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Desh-Videsh October 2021

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Diwali – Celebrating the triumph of good over evil

Sometimes called the Indian Festival of Lights, Diwali is arguably the most important holiday of the year for Hindu, Sikh, and Jain families. The festival (which is observed by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains) lasts five days in its entirety. Traditionally, the third day is considered the most important. During this day, families gather to light candles, eat sweets, and place …

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Hunduism
October 2021
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Hinduism

Celebrating Hindu Heritage Month

Hinduism is not just about idol worship or the temples and scriptures. Hinduism has a rich and long heritage. It is a philosophy or a way of life that shows the light of humanity and how to attain the stage of detachment from earthly attachments. There is no founder of Hinduism. Rather, it is based on certain principles and beliefs …

Hinduism

How to Cultivate Hindu Culture in America

How to Cultivate Hindu Culture in America

     Namaste, I was recently invited to the HSS Hindu Camp for Children in Bloomington, Illinois where I gave four presentations to the children, along with a few evening talks to the adults that focused on various issues of the Vedic community here in America and how to cultivate their culture while they are here in this country. Of …

Hinduism

Dismantling Global Hindumisia with Hindutva

Earlier this month, a faceless organization announced a global virtual conference (to be held Sep. 10-12) synonymous with its self-professed agenda: ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ (DGH). When I read what they’re all about and what this conference intended to do, I wasn’t shocked, to say the least. Their exact words will make you giggle, if not laugh: This rise of militant …

Hinduism

Hindu Heritage – The Real Amrita

Happy Diwali and also Happy Dhanteras! Today, let me talk about one of Hindu Festivals, Dhanteras. Not too many Hindus know the real significance of this important Hindu Festival. Dhanteras, also known as Dhanvantari Trayodashi, Dhantrayodashi, or Dhanvantari Jayanti, is just around the corner. Many Hindus celebrate Dhanteras with Lakshmi puja as one of the days of Diwali celebrations. However, …

Bollywood News

Shershaah: The biopic of Captain Vikram Batra Receives Accolades from All

He was the hero of the Kargil War who sacrificed his life on the battlefield but only after ensuring victory for his motherland. He was none other than Captain Vikram Batra, the Param Veer Chakra awardee, our national pride. The film Shershaah depicts the biopic of this national hero with due respect and honorific treatment. It was released on Amazon …

Bollywood TV

Anupamaa Reigns the World of Hindi Serials in 2021

Anupamaa, the story of a simple Gujarati housewife, has won the hearts of millions of Indian viewers. Their love for Anupamaa has placed the program at the top of the TRP list most of the time; and Anupamaa can justly be called the best Hindi serial of 2021. There are many reasons for the immense popularity of Anupamaa. Firstly, Anupamaa …

Must Read Books

Must Read Books

Books We Are Reading

#MODI AGAIN (Why Modi is right for India) An Ex-Communist’s Manifesto Aabhas, a self-professed Marxist voted against BJP and Narendra Modi in 2014. This is the story of his journey of transformation from a Modi hater to a Modi supporter. In his own words— “I had both hearts at twenty and now have brain while I kiss thirty. This is …

Editorial

Raj Shah Managing Editor of Desh Videsh Media Group

Editorial October 2021

Dear Readers The month of October is the beginning of the Hindu festival cycle. But this year, for Hindus living in Florida, it is a time for double celebration: Last Month, Honorable Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced October as Hindu Heritage Month! It is my great pleasure to bring you the October issue of Desh-Videsh with a special feature on …

 

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Disney Plus Hotstar: Exclusive Offers and Plans
Disney Plus Hotstar: Exclusive Offers and Plans
Disney began its control over Hotstar in 2019. Now, with the collaboration renamed Disney + Hotstar, many exclusive and sought-after content options are available for its viewers. The subscription plans have recently been changed, coming into effect from 1...
This Week’s Top Hindi Serials
This Week’s Top Hindi Serials
There are some new entries, some changes in position, and some higher or lower scores. 1. Anupama, the famous serial of Hotstar OTT and a story about female empowerment, has been successful in retaining its number one position. With...

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 Indian-American News August 2021
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The daughter of immigrants and civil rights activists, Vice President Kamala Harris was raised in a California community that cared deeply about social justice. As she rose to prominence as a political leader, her experiences would become her guiding...
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Petals of Padma: Acknowledging Excellence
Petals of Padma: Acknowledging Excellence “Be the servant while leading. Be unselfish. Have infinite patience, and success is yours.” ― Swami Vivekananda Padma, the Sanskrit name for lotus, carries great significance in Indian culture and heritage. The Padma, or...

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Update on USCIS Visitor Policy
Update on USCIS Visitor Policy
In light of some states and municipalities relaxing mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reminds the public that we will continue to enforce our visitor policy in all USCIS facilities. This includes a requirement that all...
Wage Based H-1B Selection Process Delayed
Wage Based H-1B Selection Process Delayed
The wage based H-1B selection process which was originally set to become effective on 3/9/21 has been delayed until December 31, 2021. According to the Department of Homeland Security: “delaying the rule to December 31, 2021, will provide USCIS...

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Religion

Life is a sport, drink it up By Samir Desai
Life is a sport, drink it up By Samir Desai
In 1995, Gatorade launched an advertisement showing NBA superstar Micheal Jordan with the slogan “Life is a sport, drink it up.” It turned out to be one of the best advertisements with an excellent inspiring message. Now, if life...
Why is Ramadan called Ramadan?
Why is Ramadan called Ramadan?
Editor’s note: Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, answers six questions about the significance of the Muslim month of fasting. Why is Ramadan called Ramadan? Ramadan...
Words to Live By: Women in Hindu Scriptures
Words to Live By: Women in Hindu Scriptures
“Hinduism has the strongest presence of the divine feminine among major world religions, from ancient times to the present” says Edwin Bryant, an American Indologist and professor of Religions of India at Rutgers University. The goddess is viewed as...

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Hindu Heritage – The Real Amrita
Hindu Heritage – The Real Amrita
Happy Diwali and also Happy Dhanteras! Today, let me talk about one of Hindu Festivals, Dhanteras. Not too many Hindus know the real significance of this important Hindu Festival. Dhanteras, also known as Dhanvantari Trayodashi, Dhantrayodashi, or Dhanvantari Jayanti,...
Ayurvedic Tips and Tricks By Chahna Tailor
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Happy August! Since we are in the full swing of the summer season, let’s go through some Ayurvedic tips to brighten your skin, make your hair healthier, and keep you calm and relaxed through this fun time! Skin Care...

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ITT issued for official Apparel Partner of the ICC
ITT issued for official Apparel Partner of the ICC
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to partner with a world-class and well-established brand to be its Official Apparel Partner and to provide clothing at upcoming ICC events. The ICC is offering exclusive...

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