Category Archive for: ‘Get to Know’

Western Fire, Eastern Wood - By Faren Rajkumar

Western Fire, Eastern Wood

Author by Faren Rajkumar To be a true American is to be patriotic and persevering. A good American citizen understands the constitution and is aware of and protects their rights to free speech, press and religion. “If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter,” said George Washington. …

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Through the Eyes of a CHYK

Through the Eyes of a CHYK

Chinmaya Mission of Orlando held a spiritual family camp at the Wyndham Orlando Resort form June 21st through June 26th, 2011. Over 350 attendees from all over the country attended the camp where lectures, study groups and discussion sessions were held for adults as well as children. The overall theme of the camp was “Meditation”. Swami Tejomayananda, the head of …

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Parenting Q & A

Parenting Q & A

Author by Dr. Kondoor V. Abraham I am a mother to two little children. I would like to know what kind of toys I should buy for my children. There are all kinds of toys on the market. Toys that are of educational and social value are definitely of utmost importance. Toys that can improve eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, …

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I went to sleep at the…zzz

I went to sleep at the…zzz

Author by Shruti Patel When initially brain-storming for this article, I started with ideas about fitness and eating well. I then came across an epidemic that deserves to be acknowledged: sleep deprivation. In this context, an epidemic is simply a factor that affects many people in a population; specifically, I am looking at the teen student population. Many other students …

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The Conscious Parent

The Conscious Parent – – Dr. Shefali Tsabary

About the Author Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, New York. Dr. Tsabary was exposed to Eastern philosophy at an early age and integrates its teachings with Western psychology. It is this blend of East and West that allows her to reach a global audience, and establishes her as one of a kind in …

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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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