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Miss Continent USA

Miss World Continent -2020 Internatonal Pageant Sunday April 19th  @ Sheraton Novi Michigan Grand Ballroom This pageant is for Worlds 7 Continents (Worldwide Participants ) . The main objective of the show is to create Awareness for Peace, Amity and Unity of all the World. Mr. & Miss World Continent – 2020 ” Pageant “ Interested participants

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Health

It’s not ‘just a phase’: How college students are addressing mental wellness in a climate of silence

Until recently, I think it’s safe to say conversations surrounding mental health and wellness have been few and far between in a vast majority of Indian and Indian-American households. For this reason, the immediate picture many generations of Indians have long held in mind when imagining someone “mentally unwell” might include alarmist and harmful fears

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Feature

Style profile: Sunita Dass on her “eclectic, creative” style

Sunita Dass remembers poring over the pages of Vogue as a young girl growing up in Bramhall, England, and then in Michigan, when her father’s job took her family to the United States. Now an attorney who attended the University of Michigan and a mother to two high schoolers, Dass stays in touch with her creative

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Seniors

Grannies go to town, and so do grandpas: a field trip to the DIA

The year’s end was fast approaching; social calendars were filling up. Yet, when Hema Rachmale, Anita Rajpal and Seema Shah, three enterprising women, invited the seniors at the Bharatiya Temple on a field trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts, elders, middle aged couples and even a teenager or two eagerly responded. Two buses would

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Feature

Style profile: Zaim Becovic, bodyguard to the stars

Born in present day Montenegro, Zaim Becovic moved to the United States in 1986 with the hopes of pursuing acting and becoming a movie star. But feeling cheated by Hollywood producers and managers, he decided to try a career as a bodyguard, and received an education in personal training and executive protection. Along the way, he worked

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NextGen

NextGen: Dhruv Rathod

Dhruv Rathod, the only child of Manisha and Ashish, is a fourth grader at Novi’s Deerfield Elementary School who’s been singing since he was four years old. In March, the 9-year-old will have the opportunity of a lifetime: singing the national anthem at a Detroit Pistons game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. (He’ll also be

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Our Future

The Madhavans: A Story of Adaptation, Again and Again

On a sunny fall morning, I turned into a wooded driveway to find a gentleman waiting with a bright, welcoming smile. After weeks of planning, numerous texts, missed phone calls and several garbled messages, we were finally meeting in person. Both of us are busy grandparents, so finding the convenient time had been a bit

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NextGen

NextGen: Srushti Gubbi

With an enthusiasm for the vocal arts and a passion for music, Srushti Gubbi, 13, has taken the center stage at many events, including a Detroit Lions game and the U.S. Open, where she sang the National Anthem after Serena Williams competed. Poised and steady, Srushti performs with ease and shows that even a middle-schooler

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Health

Adjusting to a new normal: a story of Alzheimer’s disease

This is the second of a two-part series from The Indian Scene. Last week, we told the story of one family and a life-changing diagnosis. This week, we’ll follow them as they navigate their new normal, and explore the financial and logistical realities of Alzheimer’s and caregiving. A difficult thing about Alzheimer’s disease is that

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