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Pujyasri Thuravi Latchoumi Bay Ongaranandha

Message from ONGARA ASHRAM (Pondicherry, India)

Pujyasri Thuravi Latchoumi Bayi, a senior monk belonging to ONGARA ASHRAM (Pondicherry) attained Mahasamadhi on 25th July 2018 at Korattur, Chennai. Born on 21st March 1934 in Pondicherry, she became the first disciple of Swamy Ongaranandha – Chief Pontiff of Ongara Ashram and a great Siddha purusha. ONGARA ASHRAM, founded in 1960 by Para Brahma Sadguru Om Sri Siddhar Swamigal, …

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Indian Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away at 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India, passed away on August 16, 2018, at the age of 93. Born on December 25, 1924, Vajpayee served three times as the Prime Minister of India from 1996 to 2004. In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  ji said “Vajpayee’s death marks the end of an era. He lived for the nation and served …

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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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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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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

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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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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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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Western Fire, Eastern Wood - By Faren Rajkumar


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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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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