HOW I ESSENTIALLY1

How I Essentially Became a Hindu

Can you imagine in Europe there are people who believe there is no Bhagawan (God)!” Baba Ramdev, a highly popular yogi, said this to a sea of thousands of Indian school children with an expression of genuine wonderment on his face. I saw it on TV, and it made me smile. He is right. In Europe, there are people who …

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Desh-Videsh Congratulates the HAF 2013 NextGen Essay Contest Winners

Desh-Videsh Congratulates the HAF 2013 NextGen Essay Contest Winners

Young writers participating in the 2013 NextGen Essay Contest, sponsored by Hindu American Foundation (HAF), were asked how this quote inspired them to be Hindu American advocates. Contestants, in three categories based upon their age — 14-17, 18-22, and 23-27 years — were judged on their creativity, style, and focus by a six person panel consisting of HAF Executive Council …

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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 …

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Hinduism On Mothers

Hinduism On Mothers

  May 12 is Mother’s day. The Desh-Videsh team would like to wish all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s day. Below are some excerpts from Hindu Scriptures on mothers and women. In the Mokshadharma Parva (Section CCLXVI),Bhishma said: The mother is the panacea for all kinds of calamities. The existence of the mother invests one with protection; …

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I Love Gita: A South Florida Annual Tradition for Over a Decade

I Love Gita: A South Florida Annual Tradition for Over a Decade

I Love Gita is Chinmaya Mission Miami’s annual Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition that celebrates and promotes learning the Gita among the younger generation. The competition has been conducted for over a decade in South Florida, showcasing the best of scholarship, discipline, and courage in the community’s children, youth, and adults, as they chant to uphold the value and glory …

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How Hinduism Makes Me a Better American

How Hinduism Makes Me a Better American

Author by Vinti Singh I tried an experiment last year in which I attempted to go a week without buying anything from China. My choices as a consumer were severely limited. It was nearly impossible to find clothes, gifts or even nails to hang up a picture frame. Since finding non-made-in-China alternatives were rare occurrences, I often just did without. …

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Who am I?

Who am I?

Author by Shruti Patel Can you imagine getting a wake up call at 6 am, being in school for seven hours, staying after for clubs or SAT classes for two more, and coming home to do hours of assignments that stack high enough to give you a 36 hour record of no sleep? What about following this typical schedule by …

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How to raise Hindu Children in the USA

How to raise Hindu Children in the USA

How to raise Hindu Children in the USA Living as a Hindu here in the USA, parents must keep a watchful eye on what their kids are being exposed to. There is a different dominant faith here and, as we all know, not all their values resemble ours. Here, I constantly hear the words, Fear of God, words that I …

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Bhagavad Gita and Management

Bhagavad Gita and Management

Introduction One of the greatest contributions of India to the world is Holy Gita. Arjuna got mentally depressed when he saw his relatives with whom he has to fight. The Bhagavad Gita is preached in the battle field Kurukshetra by Lord Krishna to Arjuna as a counseling to do his duty while multitudes of men stood by waiting . It …

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Swami Vivekananda

Mystical Prose of Swami Vivekananda

“Vivekananda taught awakened India to come out of the slough of Despondence and face the world with a new self-confidence and almost a mission to global humanity.” K.R.S. Iyengar, Indian Writing in English (Sterling, 1985) Vivekananda’s various ser mons and lectures made re nascent Hinduism a force to reckon with. By his deliverance of the lectures, he propagated the thesis …

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