October 2017

Desh Videsh October 2017

Desh Videsh – Cover Story

Celebrating Diwali in a Meaningful Way

Celebrating Diwali in a Meaningful Way By Aditi Wardhan Singh As the Indian festive season begins with Rakhi, we begin mentally preparing for and rejoicing all the series of festivals leading up to Diwali. The Festival of Lights, that brightens up our lives with love and hope. Festivals, though, are not only a time to splurge, eat and enjoy. They …

Festival of India

Eight Diwali Traditions, Apart from Sweets Everyone Should Know

Eight Diwali Traditions, Apart from Sweets Everyone Should Know

Eight Diwali Traditions, Apart from Sweets Everyone Should Know Diwali, a religious festival celebrated by many faiths, including Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and others around the world, is also known by many as the Festival of Lights. This year, Diwali falls on October 19 as the festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartika which usually occurs during October or …


Relationship Corner

What Are the 5 Love Languages®?

What Are the 5 Love Languages®? E veryone wants to be loved for who they are. But how can you know if you’re communicating your love in a way that the other person will truly understand and appreciate? Dr. Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of The 5 Love Languages®: The Secret to Love That Lasts. In it, he describes …

Get to Know

The Equifax Data Breach

Have you been affected? If so, how can you try to protect yourself? Provided by Rajesh Jyotishi On September 7, credit reporting agency Equifax dropped a consumer bombshell. It revealed that cyber criminals had gained access to the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans between May and July – about 44% of the U.S. population. The culprits …

Desi TV

Desi TV

Desi TV

TRP Ratings: shows that topped this week’s chart TRP ratings this week were once again a roller coaster ride. Khatron Ke Khiladi: Pain in Spain was rock steady in the top position; however, this week the show was pushed to the second spot by none other than Amitabh Bachchan’s KBC. Sony has occupied the top slot after a very long …


Bollywood News

Bollywood News

RK Films’ memorabilia burnt in fire Mid-September, the iconic R.K Films and Studios found itself amidst blazes. Historic and monumental memorabilia and costumes were burnt to ashes though no casualties were reported. Founded by legendary actor Raj Kapoor, the studio was the shooting ground for many iconic movies like Mera Naam Joker (1970) and Prem Rog (1982) as well as …


Editorial October 2017

Dear Readers, First of all let me wish Happy Diwali to all of you and to all our Gujarati brothers sisters, Happy New year too! It’s that time of the year of Festivals, Family, and Food. Don’t forget the sweets – no festival is complete without these treats! For the last few years, Aruna and I have been inviting all …