Team India for 2-match T20I Series in USA
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked the Indian Cricket Team for the two T20 International matches against the West Indies to be played on August 27th and 28th at Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale, USA. Mahendra Singh...
India vs. West Indies T20 Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10:00 am
India vs. West Indies T20 Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10:00 am
  India vs. West Indies T20 Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10:00 am. The wait is over! Click on the following links to buy your tickets online! One day: https://www.ticketalternative.com/event/india-vs-west-indies-cricket-match Two days: https://www.ticketalternative.com/event/india-vs-west-indies-cricket-match-2-day-admission   PLAYERS India Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C),...