A Many-splendored Culture: Incredible India: India Festival
California Plaza, Los Angeles, was transformed Sept. 17-19 with Indian fashion, craft, photography, and cuisine, all hosted by India Tourism. The India Festival moved Sept. 20 to Hollywood Bowl, where a full day’s festival presented traditional handicrafts, classical music by Anoushka Shankar, bhangra music by Malkit Singh and contemporary music by Kailash Kher. A Siliconeer photo essay.
(Above): A traditional Indian dance performance presented a glimpse of India’s heritage at the India Tourism reception in Los Angeles, Sept. 19. [Surendra Prakash photo]
(Above): A view of the elaborate dinner arrangement at a reception by India Tourism at the California Plaza in Los Angeles, Sept. 19. About seventeen chefs from top hotels chains in India were specially flown in to provide a taste of Indian cusine at its best. [Siliconeer photo]
(Above): Seen at the India Tourism reception, Sept. 19, are (l-r): Sanjeev Tulsian, vice president, Indian Holiday Options; Sanjiv Vashist, assistant director, India Tourism; Seema Gupta, director, Siliconeer; and Sujit Banerjee, IAS, Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Tourism. [Siliconeer photo]
(Above): Anoushka Shankar presented a remarkable performance on Sitar. Ravi Shankar Institute Ensemble, Kailash Kher’s band Kailasa, Malkit Singh and other performers presented a scintillating concert to rock the packed crowd at the Hollywood Bowl, Sept. 20. This was part of the World Music Fest where the evening was dedicated to celebrating Indian music. Artists from India also performed folk dance and music. [Surendra Prakash photo]
(Above): A fashion show by famous Indian designers such as Anshu Modi from Kolkata and others provided a glimpse of contemporary ethnic Indian wear at the India Tourism reception in Los Angeles, Sept. 19. [Siliconeer photo]
(Above): Artisans from rural India presented a display of fascinating handicrafts from different regions of India.