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VGS Chicago speakers (L to R) President Naren Patel, Events Chair Mafat Patel and CG Dr Ausuf Sayeed.
Pics courtsey Asian Media USA

VGS hosts simultaneous India Day and victory celebrations

CHICAGO: Jai Shri Krishna – greeted one of the guests in chaste Gujarati to the Vishwa Gujarati Samaj-USA (VGS) audience at the Jain Mandir Auditorium in Bartlett last week. Many… Read more »

Prem Lalvani (right) Dave Vasudevan (left) honoring 
Mayor George A Pradel

Grand India Day celebrations by Midwest Alliance

CHICAGO: It was a seven years’ dream for many an activist associated with the Alliance of Midwest Indian Associations to hold a grand celebration of India Day in the suburb… Read more »


Colorful floats & Grand Mela at India Day

CHICAGO: The Indian Independent Day celebrations organized by the Federation of Indian Associations, Chicago, turned out to be a highly successful affair with huge participation by the mainstream Indian Americans… Read more »

Bhartiya Senior Citizens of Chicago celebrating Independence Day with President Haribhai Patel, Joint Secretary Ramesh Patel and Executive 
Member Madhubhai Patel

Seniors celebrate India Day in Carolstream

CHICAGO: Bhartiya Senior Citizens of Chicago celebrated 68th Independence of India and the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, Janmasthami on August 16 in Carol Stream, a northwest suburb of Chicago,… Read more »

Indian business owners met State Rep. Ms Michelle Mussman. Standing: Thakar S Basati, Sunil Gupta, Praful Rami, CB Brahmbhatt, Kishore Purohit. Sitting: Mrs Santosh Kumar, 
State Rep Michelle Mussman and Laddi K Singh

Mussman talks to Indian small business owners

CHICAGO: Ms Michelle Mussman, State Representative from District. 56 which includes Schaumburg – a northwest suburb of Chicago with heavy Indian population – had a luncheon meeting with local Indian… Read more »

Youth camp participants with Swami Purnatmanandaji

BSS camp teaches youth to be better citizens

CHICAGO: Bharat Sevashram Sangha, (BSS) in Chicago kept its years long tradition of cultivating the youth to be well grounded and become better citizens by conducting a Youth Summer Camp…. Read more »

From L to R: Dr Krishan Kumar, Dr Rama Raju, Dr Seema Jain, Dr Ravi Jahagirdar, Dr Udita Jahagirdar and Dr Sanjay Jain during the India Day parade in New York City on August 17

AAPI leaders join India Day Parade in NY

NEW YORK: The leaders of the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI) joined the India Day Parade in New York City on Sunday August 17. The applause from… Read more »

Lamp lighting ceremony at India Fest, 

Color, fun & food at Milwaukee India Fest

MILWAUKEE, WI: India Fest Milwaukee 2014 was organized successfully by Spindle India on August 16, second year in a row in Milwaukee, WI. This was part of India’s 68th Independence… Read more »


Rucha Deshpande excels in her Bharatnatyam Arangetram

CHICAGO: It is said that dancing is like dreaming with your feet. Rucha Deshpande was introduced to this dream when she was five years old. Although she had learned ballet… Read more »

Shraddha Tarpan in India

Pay homage to ancestors on Pitru Divas

Pitru Paksha (fortnight of the¬†ancestors) is wrongly considered by Hindus to be inauspicious, given the death rite performed during the ceremony, known as Shraddha or Tarpan. By and large, people… Read more »


Continuous support of sponsors led to Festival of India success

The Federation of Indo-Americans of Northern California would like to thank its sponsors for their continuous support for the Festival of India 2014. We are grateful for the generous and… Read more »

Kailash Kher, Dakshata Anand and Shalu S. Dewan

Kailash Kher visits Nurture Kids open house

Kailash Kher’s spectacular journey from a humble upbringing to revered pop star, Bollywood playback singer and television celebrity is nothing less than remarkable. During his recent visit to San Francisco… Read more »


Festival of India showcases Pride, Parade & Passion

FREMONT, CA: California’s Fremont City, also dubbed as Little India, was alive with dancing, singing and flag waving as the community held its annual Festival of India and Parade. Federation… Read more »

Yves Bright, Parampal Gill, Director Last Supper, Najarra Townsend, Barkhaa Roy & 
Dr Romesh Japra

Inaugural Global Movie Festival a big hit

FREMONT, CA: The debut of the San Francisco Global Movie Festival was an additional attraction of the 22nd Festival of India and Parade, on the occasion of India’s sixty eighth… Read more »


Teen organizes fundraiser; donates proceeds

FREMONT, CA: In today’s increasingly electronically driven society, it is difficult to find teenagers who work hard, embrace the incalculable school pressure yet find the time to go beyond requirements… Read more »


FIA leads colorful India I-Day Parade on Devon

CHICAGO: The near week long celebrations of India Day in Chicagoland culminated with the FIA (the Federation of Indian Associations) Chicago hosting a colorful Parade on Mahatma Gandhi Marg near… Read more »


FIA (Suburb) celebrates India Day with gusto

SCHAUMBURG: Federation of Indian Associations, Chicago, Il celebrated India’s 68th Independence Day with great pride and spirit highlighted by two astounding events. Mind blowing and amazing show of Mika Singh… Read more »

Janmashtami Abhishek by Mandir priests

Grayslake Mandir celebrates Janmashtami & India Day

CHICAGO: The Hindu Mandir of Lake County celebrated Janmashtami with religious fervor and vivacity on Saturday, 16 August with over 600 devotees attending the hours long ceremony and darshan. Many… Read more »

Sisters of Self-Realization Fellowship chant devotional songs (kirtan) in LA's Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Thousands gather at SRF World Convocation

LOS ANGELES: Yogis from all over the world came to Los Angeles last week in search of spiritual guidance for dealing with life’s daily challenges and demands. For many, living… Read more »

Prasad Kam and Bina Sabapathy present the Nassau County Executive Proclamation to Kavita Krishnamurthy 
while Salil Zaveri looks on

NJ Assembly honors Kavita, Dr L Subramaniam

NEW YORK: New Jersey State Assembly Deputy Speaker Upendra Chivukula honored the musical couple of India – Bollywood singer Kavita Krishnamurti and her husband and violin maestro Dr L Subramaniam… Read more »