Newsmagazine Vol 5 - March 2012


A place to showcase the flavour of the month.

Festival Rush


A dozen festivities packed in these 2 months of March and April, averaging an incredible one every 5 days, creating a period of non-stop excitement for Indians. Makes the country look more like an excited household hosting an elaborate traditional Indian wedding with a function being performed every day for a whole week! Each of these festivals has an incredible story to tell, placed side by side in these 2 months, weave together a rich tapestry that makes up India. So join me as we take a glimpse at the history and mythology accompanying each of the festival taking place in March and April and on a journey that promises to leave you breathless....


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Business Files

Send us your perspective on any aspect of business that interests you. Articles and information that will help each other navigate the unique business conditions that face us in Africa

How To Start A Business




Seven Steps To Starting Your Own Buisness

By Atul Padalkar



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Increase In Deposit Rates


Phenomenal Increase In NRE Term Deposit Rates

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Festival Seasons

Celebrations that bring us the most joy

India -- Holi, the Festival of Colours


Colour and variety are synonymous with Indian culture, beliefs, and way of life. A country steeped in traditions, India charms and bedazzles all her visitors with a kaleidoscopic rendezvous.Written by Kate Smith

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Facts About Easter


Easter resurrection of Christ three days after his death by crucifixion. Easter is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day of the church year.

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Kavadi, is celebrated around the world between January to February and April to May each year. It is mainly celebrated in Tamil Nadu and all over the world where Tamils and South Indian’s have settled.

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The Incredible Story Of BAISAKHI


Baisakhi or Vaisakhi Festival is harvest festival that originated in Punjab. It is celebrated as the Sikh New Year. History of Baisakhi traces its origin from the Baisakhi Day celebrations of 1699 organized by the Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh to form Khalsa - Brotherhood of Saint Soldiers to fight against tyranny and oppression.

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A Festival to celebrate the “beginning of new age”.

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 Home And Health



A place to share our experiences on all issues regarding home, health and life in Africa. Section complied by co-editor Nidhee Datta


Full On Taste


As an Indian, what I love most about my country is the fact that we cant live without festivals. The memories of the new year party have still not faded away, and we are well into the festival season.

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Mudras Chapter 3


Healing by Mudras is an ancient practice with spiritual seekers in eastern cultures like India and China. The saints and yogis in the ancient times used Mudras to empower them spiritually, to maintain their mind and body balance and to be physically healthy.

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Vedic Astrology: Karma Theory - The Shaper Of Destiny



Astrology has been

one of the most mystical

subjects for human beings.

Every Culture and Race, in this world believes in some kind of

forecasting or future telling



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We have all been on holidays that we would love to share. All those little details that are not give in the travel book but are important especially for us Indians.

The Smoke That Thunders-Victoria Falls




Imagine a fast moving 1.7 kms wide river. Now imagine this river falling 108 metres down a massive hole in the ground at the rate of 3 million litres a second.

By Sivamani


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Send us whatever made you laugh the loudest last month. We Indians are known to have a great sense of humour – but we don’t seem to laugh enough. Let’s get together to change all that.

Mc Humour


By T Mc Cracken

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Dear Readers Festivals not only enliven your spirits but also are a welcome change from the monotonous routine of regular life


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SAARTHI- Donate your old clothes , toys etc...click here



Art And Literature

BOOK REVIEW: Outlier By Malcolm Gladwell


What makes high-achievers different ? Malcolm Gladwell book is about the story of success….

By Sivamani

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