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    Festivals: Diwali & Annakut


    Diwali was celebrated with joy all over the U.S. in temples as well as in the White House. Other festivals like Annakut were also celebrated with traditional fervor. Siliconeer presents a photo essay.


    (Above): At the diya lighting ceremony at the Diwali event in the White House (l-r): From Sampat Shivangi, Piyush Agrawal, P. Jayaraman, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Akshay Desai.


    (Above): Key volunteers of the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple carrying a Rath or symbolic chariot during Diwali celebrations.


    (Above): Samples of a delicious array of food items sold by vendors at the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple Diwali celebrations.


    (Above): (Top): Two young Diwali revelers take a break at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple.
    (Bottom): Children at a South Bay elementary school practice Rangoli during a cultural diversity lesson on Diwali.


    (Above): Attendees at the Swaminarayan Temple in Milpitas, Calif., admiring a mind-boggling array of food items arranged to celebrate Annakut.

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    The Art of Kashmir:
    Asia Society Exhibit

    The Asia Society is hosting the first-ever major Kashmiri art exhibition in New York. The exhibit presents 130 objects of exemplary quality, dating from the 2nd to the 20th centuries.
    A Siliconeer report.


    PROTEST
    Crisis in Pakistan: South Asian Protest in the U.S.
    The global protest against the imposition of emergency in Pakistan is to restore the independence of the judiciary and the media, write Girish Agarwal and Sabahat Ashraf.


    SUBCONTINENT
    The Power of Information: JAMA Study in U.P.
    Informing rural people of their rights can improve education and health services, but a lot more has to be done, writes Madhav Goyal.


    OTHER STORIES
    EDITORIAL: The Art of Kashmir
    NEWS DIARY: November
    EDUCATION: Harvard Initiative
    SUBCONTINENT: Season to Spend
    SOCIAL WORK: ICC Gala Banquet
    HERITAGE: Honoring Dalip Saund
    ENVIRONMENT: Global Warming: Role of Ethnic Media
    EDUCATION: NCLB: Bad for Teachers, Bad for Students
    COMMUNITY: Sir Syed Day in Bay Area
    HEALTH: Hazards of Alcohol
    BOLLYWOOD: Romancing with Dev
    RECORDING: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
    COMMUNITY: Diwali & Annakut Festivals
    MUSIC: Habib Khan Concert
    TRAVEL: Through Swiss Eyes
    COMMUNITY: News in Brief
    BUSINESS: News Briefs
    AUTO REVIEW: 2008 Honda Element SC
    BOLLYWOOD: Guftugu
    BOLLYWOOD: Film Review: Aaja Nachle
    TAMIL CINEMA: Onbathu Roobai Nottu
    RECIPE: Sandesh
    HOROSCOPE: December


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