Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

-Mahatma Gandhi

This quote aptly embodies the spirit of ENLIGHTENMENT.

The festive season shall be at its peak in November with the popular festival of Deepavali upon us, continuing from last month’s celebration of the festivals of Dussehra and Durga Puja in all its glory. The victory of good over evil was celebrated by burning colorful effigies of Ravana and the ceremonial worship of the goddess Durga marking the victory over the demon “Mahishasur”. Even the celebration of Halloween is catching up as the people clad in eerie attires throng spooky parties looking for a different kind of experience.

Among worldwide events, Russia began air strikes in Syria in its biggest Mideast intervention in decades as ISIS militants destroyed the iconic Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, the latest cultural treasure of the ancient site that they reduced to rubble. China’s economy slowed down to a growth rate of 6.9% as Syrian migrant crisis continued to create trouble in Europe.

This month’s edition brings to you a confluence of intriguing articles, captivating ideas with a special focus on poetry which will mesmerize the readers.

Writer’s Corner brings to you a complete compendium on the recently concluded Delhi International Arts Festival for the art enthusiast in you. For the adventure lovers, we have an exhilarating account of paragliding to tempt you to experience this sport. We take you on a serene journey of natural beauty and breathtaking scenic views of Naukuchiataal. We round up this corner bringing to you two spell-binding poems – “My Imperfect Reflection” and “Raindrops”, which will leave you admiring in awe.

The Biz-Tech section brings to you an innovative lighting technique using water (yes, you read it correctly!) as the medium. Terms like “Rate Cuts”, “Inflation”, and “Current Account Deficit” are commonplace in today’s times. Feel the need to wrap your head around these terms? Here’s the definitive guide for you.

This edition also brings to you a review of the restaurant “Garam Dharam” fashionably decorated and flavored in Bollywood style.

Our In-Focus section puts Mr. Dennis Faxholm in the spotlight (as if need he needs more!). You would recognize him as one of the tallest persons you would’ve come across & COO of L&T-Howden. We learn more about his travel enthusiasm and his “Work hard, Play hard” policy.

The Fun section will have you splitting your sides with laughter with some amusing memes and you can visit our @Home section for bright, festive scenes from Dussehra and Durga Puja celebrations.

Team Enlightenment would like to wish all of its readers a Happy Deepavali in advance and we hope this festival of lights brings joy and laughter to all of your homes and family.

So Read Enlightenment and let that illuminating light of knowledge brighten up your lives!!!

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