October 2021

Desh-Videsh October 2021

COVER STORY

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Diwali – Celebrating the triumph of good over evil

Sometimes called the Indian Festival of Lights, Diwali is arguably the most important holiday of the year for Hindu, Sikh, and Jain families. The festival (which is observed by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains) lasts five days in its entirety. Traditionally, the third day is considered the most important. During this day, families gather to light candles, eat sweets, and place …

Digital Magazine

Hunduism
October 2021
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Hinduism

Celebrating Hindu Heritage Month

Hinduism is not just about idol worship or the temples and scriptures. Hinduism has a rich and long heritage. It is a philosophy or a way of life that shows the light of humanity and how to attain the stage of detachment from earthly attachments. There is no founder of Hinduism. Rather, it is based on certain principles and beliefs …

Hinduism

How to Cultivate Hindu Culture in America

How to Cultivate Hindu Culture in America

     Namaste, I was recently invited to the HSS Hindu Camp for Children in Bloomington, Illinois where I gave four presentations to the children, along with a few evening talks to the adults that focused on various issues of the Vedic community here in America and how to cultivate their culture while they are here in this country. Of …

Hinduism

Dismantling Global Hindumisia with Hindutva

Earlier this month, a faceless organization announced a global virtual conference (to be held Sep. 10-12) synonymous with its self-professed agenda: ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ (DGH). When I read what they’re all about and what this conference intended to do, I wasn’t shocked, to say the least. Their exact words will make you giggle, if not laugh: This rise of militant …

Hinduism

Hindu Heritage – The Real Amrita

Happy Diwali and also Happy Dhanteras! Today, let me talk about one of Hindu Festivals, Dhanteras. Not too many Hindus know the real significance of this important Hindu Festival. Dhanteras, also known as Dhanvantari Trayodashi, Dhantrayodashi, or Dhanvantari Jayanti, is just around the corner. Many Hindus celebrate Dhanteras with Lakshmi puja as one of the days of Diwali celebrations. However, …

Bollywood News

Shershaah: The biopic of Captain Vikram Batra Receives Accolades from All

He was the hero of the Kargil War who sacrificed his life on the battlefield but only after ensuring victory for his motherland. He was none other than Captain Vikram Batra, the Param Veer Chakra awardee, our national pride. The film Shershaah depicts the biopic of this national hero with due respect and honorific treatment. It was released on Amazon …

Bollywood TV

Anupamaa Reigns the World of Hindi Serials in 2021

Anupamaa, the story of a simple Gujarati housewife, has won the hearts of millions of Indian viewers. Their love for Anupamaa has placed the program at the top of the TRP list most of the time; and Anupamaa can justly be called the best Hindi serial of 2021. There are many reasons for the immense popularity of Anupamaa. Firstly, Anupamaa …

Must Read Books

Must Read Books

Books We Are Reading

#MODI AGAIN (Why Modi is right for India) An Ex-Communist’s Manifesto Aabhas, a self-professed Marxist voted against BJP and Narendra Modi in 2014. This is the story of his journey of transformation from a Modi hater to a Modi supporter. In his own words— “I had both hearts at twenty and now have brain while I kiss thirty. This is …

Editorial

Raj Shah Managing Editor of Desh Videsh Media Group

Editorial October 2021

Dear Readers The month of October is the beginning of the Hindu festival cycle. But this year, for Hindus living in Florida, it is a time for double celebration: Last Month, Honorable Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced October as Hindu Heritage Month! It is my great pleasure to bring you the October issue of Desh-Videsh with a special feature on …