April 2005

Desh Videsh April 2005 – Cover Story

Nani Palkhivala’s Vision for India

Nani Palkhivala’s Vision for India

Those of us who have lived through the earlier days of free India, when the entire nation was looking forward with zeal and with a sense of national pride, cannot but look upon the present times with deep anguish and distress. I do not think India in its entire history of 5,000 years has ever reached a lower level of …

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Bollywood

Bollywood Awards

Bollywood Awards

Best Film Yash Chopra for Veer-Zaara” Best Actor Shah Rukh Khan for “Veer-Zaara” Shah Rukh Khan Shahrukh Khan the most saleable actor in the business today. Crazy fans or canny distributor. His name is the guarantee. He hedges his bets by working only with best banners and top heroines. But the flip side is that he’s also willing to take …

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Get to Know

Child Obesity

Child Obesity

Sitting your child down to read and write daily, playing with educational computer games or learning a musical instrument are all excellent ways of developing extra life learning skills in your child, however, we tend to forget about the importance of daily physical exercise. As parents, our busy lifestyles with 2-income families, we tend to focus more on the learning …

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Temple

The Golden Temple - Ultimate Sikh Pilgrimage

The Golden Temple – Ultimate Sikh Pilgrimage

The Golden Temple is the ultimate Sikh pilgrimage. The Harmandir Sahib, as it is traditionally known, actually means the temple of Hari or the Supreme God. Also known as the Darbar Sahib, the stupendous, architectural phenomena is located at the city of Amritsar. The temple’s exterior is gold-plated and the structure stands in the middle of a square tank. There …

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Community News

Alasinga Perumal

Alasinga Perumal – He inspired Swami Vivekananda to visit America

He inspired Vivekananda to visit America “I cannot express my obligations to you Alasinga and all my Ma dras friends for the most unselfish and heroic work you did for me… for it is you young men who have done all… I am only a figurehead” Thus wrote Swami Vivekanada in 1893 from the United States in the full flush …

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Education

Indians Dominate 2005

Indians Dominate 2005

National Spelling Bee Competition Eighth-grader Anurag Kashyap of California became this year’s National Spelling Bee Champion. Tied for second place were 11-year-old Samir Patel, who is home-schooled in Colleyville, Texas, and Aliya Deri, 13, a Pleasanton, California, student. Rajiv Tarigopula came fourth in the overall competition. The following is a list of all South Asians participated in the final competition. …

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Religion

Words to Live by

Words to Live by

Bold and Beautiful Facing everything and avoiding nothing is the ultimate spiritual practice. It requires tremendous courage, unusual sincerity and a powerful commitment. Most of all, facing everything and avoiding nothing in every moment demands that we have a very big heart. Why? Because it means that we always want to know the truth, and that we are willing to …

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Book Review

Book Review

Passion for Relationships and Compassion for Self With a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Kondoor V. Abraham is currently on the graduate faculty of St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. His radio program called ‘LifeChangers’ is heard in many parts of the world, giving solution to the problems of daily living. He is also the author of Lifechangers, A collection …

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Religion

Advice

Dear Asha, I have been married for 10 years, my husband is Christian (from South India) and I am Hindu (also from South India). We both value our religion very much but we are having a hard time teaching our children both religions. One Sunday we go to temple and then next we go to church. – Confused about Religion, …

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