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Zarda Recipe (Indian Sweet Rice) | Indian Recipes | #CookwithAnisa #recipeoftheday

Anisa | Posted 01.02.2017 | Taste

Another delicious recipe for you to try! Yellow Sweet Rice is a traditional Indian recipe, prepared for festivals, celebrations and occasions. An ama...

Batata Vada Recipe | Indian Recipes | #CookwithAnisa #recipeoftheday

Anisa | Posted 01.02.2017 | Taste

Batata Vada is a popular very Indian vegetarian fast food in Maharashtra, India. It literally means potato fritters. The name "Batata" means potato in...

Obama Celebrates Last Diwali As President By Lighting Ritual Lamp

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.31.2016 | Religion

President Obama joined Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the globe on Sunday by celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights. Seven years after he became t...

Diwali 2016: Celebrating The Festival Of Lights

HuffPost Religion Editors | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.28.2016 | Religion

In 2016, Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated on October 30 by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit deepaval...

Best Indian Restaurant I Have Found - in Small Town New Jersey!

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2016 | Taste
Jim Luce

Freehold, N.J.Having funded projects in and travelled to India, and serving on the Board of the Indo-American Arts Council, not to mention assisting e...

Bollywood Action Star Ajay Devgn Triple Roles in Incredible "Shivaay"

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

This weekend, Hindus all over the world will celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year signifying the triumph of good over evil. Also this weekend, Bollyw...

Celebrate Diwali With An Indian Cocktail

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 10.27.2016 | Taste
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, is a time of reflection and celebration meant to usher in good fortune in the coming year. It is celebrated this...

Halloween: Feasting On The Dead

Mark Liebenow | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

In this season of celebration, we are reminded that life is short, and death often comes unexpectedly. We have today to grieve, but we also only have today to live.

Authentic Pakoras -- Easiest Way Ever! | Indian Recipes #CookwithAnisa #recipeoftheday

Anisa | Posted 01.02.2017 | Taste

Today I will be showing How to make Pakora. CLICK 2 TWEET Pakora is another tasty delicious very popular family favourite in homes and restaurants. ...

Truth, Light and Meaning in the Voting Booth: Diwali and the US Elections

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 10.20.2016 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

To reflect on Diwali this year, while disregarding the elections that are only days away, is irresponsible. It makes a major Hindu festival irrelevant to one of the most important choices that we must make as citizens of a democratic nation.

Donald Trump Doesn’t Deserve The Support Of American Hindus

Neera Tanden | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Neera Tanden

For the past 15 months, Donald Trump has run one of the most prejudiced and polarizing campaigns in modern American history. He’s called Mexican imm...

The Writing Life: Onam, Kerala, and The Season of Festivals and Fun

Pranay Gupte | Posted 09.14.2016 | World
Pranay Gupte

This is a long season of auspicious happenings, among them Islam's Eid al-Adha, and Onam, Kerala's harvest festival. In a few weeks, there will be D...

For Hindu Americans, Long-Term Hopes for Pluralism More Than Just About Days Off

Murali Balaji | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
Murali Balaji

As we celebrate Black History Month and remember the ongoing struggle for civil and human rights, one of the most striking lessons from history is that movements for social change never go smoothly.

Radhanath Swami Enlightens at EY Diwali Showcase

Radhanath Swami | Posted 11.26.2016 | Religion
Radhanath Swami

With the bright lights from the London skyline seeping into the ninth floor room at EY, one of the "big four" international professional services firms, Radhanath Swami gave his keynote address at their Diwali cultural showcase, "Life Beyond Borders".

Why a County School Board's Vote on Diwali Has National Implications

Murali Balaji | Posted 01.19.2017 | Education
Murali Balaji

The Howard County (MD) Board of Education's unanimous vote to approve Diwali (Deepavali) as a day off for students isn't just significant for the Hindu community there. It represents a broader discussion on pluralism in rapidly diversifying regions, and is likely to have national consequences as religious minorities grow in number.

Merry Christmas from My Muslim Family to Yours -- Whatever Your Religion (Or Not)

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Celebrating all our American holidays, at least to some degree, would foster unity and goodwill. We are one country and we have much more in common than not.

How to Be With a Loved One With Dementia During the Holidays

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 11.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

"I am so sad. I want to see my son." I found her sitting in her wheelchair crying out for her one most beloved person in the whole world. Her son had ...

Holy Jealousy

Jim Burklo | Posted 11.12.2016 | Religion
Jim Burklo

Jealously is holy if it moves us to be better people. Jealousy is holy if it inspires one religious community to mimic the good things that other faith communities do.

Many Lamps, One Light: Lessons From the Dharma Dhamma Interfaith Conference on Diwali Day

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.10.2016 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

In these tense times when debates on religion address little else but concerns about its abuse, the speakers at the Third Dharma-Dhamma Conference in ...

Lakshmi Magic on Diwali: May You Be Blessed With Wealth and Good Fortune

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 11.10.2016 | Religion
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Dearest Lakshmi, please come into my life. Fill my home with your sacred presence. Honor me with your protection and your prosperous ways. Please brin...

Festive Platters: A Feast for the Eyes

Mira Manek | Posted 11.11.2016 | Taste
Mira Manek

Whether it's for Diwali or for Christmas, why not put together your own fruit and treats platter for the upcoming feasts? It's all about how you prese...

24 Diwali Dogs Who Are Totally Down With Getting Pampered For Kikur Tihar

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion

These Nepalese dogs were treated to a day of pampering and kindness on Tuesday -- and it doesn't look like they're having a ruff time of it. November ...

How Diwali Helped Me Find Jesus

Reba Riley | Posted 11.11.2016 | Religion
Reba Riley

Today I am an unabashed follower of the Way of Jesus, but I didn't get to spiritual peace without the help of other religions -- 30 of them, to be precise.

Diwali 2015: Celebrating The Festival Of Lights (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion

In 2015, Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated on November 11 by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit deepava...

Diwali Bhel Bar

Mira Manek | Posted 11.09.2016 | Taste
Mira Manek

As vibrant as it is simple, this dazzling Bhel Bar makes for the perfect centerpiece to a Diwali spread. This crunchy, soft, sweet, savoury, lime and...