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Welcome to the November 2015 edition of INDIA LIVE, your source for what's happening with India, presented by the Embassy of India, Washington D.C.

Los Angeles, California, will host the 2015 Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention, a celebration marking Indian diaspora contributions that help to spur India's development, on November 14 and 15. Since 2007, the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, the US government and other members of the diaspora have collaborated to organize the event. 

Learn about the  challenges and courage of the Indian mission "Indus," India's entry in the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE competition.


India may soon become Silicon Valley's next big frontier. The near-future was on full display during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's whirlwind tour of the valley, visiting Google, Tesla and Facebook in hopes of deepening ties with the US tech sector.

Indian Tech, Services Market to Reach $350 Billion by 2025
How Cricket's Biggest Star Is Bringing the Sport to America 
In America, the name Sachin Tendulkar may not ring a bell. But across much of the world, he's simply "the God of Cricket." In his native India and beyond, Tendulkar is the Michael Jordan, the Pele, the Wayne Gretzky of his sport, which just happens to be widely considered the second most popular on the globe.

Indian Social Activist One of CNN's 'Top Ten Heroes of 2015'

Nobel Laureate Satyarthi is First Indian to Receive Harvard Award


The Embassy of India in Washington, DC, presented, " Harmony: A Musical Offering of Ghazals and Bhajans on the Eve of the Birth Anniversary of Gandhiji," featuring musical artists Sudhir Narain and Avirodh Sharma Ramsmoot, on October 1.

India: A Major Destination for High Quality Health Care

The Indian government is focusing on several areas, from quality standards to simple visa processes, to make India a global destination for high quality health care services.

De Beers: India Is World's Third Largest Diamond Consumer

The festival of lights is one of the most popular festivals in India. A period marked by prosperity and bliss, Diwali falls this year on November 10 and 11. While performing "pooja," a prayer ritual, and worshiping the Gods are an integral part of Diwali, there is much more to this festival. Visit Jaipur, the "Pink City," or Kolkata, the "City of Joy," to celebrate this special holiday.