Faren Rajkumar

Faren Rajkumar

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Western Fire, Eastern Wood - By Faren Rajkumar

Faren Rajkumar is a senior English Honors student at Nova Southeastern University, where she is also the editor-in-chief of Digressions lierary magazine and a library student assistant. She has been a college-level writing tutor for several years, and does freelance writing and editing for several companies. Faren recently completed a writing program at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, and is pursuing an MFA degree in Creative Writing and a career in writing and education. Her essays and articles on Hinduism have appeared in numerous publications, including The Huffington Post and Hinduism Today. Faren has been a long-time volunteer in the Hindu community and with the Hindu American Foundation, and several years ago, completed the Bala Vihar program at South Florida Hindu temple. She maintains a regular poetry and photography blog called “Wanderling”, and writes creatively in her spare time. Faren is also a classically-trained violinist of 16 years, and teaching private lessons using Suzuki and traditional methods.

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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Tat Tvam Asi

Tat Tvam Asi By Faren Rajkumar maybe I should begin writing new prayers, in a language my own and simple soft things I can understand the whispering rise of the moon haseya, haseya stillness of early morning in my chest sat nam laughter when a lost thing is finally found svaha feet striking the ground on a paththat soon will …

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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 …

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Vedic Science

Vedic Science

Author by Faren Rajkumar The most ancient of all religions has found itself thrust into the middle of a modern sphere that differs so dramatically from the days of ancient India. Hinduism is free from the worldly confines of a date of origin, setting it far apart from so many other religions that are able to boast proud relevance in …

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Western Fire, Eastern Wood - By Faren Rajkumar

Western Fire, Eastern Wood

Author by Faren Rajkumar To be a true American is to be patriotic and persevering. A good American citizen understands the constitution and is aware of and protects their rights to free speech, press and religion. “If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter,” said George Washington. …

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