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Volume 12 , November 2012 edition 


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Theme: THE DIWALI CELEBRATION
 
DIWALI'S CELEBRATION HERITAGE IN QUESTION
  
The idea for this edition of our monthly magazine is simple. Diwali is a time when each of us decorate our homes with rows of lamp and make them look pretty. So does our neighbours. And their neighbours and so on. With every house in town wearing garlands of flickering golden orb of light on Deepavali night, we together create a happy, vibrant town with its darkness decorated with glowing golden yellow shimmer. A sight far more stunning than what each of us has done for our homes. An awe inspiring visual revelation showing what can be achieved if we do things in unison. This issue is about taking this idea to make our Diwali even better than we what we have had so far..Read More
                                 
THEME RELATED
DIWALI  EXPLAINED
Linestha Chavan has studied Vedanta for years. Here she explains for i4a readers basic facts of Diwali that is not that well known..Listen
 
DIWALI IN SOUTH AFRICA
The rainbow nation has a beautiful culmination of cultures and Diwali celebration being the biggest annual event for Indians is celebrated in all its grandeur...Read more

 

DIWALI IN EGYPT
Diwali in Egypt is a most sought after annual event among Indians and is celebrated with zest and fervor...Read more

 

DIWALI IN ZIMBABWE
 A country that has seen an enormous political upheaval still celebrates Diwali in the most magnificent way. Following is the spectacular details of how and when of this beautiful event...Read more 
DIWLAI IN UGANDA
The Indian Association of Uganda has been organising Diwali functions in Uganda. Details of such functions have been explained nicely by Mr. Chaplot in following paragraphs...Read more
DIWALI IN GHANA
A commendable effort by the Indian Association of Ghana in making Diwali a memorable event for a population of 10000 indians...Read more

DIWALI IN MOZAMBIQUE
Inquisitive to know how do the Indians celebrate Diwali in Mozambique, we sent a bag-ful of questions to Mr. Oza. Here's the reply...Read More

ART AND LITERATURE
UPGRADING CELEBERATION OF INDIAN FESTIVALS IN AFRICA
Flames had quivered, life of light was at stake As lamps were lit, Gust of wind prevailed
Hearts fluttered curiosity engulfed all and one...Read more

 

 
 
 
DIWALI OR DEEPAVALI
The words Diwali and Deepavali is often used interchangeably. However this should not be so...Read more
HOME AND HEALTH
AUNTY RAO SPEAKS
Its nice to have peace and quiet morning after a hectic yet beautiful and colorful festival
THE ART OF BALANCING
Diwali time is fun time, and like a popular indian advertiserment says ,"Diwali comes only once a year....so enjoy
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DIWALI RECIPES
Diwali is well known for the firecrackers and the lights.╩╗sweetness╩╝ is associated with Diwali as much as are...Read More
INSPIRATION
 

MAN OF THE MILLENIUM 
Mr.Kalayanasundaram worked as a Librarian for 30 years. Every month in his 30 year experience(service), he donated his entire salary to help the needy...Read more

EDITORIAL

It was about thirty minutes before mid-night and they were on our way back home - nay, trying to find their way back home...Read more
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
 
These letters are sent to us on a monthly basis from various readers across the country which details their enjoment of each new Newsletter...Read more
CONTRIBUTE POETRY FOR PUBLICATION
MIGRANT POETRY OF SOUTH AFRICA
This is platform for many poets to have their work published.  Learn how to become apart of this publication of migrant poetry...View More
HUMOUR
DEADLY DIWALI
Enjoy some really great stand up comeduyJay Hind at his very best with some explosive comedy...View more

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