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Devendra Sharma
Devendra sharma: A senior banker presently CEO of State Bank of India Durban, writes hindi poetry, keen cricketer and loves Golf.



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 do 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 ... Read More »


Flashback 27th September 2011, tension, anxiety and elation that our first newsletter is getting released and then a stumble, the draft shows that fonts of the articles are all wrong, picture placements horrible, panic & frustration set in, a string of emails are exchanged at unearthly hours between 3 and 4 AM, then a quick meeting with our web master ... Read More »


“OOOH, AAAHH, OUCHH ….. and the games are declared open …. PHEW, WOW, UMMMM …. and the games are declared over..” the expressive overtures before and after London Olympics was the order of 4 years  + two weeks of preparation plus execution of the Mega British event.  Billions of Green Backs exchanging destinations, Billions of aspirations either fulfilled or miserably ... Read More »


1984: Mary Decker gets tripped up Decker was the darling of American female runners and a favorite for gold in the 3,000 meters at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles while Zola Budd was a young barefoot sensation from South Africa. During the race, the two became entangled and Decker was sent sprawling to the ground. Decker was out of ... Read More »


We are now foraying into the second half of this calendar year, since the magazine’s inception, homosapien maternity period of nine months is going to be over.  The foetal development of the magazine has been truly comparable to human foetus, every month new developments and features are becoming prominent and enjoyed like a nudge here or there within the tummy.  ... Read More »


pic for Hindu literature

History of Hindi Literature is as interesting as literature itself. Mr Sharma does an amazing job of recounting salient portions of this history HISTORY OF HINDI LITERATURE Language is the basic science of communication. When the same is scripted by use of a set of words formed by symbols called the letters and arranged in the sequence which is understandable ... Read More »


Rituals are nothing but a set of practices performed by individuals or a set of people in any community. Most of the rituals in all civilisations, races, cultures, etc. are centred around three things, that in Hindi are termed as “JANAM, MARAN, PARAN” (“जनम, मरण, परण”) meaning birth, death and marriage respectively. Many of the rituals have religious touch or ... Read More »

Are we becoming less?

21 st Century…. Are we becoming less by the day ? Our communication – Wireless Our dress – Topless Our telephone – Cordless Our cooking – Fireless Our youth – Jobless Our food – Fatless Our labour – Effortless Our conduct – Worthless Our relationship – Loveless Our attitude – Careless Our feelings – Heartless Our politics – Shameless Our education ... Read More »



Indians4Africa team’s  promises are on the verge of getting fulfilled, we are now unveiling our new Avatar, thanks to the whole team but specially to Mr Lovemore Nalube (lovenalube@gmail.com), a humble and surprisingly jovial IT wizard, discovered amongst the foothills of Table Mountain in Cape town.  He has been tirelessly instrumental in doing a tremendous job of designing this new ... Read More »

Seven trends likely to shape African agriculture in the coming years

Seven trends likely to shape African agriculture in the coming years

In a recent research report, titled African Agriculture: This other Eden, Renaissance Capital identified a number of factors that are likely to influence African agriculture in the years ahead. A summary below: Rising urbanisation could mean that cheap farm labour will disappear from the countryside. 1. Increasing demand from China China’s meat consumption has increased significantly over the past decades. ... Read More »

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