October 2008

Desh Videsh October 2008 – Cover Story
DIWALI - A FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Diwali: The Victory Of Good Over Evil

Come the month of October, there is an air of festivity all around. It is the auspicious festival of Diwali that makes even the grimmest face smile in anticipation.It is indeed the time for all to usher into the light, it is the time to overcome all that evil, and it is the time to celebrate the supreme festival of …

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The Change We Need

The Change We Need

As November approaches, the South Asian American community faces a critical choice in the presidential election. As we reflect on the past eight years and look ahead to the future, the choices could not be clearer. On one hand, we have John McCain, a candidate who has vowed to continue the failed policies of the Bush administration that have led …

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John McCain

John McCain

I first met John McCain in 1999 when I was a graduate student. He was coming to speak on my campus and I was selected to pick him up at Logan Airport. On the 45-minute ride to Harvard Square, we talked about many issues of the day and also about India and the Indian-American community. He told me about his …

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Incredible Indians, NRI News

Indian Art & Artist

I still remember the first time I was introduced to a compass – shiny white metallic. They were not available in the different colors we see them now. First, I used it to make circles, but then realized that it could also be used to form intricate designs – rudimentary forms of geometric rangoli. Later on in art class, as …

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