Category Archive for: ‘Religion’

Hema Malini as Durga - A Review By Anita Rao

Hema Malini as Durga – A Review By Anita Rao

  Hema Malini, Bollywood’s ‘Dream Girl,’ took audiences on a mythological journey in the dance ballet Durga at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on June 22 sponsored by Sham Chhabria and South Florida Hindu Temple. Supported by a group of 25 male and female dancers, Malini, a classical dancer of international fame, entertained the audience with her grace, talent, beauty …

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Celebrating Ramadan

Celebrating Ramadan

              Another Ramadan is upon us this mid-summer. This auspicious month gives Muslims the opportunity to truly reflect on the past year, earn extra blessings, and turn towards Allah more so than any other month. During this time, Muslims forgo that which is most important – food and drink -in an effort to control …

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HOW I ESSENTIALLY1

How I Essentially Became a Hindu

Can you imagine in Europe there are people who believe there is no Bhagawan (God)!” Baba Ramdev, a highly popular yogi, said this to a sea of thousands of Indian school children with an expression of genuine wonderment on his face. I saw it on TV, and it made me smile. He is right. In Europe, there are people who …

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Desh-Videsh Congratulates the HAF 2013 NextGen Essay Contest Winners

Desh-Videsh Congratulates the HAF 2013 NextGen Essay Contest Winners

Young writers participating in the 2013 NextGen Essay Contest, sponsored by Hindu American Foundation (HAF), were asked how this quote inspired them to be Hindu American advocates. Contestants, in three categories based upon their age — 14-17, 18-22, and 23-27 years — were judged on their creativity, style, and focus by a six person panel consisting of HAF Executive Council …

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Ramadan Growing Closer To God

Ramadan Growing Closer To God

The holy month of Ramadan is well underway, all set to climax with a day of unbridled festivity and celebration this Id. Visit any area heavily populated with devout Muslims and you will notice each day bears a quiet solitude with sudden bursts of frenzied activity in the evening. These bursts correspond with evening prayers and the breaking of the …

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Love In India By Maria Wirth

Love In India By Maria Wirth

Author by Maria Wirth There is no other country where basic questions crop up as quickly as in India,” a young Spanish woman recently told me. I fully agreed with her, as it reminded me of my early time in India some 30 years ago. One basic question then was about love. In the west, love refers mainly to the …

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Ushering Hope Devotion Celebration This August

Ushering Hope Devotion Celebration This August

The dry spell in India is over – quite literally. After a scorching summer experienced by most in the country, the indulgent monsoon has been more than welcome. In the same vein, after a few uneventful months, many are now looking forward to the fun and indulgence festivals during the coming months are certain to bring. Every Indian is almost …

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JESUS SAID

Words to Live by

JESUS SAID This is MY commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. If you keep MY commandments, you will abide in MY love. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:10,12,13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, …

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Dharma Bee-Nationwide Quiz Contest On Swami Vivekananda And Sri Krishna

Dharma Bee-Nationwide Quiz Contest On Swami Vivekananda And Sri Krishna

At the Art Institute of Chicago, children speaking in American accents with matching orange T-shirts posed for photos and stood where the man they’d spent months studying, called for interfaith tolerance and understanding, said a recent article in the Chicago Tribune. The occasion was a field trip. The event was National Dharma Bee contest. The contest was part of SV …

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Happy Ramadan

Happy Ramadan

The Holy month of Ramadan starts on Tuesday July 9th 2013. On Behalf of the entire Desh Videsh team, we like to wish our Muslim readers Happy Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of fasting for Muslims—a time for introspection, charity, and repentance in order to attain God’s mercy and blessings. Ramadan is considered the holiest month of the Islamic calendar …

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