march 2008

Desh Videsh March 2008 – Cover Story

HOLI - The Festival of Colors

HOLI – The Festival of Colors

Of the numerous festivities in the Hindu calendar, Holi is undeniably the most cheerful and lively fiesta that not only celebrates the victory of the good over evil, but also signifies a riot of colors. Celebrated with the advent of spring, Holi, also known as ‘Vasanta Mahotsav’ or ‘Phagwah,’ is accompanied with untainted bliss and delight, fun and frolic, music …

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e-Magazine

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Incredible Indians

THE LEGENDARY AMIT KUMAR

THE LEGENDARY AMIT KUMAR

Amit Kumar’s name needs no introduction. Amit comes from a family with a rich music and acting background. The elder son of Kishore Kumar, Amit also carries a legacy from his mother, who is noted Bengali actress and singer Ruma Guha Thakurata. And then, who is not aware of Amit’s well-known uncles, Ashok Kumar and Anup Kumar, veteran actors and …

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India News

INDIAN ART & ARTIST – TABLA

INDIAN ART & ARTIST – TABLA

This article is the first in a series which deals with Indian music and art as well as some perspectives by artists who perform and teach them. In this issue, we will start with the tabla – the ubiquitous Indian drumming instrument. My son bangs the one we have with drum sticks whenever he gets a chance. He still does …

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Bollywood

Bollywood Today

Ajay Devgan gets back to Santoshi fold After aborted projects like Saamna and London Dreams, Rajkumar Santoshi and Ajay Devgan will finally have a release to their name in the form of Halla Bol. The combination of Devgan and Santoshi has often been referred to as a very successful pairing, especially following the success of Lajja, The Legend of Bhagat …

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Health

TURMERIC – FROM COLORING CURRIES TO CURING CANCER

TURMERIC – FROM COLORING CURRIES TO CURING CANCER

Years ago, my cousin won first place at the county science fair. His science project sought to prove the efficacy of turmeric against sore throats. It’s not surprising he chose this as his topic – I think we were all somewhat traumatized by memories of gagging as his mother smeared our tonsils with a pungeant concoction of turmeric, salt, and …

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