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-thus-new

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

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Entertainment

Trailer of PM Narendra Modi Biopic Launched
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Health

Take a Moment of Mindfulness
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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...
The 8 Limbs of Yoga
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Yoga: Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit
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For thousands of years, utilizing purifying practices such as asanas (physical poses), pranayama (control of the life force energy), and dhyana (meditation) were nothing out of the ordinary in India. It was common knowledge that these practices were beneficial...

Sports

PARAAG MARATHE ELECTED CHAIR OF USA CRICKET
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San Francisco 49ers executive Paraag Marathe has been unanimously elected as Chair of the USA Cricket Board, as newly established USA Cricket take another step forward towards International Cricket Council Membership. Marathe, President of 49ers Enterprises and Executive Vice...