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Third Battle of Panipat

Third Battle of Panipat

January 14th is the day of Pride for all Hindus all over the world !! The greatest battle recorded in history was Panipat III war on 14th Jan 1761. The Hindus (Maraathaas) fought the war with the Islamic Afghans (Ahmed Shah Abdaali was leading them) at PaniPat (Haryana) on this very day 250 Years ago !! Maraathaas were the supreme …

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The women behind the most powerful man in India

The women behind the most powerful man in India

“You may be going to work, hmm?” Gursharan Kaur reminded her husband, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister (PM) of India, as guests began to disperse after the private dinner they hosted for American President Barack Obama and wife Michelle on November 7. With a half-smile, Singh called for Principal Secretary TKA Nair and National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, both of …

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The Coming of the Rains

The Coming of the Rains

by Aditya Rohit Shah In this wedding special, love, dedication and commitment are dominant themes. This poem written by 17-year-old Aditya Rohit Shah describes the true love of Radha for Lord Krishna, and it is a fitting inclusion for this special. The clouds gather in their heavenly pace, clamoring and rejoicing in the arms of the Lord Wind; dancing, so …

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Bridal Makeup - What not to do

Bridal Makeup – What not to do

You are the star on your wedding day. Sadly, many girls complain of looking overworked and tired in their wedding pictures due to heavy makeup. Their most precious moment turns into a nightmare. Find a flawless look that suits your style, trousseau and the event. What if the camera catches your unflattering paleness, and makes you, the star of the …

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Never ever say never!

Never ever say never!

Ten years ago, when I first started Bharatanatyam dance lessons with Guru Smt. Harija Sivakumar I would have probably burst into tears at the thought of having an Arangetram. I genuinely abhorred dancing! What eight-year-old would get excited about waking up early on a Sunday morning, missing out on cartoons, driving 45 minutes, and then spending an hour dancing? None! …

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Franchising – Most Popular among people from the Indian Subcontinent

Franchising – Most Popular among people from the Indian Subcontinent

Did you know… Franchising has been providing business opportunities for more than 150 years–and is part of this country’s blueprint for growth. From 1974 to 2008, Subway has franchised over 22,200 locations in the U.S. Franchised businesses supply an annual payroll of $278.6 billion–or 5.3% of all private sector payrolls in the United States (source: IFA, www.buildingopportunity.com). More laid-off professionals …

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2009 Year in Review

2009 Year in Review

2009 was a very exciting year for Desh-Videsh, and it certainly seems like the year flew by very fast. Thanks to all of readers, we achieved several milestones in pursuing new projects as well as in being able to improve upon current endeavors. Throughout the past year, we covered a wide variety of topics Desh-Videsh ranging from politics, weddings, charity …

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Are We Ready?

Are We Ready?

Author by Zach Thirty odd years ago, my mother had this conversation with me when the then 20 year old was about to embark on a flight to the US for higher studies. She asked me when I would be back to settle down, which is the old Malayalee way of asking what my plans are for a job and to …

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T-20 World Cup 2009 - A Pakistani Affair

T-20 World Cup 2009 – A Pakistani Affair

For a nation that is beleaguered with terrorism, violence, corruption and political unrest, what glorious moments of relief, joy and jubilation Younis Khan and his boys gave to the countrymen. Pakistan’s victory at the T20 Cricket World Cup 2009 might not be a solution to the country’s ever-increasing problems, but certainly has temporarily embalmed the pains and wounds the common …

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What Would Gandhiji Do?

What Would Gandhiji Do?

The evolution of globalization as a multi-dimensional phenomenon is being widely discussed among scholars and thinkers around the world. The popular perception of globalization as a methodology for economic integration of the world acquires much significance. The most visible phenomenon of globalization’s impact on human societies is found with the rise and growth of social insecurity, which in other words …

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