Power of Positive Thinking

By: Hiren Patel Often times, we find ourselves surrounded by negativity in our daily lives. How do you avoid it all? You simply surround yourself with uplifting environments such as the people with whom you associate, activities in which you participate, the kinds of social media you view, and so on. Negative thoughts, words and […]

Look for Aunsh, Not Color

By: Priya Amin and Janki Patel Many people refer to others based on their skin color or ethnicity; something that they have grown up to believe is a normal thing. If you walk down the street or even the hallways of your school, you can hear people refer to others as white or black, brown […]

Attitude on Gratitude

By Akhil Patel In current day and age, there are always people willing to help, but more so there are always people in need of help. No matter where you live there is always the poor, the middle class, and the wealthy. Most of us reading this article are blessed with more than the basic […]

Women’s Empowerment

By: Deven Patel “There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the conditions of women are improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on one wing.” -Swami Vivekanand We celebrate Mother’s Day every May. We recognized October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked by pink ribbons and NFL players […]

New Beginnings

By: Srujal Amin “The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.” – Mike Dooley A new day, a new school, a new job, a new hobby, a new start – everyone has recently experienced something new for […]

Independence VS Independent

By: Krunal Patel We all know that the first amendment of the US constitution says that all citizens have the  freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. The Indian Constitution offers the same. However, before the two nations gained independence, these freedoms were not guaranteed. As most of us have learned in history class, […]

Ahinsa – Non-Violence

When Paramguru was a young boy, he was known as Kuver.  After Hetba took Kuver home, she soon forgot who he really was and began treating him like a regular young boy.  She would send him to the farm to watch over it and scare away all the birds.  However, instead of scaring the birds, Kuver would call them to the farm and let them eat the crops. Some of Kuver’s neighbors complained to Hetba and she went to go see what Kuver was doing.  When she saw how Kuver was feeding all the crops to the birds she became enraged with him for his behavior.  Kuver then calmly explained how all Anshas are equal, and birds get hungry too so we should feed them as well.  Kuver also told his mom if they help others they will never experience shortage, in fact Karta will give them more.  He promised Hetba they would produce five times as much crop that year and that is exactly what ended up happening. Read more about Ahinsa – Non-Violence

The Gift of Giving Back

By: Jimmi Patel and Nisha Patel

It’s the season of snow, gifts and twinkling lights! Most Hindus do not take part in Christmas traditions such as decorating a Christmas tree or putting up lights however regardless of religious preference – the Holiday season is all about being together, being thankful, and giving back to the community.

We all get some time off during the Holiday season whether it is one day or four weeks and it is important that we make the most of that time by doing something meaningful and selfless. Read more about The Gift of Giving Back

Attitude of Gratitude!

By: Ipsa Patel

We all have education, clean water, food, house, clothes, protection, electricity, etc.. yet, we want more. We have all heard the saying: “ the more we have, the more we want”. We have more than what we need, but we still crave for more. Sometimes it is materialistic things and sometimes we wish different people were in our lives. Not everybody in this world has all the opportunities and support that we are fortunate to have. We often take things we have for granted instead of being grateful but what we need to practice is an attitude of gratitude. But what is gratitude? Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. This holiday season lets be grateful to the people in our lives. Read more about Attitude of Gratitude!

How Connected Are We Really?

By: Urvi Patel Facebook, Instagram, FourSquare, Twitter, Pinterest, and even Snapchat now, are lovely little social mediums to “connect” with people. But how often do we really connect with those individuals? Does connecting simply entail liking their pictures and posting on their wall when its their birthday? Without Facebook can you remember your “friend’s birthday?” […]