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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.

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COVER STORY
The GDP Myth: The True:
Measure of Well-Being

Economists Amartya Sen and Joseph E. Stiglitz  urge the adoption of tools that incorporate a broader concern for human welfare than just economic growth. A Siliconeer report.


THEATRE
Magic of Satyajit Ray:
Naatak Performances

Naatak presents plays based on filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s short stories, writes Kamala Subramaniam


SUBCONTINENT
Code Pink In Uttar Pradesh: The Gulabi Gang
Fed up with the corrupt and unresponsive law and order machinery, a bunch of women in pink saris are taking action in Uttar Pradesh, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.



SILICONEER SPECIAL
DIWALI Gifts & Shopping


SILICONEER SPECIAL
Incredible India Reception
Los Angeles, Hollywood


SILICONEER SPECIAL
2009 CUPERTINO DIWALI
FESTIVAL PHOTOS


OTHER STORIES
EDITORIAL: The Myth of GDP Growth
NEWS DIARY: September
SUBCONTINENT: Tough Times for Ministers
SUBCONTINENT: The IIT Strike
TRIBUTE: Maharaj Kaul (1940-2009)
PERFORMANCE: Sita Haran
COMMUNITY: Incredible India Festival
RECIPE: Kheer
FICTION: Tales of a Haveli
AUTO REVIEW: 2010 Infiniti QX56
BOLLYWOOD: Film Review: Wanted
BOLLYWOOD: Guftugu
FESTIVAL: Diwali Gift Suggestions
TAMIL FILM: Aarumugam
BUSINESS: News Briefs
COMMUNITY: Diwali in Cupertino
COMMUNITY: News Briefs
INFOTECH INDIA: Briefs
HOROSCOPE: October


ENTERTAINMENT
2009 IIFA Awards, Macau
A Siliconeer Exclusive Photo Essay



ENTERTAINMENT
81st Annual Academy Awards
A Siliconeer Exclusive Photo Essay



ENTERTAINMENT
IIFA Awards 2008
A Siliconeer Exclusive Photo Essay



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