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  • Unique way to celebrate Diwali

    Last month, Hindus all over the world celebrated Diwali. But this year because of COVID-19 pandemic the celebration was a bit different. Everybody celebrated at home by themselves following social Distance. But our friends at Occasions by Shangri-La came up with a unique way to …

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  • DIY This Holiday Season

    DIY This Holiday Season By Chahna Tailor

    Tis the season to celebrate! Okay, so this is not another article on why we celebrate Diwali. Instead, I’m going to talk about how to make it fun. As we approach the holiday season, it’s a great opportunity to educate the future generation. The alternative …

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  • Explaining ‘Rakshabandan’ – a Hindu festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond

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  • 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 almost like every holiday has its …

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  • 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 of light over darkness and good …

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  • Ftr We Love Diwali

    Book Review

    Written by Raj Shah Illustrated by Kamlesh M. & Natasha S. Review by Faren Rajkumar Creative Writing MFA candidate, University of South Florida A joy to read and share, and makes a perfect Diwali present for young ones! This colorful story is a simply charming …

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  • The Victory of Good Over Evil

    Diwali: The Victory of Good Over Evil

    Come the months of October – November, there is an air of festivity all around. It is the auspicious festival of Diwali that makes even the grimmest face smile in anticipation. It is indeed the time for all to usher into the light, to overcome …

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  • The Spiritual Significance of Diwali thus

    The Spiritual Significance of Diwali

    For an oil lamp to burn, the wick has to be partially immersed in the oil. If the wick is completely drowned in oil, it cannot bring light. Life is like the wick of the lamp, you have to be in the world and yet …

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  • Diwali- Lesser Known Facts

    Lesser Known Facts about Diwali

    Lesser Known Facts about Diwali Compiled and Edited by Desh-Videsh Staff Diwali or Deepavali is celebrated in many countries, and many mark it with an official holiday. In India, Kenya, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, and Fiji, the …

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  • Divali Nagar, City of Lights in Trinidad and Tobago

    Divali Nagar, City of Lights in Trinidad and Tobago

    Divali Nagar, City of Lights is an annual exposition of Hindu culture, and it is associated with the celebration of Diwali in Trinidad and Tobago. The idea of Divali Nagar was born in 1986 out of a concept enunciated by Hans Hanoomansingh, then President of the National Council of Indian Culture and was organized by a team of dedicated individuals

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