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Not Quite Not White

Spiritual Talk Sadhguru

nri immigration

Trump’s New Policy

Indian food

Grilled chicken

Cover Story

NRIs For Modi-2019

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CONTENTS 26 Cover Story

22 NRI Money

Indians Abroad Celebrate Narendra Modi’s Win in Indian Elections

Know the Kinds of NRI Accounts and Why Do You Need Them

12 Local Events Hindi Club of Illinois Celebrates ‘Ek Kesariya Shaam, Hindi Bhasha Ke Nam’

16 US News Sewa USA’s Incessant Strive for Serving Humanity

34 32 Books Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America

INDIAN News Mumbai girl is world’s 1st to Cross the Atlantic Ocean in Light Sports Aircraft

38 NRI Immigration Build America Visa Donald Trump’s New Policy to Replace Existing Green Card System

44 NRI Profile Srichand Parmanand Hinduja

52 Moneywise

More and More NRIs Buying Homes for Rental Income

56 Indian Diaspora


5 Indian Tribal And Art Form That Makes Us Proud, Ramadan And It’s Significance A Holy Month

Tea Time News

48 Business Insights

42 Spiritual Talk How to Cultivate Faith? - by Sadhguru

United States-Based Fast Food Chain Taco Bell Unveils Plan

Kim Kardashian, Shah Rukh Kha,Priyanka Chopra

CONTENTS 84 Healthy Living


Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Clean Your Ears With Cotton Swab

96 Indian History Indo-Pakistan Wars from 1947 To 1971 The Historical Wars Of India

Indian Yoga

64 LifeStyle

5 Ultimate Yoga Postures To Improve Digestion

Important Life Lessons You Will Gain from Moving Abroad



Indian Food


Grilled chicken Thighs Tandoori and Indian Dal With Spinach

Hyderabad to Get World’s Largest OnePlus Store

80 Automobiles A Brand New Model Of Hyundai The Hyundai Venue

108 Story for Kids 15 Fun And Interesting Printable Travel Games For Kids

120 Bollywood Bharat, Kabir-Singh, Dear-comrade

138 Horoscope

140 Yellow Pages

116 Fashion

102 Indian vasthu 4 Useful Vastu Tips For Your Bedroom - All About Directions!

Cannes Film Festival

112 Q-A How to Address Issues Related to Marriages of Indian Women to PIOs/ NRIs

Red Carpet - 2019


Donald Trump Becomes the First World Leader to Meet Japan's New Emperor Under a blazing hot sun at Japan’s Imperial Palace, President Donald Trump on May 27 became the first world leader to meet the new emperor of Japan. The president was the center of attention at a grand outdoor welcome ceremony where he took a solo walk down red carpets, reviewing Japanese troops as the guest of honor. The pomp and pageantry then gave way to meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about trade and other world issues. Trump’s “state call” opened with handshakes and greetings from Naruhito, who ascended to the throne on May 1, and his wife, Empress Masako. As he approached the emperor, Trump said, “How are you? Thank you very much.” The first lady told the empress, “Nice to meet you.” After exchanging pleasantries inside the palace, the couples emerged and walked to a raised platform as the national anthems of both countries were played. Trump showed little emotion but waved near schoolchildren feverishly waving the United States and Japanese flags. Some of the children suffered from the heat and were later seen sitting with cups of water and cool compresses on their foreheads. At the White House, a week before meeting Japan’s new emperor, Trump noted the significance of his meeting with the emperor. Naruhito took the throne after his father stepped down, the first abdication in Japan’s royal family in about two centuries. “It’s a very big thing going on with the emperor.

It’s something that hasn’t happened in over 200 years,” Trump said. “I am the guest, meaning the United States is the guest.” Trump stressed that Abe “very specifically” said Trump is the guest of honor. “With all the countries of the world, I’m the guest of honor at the biggest event that they’ve had in over 200 years,” Trump said. It’s not the emperor who chose Trump as his first state guest. It was Abe, who is seen by some as using the invitation to meet Naruhito to curry favor with Trump who is threatening to impose potentially devastating tariffs on Japan’s auto industry, among other tensions in the relationship. After leaving the Imperial Palace, Trump went to the Akasaka Palace, the Japanese state guest house with lush manicured grounds, for meetings, a working lunch and joint news conference with Abe. The president was also the guest of honor at an imperial banquet at the palace hosted by the emperor.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019- The Awaiting Updates

Cricket is the favourite sport which makes the world waited for the world cup matches. The list and schedules of this year have revealed. The whole world is waiting to watch the matches. The live scores create tension in cricket fans. The television time increases and it the winning teams celebrate the achievement for days. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is the 12th edition of Cricket World Cup.

So, here is the most awaited information of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. ICC Cricket world cup 2019 will be of 48 matches. The World Cup Tournament begins from 30th May 2019. The end of Cricket World Cup is on 14th July 2019. As for every World Cup tournament, 10 teams take part. The 10 teams that are participating in the Word Cup 2019 are England (hosts), New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and West Indies. The warm-up matches have already started. The excitement of cricket fans is already high. The team is going to start its campaign on June 5th against South Africa. The top four

teams will step in semifinals. The complete schedule of matches and the competing countries is revealed officially. All the crazy cricket fans can check the schedule and be updated with the further matches of ICC world Cup 2019.

Jersey Change Of Team India Team India is going to change the jersey colour as per ICC’s new rule. The news says team India’s new jersey is going to be orange. Even though the new of jersey colour change got disclosed, it is not yet finalized. So, we must wait to see the new jersey colour of Team India when the team comes on for the matches. According to ICC’s new rule, all the teams(except the host country) need to provide with two different coloured kits. Some of the participant countries already have a unique coloured jersey. Hence, they may not need to change the colour. The cricket fans held the patience and excitement from 4 years. Now, no more wait to see the cricket matches. Activate the live score updates services and keep on cheering for Team India.



Hindi Club of Illinois Celebrates

‘Ek Kesariya Shaam, Hindi Bhasha Ke Nam’ Hindi Club of Illinois held a fundraising event, “Ek Kesariya Shaam, Hindi Bhasha Ke Nam” May 19 in Villa Park, a Chicago suburb. Nearly three-hour program was attended by a good number of Club members with their families and invited guests. WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

Club secretary Anica Dubey started the event by welcoming all and highlighting the club’s mission, long term objective and activities. She paid tribute on behalf of the club to the Indian security personnel who sacrificed their lives in the tragic Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir n February this year. She then introduced the board of directors. President and Founder Gurbachan Kaur welcomed and invited the chief guest, Consul General of India in Chicago SudhakarDalela, and distinguished guests including Sunil Shah, Hari Bhai Patel, Moon Khan, Kishore Mehta, and Vinita Gulabani among others to the stage for the lamplighting ceremony. Addressing the meet, Dalela congratulated

the club for its contributions and dedication. He talked about Hindi language and literature is the medium to connect Indians abroad to their culture and country. He said that he was happy to know that various Hindi teaching programs are already being done all over the United States and people are actively involved in various activities and extended full support to the Hindi Club. The program started with a beautiful Ganesh Vandana prayer dance by Alokita Dhar and Sindhu Naidu, followed up by a mesmerizing performances “Rang de Basanti”, by Riya Arora, Mannat Raheja, and Nishika Dubey. Mannat Raheja spoke in Hindi about Mother’s Day, whereas Nishika Dubey shared her “nibandh” on Holi. JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM



This was followed by a patriotic theme dance by Aabeer Awasthi, Anjika Awasthi, Agrim Malik, and Shreshth Malik. Rakesh Malhotra led the “Kavi Darbar” with local poets Vijay Chopra, Sanjay Sharma, Chander Verma, and Savita Bhatia. Gurmeet Singh Dhalwan and Sunil Shah took the stage to say a few words. The second half of the program started with a speech by guest of honor Malini Vaidyanathan from Air India Limited.


As the afternoon rolled on, Padma Mehta entertained the audience with beautiful Bollywood songs interspersed with jokes and shayari. She was ably accompanied by Anil Jha and Madhu Trivedi. In between, there were raffles and a silent auction for an Air India ticket. Hindi Club team thanked members of the community at large and also the audience for their donations and sponsorship (Chhabria Law LLC, Adbhhut Media, Air India, Regal Jewelers, Vinni’s Salon, Shree Ganesh Temple, and Sunil Shah

of FIA) Special thanks were offered to Sanjana (Shonga) Das and her wonderful team of volunteers comprising Nilabh Dubey, Satish Bhatia, Prerna Awasthi, Aruna Raval, Minakshi, Anjali, Nipun Dubey, Vijay Chopra for managing the registration/membership drive. Ashwini Kumar and Anurag Awasthi helped in the Facebook live feed. Gurubachan Kaur announced that the next program, “Hindi Divas”, will be held September 14.






SERVING HUMANITY A Hindu faith-based humanitarian nonservice organization SEWA (Selfless Efforts for Welfare of All) has organized the 13th annual conference and National Executive Board meets from May 3 to May 5 this year. 16

The conference witnessed over 108 delegates of SEWA chapters from all over the USA. On May 3, 2019, an Annual National Executive Board meeting was held with internationally reputed legal scholar Padma Bhushan, Professor Ved Prakash Nanada in presence to bestow blessings. Cleveland International Hall of Fame awardee, ex co-director of the UNESCO, Prof. Dr. Sreenath was among the prominent leaders who graced the event. Dr. Sree Sreenath, president of SEWA, in an interview with AsiaTodayAZ, said his chief aim is to do self-less service and as a result built SEWA - an


organization that encompasses “serving in our Karma Bhumi I.e. USA as well as in Bharat which our Punya Bhoomi. So spiritually we are connected to India but we are doing our service in the USA. The main founding principal of SEWA is to giving back to the society here.” Explaining the duties of the organization, Sree Sreenath in an interview said, SEWA is primarily aimed at disaster recovery which included rescue, relief as well as rehabilitation in the USA and as well as outside USA.

SEWA as a Helping Hand The organization did its bit during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 by rescuing over 687 people and raising more than $3.5 million for the victims. It has also been involved in all phases of rescue operation continuing with Rehab in greater Houston. With 35 active chapters across the United States, currently, SEWA’s Bay Area chapter is working on Camp Fire relief operations building mobile homes with an intent to set up 1 mobile home each week which will be donated to the needy people whose homes were burnt in Paradise, California.

During Kerala floods early this year, SEWA has involved in relief as well as rehabilitation activities and currently working with cyclone Fani relief. The organization works in the development area, both in the United States and as well as outside the nation. Under program ASPIRE Tutoring the social group works with universities developing a tutoring program for minorities, refugee immigrant children.” Sree Sreenath in an interview said: “There are lots of Indian American charities, non-profits that are doing great work mostly funding projects in India. However, there are only a few which are doing projects in the USA and many other countries where there is a need, which is the main reason behind building SEWA. “SEWA International was founded in 2003 and is presently taking up projects in 18 countries which are local as well as international.” SEWA is moving towards being a small organization to middle-sized organization with a goal to reach $5 million this year.







India’s literacy rate is falling behind every passing day than any other country. While the literacy rate among the urban population is currently at 84.1 percent, the literacy rate among rural population is only 67.8 percent owing to many reasons including being far from major cities and living remote areas with short of basic amenities. WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

On that account, Ekal Vidyalaya (EKAL) is working round the clock to bring basic education to every child across rural India. In this bid, the organization has undertaken to run one-teacher schools (known as Ekal Vidyalayas) all over India, in the remotest rural and tribal villages.

melodious live musical concert by popular Vishwanath and Nayana Bollywood group on April 21, 2019.

The participation of scores of trusts, donors, and non-profit organizations has turned the movement the largest one that operates in the remote villages of India and Nepal.

Old Bollywood melodies of Mohammed Rafi and other super hit songs were sung by Viswanath Batunge, a lead vocalist who has been performing since past 25 years.

EKAL is till date running 86,401 schools

with a total of 2,34,0902 students out of which 1,17,3075 girls are being educated. The ultimate goal of EKAL is to back 100,000 villages by the year 2020. For its incessant service to provide education to all in India, on February 26, “Ekal Abhiyan Trust” (Ekal’s umbrella organization) was bestowed with India’s prestigious ‘Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize’ award for 2017, for its contributions to providing education to rural and tribal children and for furthering gender social equality in remote parts of India.

The event received an overwhelming response with hundreds registering themselves as donors.

Donors and supporters from all the corners of Arizona occupied the hall in the evening in

support of providing basic education to tribal children. This event spread awareness for the need of education to underprivileged tribal children with over 15 volunteers making it a wellorganized gala.

A fundraiser event was organized by EKAL and Indo American Cultural Religious Foundation of Arizona (IACRF) in support of the noble cause of bringing education. The event witnessed JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM

US NEWS In an emotional speech outside 10 Downing Street, May said she had “done everything” she could to convince members of Parliament to back the Brexit withdrawal agreement she had negotiated with the European Union. But, she said it was with “deep regret” that she had ultimately failed to reach a consensus among lawmakers. “I believe it was right to persevere even when the odds against success seemed high, but it is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort,” May said at a hastily arranged press conference. “I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honor of my life to hold. The second female prime minister but certainly not the last.” 20

Theresa May Resigns as UK Prime Minister Britain Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation on May 24, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to an abrupt end. She will step down as Conservative party leader on June 7.

“I do so with no ill will but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love,” May said, her voice shaking. Sterling briefly rose 0.5 percent to climb above $1.27 shortly after May’s statement, before paring gains as investors digested the news.

What Happens Next? After May steps down as Conservative Party leader, she will continue as an acting prime minister until a new leader is in place. It means May will still be in Downing Street for the state visit of President Donald Trump from June 3. On three occasions, U.K. lawmakers


have refused to vote in favor of May’s much-maligned deal to leave the European Union, leading to open challenges to her premiership from within her own party. The U.K. leader had already promised to set a timetable for a new prime minister to take the reins, once lawmakers had voted on her new Brexit “Withdrawal Agreement Bill.” But her proposals, including a customs union arrangement and the chance for lawmakers to vote on holding another Brexit referendum, prompted anger from many Conservative Members of Parliament (MPs). The opposition Labour Party called May’s latest Withdrawal Agreement Bill a “rehash” and said it would not support the plans.

United kingdom’s second female leader, after Margaret Thatcher, and vowing to carry through Britain’s exit. She initially began the official process of withdrawing the U.K. from the European Union by triggering Article 50 in March 2017. The following month, May announced a snap general election with the aim of strengthening her hand in Brexit negotiations. That move backfired as the number of Conservative Party MPs actually lost, forcing her government to operate on a confidence and supply deal, securing votes from the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. The biggest difficulty May faced when trying to carry

through Britain’s exit from the EU was settling the Irish border issue - a contentious problem which remains unresolved. Ultimately, her plan to exit the European Union failed to satisfy lawmakers from across the political spectrum and put in place a sequence of events that has seen her step down. The daughter of a vicar, May attended Oxford University where she read Geography. The 62-year-old May was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 1997 and rose to become home secretary before taking the top job of prime minister. Previously, May had worked at the Bank of England.

The process of selecting May’s replacement will now begin with Conservative lawmaker and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson heavily tipped as her probable successor.

How Did We Get Here? The referendum to leave the European Union started on June 23, 2016. A day later, Prime Minister David Cameron, who opposed Brexit, announced his resignation, effective that July. May succeeded him, becoming the JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM



Checklist for NRIs

Seeking Home Loans in India Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) can invest in any number of properties in the country and are also eligible to avail home loans for as many properties as they like. Of course, while there is no cap on the number of properties for which an NRI can take home loans for, repayment capacity must always be factored in. WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

Over-leveraging is never a good idea and regardless of what viewpoint a bank takes, NRIs must do their own repayment capacity calculations. In India, most banks and non-banking financial institutions offer home loans to NRIs. However, the tenure of the home loan may vary, and the rate of interest is usually higher for NRIs.

Loan Tenure and Rate of Interest An NRI usually has to pay a higher rate

of interest than resident Indians. The tenure for a home loan to an NRI usually ranges between 5 and 20 years - only in select cases can it go up to 30 years for salaried professionals. Most banks determine the loan amount eligibility of NRI borrowers based on their income and credit history. Apart from fulfilling basics like minimum age, qualification and years of employment, one must earn a minimum amount to qualify for a home loan. The mandatory income limit again varies from bank to bank and also differs for JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM



the country of residence. For instance, $24,000 a year is considered the minimum income level for US-based NRIs. The loan amount can start from a few lakhs and go up to crores, depending on how much is the bank convinced of one’s eligibility. Some banks may allow NRIs to club their spouse’s or sibling’s income with theirs to improve their eligibility, while other banks will only consider the principal borrower’s income. Obviously, it is important to have a good credit history and high credit score, as WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

banks will invariably check the intending borrower’s credit report - both in the country of residence and India.

Eligibility Requirements Any NRI can apply for a home loan in India as long as he/she is capable of repaying the loan and meets the eligibility requirements. These can again vary from bank to bank - however, most banks follow basic guidelines: Age: The home loan applicant should be minimum 18 years and

maximum 60 years of age. This age limit may differ depending on the bank in question - for instance, Axis Bank lists 24 years as the minimum age for NRI applicants. Job tenure: The applicant should have been employed abroad for at least two years, or should be serving a valid job contract abroad for a minimum period of two years. Type of account: The applicant needs to open an NRE/NRO (non-resident rupee/non-resident ordinary) account from which to service the home loan.

Documents Required for Availing Home Loan


Valid passport and visa documents for

the mandatory know your customer (KYC) exercise.


Permanent address proof in India.


Appointment letter, work experience

certificate, work permit and contract of employment from the current employer in the concerned country.


Salary pay-slips and supporting

statements of non-resident external (NRE) and non-resident ordinary (NRO) bank accounts.


Address proof from the current country

of residence, verified by the current employer (this can be supplied by mail as well), along with the income tax return statements from the concerned country.


A valid qualification certificate to pass


A General Power of Authority (GPA), duly

eligibility criteria.

Repayment of Home Loan An NRI can opt for various routes to make the repayment of their home loan EMIs, which must mandatorily be paid in Indian rupees via an NRE or NRO account:

> Transfer money from an overseas bank account through regular banking channels.

>Issue post-dated cheques or an Electronic Clearance Service (ECS) mandate from an NRE, NRO or Foreign Currency Non-Repatriable (FCNR) bank account.

> Pay from the rental income accrued from the property.

> Issue cheques for the EMI from a local relative’s bank account. The designated GPA holder must be present in person at the time of disbursement of the home loan, as his/ her signature is required by the bank in the absence of the main applicant.




Indians Abroad Celebrate

Narendra Modi’s Win in Indian Elections



The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) becoming the single-largest party in India to claim victory for its ruling coalition in Lok Sabha elections 2019, as predicted by exit polls. The party has alone won over 300 seats and has maintained its dominance in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh.


COVER STORY Indian American supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party and several other organizations held victory parties across the United States to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election in the general elections and expressed hope that it will further enhance ties between the United States and India. Overseas friends of BJP (OFBJP) Houston organized “NAMO Victory Celebrations” in which over 500 people, including members from local political parties and leaders from various supporting organizations, participated.


OFBJP Chicago and Atlanta also organized victory celebrations and hundreds of Indian Americans participated in the events.

Celebrations in UK Several members and supporters of the Overseas Friends of BJP (UK) converged on the century-old Indian Gymkhana in west London to celebrate the election victory. Music, sweets, and slogans in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were raised as the supporters led by Kuldip Singh Shekhawat, president of OFBJP (UK) recalled their role in BJP’s election campaign. From holding car rallies with Modi’s image in various towns across the UK to making hundreds of thousands of calls from a call center in London to friends and WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

family members in India, the role of UK-based supporters included 2,000 volunteers traveling to India at their own expense to help in the campaign. Virendra Sharma, senior Labour MP and chair of the all-party parliamentary group on India, said IndiaUK relations can only grow further under Modi since he understood the importance of the diaspora and has already made two visits to London as prime minister.


COVER STORY The considerable support for BJP in the Indian community is aided by the presence in the UK of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), which has been functioning since 1966. The structure, principles, and activities of HSS are similar to those of the RSS, whose head, Mohan Bhagwat, attended a ‘mahashibir’ in August 2016 to mark 50 years of its existence. Many UK-based supporters of the BJP were active in campaigning for the 2014 elections, including 500 volunteers who traveled to India. They organized several events in the UK, including ‘Chai pe Charcha with Namo’ in Harrow. 30

The considerable support for the BJP and Modi in the UK was reflected in the packed audience at the Wembley Stadium during the prime minister’s visit in November 2015, one of the largest such meetings addressed outside India.

Election Watch Parties Election watch parties were held in restaurants and in homes where scores of Indian Americans, along with their friends and families, gathered late Wednesday night to watch election results live either on Indian new channels or Facebook. The election results were shown live in at least two theaters, including one in Minneapolis.

World Leaders’ Reactions to Modi’s Win “Congratulations to Prime Minister @ NarendraModi and his BJP party on their BIG election victory! Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm. I look forward to continuing our important work together.”

- Donald Trump, US president “I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress, and prosperity in South Asia.” - Imran Khan, Pakistani prime minister “I am convinced that, as the Prime Minister


“Sincerely greetings to you, my friend @Narendramodi, for your impressive victory in the elections! The election results are another confirmation of your leadership and the way you lead the world’s greatest democracy. Together we will continue to strengthen the great friendship between us and India and Israel and lead it to new heights.” - Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister “Congratulations to @narendramodi on a magnificent victory! We look forward to working closely with you.” - Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan prime minister

of India, you will further strengthen the centuries-old friendship between our peoples and the all-round development of a particularly privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India.” - Vladimir Putin, the Russian president President Xi noted the great importance he attached to the development of IndiaChina relations and his desire to work with Prime Minister Modi to take the closer development partnership between the two countries to a new height. President Xi also expressed satisfaction at the strong momentum of development in India-China relations in recent years with the joint efforts of both sides. - Xi Jinping, Chinese president

“Congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a strong mandate from the people of India. The government & the people of Afghanistan look forward to expanding cooperation between our two democracies.” Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan president “I extend warmest congratulations to Prime Minister @narendramodi ji for landslide election victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. I wish all success ahead. I look forward to working closely with you. #PMOIndia.” - K P Sharma Oli, Nepalese prime minister “I, on behalf of the people of Bhutan, offer heartiest congratulations to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi @ PMOIndia and his team on the election victory. As we look forward to working closely in years to come, we pray India achieves greater success under your leadership.” - Lotay Tshering, Bhutanese prime minister




Losing and Finding Race in America Authored by Sharmila Sen, the book is a memoir-manifesto about race, immigration, and assimilation; how an Indian American woman navigated through her journey into the heart of “not whiteness”. About Book


When Sen emigrated from India to the United States in 1982 at the age of 12, she was asked to “self-report” her race. Never identifying with a race previously, she rejects her new “not quite white” designation, and spends much of her life attempting to become “white” in the American sense. After her teen years trying to adapt to American culture, including watching General Hospital and The Jeffersons and perfecting recipes with Campbell’s soup or Jell-O, Sen is forced to reckon with hard questions: what does it mean to be “white,” who is allowed to be white, why does whiteness retain the power of invisibility while other colors are made hypervisible, and how much does whiteness figure into Americanness? Exploring hot-button topics such as passing, cultural appropriation, class


inequality, bias within Indian immigrant communities, and code-switching, Sen offers new angles to the debate on race and immigration with emotional honesty, humor, and thoughtful criticism. Sen discovers her eventual acceptance of her “not whiteness� is actually what makes her American, and as a mother of three not white American children, looking at their own possible future, Sen brings the reader of Not Quite Not White to imagine how America might, by the end of the century, end up being defined outside its borders, in a new diaspora.

About Sharmila Sen Sharmila Sen grew up in Calcutta, India, and immigrated to the United States when she was twelve. She was educated

in the public schools of Cambridge, Mass., received her A.B. from Harvard, and her Ph.D. from Yale in English literature. As an assistant professor at Harvard she taught courses on literature from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean for seven years. Currently, she is executive editor-atlarge at Harvard University Press. Sharmila has lived and worked in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. She has lectured around the world on postcolonial literature and culture and published essays on racism and immigration. Sharmila resides in Cambridge, Mass., with her architect husband and their three children.




Mumbai girl is world’s 1st to Cross the

Atlantic Ocean in Light Sports Aircraft Captain Aarohi Pandit, a 23-year-old pilot from Mumbai, has successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft (LSA) to become the world’s first woman to cross the second largest of the world’s oceans all alone. WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

She achieved the feat around midnight May 13-14 when she landed her tiny aircraft at Iqaluit Airport in Canada, after a strenuous 3,000 km long flight, under adverse weather conditions following take-off from Wick, Scotland, with brief stopovers in Greenland and Iceland. “This is part of her ongoing year-long global circumnavigation flight which was launched wither friend Keithair Misquitta on July 30. Aarohi continued solo from the UK to Canada, and they will return to India by July 30, 2019,” said Lynn de Souza, head of Social Access, a not-for-profit communications firm which organized and sponsored the expedition. “En route, she set another world record as the first woman pilot to fly solo above the treacherous Greenland ice-cap in an LSA, and is due for at least half a dozen other records by the time she reaches India,” Lynn told. A commercial pilot and LSA license holder, Pandit and her best friend Keithair Misquitta left India on the Women Empower (WE) Expedition in the tiny aircraft named ‘Mahi’, the first LSA certified by Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India. Manufactured by Pipistrel of Slovenia, ‘Mahi’ is a tiny, JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM

INDIA NEWS single-engine Sinus 912 weighing a little of 400 kg or virtually equivalent to a Bullet motorcycle. Pandit and Misquitta flew over Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and then to Pakistan, where they landed - making it the first civilian LSA flight to land in the neighboring country since 1947 - and went onto Iran, Turkey, Serbia, Slovenia, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.


After landing in Iqaluit, Pandit with pride exhibited the Indian Tricolour presented to her by the Indian Ambassador to Canada Vikas Swarup, said Lynn. “I am so honored and grateful I could do this for my country and for women everywhere… Flying over the Atlantic Ocean is a humbling experience. “It’s just you and your little plane, the light blue sky above and dark blue sea or shining white ice below,” said a worn out yet cheerful Pandit in her landing remarks to her cheering friends in Mumbai. Though she admitted certain sectors in the long flight were bumpy, the “beauty of the ocean and islands was breathtaking and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.”


A resident of Borivali, northwest Mumbai suburb, Pandit is an ardent fan of the legendary American aviator, Amelia Earheart, who became the world’s first woman to make a solo transatlantic flight in a bigger aircraft, 87 years ago, on May 20, 1932. Pandit went through an arduous seven-month preparatory training schedule in India, Siberia, Greenland, Italy over oceans, high altitude, snow, extreme weather conditions, different terrains testing her physical and mental capabilities to undertake her circumnavigation feat.

After a brief sojourn in Canada, the WE Expedition will go along with Pandit flying westwards to Russia, cross many longitudes and stumbling blocks, create or break more records, before she finally returns home by July 30, after clocking in around 37,000 km.





DONALD TRUMP’S NEW POLICY TO REPLACE EXISTING GREEN CARD SYSTEM Donald Trump has said he will replace the existing green cards with ‘Build America’ visa, as the United States President unveiled new merit and points-based immigration policy that seeks to increase the quota for highly-skilled workers. Every year, the United States issues nearly 1.1 million green cards, which gives foreign nationals lifetime permission to live and work in the United States and a path to citizenship in five years. Currently, most of the cards are issued WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

based on family links and diversity visa, and a small section is given to people who are professionals and highly skilled. Trump said on Thursday he wanted to change that and unveiled a new proposal.

“Our proposal fulfills our sacred duty to those living here today while ensuring America remains a welcoming country to immigrants joining us tomorrow. We want immigrants coming in,” Trump said in a major immigration policy address in the Rose Garden of the White House recently. “We cherish the open door that we want to create for our country, but a big proportion of those immigrants must come in through merit and skill,” he said. The White House plan makes no change to the number of green cards allocated each year. “Instead of admitting people through random chance, we will establish simple, universal criteria for admission to the United States. No matter where in the world you’re born, no matter who your relatives are, if you want to become an American citizen, it will be clear exactly what standard we ask you to achieve. It will be made crystal clear,” Trump said.

“This will increase the diversity of immigration flows into our country. We will replace the existing green card categories with a new visa, the Build America visa - which is what we all want to hear,” Trump said amidst applause from the audience. Trump said like Canada and many other modern countries, his administration seeks to create an “easy-to-navigate points-based” selection system. “You will get more points for being a younger worker, meaning you will contribute more to our social safety net. You will get more points for having a valuable skill, an offer of employment, an advanced education, or a plan to create jobs,” he said. In the absence of such a system, America is losing people who want to start companies, and in many cases, are forced to leave the country and go back to the country where they came from, he said.




“They could’ve started them (companies) right here in the United States, where they wanted to do it in the first place. Now they’ll have a chance,” Trump said. The United States President said priority will also be given to higher-wage workers to ensure the American labor is never undercut. To protect benefits for American citizens, immigrants must be financially self-sufficient, he said.

“Finally, to promote integration, assimilation, and national unity, future immigrants will be required to learn English and to pass a civics exam prior to admission. Through these steps, we will deliver an immigration system that respects, and even strengthens, our culture, our traditions, and our values,” Trump said. Unfortunately, he said, the current immigration rules allow foreign workers to substitute for Americans seeking entry-level jobs. “So, foreign workers are coming in and


“Only 12 percent of legal immigrants are selected based on skill or based on merit. In countries like Canada, Australia, and New Zealand that number is closer to 60 and even 70 and 75 percent, in some cases,” he said. The biggest change his administration will make is to increase the proportion of highlyskilled immigration from 12 percent to 57 percent, Trump said. “We’d like to even see if we can go higher. This will bring us in line with other countries and make us globally competitive,” he said. At the same time, the current system prioritizes the immediate family of new Americans - spouses and children, he said. “The loved ones you choose to build a life with, we prioritize. And we have to do that. They go right to the front of the line. Right to the front of the line, where they should be,” Trump said.

they’re taking the jobs that would normally go to American workers,” Trump said. “America’s immigration system should bring in people who will expand opportunity for striving, low-income Americans, not to compete with those low-income Americans,” he said. As a result of the broken rules, the annual green card flow is mostly low-wage and lowskilled, he rued, adding that the newcomers compete for jobs against the most vulnerable Americans and put pressure on the social safety net and generous welfare programs. JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM



How to Cultivate Faith? -By Sadhguru

Faith is not something that you can cultivate. If it happens to you, it happens, if it does not happen to you, it does not happen. Does it mean you have to just sit and wait, and someday it will fall upon you? No, it is just that if you understand the fundamentals of living in this existence, you will see that for anything to happen, you must create the right kind of situation. Faith is only for the innocent. But the moment modern education entered you, you have a thinking, questioning, doubting mind. With this, you cannot follow the path of faith. If you want to grow cotton, if you sit near a cotton plant WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

and pray to God, cotton will not bloom! You must learn what the right conditions for growing cotton are: how the soil should be, how the manure should be, how the atmosphere should be, how the water should be. If you understand these conditions

and create them, cotton will grow. This is the basis of everything that is happening in the existence - if you create the right kind of conditions, it will happen. If you do not create the right

kind of conditions, it does not matter how much you struggle, it is not going to happen. So, if faith has to happen, you must create the right kind of condition.

Can You Be Faithful? What is the condition necessary for faith? Jesus said, “Come follow me.” That is his most fundamental teaching. When he said this, the great scholars of that time, the intellectuals, the educated and the powerful did not follow him. It was only the fishermen and farmers who followed him. The thinking minds cannot follow anyone. Only the simple and innocent could follow him. Even these fishermen - these simple folks - walked a few steps behind him, and then one of them said: “My father is dead, I will bury him and come.” Jesus said, “Leave the dead to the dead, you come.” For people who do not understand, Jesus sounds very arrogant. When your father is dead, what a thing to say! But that is what he said. So, only the very simple and innocent followed him.

faith. It does not mean faith is impossible for you, but do not start with something that you do not have. Start with something that you have right now, whatever is dominant in you. If you are a thinking person, let’s use that. If you are a very physical person, or you have a very strong sense of energy, or you have lots of emotions in you, let’s use that. But all the four need to be cultivated and used.

existence - this moment it is up, the next moment it will be down. You understand and you experience that you are just a brief happening here. It is not an intellectual understanding, it is a living experience that you see yourself as a small outcrop of the earth. When this becomes a living experience, you are faith. Until then there is no point talking about faith.

Falling Apart

The faithfulness that you are talking about is simply loyalty. People who talk about loyalty are always people whose vested interest is how to hold you. Faith is not a device to hold you - faith is about liberating you. Faith is not about being for this group or that group, but about becoming a part of this existence. That is not something that you do, that is something that you become.

If you try to be devout you will become deceptive. But if you come to a certain level of experience, devotion becomes a natural part of you. Faith is something which is within you. It is your quality, something that you become, not something that you believe in. Faith is just a deep falling back into existence - you as a person have fallen apart. You have just become like a simple little wave with the

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UK’S RICHEST MAN Born 28 November 1935, Srichand Parmanand Hinduja is an Indian-born British billionaire business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the primary shareholder and chairman of Hinduja Group of companies.


Led by his vision and leadership, SP along with his brothers, Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok Hinduja, conceived and strategized the diversification and expansion of Hinduja Group. As of May 2017, together with his brother Gopichand, he is the United Kingdom’s richest man. Since the 1990s, he has been consistently ranked among the UK and Asia’s wealthiest people. In May 2017, Hinduja topped the Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated wealth of GBP 16.2 billion ($21 billion). Based on the rich list compiled by Asian Media & Marketing Group, Hinduja’s wealth is estimated at GBP 19 billion ($24.7 billion). The Forbes List in March 2016 ranked him and his brother GP as the world’s 58th richest billionaire family with an estimated wealth of $16.4 billion.

Early Life Srichand Parmanand Hinduja was born on 28 November 1935 in Karachi, Sindh province, British India. The second son of Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja and Jamuna Parmanand Hinduja. He was educated at Davar’s College of Commerce and R. D. National College, both in Mumbai. Alongside his younger brothers

Gopichand, Prakash, and Ashok, Hinduja is known as the patriarch of India’s “fab four”.

Personal Life Hinduja is married to Madhu Srichand Hinduja, and they have two daughters. In 1988, their daughter Shanu married Suren Mukhi, the son of Narsi and Janki Mukhi,

another London-based Sindhi trading family. Their other daughter, Vinoo Srichand Hinduja is on the board of management for the P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre in Mumbai. On 19 May 1992, their only son, Dharam Hinduja, died a few days after receiving 70 percent burns from selfimmolation in a hotel JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM

NRI PROFILE room in Mauritius, as part of a suicide pact with his wife, who survived. He had secretly married Ninotchka Sargon, a Roman Catholic Australian, at Chelsea Register Office in January that year. Hinduja is a teetotaler and a strict vegetarian. He is known to bring his own vegetarian food to the Queen’s banquets at Buckingham Palace.

Early Business Career


Hinduja began his career in his father’s textile and trading businesses in Bombay, India, and Tehran, Iran. One of his first big coups, in the early 1960s, was the acquisition of the overseas rights to the Indian blockbuster Sangam. Hinduja distributed and promoted the film in Middle Eastern markets and its success earned him millions. Other successful businesses Hinduja initiated in his early career included the sale of food commodities (onions and potatoes) and iron ore from India to Iran.

Business Career 1980–2000s With the acquisition of Ashok Leyland (from British Leyland)


and Gulf Oil (from Chevron) in the 1980s and the establishment of banks in Switzerland and India in the 1990s, Hinduja became one of India’s best-known business tycoons alongside such names as Tata, Birla, and Ambani. In 2012, the Group acquired the United States firm Houghton International, the world’s largest metal fluids manufacturer, for $1.045 billion.

Business Approach Hinduja’s business approach is conservative and opportunist, investing in diversified business sectors ranging from oil & gas, banking & finance, and IT to real estate, energy & chemicals, power, and media & entertainment.

Wealth In 2014, Hinduja was the UK’s wealthiest person, with an estimated wealth of GBP 11.9 billion ($20.04 billion) according to the Sunday Times Rich List. As of March 2016, Forbes ranks SP and GP Hinduja as the 58th richest in the world, with a net worth of $15.2 billion. This makes him the 4th wealthiest Indian-origin business magnate in the world. The October 2013 issue of Forbes Life estimates the Hinduja home in London’s Carlton House Terrace down the Mall from Buckingham Palace to be worth $500 million, making it the third most expensive private home in the world. JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM




United States-Based Fast Food Chain Taco Bell Unveils Plan to

Build 600 Restaurants in India Taco Bell appears to have its eyes set on the world. The United States-based fast-food chain announced their plan to build 600 restaurants in India over the next decade after signing an agreement with franchise partner Burman Hospitality Private Limited (BHPL) of India.


BUSINESS INSIGHTS The expansion is predicted to generate thousands of jobs in the country and will establish India as the company’s “largest market outside of the United States,” Taco Bell said. “Upon completion of the 600 restaurants, the brand expects to contribute over 20,000 jobs to India’s economy, and even more indirect jobs through the expanded supply chain and vendor needs,” the company said. The chain currently has 35 restaurants in the Asian country. 50

Taco Bell also detailed plans to open up new locations in other spots around the globe. “In addition to India, Taco Bell will continue expansion across Asia, with the goal of expanding its presence to five restaurants in Thailand by the end of 2019,” according to the news release. The company said it also intends to open up its first locations in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia in the next year. Taco Bell is looking to enter the New Zealand market “for the first time within the next year.” “Additionally, Taco Bell is always looking ahead at


future markets that are the right fit to enter into,” the company continued. “In the coming year, the brand has its sights set on entering Indonesia and Portugal.” The restaurants serve a variety of Mexican inspired foods that include tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, novelty, and specialty items, and a variety of “value menu” items. Taco Bell was founded by Glen Bell, an entrepreneur who first opened a hot dog stand called Bell’s Drive-In in San Bernardino, California in 1948. Bell watched long lines of customers at a Mexican restaurant called the

Mitla Cafe, located across the street, which became famous among residents for its hardshelled tacos. Bell attempted to reverse-engineer the recipe, and eventually, the owners allowed him to see how the tacos were made. He took what he had learned and opened a new stand under the name of Taco-Tia in late 1951 or early 1952, which sold tacos. PepsiCo purchased Taco Bell in 1978, and later spun off its restaurants’ division as Tricon Global Restaurants, which later changed its name to Yum! Brands.



More and More NRIs

Buying Homes for Rental Income Real estate has always been a favourite investment asset class for Indians, including those residing abroad who buy landed assets for rental income, say industry experts. Also, of late, NRIs with higher purchasing power are lapping up luxury homes along with affordable homes, as they offer better rental income and capital appreciation.


Also, of late, NRIs with higher purchasing power are lapping up luxury homes along with affordable homes, as they offer better rental income and capital appreciation. According to a survey by Anarock Property Consultants, affordable housing is expected to give returns of 8-10 percent for NRIs followed by 6-8 percent for mid-segment, 3-5 percent for luxury and 2-3 percent for ultra-luxury properties. Before the slowdown in 2015, the return in investment on residential property was extremely rewarding for NRIs. However, after the slowdown, which was exacerbated by the note-ban, the RERA, and Goods and Services Tax (GST), there was a paradigm


shift in wealthy NRIs focus specifically, towards commercial properties as they promise far higher yields, experts say. Then, 2018 saw the beginning of a fairly decent recovery in the residential sector and today, NRI investors are also focused on affordable housing for rental income and better longterm appreciation, Anarock Property Consultants CEOGCC Shajai Jacob says. He also opines that NRIs, mostly end-users are looking at buying now and also putting them on rent in the beginning and some years down the line, if they decide to return to India, they could stay in them. According to Omkar Realtors Rahul Maroo, For NRIs, the real estate still continues to be an end-user driven due to location and unique product offering.� He further says demand of smaller units is on the rise with inventory being sold off in record times. We are getting god interest from NRIs for our projects like Signet, Lawns & Beyond and Sereno with them lapping up over 20 percent of new sales, Maroo told PTI. According to statistics,

investment by NRIs in the domestic property market, from $5 billion in 2014 to $10.2 billion in 2018 and the market is expected to touch $180 billion by 2020.

self-occupied home to be exempted from notional rental income and other such changes, both the investor, as well as end user, will be attracted to the market.

For NRIs, it is a bit of presentday rental income and down the line either selfoccupation or arbitraging capital appreciation to buy a bigger home in the future, says Assocham’s VP Niranjan Hiranandani.

Reiterating that options have increased for investors from luxury and mid-segment residential continue to affordable housing, the new asset classes on offer real estate will go way beyond just residential.

He further says with the demand side interventions in the recent like permission to divide capital gains from the sale of a property to be invested in two properties (instead of one as allowed earlier), increased limit of rental TDS deduction, second

Theres movement in shared workspaces and shared accommodation, REITs as also commercial, light industrial, warehousing and logistics segments, while others are in the pipeline, notes Hiranandani.


TEA NEWS Shah Rukh Khan Makes His Appearance on David Letterman’s Show


Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is thoroughly thrilled and honored to take part in a candid interview with American talk show host David Letterman, the most famous talk show personalities. Shah Rukh took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of himself along with Letterman. He thanked the talk show host for making him feel like himself.

Salman Khan to Surprise in Saaho: Young Rebelstar Prabhas is on a roll and he is all set to test his luck with Saaho this August.Sujeeth is the director and Shraddha Kapoor is the female lead. The movie is made on a massive budget of Rs 200 crores and there has been huge demand for the theatrical rights in all the languages.A crucial cameo was penned by the director and Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan has been roped in for the role. WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Hina Khan Make Striking Appearances at Cannes Film Festival:

Priyanka Chopra Becomes First Indian Actress to Cross 40 Million Followers on Instagram Actress Priyanka Chopra is undoubtedly riding high on popularity across the globe and has added another milestone to her cap as her Instagram family grew over 40 million.Thanking her fans for following her on the social networking site, Priyanka said, “Oh My God! 40 million. Its amazing. I still remember the day when I joined Instagram. One by one, all of you have been part of such an amazing journey for me. I am really touched and extremely moved. I love you all and thank you for all your support all my life. I hope it always stays.”

Kim Kardashian Reveals She Charges Around $5 Lakh for a Single Post on Instagram The reality television star Kim Kardashian who has 137 million followers on Instagram recently posted a photo of a striking golden outfit and apparently who doesn’t want to a get their hands on it. . she gets paid Rs. 2,09,31,000 to Rs. 3,48,85,000 for a single photo that she uploads on Instagram.

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5 Indian Tribal And Art Form That Makes Us Proud Over the years, the ancient forms of art have undergone changes and becomes unique with each passing days. Natural pigments and dyes have been replaced by acrylic paints and inks, and while the traditional paintings were mostly used for decorating walls of houses, as they are now portrayed on canvasses and make it significantly different and a proud moment for us. WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

Over the years, the ancient forms of art have undergone changes and becomes unique with each passing days. Natural pigments and dyes have been replaced by acrylic paints and inks, and while the traditional paintings were mostly used for decorating walls of houses, as they are now portrayed on canvasses and make it significantly different and a proud moment for us.

festivals and dances.


Depiction of the Mother Goddess as the symbol of fertility, as well as the “Tarpa dance” is a common theme. The tarpa, an instrument played in turns, features often at the centre, around whom entwined men and women move in a circle. This is believed to resemble the circle of life. The technique of Warli art

A jungle tribe with a distinct culture, the Saura are found in Odisha, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.Saura art displays the glory of nature. Most paintings are based on a central concept known as the ‘Tree of Life’, whose branches are home to animals and humans, conveying the beautiful relationship between man and environment.

The tribal and folk art today, gives us a glimpse into India’s rich heritage. And culture of its fine arts. Here are 5 such art form that makes our country proud of. They are-

Saura paintings, called ikons, hold religious significance, and are usually made as a dedication to their deity,Idital. In traditional Saura art, the natural colours used are derived from sisal, neem and other herbs and flowers.

1.WARLI An ancient tribe inhabiting the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, the Warlis are known for their rudimentary wall paintings, reflecting a long-standing tradition that goes back thousands of years.It is famous and popular for its simple yet unique portrayal of life, Warli art features geometrical shapes that represent humans and animals. More over the paintings portray hunting, fishing and farming scenes,

is simple. A bamboo stick is used as the paint brush, and white colour made of rice paste, is used on a red ochre background. In some case the acrylics are also used instead of the rice paste, along with cow dung and gerue (red earth) for the earthy backgrounds.

Saura art is often mistaken for Warli art of Western India. There are, however, subtle differences between the two. Like Warli art, Saura also features characters in geometrical shapes, but the Saura forms are larger and more elongated. Further, Saura paintings use a fish-net approach, creating JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM

INDIAN DIASPORA FINE ART the border first, and then closing inwards on the motifs, unlike Warli. The physical differentiation between men and women, which is very prominent in Warli art, is not as noticeable in Saura art.

3. BHIL:


Tracing their ancestry to the powerful archer, Ekalavya of Mahabharata, the Bhils are one of the largest tribes in India, found in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.Bhil art portrays tribal life in vibrant colours. It is more over describe the changing seasons as well as natural phenomena, it consider all the factors that are connected with their life is painted the Sun, the Moon, the animals, trees, rivers, mythological figures and their Gods. This form of fine art can be drawn on paper or on the walls of their home, there is no doubt that Bhil art reflects the tribe’s innate sense of aesthetics. The Bhil artists use herbal colours and vegetable dyes, such as kumkum, haldi, kajal, rice, mehendi and limestone, as well as acrylic paints. This all makes the painting unique and popular as an Indian art form.

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its intricate motifs and vibrant colours. Madhubani or Mithila painting is an Indian art form developed by women from the region of Mithila in Northern Bihar. It’s being practice for hundreds of years. Un till Madhubani paintings were relatively unknown, and “discovered” only in 1934, when during an inspection after an earthquake, a British colonial officer came across them on the walls of houses. Madhubani paintings mostly depict nature and religious motifs made during the special occasion and ceremonies. The themes revolve around deities like Krishna, Rama, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, and objects like the sun and moon are also widely painted. It is believed that this art form originated during the time of Ramayana, when King Janak commissioned artists to paint pictures on the occasion of his daughter Sita’s wedding. The Madhubani paintings are done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens and matchsticks, and natural dyes and pigments, such as turmeric, soot, cow dung, indigo, rice powder, sandalwood and rose are still in use. This all makes it unique and beautiful. An interesting feature of this art form is that the artists aim to cover every possible inch of the canvas with patterns, filling the gaps with flowers, animals, birds and geometric designs to make the painting look full and amazing.

5. GOND: This form of art form is more famous among the largest tribes in India, the Gonds. The gonds have a recorded history that goes back 1400 years. They are present in significant numbers in Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. The Gonds are said to place faith in an old belief that says that a good image brings good luck, and it is this belief that can be found at the root of this art form. Concerned with warding off evil and ushering in good luck, the Gonds would decorate their houses with traditional tattoos and motifs. For the Gond, everything is intimately connected to nature, and their art features motifs that depict their beliefs and rituals, life in the village, and man’s remarkable relationship with nature. Renowned for their vibrant colours and imaginative use of lines and dots, Gond artworks today use natural colours sourced from soil, plants, charcoal and cow dung as well as acrylic paints. Well all this art form of India make us proud. India is truly rich in its culture and tradition with respect to fine arts. Just go through the article and feel the proud movement. JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM




Ramadan And It’s Significance

A Holy Month India is a beautiful and widely diverse nation with mixture religions and cultures. Every festival of every religion is celebrated in India and also respected. One of the most celebrated festivals in India is Ramadan.




Ramadan is a grandly celebrated festival by Muslims around the world. We find Haleem stalls in every street and we know that all Muslims fast during Ramadan month. These are the very few things Non-Muslims know about Ramadan. But it is a lot more to know about Ramadan festival and its significance. Ramadan month is the holy month for all Muslims all over the world. It is believed that during Ramadan, the devils and their evil powers are locked and doors of the gods are opened. So, the prayers during this period cannot be stopped by any evil or negative power. Any Observances of Ramadan cannot be started without an announcement by religious leaders. They only confirm or announce Ramadan after personally sighting the crescent moon. WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

Fasting SignificanceThe Roza Fasting is one of the five pillars of Ramadan. Fasting is not just locking the hunger, thirst and physical pleasures. during Roza. Roza time is dedicated to purity and there should be no negativity in the heart. With a pure heart and clean mind, Muslims fasting is believed as the most devotional time during the Roza. After looking at the Ramadan moon, all Muslims in the world. The founder of Islam Prophet said, “Roza is a shield�. Prophet also says Roza is valueless when people come up with negativity, manipulation or any kind of unfair actions. But Ramadan fasting is an exemption for pregnant women, during

menstruating, diabetes patients. It is also said that no Muslim should fail to carry their routine activities like office work, schools. Roza is kept for entire month which is from sunrise to sunset. The early meal of the day during Roza is called as “Sehri” and then release the fasting of the day in the evening which is called as “Iftar”.

The Five Pillars of Ramadan

helping needy in some way is counted as a charity. The great five pillars are significant and must be known by everyone not just by Muslims.

Prayers During Ramadan Muslims observe the prayers five times a day during the holy month Ramadan. They are called Fajr (dawn), Dhuhr (noon), Asr (afternoon), Maghrib (evening), and Isha (night). During Ramadan, the worship and devotional time increases.

Special food during Ramadan In India, every place has different and delicious food items during Ramadan. The dishes like Kaleji curry, Galouti kebab, kakori kebab are famous in North India. The dishes like Biryani, Haleem, sheer kurma are famous in Hyderabad. The dishes of Ramadan are not only enjoyed by Muslims but are also enjoyed by every Indian all over.

As said before fasting is one of the five pillars of fasting, the other pillars are charity, faith, prayer and pilgrimage. Every Muslim must follow these five pillars during Ramadan. The prayers and chanting of the Quran must be sincere. Offering food and clothes to needy or



Important Life Lessons You Will Gain



Moving Abroad

Moving abroad though will be favorable for you but off and on the thought may throw you off balance. The fear of not knowing anyone, adjusting to a new way of life leaving behind everything in your home country probably will put you in a baffling situation.




To make it an easy situation for you, here are a few motivating life-changing lessons you’ll learn from living abroad: 1 Talk to someone


Moving abroad will make you find yourself in a different environment, adapting to the new culture and enhance problemsolving attribute. Ultimately it will allow you to grow and develop as a person as you are no longer by the side of your menage. You may get to meet a set of new people and learn a lot about different cultures, but at the end of the day, you’ll learn even more about yourself.

2 Breaking out of Your Comfort Zone There will no more your people around you to come to the aid of you - may be for the visa runs and housing forms or for simply getting around. Moving abroad will test your confidence and your patience. Pushing our limits and challenging ourselves is healthy,


as well a great boost to our self-confidence and independence. Always be prepared for the worst to happen.

3 Developing New Skills If you’re to a foreign country so you will needless to say learn the language. Moving abroad offers so

many experiences that you may have overlooked or been restricted to back at home.

4 Makes You More


Not a thing makes you more open-minded than being far away and living abroad. You will come across so many different cultures, traditions, and ideas, political

and religious views that fill you with astonishment. Wherever you come from, you will be so accustomed to the views of how you were raised and your idea of ‘normal.’

5 New Friends and New

for becoming an outgoing person very soon. You will meet many amazing people with different natures. They help in inspiring you and have a positive impact on your life.

6 Cutting Back on


Materialistic Things

One of the best parts of moving abroad is meeting new people and making new connections. If you are an introvert, it might be quite challenging for you but, be geared up

Though the thought of leaving your stuff behind and start with the basics is tough nevertheless as soon as you move abroad you will realize that you didn’t need them in the first place.




Benefits of

Wearing Contact Lenses WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

Currently, there are in excess of 130 million contact lens wearers globally, but with more than 2 billion shortsighted people in the world to cater for now and a predicted 5 billion by the year 2050.



Contact lenses can now correct almost all eyesight problems including:

> Myopia (short-sightedness) > Hyperopia (long-sightedness) > Astigmatism > Presbyopia (age-related reading problem) Talk to someone 70

Though many advances in spectacle lens technology have come up recently and the rising popularity of surgical interventions such as laser eye corrections, the use of contact lens remains a harmless, effective and inexpensive way of achieving the clear comfortable vision for many people.

Contact Lenses Offer Natural AllRound Vision Contact lenses mean clear peripheral (all round) vision. One of the problems with glasses is that they only let the wearer see objects clearly in front of them. Anything to the side is out of focus and blurry. This all-around improvement is ideal for sportspeople and motorists where perfect vision is needed. Plus your vision feels natural rather than the slight distortion experienced when wearing spectacles.


Simple and Convenient to Use Contact lenses are quick and simple to use. They are placed on the end of a finger and inserted into the eye in a matter of seconds. Glasses are also easy to use in that they are popped on and off the face in an instant. But they can feel heavy or uncomfortable, especially when resting on the bridge of the nose. Daily disposable lenses are a popular form

of lenses which are seen as particularly convenient in that they do not require any aftercare. These lenses can be worn once and then thrown away afterward.

Practical for Sportspeople If you are an athlete or participate in sports then you may have found wearing glasses inconvenient and distracting. Glasses can have the habit of slipping down the nose or becoming steamed up which is annoying during a competition or training. In addition, there is a safety aspect as well. There is a risk of falling over and breaking a lens or the entire pair of glasses which may an earnest eye injury.

Improved appearance There are people who feel self-conscious about wearing glasses and in some cases, less attractive. Whereas contact lenses cannot be detected by the casual observer and enable him/her to see your eyes. Plus there is no issue about whether your contact lenses will compliment a particular outfit or not. Contact lenses go with anything and everything. There are even novelty lenses if you are after something a bit different or daring.

Suitable for All Weather Conditions One asset of contact lenses is the fact that they do not steam up, collect rain or other deposits on the lenses due to the weather conditions. Glasses do have a tendency to steam up when you go from a cold environment into a warm room. Additionally,

they turn misty in bad weather conditions. Contact lenses do not suffer any of these and are kept clean by the blink of an eye.

Treats Certain Eye Conditions Contact lenses can be effective at treating certain eye conditions such as keratitis and corneal ulcers. The sufferer can wear a special bandage lens which helps to protect the cornea against further impairment and also acts as a form of medication. There are types of lenses which are competent to transfer drugs to an infected cornea or some other similar eye conditions.



5 Ultimate Yoga Postures To

Improve Digestion 72

Indigestion, bloating, constipation could be very uncomfortable. All of us experience these things from time to time and it is absolutely no fun. We all know that Yoga has many benefits, but did you know that yoga asana could be a tool to help improve your digestive system?




Yoga asanas offer many postures that could help cleanse, aid, stimulate and encourage the good and healthy digestive function. Although it is advised not to practice yoga right after the consumption of food, however, if you are feeling any of the above-mentioned symptoms of dyspepsia, you must practice the below few hours after the meal or the next morning. In this article you will get to know the various yoga postures that you can try to get relieve from having proper digestion.

How Yoga helps Improve Digestion? Here are few underline points where you can find out how yoga helps or improve digestion. The digestive fire ‘agni’ that we spoke about is stimulated by the body with yoga and that increases the appetite to balance the metabolism. 74

The asanas help you stretch the body, massaging the muscles of abdomen. The food is made to move efficiently along the digestive tract in the body. The bowel movement in body is regulated with the help of yoga and relieves constipation. Helps the body to circulate the blood more effectively to the digestive organs increasing the aid for digestion. Yoga keeps your mind and body happy and active. Thus you are more likely to eat a balanced food and ease your digestive function. The fatty deposits in the body are discouraged by yoga helping you to keep fit. The body gets detoxed with the help of regular practice of yoga and toxins accumulating in the body due to bad diet are flushed out.


1. Ardha Matsyendrasana This posture helps in making the spine supple, which as a result increase the elasticity of spine. That open the chest and increasing the oxygen flow into the lungs. It helps in improving the liver and pancreatic health improving the digestion overall.

How to Do: Sit up straight with the legs stretched out parallel to ground in front of you. Keep the feet together and the spine erect. While bending the left leg, place heal on the left foot right beside the right hip. Optionally, you can keep the other leg straight. Place the right leg over the left knee as shown. Place the right hand behind you and the left hand on the right knee. Twist the upper body - the waist, shoulders, and neck in this sequence to the right side and look over the right shoulder. Make sure to keep the spine erect all times. Hold and continue with proper breathing - gentle long breaths in and out. While breathing out, release the right hand first which is the hand behind you, then release the waist gradually releasing the chest, lastly the neck and sit up in a relaxed yet straight position. Repeat with the other side. While breathing out, come back to the front and relax. JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM


2. Pawanmuktasana: Pavanmuktasana helps in stretching the lower back and abdominal muscles. It is one of the best yoga asanas for the beginners to tone the muscles of the abdomen. It helps in releasing the gastrointestinal problems.


How to Do: Start by lying on your back, with your legs and arms extended straight. As you exhale, bring both of your knees towards your chest. Clasp around your knees with your hands.

While holding only your right knee, let go off your left leg and extend it parallel to the floor. Hold this pose for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute. Draw back your left knee towards your chest and clasp both knees again with your hands. While holding only your left knee, let go off your right leg and extend it along the floor. Hold this pose for the same of time as for the left leg. Finally, repeat the same by drawing both knees to your ches


3. Camel Pose: Ustrasana helps in adding flexibility to the body along with strengthening the body. It helps in improving digestion and relieves constipation. It is a very effective way of yoga to keep the whole body fit and shaped.

How to Do: Kneel on the yoga mat while placing your hands on the hips. Keep your knees in line with the shoulders and the sole of your feet facing the ceiling. As you inhale, draw in towards the pubis your tail-bone towards as if being pulled from the navel. At the same time, arch your back and slide your palms over your feet till the arms are straight. Do not flex or strain your neck, keep it in a neutral position. Stay in this stance for a couple of breaths. Exhale and slowly come back to the initial posture. Draw your hands and bring them back to your hips as you straighten up JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM


4. Naukasana Yoga: 78

Naukasana helps in strengthening the back and abdominal muscles along with toning leg and arm muscles. A highly effective for hernia. It stimulates digestion by improving the secretion of digestive juices.

How to Do: With your feet together, lie on your back and keep your arms beside your body. Take a deep breath in and as you let your breath out, lift your chest and feet off the ground, extending your arms towards your feet. Keep eyes, fingers and toes in a line. As the abdominal muscles contract, feel the tension in your navel area. Keep inhaling and exhaling deeply and easily while maintaining the pose. As you exhale, come back to the ground steadily and relax.


5. Paschimottanasana:

Paschimottanasana helps the stretching of the lower back, hips and hamstring. Tones the shoulder while toning the abdominal and pelvic organs. It helps in relieving constipation and gives relief from flatulence.

How to Do: Sit up with the legs extended outwards straight in front of you, keeping the spine upright and toes flexed toward you. Inhaling, raise both arms above your head and stretch up. While exhaling, bend forward from the hip joints, chin moving near the toes. Keep the spine straight focusing on moving forwards in the direction of the toes, instead of down towards the knees. Keep your hands on your legs, wherever they reach, without compelling. If you can, grip your toes and pull on them to help you go forward. While inhaling, lift your head somewhat and lengthen your spine. While exhaling, gently move the navel towards the knees. Repeat this posture two or three times. Drop your head down to take a break and breathe deeply for 20-60 seconds. Extend the arms out in front of you. While inhaling, with the strength of your arms, come back up to the first posture while sitting. JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM


A Brand New Model Of Hyundai

The Hyundai Venue 80


Hyundai has launched the Venue subcompact SUV in India and prices start at Rs. 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom India). The car will be available in 4 variants – E, S, SX and SX(O) and is the company’s first car in this very trending subcompact SUV segment. The Hyundai Venue is inspired from the automaker’s bigger offerings in terms of design including the Santa Fe and the Palisade. The massive cascading grille takes prominence up front with the chrome mesh grille, while the split headlamps look in place and come with projector lens on the top variants.




The SUV gets accentuated wheel arches that not only make the offering look wider but give it a rugged appearance as well, while the rear sports boxy LED taillights that look smart. The SUV also comes with projector fog lamps. In terms of dimensions, the new Venue measures 3995 mm in length, 1770 mm on width, and 1590 mm in height. The wheelbase measures at 2500 mm. Hyundai says the car is built using 69 per cent Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) and High Strength Steel (HSS), which have contributed to achieving dynamic stiffness and improved structural rigidity. The Venue also gets a host of segment first features including wireless charging, air purifier, HD Display screen, eco-coating, Arkamys Sound, wheel air curtains and more. In fact, the SUV comes with Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity tech that makes the Venue India’s first connected SUV and adds 33 new features, 10 of which are India specific.The company has tied up with service provider VodafoneIdea for the new system and brings features like auto crash notification, panic notification, SOS/Emergency Assistance, stolen vehicle tracking with immobilisation (only on the


1.0-litre version) and more. There are features like remote engine start/stop, remote climate control, voice recognition, vehicle relationship management among other technology. The Hyundai Venue also comes with electric sunroof, cruise control, rear AC vents, cornering lamps and a cooled glovebox. The SUV also gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The cabin gets an all-black treatment for India, while the international spec could get a dual-tone finish, and there is brushed silver finish on the three-

spoke steering wheel, gearshift knob, and the air-con vents. The instrument console is a dual-pod unit with a large MID unit in the centre. Power on the Hyundai Venue comes from three engine options including the new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor that is tuned to produce 118 bhp and 172 Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired with an all-new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission in a first for Hyundai India, along with a manual gearbox. There’s also the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol that churns out 82 bhp and 114 Nm of peak torque, and is offered with a 5-speed manual. Lastly, there is the 1.4-litre diesel as well with 89 bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque, and is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. In terms of safety, the Hyundai Venue gets six airbags, speed sensing door lock, ABS with ESC, VSP, Hill Assist Control, BAS, ISOFIX seats and more.




Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Clean

Your Ears

With Cotton Swab

Using cotton swabs to clean your ears can be dangerous enough though it may seem harmless enough. Medical experts are warning people not to try removing wax and debris from their ear canals. Medical experts have seen many catastrophes resulting from using cotton swabs. From punctured eardrums to super impacted wax, there are many negative consequences associated with “do-ityourself” ear cleaning. WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019


HEALTHY LIVING From cotton swabs to toys, people use several items to clean their ears. Some of the most interesting seen in doctors’ offices include:

Cotton swabs Hairpins Tweezers Pens and pencils Straws Paper clips Toys


While this is only a partial list, it’s important to know that nothing should be placed inside the ear to get rid of dirt and debris. This is unsafe and could cause hearing loss or a damaged eardrum or ear canal. The ear canal has specialized cells that produce ear wax. Ear wax accumulates much quicker for some people than others. This can lead to wax build-up that causes decreased competence to hear and in quite a lot of instances, pain. As an easy way to avoid seeing a medical professional, many people resort to using swabs to get rid of the excess wax, causing more harm than good. The eardrum is easily reached with a swab. Because the eardrum is so delicate, it can be easily ruptured by using even the gentlest pressure when using a swab. The pain of punctured


eardrum is severe and the ear may also leak a clear fluid. While a punctured eardrum will heal, it can take a while and can even lead to conductive hearing loss. Is Cleaning Your Ears Necessary The outer ear or pinna benefits from a good cleaning every now and then. This can be accomplished with a little soap, water, and a washcloth while you shower. In most cases, the ear canal does not need to be cleaned. During hair washing or showers, enough water enters the ear canal to loosen the wax that has accumulated. In addition, the skin in your ear canal naturally grows

in an outward, spiral pattern. As it sloughs off, ear wax goes with it. Most of the time the wax will loosen and fall out on its own while you are asleep. The need for a cotton swab is not necessary. Solution for Build-up Wax For those who have massive wax accumulated, a visit to the doctor may be required since doctors can effortlessly remove ear wax with a little peroxide mixed with water and injected into the ear. The process is virtually pain-free and is effective at removing impacted wax. If excess wax turns a frequent problem, ask your doctor how you can do the process yourself at home. JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM





The process of wine-making includes fermentation wherein the yeast consumes the sugars in the grapes converting it into alcohol. Grapes of different kinds produce various kinds of wines and different wines may be combined to create more complex flavors. Red wine is majorly rich in resveratrol that may offer a number of health benefits.

Some of the health benefits of red wine: Moderately Decreases Cardiovascular Risk Resveratrol present in red wine may help improve heart health in various ways. According to researchers, red wine reduces the risk of heart disease because of the way it helps the gut microbiome. Red wine may also improve the levels of omega-3 fatty acids in plasma and red blood cells which are believed to protect against heart disease. Gulping a glass of wine will not just relish the happy high but also has a good deal of health benefits. Depending on the type, different types of wines have their own set of health benefits. While red wine is known to slightly healthier than the white variety of it because of the presence of some vitamins and minerals but white wine is known to contain fewer calories. Made out of fermented grapes and other fruits, the alcoholic beverage if taken in moderation serves a gamut of health benefits.

Helps Control Type-2 Diabetes A study shows that drinking a glass of red wine with dinner is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases in people with type-2 diabetes. Ethanol present in wine plays a key role in metabolizing glucose and hence may be safe for people with Type-2 diabetes.

Brain Damage After Stroke Resveratrol may protect the brain from stroke damage, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM

HEALTHY LIVING University School of Medicine. Results from tests on mice showed that resveratrol increased levels of heme oxygenase, an enzyme known to protect nerve cells in the brain from damage. When a stroke occurs, the brain is ready to protect itself because of higher enzyme levels. However, it remains unclear whether the health benefits are due to the resveratrol itself, or if the alcohol in the wine is needed to concentrate the levels of the compound.

Prevents Vision Loss Resveratrol in red wine may help prevent vision loss caused by out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eye, according to findings published in 2010. 90

Diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are leading causes of blindness among Americans aged 50 years and above. This is due to an overgrowth of blood vessels in the eye, known as angiogenesis.

Prevents Colon Cancer According to a study presented in 2015 by UK scientists, consuming resveratrol may reduce the size of bowel tumors by approximately 50 percent.

Prevents Breast Cancer Red wine has been known to help prevent breast cancer. While Regular consumption of most alcoholic drinks is ironically known to increase the risk of breast cancer, chemicals in the seeds and skins of red grapes if consumed in moderation may actually help prevent breast cancer.


women who drink red wine in moderation may be spared this risk.

Protection from Prostate Cancer A study published in 2007 reported that, in men who drink moderate amounts of red wine, the chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer is around half that of men who never drink red wine. The researchers defined moderate drinking as an average of four to seven glasses of red wine per week.

Treats Acne Rich in antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties, red wine is known to help treat acne. Sometimes it is suggested that applying red wine directly on skin after mixing it with

benzoyl peroxide may maximize antibacterial activity.

Prevents Lung Cancer Red wine if taken in moderation is known to boost lung function and also help prevent lung cancer. It protects the cells from proliferating and prevent lung damage.

Prevents Dementia Dementia is a growing health issue that most elderly people face. A team of researchers found that a moderate amount of red wine intake can reduce the risk of developing dementia. Although red wine has ample of health benefits, it concurrently has own share of risks if taken heavily. JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM


Grilled chicken Thighs Tandoori


This is one of the moist, luscious and delicious Indian recipe. It is a great snacky and light dinner recipe that everyone will love to have. They will simply love it. WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

Ingredients 2 (6 ounce) containers plain yogurt 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 table spoon of paprika 2 table spoon of ground cumin 2 table spoon of ground cinnamon 2 table spoon of ground coriander 16

chicken thighs Olive oil spray

Directions : ->

In a bowl, stir together yogurt, salt, pepper, cloves, and ginger and mix in with garlic, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and coriander and keep it aside.


Rinse chicken under cold water, and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour yogurt mixture over chicken, and press air out of bag, and seal. Turn the bag over several times to distribute marinade. Place bag in a bowl, and refrigerate it at least for 8 hours, or overnight, turning bag occasionally as per the chicken placed in to the bag.

-> Preheat the outdoor grill for direct medium heat. -> Remove chicken from bag, and discard marinade. With paper towels, wipe off excess marinade. Spray chicken pieces with olive oil spray.


Place chicken on the grill, and cook about 2 minutes. Turn, and cook 2 minutes more. Then arrange the chicken to receive indirect heat, and cook approximately 35 to 40 minutes, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F. JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM


Indian Dal With Spinach This is a yummy delicious and authentic Indian dal recipe. Kids simply loves it. The combination of both makes it unique and tasty.



1 1/2 cups red lentils

2 tablespoons butter

3 1/2 cups water

1 onion, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon mustard seed

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 pound spinach, rinsed and chopped

1/2 cup coconut milk

Directions : --->

First start with rinsing lentils and soak for 20 minutes.


In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil and stir in salt, lentils, turmeric and chili powder. Cover and return to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.


Stir in the spinach and cook 5 minutes, or until lentils are soft. Add more water if necessary as per the quantity of your spinach.


In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and saute onions with cumin and mustard seeds, stirring often. Cook until onions are transparent, and then combine with lentils. Stir in garam masala and coconut milk and cook until heated through. WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019




Indo-Pakistan Wars from 1947 To 1971 The Historical Wars Of India The clashes between India and Pakistan started soon after independence. You need to know the facts and history of the three wars of Indo-Pakistan. The war started to occupy Kashmir and you must know how the wars ended.


Indo-Pakistan War 1947-1948 Indo-Pakistan War of 19471948, was the first war for Kashmir. The first war fought by the newly independent nations India and Pakistan. Pakistan led the war a few weeks after the independence as an attempt to capture Kashmir. Kashmir was located in between India and Pakistan. Though it was ruled by Hindu Maharaja at that it was mostly occupied by Muslims. The Hindu Maharaja

of Kashmir was in confusion to join India or Pakistan. As Kashmir was occupied by the majority of Muslims, Pakistanis wanted Kashmir to be part of Pakistan permanently. But the majority of the population of Kashmir did not want to join Pakistan and instead wanted to join India or else as an independent state. The frustrated Pakistanis started conflicts and made a timetable to capture Srinagar the capital of Kashmir, within a week.

Pakistani efforts of occupying the South Kashmir were not fully successful. They failed to occupy most of the towns. During the war, 1500 soldiers died during the war and Pakistan was able to gain roughly two-fifths of Kashmir which is named as Azad Kashmir which means free

Kashmir. Indo-Pakistan War 1965


INDIAN HISTORY The war was started in January 1965 by Pakistani Army which was dreadful. The war was from Rann of Kutch to Kashmir. Pakistani Army aimed to keep the Indian Army focused on the Rann of Kutch. So that meanwhile they can attack Kashmir. Then nearly 33000 infiltrators of Pakistan Army crossed the Line of Control from Kashmir in August month and gave it a name “Operation Gibraltar�. On 28th of August 1965, the Indian Army reaches 8 Kms inside Pakistan acquired Kashmir and took control strategically on Haji Pir Pass.


The Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri officially gave powers to Indian Army to launch an attack on Pakistan. It was the first time, the Indian Army crossed the International border to attack Lahore. Hawaldar Abdul Hamid an Indian Army soldier played a vital role in the war. He destroyed a large number of Patton tanks which were fielded by Pakistani forces. The soldier was awarded the Paramvir Chakra for his bravery act in the war. However, Indian forces won by destroying the Pakistani tanks in the Indo-Pakistan War 1965. By September, United Nations mandated ceasefire ending the war.

Indo-Pakistan War 1971 The Indo Pakistan war 1971 began on December 3rd and proceeded for 13 days. Pakistani Army launched air


strikes on Indian airbases. Pakistan attacked various places but the great Indian Army managed to take control of their positions. The Indian Army acquired around 15010 kms of Pakistan territory. In this war, around 3800 soldiers lost their lives from both the sides of India and Pakistan. Finally, on December 16th, 1971 Pakistan dropped the war and surrendered to India. The war resulted in the formation of Bangladesh. Even after 1971, there was another dreadful conflict which is named as Kargil war. Indian defense forces are standing by India to save the nation from attacks. Learning about wars is not to know about the history but to salute the brave hearts of Indian defense forces without stepping back.






Hyderabad to Get World’s Largest

OnePlus Store

During the launch of OnePlus’ latest flagship OnePlus 7 Pro in Bengaluru on May 14, the Chinese smartphone maker announced that the world’s largest OnePlus store will soon be set up in Hyderabad.


The six-storeyed building, which is set to come up later this year, will be spread across an area of over 16,000 square feet. OnePlus already has an R&D centre in Hyderabad, which it announced last year. OnePlus plans on making this R&D centre its largest in the globe. This centre is already working on developing India-specific features such as those to help improve work-life balance, cricket scores, travel-related features, etc. These new features will soon be introduced on OnePlus smartphones in the country, the company’s chief executive officer Pete Lau said during the launch event. Pete says that Hyderabad is not only known for its rich cultural heritage but also its booming tech and IT centre. The city,

for OnePlus, represents the bridge between old and new, and the same has gone into designing the store. “The store’s design has two layers. The outer layer has a clean white finish representing the modern Hyderabad. It has nano material that can withstand dust and maintain a clear white colour for long. The inner red brick wall represents the more raw and traditional Hyderabad. And my favourite part is its use of natural light. As the day progresses, the store will light up differently, dynamically changing how the store looks as the day goes by,” Pete said. OnePlus also announced that it will be opening an experience store in Mumbai

and Pune from May 15. OnePlus, which began spreading out its offline presence over a year ago, currently has 485 offline touch points across the country. On Tuesday, the company unveiled three new devices: OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, and the Bullets Wireless 2 headphones. The OnePlus 7 Pro is its most sophisticated smartphone yet with an all-screen display with no notch and curved glass that extends all across the display. It sports a triple rear camera set-up and a 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform with a battery of 4000mAh.





4 Useful Vastu Tips For

Your Bedroom - All About Directions!




A bedroom is a place where you seek harmony, comfort and it is all about your personal space. That being said, it is also in your hands on how to take care of the vibes and surrounding you are residing in and this can be taken care of by following some basic Vastu tips. Would you agree? In order to spread optimism and peace in your bedroom, it is necessary that you follow a discipline by placing yourself in the right direction, keeping things in the right direction and following certain rules on the colors you choose for your room. This does not mean that you cannot do as you please in your own room but it just means that by following vastu you are just going in the right direction. It is just like following the right direction to reach a particular destination, same is with following vastu when you follow the right rules you will be able to spread the


positive energy you want to in and around you. Here are some of the Vastu tips to follow for your bedroom

Tip No 1 - Right Location Of The Master Bedroom First things first, as per the rule of Vastu your bedroom should be located in the southwest direction of your home. This is not an ideal place for any other room.

Why? The southwest direction is specifically good to attract and absorb positive and good energies, it is associated with earth. That being said, the earth element as per Vastu is a combination of fire and water and its nature is to purify that particular surrounding. Apart from this, earth has that importance because it is powerful.

Tip No 2 - Positioning Of The Bed And Direction To Sleep As positioning plays a vital role in Vastu, it is important that you give attention to how you are placing your bed and whether or not you are sleeping in the right direction. Follow these rules To place your bed at the right place, always see to it that you look for a South or West direction. If at all you are unable to keep your bed in the right direction then you should see to it that you keep your bed about 4 inches away from the wall If you want your health to stay good and not get affected then you should see to it that there is no beam crossing over your bed.

Never consider the North direction to keep your head because the body works in such a way that when you are lying down the blood flows really fast and there is a magnetic pull on that iron that is passing through and floating in your head, these magnetic waves in the opposite direction causes disturbance in your sleep and further affects your state of mind as well. Always consider buying a bed made of wood instead of a bed made of metal. No doubt metal beds are low maintenance but they are not considered good as per Vastu. It would be good if you buy a bed of an irregular shape and see to it that the bed does not touch the ground. Do not keep your bed right in front of the room, always see to it that you are facing


INDIAN VAASTU CORNER South, West or East while sleeping

Tip No 3 - Placing Things The Right Way There is science linked to how we place things as well. Here is what you should take into account If you are looking at what to place on the south or west direction of your wall then you should just place your mirror there and see to it that it is not facing your bed, south and west is considered because it is the right place and not be a hindrance for any sort of positive energy entering the room.


See to it that you do not place a double mattress on your bed, place a single mattress on your bed. Keep all electronic devices away from where you are sleeping because they give out electromagnetic waves which are not good for the body to take in. You should avoid keeping broken clocks or decorative pieces because they can come in the way of peace in your home. It is always good to discard anything damaged or broken than to pile up the junk.

Tip No 4 - Vastu Tips On The Right Colors You should consider earthen colors for the walls in your bedroom as it ensures to keep peace, happiness, comfort, stability, satisfaction, and prosperity in your life and we need them all to lead a good life.


Tip No 5 - Good To Know Tips

> In case you have a window behind

your bed, do not keep it open while you are asleep

> Do not hang pictures of people who have passed away on your walls


If you have a toilet attached to your bedroom then most of the times see to it that it is shut when not in use

> It is nice to clean your floor with salt

water once in a way because it drags out all the negative energy from your room

> You can add some positive energy in

your room by lighting candles that have a natural aroma and one of the best things you can do is to place two roses in the southwest corner of your room to add to the happiness in your life

Summary When it comes to looking into the vastu of a bedroom, aspects such as the direction and placement of the bed, entrance, doors, windows, dressing table, the colors on the wall and all the minute things kept in bedroom matter and are taken into account. JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM



15 Fun And Interesting

Printable Travel Games For Kids Road trips are great fun and happening when it come with presence of family. But there are some kind of road trip printable for traveling with kids that make the journey more excited and creates a happy memories. WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

2. Car Scavenger Hunt: This is an amazing way to keep your kids entertained during long road trips is simply by giving them the car scavenger hunt list. The kids just has to spot the item or complete the task while they traveling or stop along the way. They should mark off that item on the scavenger hunt list.

3. Bubble Wrap Game: Kids simply love to popping those clear bubbles on bubble wrap. This can be great option of printable travel games for kids. The kids has to find each of the images on the card while traveling on the road. When they find one of the items, they should pop the bubble. The more you do its decide the winner.

4. US License Plate Game:

In the end of this article you will come across some of the option with respect to printable travel games for kids. Just go through the article.

10 Kids Printable Travel Games: 1. Pack The Suitcase: This is one of the very basic and interesting printable travel games to keep your child occupied and engaged. This packable suitcase is just perfect.In this printable thew kids has to pack the stuff or items that they might need to go on a trip that to in a small suitcase.

The US License plate game is one of the fun and happening printable travel games for kids that keep on entertaining for a long way around. The main goal of this game is to spot the license plates of all 50 states and Washington DC. When you spot a plate, simply cross off the state on the map and on the alphabetized list.

5. Road Sign Scavenger Hunt; This printable games keeps the kids super busy. While playing this printable games make sure you keep a note of how many of these common road signs you can spot along your route on the way vof your journey.

6. Acrostic Poem Printables: This is a printable travel games for kids,which is fun for kids of all ages and a good thinking tool even. To start with this game the kids has to frame some words for every line that should sound like a Acrostic poems. Make sure you use the first letters of an appropriate word. JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM



7. Letter Scavenger Hunts: This alphabet printable games reinforces the child’s learning of the alphabet and letters, with both upper and lower case. It gives them some real pride in their achievement. In this game the kids have to find things that begin the each letter of the alphabet and write the name of the element in the blank column while they are travelling on the road of the trip.

8. Boggler Puzzles Printable; These puzzles printable contain a mixture of anagrams, word searches and hidden words. In this game, the words are formed from adjoining letters. Letters should be in the proper sequence to spell a word and join horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, to the left, right, or up-and-down.

9. I Spy Car Checklists: WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

This is another interesting and fun printable games that is to spy every car logo on the list and mark each find with a checkmark. The kids will simply love it. Just do try with your kids. Especially it is too engaging for a boy kids.

10. Cootie Catcher: What a games!! I still remember how I used to play this superb game. This is a great road trip printable for traveling with kids. You can play with all age group.

11. License Plate Coloring Game: This printable games is quite similar to US License Plate Game. In this games you have to color your way to all 50 states while your are travelling on the road. Once you spot a

license plate, you just have to color in the state on the map and cross it off the alphabetized list.

12. Hangman: One of the printable travel games for kids is hangman. This is a game that won’t be old with course of time as everyone loves it. This is a classic guessing game. Play with categories or with anything goes.

13. Connect the Dots: This is a great strategy printable travel game for kids of all ages. In this game you have to take turns with respect to connecting dots. The main goal is to complete as many squares as you can and claim them with your initial.

14. Printable Vacation Journal ; This is another interesting travel printable game for the kids. You can download the printable vacation journal and give to your kids. Each journal page has lines for the kids to write and then space for them to illustrate it. This add memories for your kids.

15. Tic Tac Toe: Every one enjoy this games. There is no age barer for this games. Kids of all ages love this classic game of Xs and Os. There are many more fun pintable activities and game for kids that you can do at traveling on road and keep them engage and happy. Try out the above kids printable travel games as mention in the article.


How to Address Issues Related to Marriages of Indian Women to PIOs/NRIs


What Are the Precautions a Woman Should Take Before Leaving India After Marrying to NRI Spouses? 1 Keep a list of contact details of

neighbors, friends, relatives, your husband’s employer in the foreign country, police, ambulance, and the Indian Embassy or High Commission in the country where you are living with your husband.



Keep photocopies of all important

documents including your passport, visa, bank and property documents, marriage certificate, wedding photos and other essential papers, and phone numbers with parents or other trustworthy people in India or abroad.


In case these documents are lost/forcibly

taken away /destroyed by your spouse or in-laws, the copies will be useful. If possible, keep a scanned soft copy of these documents with you or/and any person you trust.

What to Do If an NRI Husband Abandons the Partner? 1 If your NRI husband has abandoned you in India, you can immediately file a complaint/ FIR under 498A IPC on grounds of with the police in the local police station in the area where you were abandoned.


Offenses committed outside

India would be deemed to have been committed within the territory of India

about the same in India.


If your husband has abandoned you in

a foreign country or harasses you in any way, you may approach the local police. You may also immediately contact the following in case of an emergency/to seek assistance in the foreign country: Indian Embassy in a foreign country Employer of the husband Local Indian associations and networks of

by virtue of Section 188 of the Cr. P.C.

Indian citizens in the area of the residence of

Therefore, you can lodge a complaint

your fiance



Friends and relatives in that country

What Are the Precautions a Newlywed Indian Woman Can Take in a Foreign Country? 1

Try to open a bank account in the country of residence, so that you can withdraw money in an emergency and be financially independent.


Read and understand the laws of the

foreign country and your rights there, especially against any form of abuse or neglect, including ill-treatment, domestic violence, how to get a residence permit, etc.


Keep in touch after marriage on phone

and e-mail with friends and relatives in a foreign country.


Wherever it is possible, learn the

language of the country you reside in after marriage.

Does the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs Provide Legal and Financial Assistance to Indian Women Deserted by Their Overseas Indian-Spouses? 1

Yes. The Ministry of Overseas Indian

Affairs operates a scheme for giving legal/


financial assistance to Indian women deserted by their overseas Indian/ foreigner husbands through NGOs impanelled and legal organizations with Embassy / Consulate.


Such assistance under MOIA’s

scheme is provided through Embassy / Consulate in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Gulf countries such as Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, KSA, and United Arab Emirates.


The amount of assistance provided

per case under the scheme to deserted Indian women is up to USD 3,000 in developed countries and USD 2,000 in developing countries.

What Constitutes Domestic Violence and Are Considered Illegal? What Acts Constitute Mental/Emotional Abuse, Verbal/ Social Abuse, and Economic Abuse? The following acts on the part of the husband constitute domestic violence and are illegal in most countries and against which the local police of every country can be approached for protection and help:

Physical abuse Mental and emotional abuse Verbal and social abuse Sexual abuse Economic abuse

How Are the Counseling and Legal Services Provided to Indian Woman Deserted by Their NRI Spouses? The counseling and legal services are provided through credible Indian Women’s Organizations/Indian Community Associations and NGOs identified for providing such services and impanelled with the Indian Missions in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore & Gulf countries.



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hen it’s about a display of sartorial prowess, most fashion observers are likely to scan the MET Gala and Oscars. Over the years though, the Cannes Film Festival red carpet has become an exceptional opportunity for celebrities from across the globe to turn glam goddesses as they compete for the best-dressed spot on an international platform. The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival, that commenced on the May 14, and will end today in the French Riviera, was no different. From photocalls tol movie premieres, the memo sent out was clear: put your best foot forward. And oh, how well did these stars deliver! MAIL TODAY takes a look at the slew of celebrities who dominated the Cannes red carpet this time around.







ark Phoenix is an upcoming Hollywood flick which is directed by Simon Kinberg. The movie is scheduled to go live on 7th June in India. The lead characters of the movie are Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain as lead characters. The movie is all about the crucial role Jean Grey who represents the girl power. Many of the fans of X Men movie must be waiting for the release. You can keep your tickets booked to watch and enjoy the movie in your nearest theaters.

Cast & Crew James McAvoy Michael Fassbender Jennifer Lawrence




Hans Zimmer

Simon Kinberg







harat (transl. India)[a] is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language period drama film written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. It is jointly produced by Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Khan Agnihotri, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Nikhil Namit and Salman Khan under the banners Reel Life Productions, Salman Khan Films and T-Series. The film stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff. It traces India's postindependence history from the perspective of a common man, and follows his life from the age of 18 to 70. Bharat is scheduled to be theatrically released in India on 5 June 2019, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. Cast & Crew



Ali Abbas Zafar


Salman Khan Katrina Kaif Tabu




abir Singh is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language drama film written and directed by Sandeep Vanga. It is a remake of his own Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017). Jointly produced by Cine1 Studios and 124 T-Series, the film stars Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani. It focuses on the title character, an alcoholic surgeon who goes on a self-destructive path after his ex-lover marries someone else. Principal photography began in October 2018, and ended in March 2019. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on 21 June 2019. Director


Sandeep Vanga



Cast & Crew Shahid Kapoor Kiara Advani





Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy


ye Raa Narasimha Reddy is an upcoming Indian period film directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Ram Charan on Konidela Production Company banner. The story is based on the life of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy from Rayalaseema. The film stars Chiranjeevi, Jagapati Babu, Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, and Brahmaji. Filming began in Hyderabad on 6 December 2017. Amitabh Bachchan will make a guest appearance, and has allocated a three-day callsheet for the film. Cast & Crew Director


Surender Reddy

Amit Trivedi

Chiranjeevi Vijay Sethupathi Jagapati Babu



Dear Comrade



ear Comrade is an upcoming Indian romantic political action drama film written and directed by Bharat Kamma which is produced by Mythri Movie Makers and Yash Rangineni. The film stars Vijay Devarakonda, Rashmika Mandanna and Shruti Ramachandran in the lead roles. Principal photography of the film commenced on August 2018.The film will have a theatrical release on 26 July 2019 in four languages including Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil. A teaser of the film was released on 17 March 2019. Cast & Crew Vijay Devarkonda Rashmika Mandanna




Justin Prabhakaran

Bharat Kamma




Balmain launched a stunning advertising camapign for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection.




olaigaran is a Tamil thriller movie which is scheduled to release on 5th June. The movie is directed by Andrew Louis. The lead actors in the movie are Vijay Antony, Arjun Sarja and Ashima Narwal. As per the official sources, it is said that Arjun is a cop and Vijay Antony is a murderer. The supportive roles are played by the actors Nassar and Seetha. The music director for this upcoming Tamil movie is Simon K king. You can book the tickets to watch the movie in theaters near you. Cast & Crew Director


Arjun Sarja

Andrew Louis

Simon K. King

Vijay Antony Ashima Narwal






Story :

A Dog Journey

While the film essentially revolves around a dog reincarnation and he trying to realise his purpose in subsequent births, the story has a larger message. Good people don’t have to finish last and those who love you will always ensure that you aren’t lonely.

Analysis : Sequel to W. Bruce Cameron’s 2010 novel A Dog’s Purpose, this film too follows a dog named Bailey and his journey through several lives via reincarnation and how he chases his purpose through each of his lives. It all begins with Bailey aka the big boss as his loving owner Ethan (Dennis Quaid) calls him, and he observing his family fall apart.



When Bailey is finally put to sleep, Ethan hopes that he’d return to look after CJ, his granddaughter, just the way he has looked after him. After Bailey is reborn as Max, Molly and more, he keeps looking for CJ and ways to make her happy as Ethan had asked him to. A dog’s journey has some heartwarming moments exuding unconditional love and loyalty as expected. Dog lovers in particular will need to carry tissues as this one’s a total tearjerker for them. However, the film ceases to go beyond the sentimental cliches. As seen through the eyes of a dog, as he narrates the story, beyond a point, it all gets repetitive and thus exhausting. As the dog keeps reliving his purpose, you lose a sense of wonder and are prepared for what to expect. Be it a love confession, terminal illness, suspected death, reunion or happy every after you sniff it from a mile. The performances though are truly endearing. In times of social media cynicism, Dennis Quaid, Henry Lau and Kathryn Prescott show you what it feels like to love and be loved in return.





De De Pyaar De Story : An affluent middle-aged man living in London falls in love with a girl half his age. All hell breaks loose when he tries to seek approval from his separated wife and estranged family back in India.

Analysis : Ajay Devgn is in top form (physically and otherwise) playing his age and having the last laugh, even as he lets the audience laugh at him for being repeatedly called Buddha and ‘Uncle’ in the film.



He takes it in his stride, knowing well that even at 50, he can give the 20-year-olds, a run for their money. Little wonder then that, his chemistry with a young and vivacious Rakul Preet Singh doesn’t feel out of place. She compliments Devgn’s suave charisma with confidence and glamour. Like in every film, Tabu excels in this one too, with her understated performance and measured expressions. She is not only the voice of reason in the film, but also grace and beauty personified. Even her comic timing is spot on.

Final Word: All hell breaks loose when he tries to seek approval from his separated wife and estranged family back in India.





Story :


Maharshi is the life story of Rishi Kumar (Mahesh Babu) in three different phases of his life. After his successful journey as a student, he reaches new heights as a businessman set in USA. Soon he returns back to the country for a social cause. The film narrates about the real reasons for his drastic moves and how Rishi stands as a support for the farmers. Watch Maharshi to know about what all happens in his journey in this core social drama.

Analysis : The first half of Maharshi is packed with loads of entertainment for youth. The college episodes came out really well and Mahesh's look, mannerism are a treat for his fans. Though the film dips down at times, the entire first half looks packed with right amounts of entertainment and emotions. Mahesh Babu stuns the audience in a new look which will be remembered.



The college episodes and the family drama along with Mahesh's character were penned well. On the whole, the first half of Maharshi sounds decent and the audience waits for the second half. The second half of Maharshi is long, slow paced and is laced with an emotional drama that conveys a message for the society. The contemporary issue was well narrated on screen despite of the slow pace. Mahesh and the entire list of actors delivered their best. The montage songs have come out really well and are emotional connect of the film. The press meet episode and the emotional climax are the highlights of second half. Maharshi looks lengthy when it comes to runtime.

Final Word: Mahesh Babu stuns in three different shades and Maharshi is all about Vamshi's take on the current education system and the struggling farmers. A decent one time watch.


Star Gazing ARIES This is a month to explore more of your skills. During this month the sector for teaching, studying, and own ventures will be very powerful. Multiple planets will visit this sector and that will surely make your life busier. You will travel a short distance. Opportunities for writing and editing are seen. Media related activities are also seen. Your siblings have important issues to discuss with you. There will be a lot of communications. Short courses are technology-related jobs will be plenty.

TAURUS There will be a huge focus on your finances during this entire month 138 due to multiple planetary influences. You have to really keep a rein on your finances. This will bring a lot of focus on finances. You have financial issues. This is not a time to spend. Please have a control on your finances. This is a good time to search for a part-time job. You will try to get financial aid. This sector also shows self-worth. So, you will try to improve it. Lending and borrowing are also seen.

GEMINI Yourself, perspective, ambitions, physical body, and personality will be of a lot of importance during this month. This will bring a freshness to your personal life. This is a time to improve your health and beauty. Minor physical issues like cold and fever are possible during this time, but that will be part of the transit. You may get new contacts. New opportunities from the personal and professional domain are also seen. Multiple planets will be influencing these matters. WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM | JUNE 2019

CANCER This is a complex month for your emotions and workplace. Multiple planets will be triggering these matters, so you have to be careful with them. The matters like hidden fears, emotions, psyche, isolation, seclusion, long distance travels, spirituality, and charity are highly active. This will be a crucial move for you. You will have to be very careful with your emotions.There can be some challenging situations. This is a good time for healing and therapy. Charity deeds are also seen.

LEO During this month, your entire focus will be in friendships, collective projects, long-term associations, children, youth groups, hopes, wishes, and gains. There will be visible changes in your friendships and collective projects. You may join a new group. Old friends may leave, or new friends will come with new ideas. You may start a new long-term project. Team discussions can also happen. This is a crucial time for creative projects as well.

VIRGO You will be focused a lot on your career and bosses during this month. Multiple planets will stay in this sector and that indicates a lot of changes at work. You may look for new projects or a new assignment. Some changes in the existing projects can also come up. This sector indicates social status, you will try to improve your social status. New social responsibilities can come up. Your bosses may ask you to take up new responsibilities. New colleagues or new boss may also come up.

LIBRA You will be busy with traveling and higher studies this month. Many planets will be triggering foreign travels, foreign relations, higher studies, teaching, publishing, spirituality, and philosophy. This is a good time to learn spirituality. You will try to go for spiritual retreats. You may go for foreign travel too. Opportunities to work with writing and publishing sector also can come up. You will communicate with people from foreign lands.

SCORPIO Your focus will be on your finances and joint ventures. A lot of planets will be triggering these matters, so take care of your finances and partnerships. This is a complex phase, so stay away from complicated financial deals. Stay away from too much of lending and borrowing. You will try to find new partners. Arguments in the existing partnerships can also come up.

SAGITTARIUS Your focus will be on your personal and professional relationships during this month. There will be multiple planetary influences in these matters. So, you will be looking for new relationships. New people may come into your life. There can be some changes in the existing relationships as well. There can become complexities in the relationships, so naturally, some arguments are also expected. You have to really be careful with new relationships.

CAPRICORN During this month, you will be focused on work, health, and colleagues. There will be a lot of planetary moves in this sector. New projects and new colleagues may come up. There can be short projects where you need to give a lot of effort. You may get a new project. You will try to take care of your health also. A new health regime or diet is seen. There can be some renovations in the workplace too.

AQUARIUS There will be a lot of focus on your creativity, self-expression, speculative businesses, romance, sex, and entertainment. Multiple planets will be triggering these matters. Creative projects can come up. Social gatherings are also seen. You will try to start a new romantic relationship. Spending time with children and youth groups are also seen.

PISCES Your family matters will be very important during this month because multiple planetary combinations will be triggering home, family, ancestors, parents and ancestral property. Your personal life is also highlighted. New beginnings in the home and personal life are expected. The Sun is an illuminating planet and it will show you the real situation at home. You may have to make some adjustments to be peaceful and happy. You may have real estate deals. JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM

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NRINewsToday Magazine June 2019  

The cover page of this month’s issue hinges on how Indians abroad celebrated Narendra Modi’s win in Indian general elections. Thereupon your...

NRINewsToday Magazine June 2019  

The cover page of this month’s issue hinges on how Indians abroad celebrated Narendra Modi’s win in Indian general elections. Thereupon your...