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Words to Live By...

Words to Live By…

Compiled by RajShah Inspiring Commencement Speeches What better time to discuss commencement speeches than in the Desh-Videsh Education special edition. Enjoy these quotable quotes from a few timeless commencement speeches by notable Indians to help you define your own success. Raghuram Rajan 23rd Reserve Bank of India Governor “You are rarely happy simply because you are successful, but you are …

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Dear Readers, The month of January brings many new and exciting things. To start, it is the beginning of a new year, new hopes, new resolutions, and new goals. But the most exciting for me is when the Indian government recognizes individuals who have contributed for years to promote India, Indian culture, and Indian heritage. As an Indian living outside …

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Remembering Mahatma Gandhi on his 71st Death Anniversary By Raj Shah

Today is the 71st death anniversary of our beloved leader Mahatma Gandhi ji. He was killed on January 30, 1948 by  a Hindu-fanatic. A simple question comes to everybody’s mind, why did Godse kill Gandhi? A question that intrigues, confuses and makes the whole world upset. How can someone so viciously kill a harmless and unselfish man like Gandhi, who …

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Dear Readers, Shubham karoti kalyaanam Aarogyam dhanasampadah Shatrubuddhivinaashaaya Deepajyotir namostute I prostrate to the light which brings brilliance, auspiciousness, health and wealth for the destruction of evil thoughts This message is from the Hindu Scriptures and is very timely for upcoming Hindu Festivals, Navratri and Diwali. It is that time of the year – the time to celebrate, enjoy family, …

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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 remain untouched by it. If you are drowned in the materialism of the world, you …

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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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Love Poems by Rabindranath Tagore Compiled by Raj Shah

Love Poems by Rabindranath Tagore Compiled by Raj Shah You are about to get married. No doubt, you have many things on your mind, and expressing endearing words about your soulmate may be hard. Whether for your invitation, wedding programs, or special vows, you might need some inspiration! Often, a great quote about true love, few lines of dialogue, love …

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Dear Readers, Shubham karoti kalyaanam Aarogyam dhanasampadah Shatrubuddhivinaashaaya Deepajyotir namostute I prostrate to the light which brings brilliance, auspiciousness, health and wealth for the destruction of evil thoughts This message is from the Hindu Scriptures and is very timely for upcoming Hindu Festivals, Navratri and Diwali. It is that time of the year – the time to celebrate, enjoy family, …

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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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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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