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Rang Barse!: Holi 2009
Indian Americans offered a typically colorful welcome to spring with traditional Holi festivities.
A Siliconeer photo essay.





(Above): From kids less than three years old to seniors, Holi at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple has managed to enthrall them all. The kids loved every moment of the vibrant color show and music as did the youth. Indeed, Holi was a welcome change in these times of recession and uncertainty that has gripped our thoughts for a while now. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): A young reveler smiles as she is completely covered by color and yes, she is ready for more. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): The Sunnyvale Temple Holi celebrations has been a runaway success ever since it started years back and with each year, the crowd seems to grow in hundreds. Yet, with thousands around at the event held March 7, the management, food service and music was very well compiled and executed. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): Organizers of Holi festivities in Sunnyvale and board members of the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple celebrate Holi with thousands of enthusiasts at the temple grounds March 7. [Som Sharma/Digital ivision photo]


(Above): Organizers of Holi festivities in Sunnyvale serve thandai (a traditional drink made with milk) to thousands of enthusiasts at the temple grounds March 7. [Som Sharma/Digital ivision photo]


(Above): Revelers mark Holi with a lot of color, enthusiasm and dance at the Bay Area Vaishnav Pariwar temple in Milpitas, Calif. Over 600 enthusiastic devotees gathered at the Shrimaya Krishna Dhaam temple of BAYVP to celebrate the Holi-Dol Utsav festival to play with dry color, March 15. [Shashi Desai/DreamSnaps]


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COVER STORY
Engage, Don’t Demonize: Dealing with Obama
Given Barack Obama’s mixed record, progressives should commend him when he deserves it, and engage with him when he does not, writes Akhila Raman.


HISTORY
The Day That Shook India: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
The British slaughter of an unarmed crowd at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar galvanized a colonized nation. Ved Prakash Vatuk reflects on its lessons.


CINEMA
Tagore on Screen:
Filming ‘Chaturanga’

In an exclusive chat with Siliconeer, filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay talks about why he made ‘Chaturanga,’ based on a Tagore novel.



ENTERTAINMENT
81st Annual Academy Awards
A Siliconeer Exclusive Photo Essay



ENTERTAINMENT
IIFA Awards 2008
A Siliconeer Exclusive Photo Essay


OTHER STORIES
EDITORIAL: The Promise of Obama
NEWS DIARY: March
SUBCONTINENT: The General’s Gambit
REAL ESTATE: Loan Modification
ART: Growing Value of Indian Art
EVENT: India Rising
CULTURE: CCF’s Raas Garba Fest
TRAVEL: Hellbrunn Palace, Austria
AUTO REVIEW: 2009 Kia Borrego EX 4x4
BOLLYWOOD: Film Review: Jai Veeru
BOLLYWOOD: Guftugu
RECIPE: Vegetable Pilau
TAMIL CINEMA: Kanchivaram
FESTIVAL: Rang Barse!
COMMUNITY: News
BUSINESS: News Briefs
INFOTECH INDIA: Tech Briefs
HOROSCOPE: April

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