Indo Caribbean Times Holi / Phagwa Celebration
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Holi/Phagwa Celebration by Indranie Deyal

Holi/Phagwa Celebration by Indranie Deyal Packets of vivid powders would lie on the formica kitchen table like scattered pieces pulled from a pretty patchwork quilt. Bags of iridescent green crystals glittered in the morning sunlight and bottles of scented white talcum emerged from my mother’s sturdy vine-woven market basket in preparation for the annual Hindu festival of Phagwah or Holi. …

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Indo Caribbean Times
Festival of India

Holi/Phagwa in Trinidad and Guyana

Holi / Phagwa in Trinidad and Guyana Holi is the festival of colors and while the holiday is mostly celebrated in India, many now celebrate worldwide. Also known as Phagwa, the event is celebrated in the Phalgun month, which usually falls in March or April as per the British calendar. The festival originated in Trinidad in the year 1845 when …

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Entertainment
Indo-Caribbean

Featured Artists for the 5th United Phagwah/Holi Celebration

Featured Artists for the 5th United Phagwah/Holi Celebration Prnc Charming Social Media Comedian Indo-Caribbean comedian and actor, David Stephen Francis, better known by his stage name, Prnc Charming, is no different in that regard, however, he is groundbreaking in terms of his quick popularity, outlook, cultural representation and social conscious mind state, when it comes to his creative career. http://www.indiawest.com/entertainment/global/indocaribbean-representation-found-in-comedian-prnc-charming/article_29a05dec-875e-11e6-900d-f3ae3c87dc2b.html …

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NRI News

Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba

Guyana-USA team marks occasion with Goodwill Series History was made when the first ever cricket team from the USA participated in The First Cuba-Guyana Solidarity Softball Cricket Tournament which was played in Havana, Cuba on March 4th-5th. The event celebrated the 100th years of cricket in Cuba and the 47th Republic Day Anniversary of Guyana affectionately referred to as Mash …

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Bollywood News

Bollywood News

Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu to join Indian President to watch ‘Pink’ Both Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu had been invited by the Indian president Mr. Pranab Mukherjee this weekend. He wanted them to join him in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi to see the movie, ‘Pink’. Both actors confirmed the screening and after-dinner on Twitter. In his twitter message, …

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T20 Cricket Tournament Special
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Dennis Hardial: South Florida Cricket Venue Manager

On behalf of the Indian and Indo Caribbean community in Florida, Desh Videsh Media Group would like to thank Mr. Hardial for all his efforts to bring cricket and Indo Caribbean culture to South Florida. Accountant by profession, Trinidadian culture promoter, cricket enthusiast, and a born leader, Dennis Hardial was born in Brasso, Trinidad. For many years, Dennis has been …

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Indo Caribbean Times
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In the Land of Fast and Big Can Cricket Compete

In any American city, ask someone on the street what they think of cricket, and you will likely get a quizzical look. Cricket, the insect or Cricket, the cellular carrier, they might ask. In Florida, California, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania a cricket fan can attend a game and an amateur player can find a game to play in (usually, …

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HIGH NOON IN LAUDERHILL

By Kamal Abdool and Tony Deyal Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth! …

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NRI News

Anurag Thakur: The Force Behind T20 Matches in the US

Anurag Thakur, a man who adorns many hats and lives up to each of his responsibilities with utmost sincerity and honesty is the mastermind behind bringing T20 Matches to the United States. Born on October 24, 1974, Anurag Singh Thakur is a member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh in India. He is the son of Prem Kumar …

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NRI News

Team India: Player Profiles

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane K. L. Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Stuart Binny Mahendra Singh Dhoni He is arguably India’s most successful captain having won almost everything a captain dreams of. He put an end to India’s 28-year World Cup drought when …

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NRI News

Team West Indies: Player Profiles

Lendl Simmons     Born in January 25, 1985 in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Lendl Simmonsis an all-rounder, a right handed batsman, a right arm medium pace bowler, and also a part-time wicket keeper. Lendl Simmons, a consistent opener for Trinidad and Tobago has represented the West Indies team at the Under Nineteen World Cups of 2002 …

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Indo Caribbean Times
Festival of India

Divali Festival in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago, land of Carnival, steelband, tassa,calypso and chutney, is the same country that gives the world its unique brand of Divali. Indeed, the Hindu Festival of Lights has become Trinidad’s second largest national open-air festival after Carnival. Divali is a welcomed alternative to the rambunctious indulgence in meat, alcohol, party and “wine,” and is arguably the largest vegetarian …

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Indo Caribbean Times
Entertainment

The documentary film on Walter Rodney

I recently attended the screening of a documentary film titled W.A.R. Walter Anthony Rodney produced by Clairmont Chung. The film was screened as part of the Kwame Ture Memorial Lecture Series during the Emancipation Day celebrations in Port of Spain in August this year. After viewing the film, I became more convinced that the academic and politician, Walter Rodney, was …

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Bollywood / Sports

Top Cricket – Bollywood Couples of All Time

Cricket is like a religion in India and cricketers are worshipped like gods. Bollywood is an equally integral part in the life of Indian movie-buffs. Fans from both arenas want to stay updated about the minutest details of their favorite cricketers and actors and are very sensitive about any news regarding their favorite stars. Any news about these actors or …

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Religion

A Divali Thought

By Maltie Maharaj Her hair caresses the face of the moon. On the evening air we feel the coolness of her breath, Gently, on our face, as the streetlight is turned on. We scent her perfume in the flower by the street side gutter. You see, she does not look upon the foul or fair with difference, But blesses all …

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Religion

Horoscope

Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19 The stars in the sky have a special plan for you this year, predicts the 2017 predictions for Aries. It is your energy and excitement which will increase rapidly in the beginning. Surprisingly, you will find yourself quite interested in religious activities. Also, you will make some long term work plannings. But, you need …

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Recipes

Enjoy the Celebration…. with Sweets

How to make sweet rice (rice pudding/kheer) Sweet rice has a unique flavour and is often eaten as a dessert. Some people enjoy it with daahl puri roti as a meal. It is also eaten ceremoniously by the dulaha (bridegroom) during the Hindu marriage ceremony. Ingredients 1/2 Ib/225 grms white rice 1 tin/397 grms condensed milk 8 – 10 grains …

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Book Review

Book Review – Sat Maharaj: An Indian Intellectual Warrior in the Caribbean

The Hindu View of Trinidad and Tobago: Articles by Sat Maharaj Selected and edited by Dr. Kumar Mahabir Book review by Ravi Dev This collection of articles written over two decades by Sat Maharaj, General Secretary of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) of Trinidad and Tobago, is an invaluable archive of reflections on the condition of Indians, and the …

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Book Review

Lakshmi Out of India

By Walter Rodney LAKSHMI out of India is another gem of Guyanese literature. Primarily written targeting a children readership to entertain and educate, it is also a source document for research, and a way of extending the dialogue on the subject, especially through imaginative literature. It is not easy to secure all the pieces in this history; so, oftentimes, the …

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Book Review

Indo-Caribbean Feminism

By Joy Mahabir, Ph.D. International Women’s Day was celebrated globally on March 8, and some countries devote the entire month of March to highlight the accomplishments of girls and women. On March 23, 1868, an indentured labourer from Iere Village, Kunjah, sent his two daughters, Mungari and Subharti, with their brother, to learn to read.  Their classroom was the doorstep …

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