October 2018

Desh Videsh October 2018

Desh Videsh – Cover Story

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 all that is evil, and to celebrate the supreme festival of the Hindus all over …

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Festival of India

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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Festival of India

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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Festival of India

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 own special scents. But the foods and drinks we indulge in don’t have to be …

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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 over evil. From an accounting standpoint, many also take time to reflect, give thanks to …

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Religion

125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekanandas

125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech in Chicago

125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech in Chicago September 11, 2001 will always be remembered as a black day in the history of the US. But for Hindus living in the US and Hindus living all over the world, September 11, 1893 will also be remembered as a historic and memorable day. On that day, Swami Vivekananda, one of …

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Books

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 learning experience for children unfamiliar with the traditions of Diwali, and also a valuable way …

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Bridal Expo

2018 MyShadi Bridal Expos

2018 MyShadi Bridal Expos: Year in Review

2018 MyShadi Bridal Expos: Year in Review 2018 was an exceptional year for MyShadi Bridal Expos. This year, four shows took place across the Southeast United States, and Desh Videsh Media Group is proud to be the sponsor for these one-of-a-kind events. Raj Shah, co-founder of Desh Videsh Media Group, shares, “Aruna and I founded Desh-Videsh magazine years ago because …

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Community News

Community News- October

Community News

Florida Orlando Sir Venkateswara Kalyanam When: 10/6/2018, 4:00 PM Where: 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry,32707 Contact: Ramprasad Nitta 407-325-1165 Host: Hindu Society of Central Florida SriVari Bramotsavam When: 10/8/2018, 5:00 PM Where: 1637 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming,30041 Contact: 470-253-7571 Host: Sri Maha Lakshmi Temple of Atlanta Mahalaya Amavasya (Pitru Tarpanam) When: 10/08/2018, 8:00 AM Where: Miami Lakshmi Narayan Mandir 9851 SW 168, …

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Editorial

raj shah

Editorial

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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News

Vinay SahastraBuddhe visits the US
Vinay SahastraBuddhe visits the US
Vinay Sahastrabudhhe is the President of Indian Council for cultural relations. He visited Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. from Aug. 8-12 where he attended several events organized by the Indian American community. He talked on the vision of Prime...
All will be Well – PM Modi to India Inc.
All will be Well – PM Modi to India Inc.
In a recent interview given to the Economic times, PM Narendra Modi said that they will be doing everything in their capability to make India a better destination for business. “We will do everything possible to make India the...
USCIS to End Certain Categorical Parole Programs
USCIS to End Certain Categorical Parole Programs
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced its intention to terminate two categorical parole programs, consistent with Executive Order (E.O.) 13767, Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, and to better ensure that parole is used only on a...
Evolution Theories of Hinduism
Evolution Theories of Hinduism
Hinduism believes in the concept of evolution of life on earth. Although it is not the same as the one known to modern science, in many ways and in a very fundamental sense, it is not much different from...
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...

Entertainment

Batla House Movie Review
Batla House Movie Review
Nikhil Advani directed Batla House released on August 15. The film starring John Abraham is inspired by the 2008 Batla House encounter case. It is about the controversial encounter took place in Delhi’s Batla House in which two young...
Babita-Vivek Make it Official on Nach Baliye 9
Babita-Vivek Make it Official on Nach Baliye 9
The season’s wrestling duo has now confirmed their relationship in the latest episode of Nach Baliye. Vivek Suhag, baliye of star wrestler Babita Phogat, proposed to her in front of the world. His simplicity and honesty won millions of...

Health

Ayurvedic Essentials for Healthy Skin
Ayurvedic Essentials for Healthy Skin
The Indian subcontinent has been gifted with a world-famous, thousand-year-old culture as well as a lush climate complete with natural herbs and plants. Ayurveda is another element important to India, making the nation stand out from the rest. This...
Inner Beauty By Chahna Tailor
Inner Beauty By Chahna Tailor
Namaste, my beautiful people! Happy August! This month’s issue is filled with awesome contributors focusing on Fashion and Beauty. While reading about beauty, it is appropriate to also consider our inner beauty. I am sure you have heard the...

Sports