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.
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.
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.
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
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.