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Lives of Style launched August 14th on KRON 4 SF @ 8pm and KCAL 9 in LA @ 7:30 pm

Los Angeles & San Francisco, CA, August 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint) Lives of Style, the ultimate style & lifestyle “It” broadcast TV show, will air a “Best of Summer” TV special on Sunday August 14th. Donna Karan begins the show, “Hi, I’m Donna Karan. I lead a life of style. If you want to lead a life of style, watch me on Lives of Style,” as scores of other style icons share their own stories and secrets on Lives of Style’s Best of Summer show at 7:30 p.m. in LA on KCAL-9 TV and at 8:00 p.m. in SF on KRON-4 TV.

Viewers get a chance to get “up-close-and-personal” with Kim & Kourtney Kardashian and score the first interview with Kim’s wedding gown designer and Lives of Style’s friend, fashion legend Vera Wang, on the Kardashians.

Famed fashion leader Diane von Furstenberg reveals how she balances her iconic "life-style," Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa shares “psychic” design secrets, and designers Anna Sui and Vivienne Tam showcase their best looks.

Then Lives of Style’s pal - Neiman Marcus’s Creative Director Ken Downing - sums up “must-haves” for this season as the show goes behind the scenes with Council of Fashion Designers’ 2011 Emerging Talent Winner, Prabal Gurung, designers Peter Som and Milly’s Michelle Smith. Then Estee Lauder Chief Make-up Artist Tom Pecheux presents eye-popping make-up tips and

Temptu shows how to spray on a fabulous summer look.

And there’s more…viewers meet Melania Trump, Donald’s wife, at their Trump Tower penthouse, to find out from her what it’s like being Mrs. Donald Trump and how she expresses her own creativity, followed by supermodel and Bravo’s Fashion Show co-host Iman, wife of David Bowie, who shares her life and beauty secrets.

Atomic Pinup Girl Loulou von Brochwitz Launches "Sexy Nerd" Brand

Las Vegas, NV, July 26, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint) Fashion Icon and Mathematician, Loulou von Brochwitz, who has graced the covers of dozens of magazines in Europe as the renowned “Atomic Pinup Girl,” has launched her US based brand. Ms. von Brochwitz’s look has been in demand since her first red carpet appearance in 2008, but with the launch of her US brand, her star status has skyrocketed. Ms. von Brochwitz’s current “sexy nerd” brand encompasses numerous magazines covers, a reality television show in development and will soon include numerous sponsors and product lines that have expressed interest in utilizing Ms. von Brochwitz’s “look and brains” to help bring more visibility to their brands.

Funkshion Mercedes Benz Swim Fashion Week Opening Fashion Show by Swimwear Designer Lila Nikole

Miami, FL, July 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / 1888PressRelease) Fresh off her enormous success on B.E.Tʼs Rip The Runway earlier this year, the heavily demanded swimwear designer, Lila Nikole, is now set to wow the fashion industry again kicking off the first evening of fashion in the main tent at Funkshion/Mercedes Benz Fashion Week-Swim 2011 on Miami Beach. Lila Nikole is unveiling her new combined collection "Summer Romance," showcasing The Beauty of Love & Bleeding Heart. The new collection will be the expression of the heart at its sexiest with the pleasure and pain of love shown through the highest of innovative designs that only The Lila Nikole Collection can provide, in a fantastic display on the runway at the Miami Beach Swim & Resort located in the newly redone Collins Park. Placed between The Setai and The W Hotel South Beach. The show will take place on Thursday July 14th at 9:00 pm.

The Question of Heaven and Hell - The Vedic Approach

July 18, 2011: Is There a Rebirth? The Vedological Approach

The world was created by God. However, what was the need for Him to create this immense universe of unimaginable complexity? This is the question. Suppose one says that God was bored by loneliness and in order to get rid of this boredom He indulged in creation. This then would imply that God is also a victim of dissatisfaction and boredom like us. On the other hand if it is said that there is no specific reason for creation then this would imply an unsound mind because doing anything without a purpose is a sign of an unbalanced mind. It is only a mad person who cries or laughs or runs without any reason (Brahma Sutras 2.1.32). Obviously, none of these could possibly be accepted. What then is the way out?

Rebirth and Vedic Activity

Agnihotra – The Vedic Solution for Present-Day Problems
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The concept of life after death has been the basis of all activities laid down in the Vedas, be it Agnihotra

A Brahmin Doing Sandhya Vandanam or Sandhya Vandanam
A Brahmin Doing Sandhya Vandanam or Sandhya Vandanam.

Whether it is Puja, Bhakti, charity or good conduct (Sadachar), everything stands only on this basis. Wise people have said that a comfortable living results from charity, intelligence from serving elder people, and longevity in life results from Ahimsa (non-violence).

Judged solely on the basis of the mere action only, charity leads to a loss of money, serving our elders results only in exhaustion and perhaps even a rebuke from the served, and Ahimsa leads to discomfort. Even then, people indulge in these actions in the hope that sometime later they would yield promise beneficial results. Since it may not be possible to enjoy the fruits of these actions in this present life itself, it would presuppose another life after this. Otherwise this Karma would be meaningless ...

Kolkata Real Estate Continues Robust Rise - Shoot Above Rs 20,000 Per Square Foot

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Kolkata, July 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / OPENPRESS) Kolkata real estate has been witnessing a robust rise in both sales & prices over last 8 to 12 months. Prices have gone up in areas like New Town by over 20% with certain constraints in the supply side. Mr. Rajesh Goenka, Chairman and CEO of Axiom Estates commented on this "Several projects are due to launch over next 3 to 4 months and it would be interesting to see how the prices behave with these supplies coming into the market".

The key areas of Kolkata like Ballygunge and Alipore are witnessing record high prices in both residential and commercial sector. There are reports of certain deals in Alipore being concluded at approximately Rs 23000 - 24000. Mr. Alok Banerjee C.O.O. of Axiom Estates says "Such prices are unheard of but at the same time would bring in more stocks into the market by so far unwilling land owners". Kolkata's real estate market is becoming eventful day by day. The city is coming up with new construction activity and re-development at the same time. Similar to all the other metro cities, in the real estate sector Kolkata too has spilled over its boundaries. A deep and thorough analysis of the market dynamics would be useful in the right understanding of its responses.

Prince William & Kate learn about mandalas in Los Angeles

Reno, Nevada, July 11, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Young British royals, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Catherine, reportedly learned about mandalas at Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles (USA) on July 10.

“Mandala”, which means “circle” in Sanskrit, is a sacred symbolic pictorial representation of the universe originating in India. Appearing in Rig-Veda, the oldest existing scripture of the mankind, mandala has also been described in Tantras and Agamas. It has ritual and spiritual significance in both Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers of India

Manmohan Singh, current prime minister of India.

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New Delhi, July 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India) As a kid whenever  Dolly woke up, she would find  that  her mother had already left for work . Where did her mother go even before the break of  dawn , dolly wondered. Like  many  other girls  in Tonk  in Rajasthan that belonged to the family of night soil carriers, Dolly  did not  go to school.  So she  would pester her mother to take her along. Her mother would refuse saying it  was not a good work. But, when Dolly turned 12 her Grandmother insisted that it was time Dolly started working.   Though reluctant, her mother eventually agreed. Dolly was excited that she would be  helping her mother earn  some extra bucks. The next day Dolly along with her mother left home when it was still dark. Where was her mother taking her? They entered a house  from where  a nauseating foul smell came and a sea of fleas hovered over human excreta. At first she could not understand why her mother came there. But when  she saw her mother collect the excreta  in a  vessel  and  then  carry it  on her head to be thrown at  another place, Dolly just stood  there, dumbfounded.  Covering her face with her hands  to avoid  breathing in the  foul smell, she even felt like vomiting. She could not believe that this is what  her mother did to earn a  paltry  sum of money. Soon it dawned on her that this is what  she too was destined to do  for she belonged  to the family  of night soil carriers!

Altering Fate: The Transforming Power of Karma: Can a Second Karma be Antidote to a Prior Karma ?

New Delhi, June 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Exotic India Art) Can we alter the fruits of a particular karma through another karma? Certainly. Only the second karma needs to be of the nature of an antidote to the original karma. A good karma can be annulled by a bad karma and a bad one by a good one. Whenever a pleasant situation arises in our life it is due to our punya (meritorious deeds), and whenever there is grief it is due to our sins (paap). The moment there is grief in our lives we want to do something to annul that grief. The karma required for this is known as ‘Prayashchitta’ (atonement). Prayashchitta basically means a prescribed penance for atonement and is made up of the following three components:

1). Chanting (Japa)

2). Charity (Dana)

3). Fasting (Upavasa)

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Any atonement differs only in the quality and quantity of these three aspects. One may have to do more fasting or less fasting, do this thing or that thing in charity or do this Japa or that Japa and so on. However, fasting and charity cannot be done by everybody. A diabetic patient or a person with stomach ulcer cannot fast. A poor man cannot give to charity. But there is no such constraint on chanting. The ancient scriptures relax even the rules of Japa to facilitate anybody to do it. If one cannot sit on the floor, he or she can sit on the chair; and if even that is not possible one may lie down and do Japa. Therefore, everyone, for everything – either to get rid of sins, or to acquire merit, should resort to Japa.

Fashion Designer Manish Arora Website Pulls Shiva Legwear

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Calcutta, May 30, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Internationally acclaimed “Manish Arora” fashion label removed the leggings, harem-pants and skirts depicting the image of Lord Shiva in Nataraja form from its website, which protesting Hindus had termed repugnant.

XELA Fashion! by Designer Nora Sahraoui

SOUTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, April 29, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / 24-7PressRelease) Designer Nora Sahraoui announced the launch of her new brand, XELA Fashion! and latest designs today in Miami. Her collection of over 50 dresses is now available to fashion forward women. Sahraoui, of Marseilles France, was in Miami for an exciting photo shoot of her latest styles and to launch her website

XELA Fashion! is inspired by the woman who is the star of the evening. The fashions are designed to accentuate her confidence and unique beauty with a fashion forward style. The garments are made of the finest hand-selected fabrics including hand made fabrics and silks which are often creatively embellished with sequins and crystals.

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