Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2017’

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Holi/Phagwa Celebration by Indranie Deyal

Holi/Phagwa Celebration by Indranie Deyal Packets of vivid powders would lie on the formica kitchen table like scattered pieces pulled from a pretty patchwork quilt. Bags of iridescent green crystals glittered in the morning sunlight and bottles of scented white talcum emerged from my mother’s sturdy vine-woven market basket in preparation for the annual Hindu festival of Phagwah or Holi. …

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Holi/Phagwa in Trinidad and Guyana

Holi / Phagwa in Trinidad and Guyana Holi is the festival of colors and while the holiday is mostly celebrated in India, many now celebrate worldwide. Also known as Phagwa, the event is celebrated in the Phalgun month, which usually falls in March or April as per the British calendar. The festival originated in Trinidad in the year 1845 when …

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Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba

Guyana-USA team marks occasion with Goodwill Series History was made when the first ever cricket team from the USA participated in The First Cuba-Guyana Solidarity Softball Cricket Tournament which was played in Havana, Cuba on March 4th-5th. The event celebrated the 100th years of cricket in Cuba and the 47th Republic Day Anniversary of Guyana affectionately referred to as Mash …

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Featured Artists for the 5th United Phagwah/Holi Celebration

Featured Artists for the 5th United Phagwah/Holi Celebration Prnc Charming Social Media Comedian Indo-Caribbean comedian and actor, David Stephen Francis, better known by his stage name, Prnc Charming, is no different in that regard, however, he is groundbreaking in terms of his quick popularity, outlook, cultural representation and social conscious mind state, when it comes to his creative career. …

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Bollywood Today

Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu to join Indian President to watch Pink Both Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu had been invited by the Indian president Mr. Pranab Mukherjee this weekend. He wanted them to join him in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi to see the movie, ‘Pink’. Both actors confirmed the screening and after-dinner on Twitter. In his twitter message, …

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Women’s History Month: Honoring Women from India

Women’s History Month: Honoring Women from India As you probably know, March is Women’s History Month. Desh Videsh Media Group is proud to honor Indian women who have faced tough challenges throughout their lives. Many have achieved the honor of being the first in their fields. Recognizing the achievements of women in all walks of life – politics, activism, education, …

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Community News

Community News March 2017

Florida Melbourne India Fest Date: 03/11-12/2017 Time: 10:00 AM Where: Wickham Pavilion, 3845 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, 32935 Contact: Yasmin Majeed, 321-720-8590 Host: Manav Mandir Georgia Atlanta Metro Dr. Radhika Chopra Live Concert Date: 03/11/2017 Time: 6:00 PM Where: Ashiana Banquet Hall, 5675 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross, 30071 Host: Paracha Entertainment Orlando Hanuman Jayanti Observance When: 04/8/2017, Where: Chinmaya Mission …

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Bollywood Weddings: Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay

Bollywood Weddings: Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay

Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh married Rukmini Sahay in a magical ceremony held in Udaipur on February 9. The celebration was nothing short of a royal affair. The couple tied the knot in accordance with traditional Hindu rituals, and all events were spread over the course of three days. Wedding celebrations began on Tuesday, February 9, with the ring ceremony …

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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 Pavilion, Melbourne. Indiafest is a celebration of the mixture of rich culture and traditions. Started 20 years ago, with a curious …

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Editorial March 2017

Dear Readers, As all our readers know, I love the wedding issues – the trends, the couple’s stories, the memorable images. This month, I’m even more so touched having just come back from a family wedding in India. Aruna and I had a wonderful time celebrating with family in a festive spirit that can only be experienced in India. Though …

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