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Desh Videsh August 2018

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Fashion for the Soul By Siddhi Desai

Fashion for the Soul By Siddhi Desai Fashion is about assembling a wardrobe that tells your story. Stories that reflect your journey, culture, heritage, and travels. Travel is an integral part of fashion as it allows you to incorporate your experiences with other cultures to create your own eclectic style. There’s an immense amount of beauty emanating from the diversity …

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Fashion

Indian Designers Changing the Face of Fashion in the US

Indian Designers Changing the Face of Fashion in the US Posted on: 07-30-2018 by: Deshvidesh

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Fashion

Awe-Inspiring Fashion at Akash Ambani & Sholka Mehta’s Engagement Party

Awe-Inspiring Fashion at Akash Ambani & Sholka Mehta’s Engagement Party Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta got engaged at a lavish ceremony in Mumbai on June 28. A who’s who ensemble of Bollywood celebrities attended. Shloka wore a heavily embellished gold Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehenga for the ring ceremony. Her outfit included floral motifs, sequins, and thread work. Shloka’s hair …

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Incredible Indians

My India, My Love

My India, My Love By Raj Shah “Where Ganges, woods, Himalayan caves, and men dream God –I am hallowed; my body touched that sod.” These were the last words uttered by Paramahansa Yogananda during a banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles with the Indian Ambassador to America on March 7, 1952. Immediately after that, he went into Maha …

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Incredible Indians

Anukreethy Vas of Tamil Nadu wins FEMINA Miss India 2018

Anukreethy Vas of Tamil Nadu wins FEMINA Miss India 2018 “Who is the better teacher? Failure or success?” This was the final question asked by judges of the top five finalists in the FEMINA Miss India 2018 competition. Anukreethy Vas of Tamil Nadu, the winner of this competition replied, “I would say failure is a better teacher because when you …

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Religion

Paramahansa Yogananda on India

My India My Pride By Paramahansa Yogananda On behalf of the entire Desh-Videsh team, I would like to pay tribute to Paramahansa Yogananda, the great yogi and ardent promoter of Hinduism and India. As we celebrate India’s Independence Day on August 15, we celebrate by publishing one of his most popular poems, “My India My Pride” as well as article …

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Religion

Words to Live by Compiled by Raj Shah

Ahimsa is not a policy for the seizure of power. It is a way of transforming relationships so as to bring about a peaceful transfer of power, effected freely and without compulsion by all concerned, because all have come to recognize it as right. — Thomas Merton If thou shouldst say, “It is enough, I have reached perfection,” all is …

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Poem

Seventeen

Seventeen By Aarohi Talati seventeen – used to paint my thoughts yellow with happiness and innocence waves crashing against the sand, teenagers laughing as water sweeps their friends off their feet idealized love and stolen kisses naivety and idealism and ambition and potential the urge to be someone to do something… seventeen – doesn’t paint my thoughts anymore isn’t deserving …

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Poem

Western Fire, Eastern Wood - By Faren Rajkumar

Ascending

Ascending By Faren Rajkumar hold me, but then let me fall to strike the ground like Indian rain something I have seen only in my sleep where I dance amidst a dark monsoon until I find myself drowned, unable to breathe face down against the wet earth praying for release from this body unaware of the tempest evolving in the …

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Bollywood

Bollywood News

Sanju Grosses $5 Billion Worldwide, $3 Billion in India Sanju has grossed over $5 billion worldwide and $3 billion in India. The biopic about Sanjay Dutt by none other than his dear friend Rajkumar Hirani stars Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Manisha Koirala, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor among others. The big budget movie was the highest weekend opener of …

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Desi TV

Desi TV Duniya

Dr. Hathi of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah No More Kavi Kumar Azad, known for his portryal of Dr. Hansraj Haathi on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma died of cardiac arrest on July 9. His sudden demise has left his and the show’s fans heartbroken.The actor was only 46. Just before his death, he was reportedly unwell and was admitted …

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Community News

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Community News

Florida Orlando Bhagavad Geeta Discourse When: 08/8/2018, 9:30 AM Where: Kaivalya Hall 1221 Chinmaya Way, Casselberry,32707 Contact: Chandra Brahmasandra 407-376-9564 Host: Chinmaya Mission Orlando Grand Chitravina Concert When: 08/19/2018, 5:00 PM Where: Hindu Temple of Florida Hall 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa,33624 Contact: Anu Durai 727-743-1648 Host: Swaralaya Shri Shiv Mahapuran Katha When: 08/11/2018, 6:00 PM Where: Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple …

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Editorial

raj shah

Editorial

Dear Readers, The August issue is a Fashion Issue, and if there is one thing I do not know about, it’s fashion. So if I do not know what to write in this column, and my thoughts go all over the place then forgive me. First, let me welcome our newest writer, Siddhi Desai, a multi-talented energetic young lady who …

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Paramahansa Yogananda on India
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My India My Pride By Paramahansa Yogananda On behalf of the entire Desh-Videsh team, I would like to pay tribute to Paramahansa Yogananda, the great yogi and ardent promoter of Hinduism and India. As we celebrate India’s Independence Day...
Entertainment
Bollywood News
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