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Desh Videsh February 2017
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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards

2017 PRAVASI BHARATIYA SAMMAN AWARDS The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman is the highest award given to Indians who have established their base abroad and are recognized for their achievements in respective fields. This award mainly recognizes these Indians and is honored by the President of India. Organized every year since 2003, this event recognizes Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) for their contributions in …

Incredible Indians
2017 Padma Awards

2017 Padma Awards

The Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/fields of activities, such as art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. The Padma Vibhushan is awarded …

Get to Know
Amruta Houde

Get to Know: Amruta Houde, Public Health Advocate

Indians and Indian Americans have long been known for their success across a wide range of fields in the United States. Amruta Houde and Niraj Antani are two young Indian Americans making a mark and paving the way for others to join them in their quest to serve and positively impact their community. Learn more about what drives these impressive …

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Get to Know: Niraj Antani, Ohio State Representative

Get to Know: Niraj Antani, Ohio State Representative

Get to Know: Niraj Antani, Ohio State Representative By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group   At the age of 23, Niraj Antani became the youngest serving member in the Ohio House of Representatives. Born and raised in Miami Township, Ohio, Antani remained in state and earned a Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. Now 25, Antani (R – Ohio …

Book Review
Books on Hinduism

Books on Hinduism

In honor of Hindu Heritage Month (as celebrated in the state of Florida), this issue presents readers with a listing of varied titles to inform, engage, and enlighten the spiritual mind! The Nay Science by Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee The Nay Science offers a new perspective on the problem of scientific method in the human sciences. Taking German Indological …

Bollywood
Priyanka Chopra

Bollywood Today

Priyanka Chopra rocks the red carpet at the Golden Globes Priyanka Chopra is definitely on the ride of her life. Her career has taken off as she takes both Bollywood and Hollywood by storm. Know both in the East and the West, Priyanka is undoubtedly the face of India on a global platform. Priyanka has represented India so well in …

Community News
Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Arrives in US

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Arrives in US

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Arrives in US Taj Express, an Internationally acclaimed musical based out of Mumbai, India, will be coming to the United States in early 2017. Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for …

Editorial
EDITORIAL

Editorial February 2017

Dear Readers, February is always a fun month for us (I realize I say this every month!). Like last year, we are proud to highlight the NRIs across the Indian diaspora, particularly those from our own communities in the United States. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards and Padma awards (Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri), announced every January, recognize …

Community News

Community News February 2017

Florida Daytona Beach Meditation Retreat Date: 02/02/2017 Time: 7:00 PM Where: Ocean Breeze Club Hotel, 640 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, 32118 2017 Holi Celebration Date: 03/12/2017 Time: 11:00 AM Where: Turkey Lake Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Rd, Orlando, 32835 Contact: 407-460-2020 Host: Gujarati Society Central Florida Orlando Keerthana – Indian American Youth Orchestra Date: 02/4/2017 Time: 4:30 PM Where: …

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Vikas Swarup Named New Envoy to Canada
Vikas Swarup Named New Envoy to Canada
In a recent announcement made by the Government of India, Vikas Swarup will be appointed as India’s next envoy to Canada. Currently he is the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. He will be the...
Campaigning continues for UP Elections
Campaigning continues for UP Elections
Election campaign is in full swing for the third phase of polls in Uttar Pradesh. Addressing an election rally in Balrampur, BJP President Amit Shah slammed the state government for deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. He...
10th GST council meet begins in Udaipur
10th GST council meet begins in Udaipur
The 10th Good and Services Tax Council meet began in Udaipur in Rajasthan. The Agenda items of the meeting, headed finance minister Arun Jaitley, includes Approval of Draft Compensation law modified and vetted by Law ministry, Approval of Draft...
Vikas Swarup Named New Envoy to Canada
Vikas Swarup Named New Envoy to Canada
In a recent announcement made by the Government of India, Vikas Swarup will be appointed as India’s next envoy to Canada. Currently he is the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. He will be the...
Miss Puerto Rico lands Miss World 2016 crown
Miss Puerto Rico lands Miss World 2016 crown
Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico has been crowned Miss World 2016, edging out runners-up from the Dominican Republic and Indonesia, and beauties from around the globe. Del Valle, 19, is a brown-eyed brunette student who speaks Spanish, English...
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...
Books on Hinduism
Books on Hinduism
In honor of Hindu Heritage Month (as celebrated in the state of Florida), this issue presents readers with a listing of varied titles to inform, engage, and enlighten the spiritual mind! The Nay Science by Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep...
Mahabharata on All India Radio
Mahabharata on All India Radio
For the first time in the history of radio, one of the longest epics of India, ‘Mahabharata’ is being broadcasted on All India Radio from Monday. ‘Mahabharata’ produced by B. R. Chopra in late 80s will be broadcast from...
Horoscope
Horoscope
Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19 The stars in the sky have a special plan for you this year, predicts the 2017 predictions for Aries. It is your energy and excitement which will increase rapidly in the beginning. Surprisingly,...
A Divali Thought
A Divali Thought
By Maltie Maharaj Her hair caresses the face of the moon. On the evening air we feel the coolness of her breath, Gently, on our face, as the streetlight is turned on. We scent her perfume in the flower...
Entertainment
Bollywood Today
Bollywood Today
  Dangal overwhelms box office Showcasing a remarkable run, Aamir Khan’s Dangal has already collected approx. Rs.1.07 billion in its first four days of opening. The film showed an upswing of 16.92% and 21.63% on second and third day....
Desi TV Duniya
Desi TV Duniya
P.O.W-Bandi Yudh Ke to premiere at MAMI Star Plus has always strived to be a game changer in the world of television. This time, they do it with upcoming show P.O.W-Bandi Yudh Ke to premiere at the ongoing JIO...
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....
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