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ICO Organizers addressing media meet From to Right, Nimesh Jani, Viral Shah, Krishna Bansal, 
Ashfaq Syed and Vinod Vashisth

Naperville Indian Community to host India Day Parade

CHICAGO: Naperville Indian Community Outreach(ICO) in association with City of Naperville and Indian Consulate will be hosting the second grand India Day Parade and celebration on August 14, 2016 (Sunday)… Read more »

Atlanta Winner (Left to Right): Rahul Walia, founder of The MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee, Sreeniketh Vogoti, regional champion, Navya Murugesan, first runner-up, and Pavani Chittemsetty, second runner-up

2016 South Asian Spelling Bee winners

ATLANTA: The South Asian Spelling Bee, now sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company with its acquisition of MetLife’s Premiere Client Group, continues its legacy in its ninth year. In… Read more »


Fremont Temple appoints new head priest

FREMONT, CA: Over the years, Fremont Hindu Temple has been expanding its services and reach to the devotees. There has been an increasing number of prayer services, personal support to… Read more »

Tabla virtuoso, Guru Naren Budhkar giving excellent support

Samanvita glides through historic dance performance

ST LOUIS: A Midwest city, St Louis had a beautiful Kathak (a classical Indian form of dance) performance on Saturday, July 9. by a 14 year old Samanvita Kasthuri, a… Read more »


No “Persuasion” needed to see this gem….

Pulled from ordinary situations, Jane Austen’s final play, “Persuasion” was deftly presented by seasoned actors from the Livermore Shakespeare Festival (LSF), under the direction of the talented Mary Ann Rodgers and… Read more »


FOG highlights severity of sex crimes

Sexual crime against youth is a pressing and unfortunately ubiquitous issue that continues to draw major attention worldwide. Its causes and effects extend beyond cultural boundaries of region, religion, race,… Read more »

L to R: KanchanBanregee, a conference member, the health commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel and  Pramit Maakoday

Yoga and Ayurveda at Harvard Symposium

Boston A one-day Symposium on Integrative Medicine and the Role of Yoga and Ayurveda was convened by multiple organizations headed by the Indo-American Health Initiatives at the Gordon Hall of… Read more »

Guru Shishya-web

Guru-Shishya-Parampara: Still Alive

Guru Purnima which falls on Tuesday 19th July, is observed on the full moon day during Ashadha month of the Hindu calendar. This is a day when we pay obeisance and… Read more »

Rajna Swaminathan playing Mrudangam with her accompanists

Music Nite In Boston

BOSTON: The Sub-continental Drift (SubDrift), organized their amazing monthly “open mics” program on Friday, Jul 15 at Danger!Awesome, Cambridge to showcase the basement talents by South Asian Americans. This event… Read more »

Dr Anusha Sehgal

Presentation on Ayurveda by Dr Sehgal at MIT

Dr. Anusha Sehgal, BAMS. MD (Ayurveda), presented a brilliant and educational talk on, ‘Metal Toxicity and the Controversy Surrounding Ayurveda’ on 13th July in at MIT, Cambridge. She said that in… Read more »

Team with Bruce Rauner and Indian Minister Venkaiah Naidu

Record crowds at ATA Convention showcasing Telugu culture

CHICAGO: The ATA Convention hosted by American Telugu Association [ATA] drew record-breaking crowds who relished every bit of the silver jubilee festivities that showcased a rich Telugu cultural heritage and… Read more »

Past presidents who were awarded for their outstanding and dedicated work

Gujarati Samaj hosts Midwest dance competition

CHICAGO: The Federation of Gujarati Associations of North America (Fogana) held its 36th Midwest Regional Cultural event of Raas, Garba, and Folk dance competition on Saturday, July 9 at Copernicus… Read more »

Jalram Mandir Pranpraishta Kalash Shobha Yatra

Rauner proclaims July 9 as Jalaram Day

CHICAGO: Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner proclaimed July 9 as Jalaram Day in Illinois commemorating the three-day Pran Pratish at Mahotsav organized by the Jalaram Mandir at Hoffman Estate beginning July… Read more »

The author V Ramaswami. Cover of the yet to be released book

India should harness research: NJ author

NEW YORK: The number of Indians and persons of Indian origin who have enriched many nations, and humanity as a whole, through applied research and innovation in a multitude of… Read more »

Air India team (L-R) Nadeem Rahamat, Rajiv Batish, Nakul Chand, Ms Katherine Thorat and Paul Verdi

Air India updates menu for Hyderabad passengers

CHICAGO: The Air India Logo of Maharaja welcoming all aboard may be a relic of the past like all Indian Maharajas but the underlying message of treating Air Indian patrons… Read more »

Final championship match between Indiana and Milwaukee. Indiana beat Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

Kabaddi & Volleyball contest at Punjabi Mela

CHICAGO: The annual “Punjabi Mela” and the 14th International “Kabaddi” and Volleyball tournament organized by Punjabi Sports Club and Cultural Club Chicago was held on Saturday, June 25 at Busse… Read more »

Dallas Indians led by Prasad Thotukara pay tributes to Freedom leaders - Gandhi and Jefferson

Tributes paid to Gandhi & Jefferson

DALLAS, TX: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial of North Texas (MGMNT) leadership and many other community leaders along with Padma Bhushan awardee Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad gathered at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Plaza,… Read more »

With fireworks (below) and huge gathering, Boston celebrates American Independence Day

Boston celebrates July 4 with gusto

BOSTON: July 4th is celebrated across the USA as the day Americans got rid of British monarchy and obtained resurrection of liberty. Hundreds of years later, the national holiday remains… Read more »

Acharya Shunya

‘Thoughts can pollute environment more than plastic’

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: For most scholars of environmental studies, Ayurveda is an unexpected topic to find at an academic conference. But as Acharya Shunya spoke about the teachings of Ayurveda… Read more »

Instant Karma team and their sponsors

‘Instant Karma’ celebrates 10th anniversary

MILPITAS: Instant Karma is Bay Area’s premier entertainment company founded by Bhavini Joshi in 2006. The company covers all aspects of the entertainment including Live Concerts, Dramas, Bollywood Parties, Personal… Read more »