August 2013


India News, Festival of India

Independence Day Set Yourself Free

Independence Day Set Yourself Free

Come August 15, the Indian tricolors will fly high. Grand parades will be arranged, all that is worth showcasing will be strutted about, and there will be many moments of instant gratification. After all, Independence Day is a monumental occasion, and the occasion deserves its due. Alongside the celebrations also comes the silent scorn and shadows of doubt and uncertainty. …

Religion, Hinduism News

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 …

Festival of India

Diwali Festival of Light

Author by Faren Rajkumar The entire Desh-Videsh Media Group team warmly welcomes Faren Rajkumar as its newest staff writer. Faren’s background and experience both with journalism and creative writing makes her an ideal member of our growing team. My year always begins anew on the darkest of nights. For as long as I can remember, Diwali has been a night …



Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A August 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I am married to a US citizen and I am applying for my green card. How long will it take to get my green card? Will I get a temporary work permit first and how long will that take? A. The processing times will vary depending on your location. Since the paperwork is first sent …

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 …