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Desh Videsh October 2017
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Celebrating Diwali in a Meaningful Way

Celebrating Diwali in a Meaningful Way By Aditi Wardhan Singh As the Indian festive season begins with Rakhi, we begin mentally preparing for and rejoicing all the series of festivals leading up to Diwali. The Festival of Lights, that brightens up our lives with love and hope. Festivals, though, are not only a time to splurge, eat and enjoy. They …

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Festival of India
Eight Diwali Traditions, Apart from Sweets Everyone Should Know

Eight Diwali Traditions, Apart from Sweets Everyone Should Know

Eight Diwali Traditions, Apart from Sweets Everyone Should Know Diwali, a religious festival celebrated by many faiths, including Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and others around the world, is also known by many as the Festival of Lights. This year, Diwali falls on October 19 as the festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartika which usually occurs during October or …

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Relationship
Relationship Corner

What Are the 5 Love Languages®?

What Are the 5 Love Languages®? E veryone wants to be loved for who they are. But how can you know if you’re communicating your love in a way that the other person will truly understand and appreciate? Dr. Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of The 5 Love Languages®: The Secret to Love That Lasts. In it, he describes …

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Get to Know

The Equifax Data Breach

Have you been affected? If so, how can you try to protect yourself? Provided by Rajesh Jyotishi On September 7, credit reporting agency Equifax dropped a consumer bombshell. It revealed that cyber criminals had gained access to the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans between May and July – about 44% of the U.S. population. The culprits …

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Desi TV
Desi TV

Desi TV

TRP Ratings: shows that topped this week’s chart TRP ratings this week were once again a roller coaster ride. Khatron Ke Khiladi: Pain in Spain was rock steady in the top position; however, this week the show was pushed to the second spot by none other than Amitabh Bachchan’s KBC. Sony has occupied the top slot after a very long …

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Bollywood
Bollywood News

Bollywood News

RK Films’ memorabilia burnt in fire Mid-September, the iconic R.K Films and Studios found itself amidst blazes. Historic and monumental memorabilia and costumes were burnt to ashes though no casualties were reported. Founded by legendary actor Raj Kapoor, the studio was the shooting ground for many iconic movies like Mera Naam Joker (1970) and Prem Rog (1982) as well as …

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Editorial
Editorial

Editorial October 2017

Dear Readers, First of all let me wish Happy Diwali to all of you and to all our Gujarati brothers sisters, Happy New year too! It’s that time of the year of Festivals, Family, and Food. Don’t forget the sweets – no festival is complete without these treats! For the last few years, Aruna and I have been inviting all …

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News
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...
Manav Mandir  Presents Indiafest
Manav Mandir Presents Indiafest
Indiafest is a fun family festival that brings focus and share the Indian culture in Brevard County. This eagerly anticipated annual cultural event will be held on Saturday, March 11th (10am-6pm) and Sunday, March 12th (11am-5pm) at the Wickham...
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,...
Entertainment
Bollywood News
Bollywood News
Record weekly Box Office collection of ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ Akshay Kumar starrer, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ is going strong since its release on 11th August 2017. It has not set the Week One records for 2017. Not only...
Riya Sen Weds Longtime  Beau Shvam Tiwari
Riya Sen Weds Longtime Beau Shvam Tiwari
Riya Sen Weds Longtime Beau Shvam Tiwari Gone are the days when celebs shied away from marriage or kept them under wraps. The latest to join the bandwagon is Bollywood actress Riya Sen, daughter of extremely talented actress MoonMoon...
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....
Health
Been There, Do This Instead!  A Bridal Q&A
Been There, Do This Instead! A Bridal Q&A
For this year’s Fall Bridal Issue, I’m bringing you straight to the source of some of the most vital information a bride-to-be can receive: newlyweds. These brides have already been there, done that, and now they’re sharing some of...
Wellness: The Ultimate  Luxury Trend
Wellness: The Ultimate Luxury Trend
Wellness: The Ultimate Luxury Trend By Nisha Jani On a recent flight to Las Vegas, I found myself mindlessly flipping through an in-flight magazine. My gaze landed upon an article about the benefits of a newly designed floating aerobic...
Sports
MS Dhoni Nominated for Padma Bhushan by BBCI
MS Dhoni Nominated for Padma Bhushan by BBCI
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated for the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to cricket. The 36-year-old former Indian skipper has been nominated for the country’s third highest civilian award by the Indian cricket board. BCCI acting president CK...