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Desh Videsh November 2018

Desh Videsh – Cover Story

The Palatial Lavishness That is Called India

The Palatial Lavishness That is Called India When it comes to lavishness, the palaces in India are second to none. Historically, the country was once divided into many princely states, ruled by princes who rarely stinted when it came to self-aggrandizement. The stories about their immense wealth, which included fabulous collections of gems and other expensive items, and their lavish …

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e-Magazine

Travel Edition

November 2018 e-Magazine

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Travel

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

  UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India Many of us associate nations with particular landmarks, even without knowing about its culture or history. When one thinks of India, a great many sites come to mind – majestic palaces, vast landscapes, towering mountains, and more. Cultural, historic, and natural landmarks drive the tourism economy in many nations and with good reason. …

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Travel

Exploring India

Exploring India: Following the Path Less Traveled

Exploring India: Following the Path Less Traveled Many visitors, when they first come to India, have a specific itinerary that often includes the larger cities and the famous landmarks in them. They take a few official tours, venture out of their hotel to “get the local color,” and then they return home to tell their friends that they “saw India.” …

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Travel

About India

About India: Quotes from the Well Known from Around the World

About India: Quotes from the Well Known from Around the World “This is indeed India! …… The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendour and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of hundred …

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Hinduism

Hindu facts

Let Us Be Hindus

Let Us Be Hindus By Swami Chinmayanandaji It has become a new fashion with the educated Hindu to turn up his nose and sneer in contempt at the very mention of his religion in any discussion. Personally, I too belong in my sympathies to these critics of our religion. But when this thoughtless team begins to declare that we would …

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India News

The Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity: Dedicated to Sardar Patel

The Statue of Unity: Dedicated to Sardar Patel The Honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, unveiled the Statue of Unity, a monument dedicated to Indian Independence Movement leader Vallabhbhai Patel on his birthday, October 31, 2018. Vallabhbhai Patel, popularly known as Sardar Patel, was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. Patel was an Indian barrister and statesman, senior …

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Fashion

The Devam Jewellery

The Devam Experience

By Devika Jhaveri The love affair between a woman and her saris is unmatched. What the Western world perceives as a long piece of fabric is in reality a six-yard garment whose every fold, drape, and tuck can transform a woman into any facet of her being. Poised at the top of this hierarchy is the handloom-woven sari. These luxury …

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Recipes

Indian Sweets

Easy and Delicious Diwali Sweets

Diwali is time for celebration, and no celebration is complete with delicious treats! While fried, sugar laden mitai are favored during the festival season, some healthier options are available – and no less tasty! Try these recipes and share with friends and neighbors. No one can resist a delectable mitai given with love and the spirit of finding in good …

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Financial Planning

Crypto-What??

Crypto-What?? By Nirali Chokshi Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Litecoin – what do they have in common? These are all types of different cryptocurrencies. You’ve heard a lot of these words in the news, articles, or amongst friends, but is this something you should get into? Should you buy/invest in them? That’s really for you to decide, but first you should understand …

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Desi TV

Desi TV News

Anushka Sharma Ventures into Production of Web Series Actress Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh Sharma will be producing their first web series with Amazon Prime. The upcoming series is a police drama and is to be written by scriptwriter Sudeep Sharma, with whom Anushka Sharma has already worked on NH10, a film that her company produced earlier. Sudeep Sharma …

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Bollywood News

Bollywood News

Bollywood News

Sui Dhaaga Embroiders on the Make in India Campaign Sui Dhaaga, directed by Sharat Katariya for Yash Raj Films, is a bitter-sweet story of human aspirations and perseverance in small-town India. Taking the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign as a theme, the film shows us how an awakened pride, self-reliance, and hard work can conquer the odds and turn …

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Must Read Books

Must-Read Books

Must Read Books

Mighty Maharajas: Forts & Palaces of India by Amita Baig (Author), Joginder Singh (Photographer)The Indian subcontinent offers a fascinating collection of historic forts and royal palaces waiting to be explored. Mighty Maharajas: Forts and Palaces of India brings together a unique architectural legacy—from ancient forts mentioned in Hindu epics to strongholds built by succession of rulers, arranged geographically within a …

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Community News

Community News- October

Community News

FloridaOrlando Diwali Ball When: 11/3/2018, 8:00 PM Where: Rosen Centre 9840 International Dr., Orlando,32819Contact: Vishal 863-529-6646 Host: Sindhi Society of Central Florida Diwali CelebrationWhen: 11/4/2018, 4:30 PMWhere: The Morrow Center1180 Southlake Circle Suite 100, Morrow,30260Contact: Nishaben Patel 678-643-9608Host: Charotar Moti Satravis Patidar Bhavin Shastri live in ConcertWhen: 11/9/2018, 8:00 PM Where: Jewish Community Center11184 South Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando,32836Contact: Krish …

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Editorial

raj shah

Editorial

Dear Readers, Incredible India! What do I say about my Matrubhoomi ( Motherland ) in one page. Living here in the US, my Karma Bhoomi for the last 48 years, I do not forget my Mathrubhumi India even for a minute.When I sleep, usually I do not dream, but when I do, it is only about my childhood and adult …

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News
The Statue of Unity: Dedicated to Sardar Patel
The Statue of Unity: Dedicated to Sardar Patel
The Statue of Unity: Dedicated to Sardar Patel The Honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, unveiled the Statue of Unity, a monument dedicated to Indian Independence Movement leader Vallabhbhai Patel on his birthday, October 31, 2018. Vallabhbhai Patel,...
Abhay Ashtekar honored with Einstein Prize
Abhay Ashtekar honored with Einstein Prize
Abhay Ashtekar, Evan Pugh Professor of Physics, Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Physics, and Director of the Penn State Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, has been honored with the Einstein Prize from the American Physical Society....
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program If you are seeking to invest in the U.S. or are already investing, you may benefit from your investment and become a U.S. Permanent Resident through the EB-5 Visa. Under this program, entrepreneurs (and...
Alarming Trends for H1B Visas
Alarming Trends for H1B Visas
With the recent administration change to the Trump presidency, USCIS has modified their regulations as it pertains to immigrants. In particular, H-1B visas have taken the spotlight as more scrutiny from USCIS is being focused on these visas. Now,...
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
Grants will support citizenship preparation services for permanent residents WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare...
Let Us Be Hindus
Let Us Be Hindus
Let Us Be Hindus By Swami Chinmayanandaji It has become a new fashion with the educated Hindu to turn up his nose and sneer in contempt at the very mention of his religion in any discussion. Personally, I too...
The Holiday Weigh-In
The Holiday Weigh-In
Holidays tend to bring about very rich memories for us, usually centering around the excitement of traveling and family members visiting. Every year it’s a new blur of vivid colors, bright lights, and delicious aromas. Oh the aromas!! It’s...
Thinking About Finances at Diwali
Thinking About Finances at Diwali
Thinking About Finances at Diwali By Nirali Chokshi, CPA Happy Diwali! Diwali is one of the most auspicious celebrations for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Newar Buddhists, and has many different meanings to people in addition to celebrating the triumph...
Entertainment
Mulk: Prejudice and Perception
Mulk: Prejudice and Perception
Mulk: Prejudice and Perception Mulk is an excellent, under-promoted film on how anti-Muslim propaganda can affect the lives of ordinary Indian citizens. An extended Muslim family, with Murad Ali Mohammed, played by Rishi Kapoor, as its head, live in...
Desi TV
Upcoming Web Series: Bard of Blood
Upcoming Web Series: Bard of Blood
Upcoming Web Series: Bard of Blood Actor Emraan Hashmi will be starring in the upcoming web series Bard of Blood. His first appearance in a web series, Hashmi plays the protagonist, Kabir Anand, a professor teaching Shakespeare’s works in...
Ruslaan Sayed Plays Nakul in KarnSangini
Ruslaan Sayed Plays Nakul in KarnSangini
Ruslaan Sayed Plays Nakul in KarnSangini Ruslaan Sayed will be playing Nakul, one of the five Pandava brothers from the Mahabharata, in upcoming TV show KarnSangini. The actor previously appeared in Jana Na Dil Se Door, and he is...
Health
The Holiday Weigh-In
The Holiday Weigh-In
Holidays tend to bring about very rich memories for us, usually centering around the excitement of traveling and family members visiting. Every year it’s a new blur of vivid colors, bright lights, and delicious aromas. Oh the aromas!! It’s...
The 8 Limbs of Yoga
The 8 Limbs of Yoga
The 8 Limbs of Yoga We all know what Yoga is, right? It’s a great exercise routine to keep fit and become more flexible. If you agreed with the previous statement, take a deep breath and read on because...
Yoga: Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit
Yoga: Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit
For thousands of years, utilizing purifying practices such as asanas (physical poses), pranayama (control of the life force energy), and dhyana (meditation) were nothing out of the ordinary in India. It was common knowledge that these practices were beneficial...
Been There, Do This Instead!  A Bridal Q&A
Been There, Do This Instead! A Bridal Q&A
For this year’s Fall Bridal Issue, I’m bringing you straight to the source of some of the most vital information a bride-to-be can receive: newlyweds. These brides have already been there, done that, and now they’re sharing some of...
Sports
PARAAG MARATHE ELECTED CHAIR OF USA CRICKET
PARAAG MARATHE ELECTED CHAIR OF USA CRICKET
San Francisco 49ers executive Paraag Marathe has been unanimously elected as Chair of the USA Cricket Board, as newly established USA Cricket take another step forward towards International Cricket Council Membership. Marathe, President of 49ers Enterprises and Executive Vice...