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CELEBRATION:
Jai Hind!
Celebrating India's Independence Day


Indian Americans all over the U.S. marked India’s 62 years of independence with parades and festivities. A Siliconeer photo essay.


(Above): Consulate General of India, San Francisco celebrated India’s Independence Day, Aug.15. At a ceremony held at the Gadar Memorial premises in San Francisco, attended by the Consulate officials and their families, several members of the Indian community, the Consul General of India Susmita G. Thomas unfurled the tricolor and read the Indian President’s address to the nation. The consulate staff presented a cultural program of patriotic songs.


(Above): Local Bay Area residents braved the heat to visit the mela in Fremont, Calif. which had exotic booths selling food, garments, handicrafts and and a whole lot more. The mela also had a music concert and dance performances by local kids.


(Above): A child holds the Indian tri-color flag at the Festival of India celebrations in Fremont, Calif., Aug. 15.


(Above): Children perform Bhangra at the Independence Day celebrations in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles celebrations.


(Above): New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, FIA NY NJ CT President Dipak Patel with Shilpa Shetty at the India Day Parade in New York.


(Above): A rickshaw at the colorful India Day parade in New York was one of the many amazing exhibits and floats that marked the Indian Independence Day. A similar parade was also held in Fremont, Calif.

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COVER STORY
Pandemic and Panic:
Swine Flu FAQs
The global swine flu pandemic is causing understandable alarm. Siliconeer presents answers to frequently asked questions.


TRIBUTE
Father Nahin, Baba Kaho:
Hindi Scholar Kamil Bulke
The first person to demand the right to write a doctoral thesis in Hindi was a Jesuit of Belgian Flemish descent. Ved Prakash Vatuk outlines the remarkable life of Baba Kamil Bulke.


SUBCONTINENT
Waiting for Justice:
Dalits in Jajupur
India’s independence has a hollow ring for dalit landless farmers in Jajupur in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi District, writes Sandeep Pandey.


OTHER STORIES
EDITORIAL: Swine Flu Pandemic
IN MEMORIAM: Senator Ted Kennedy (1932-2009)
CELEBRATION: India Independence Day
NEWS DIARY: August
TRIBUTE: Happy Birthday, Chennai
SUBCONTINENT: Swine Flu in India
SUBCONTINENT: India's New Bill: Education for All
CELEBRATION: The Other Pakistan
RECIPE: Broccoli Masala
TRAVEL: Skiing the Alhambra
AUTO REVIEW: 2010 Kia Soul +
COMMUNITY: 2010 U.S. Census: Be Counted!
BOLLYWOOD: Film Review: Kaminey
BOLLYWOOD: Guftugu
TAMIL FILM REVIEW: Kandasamy
BUSINESS: News Briefs
COMMUNITY: News
INFOTECH INDIA: Briefs
HOROSCOPE: September

ENTERTAINMENT
2009 IIFA Awards, Macau
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ENTERTAINMENT
81st Annual Academy Awards
A Siliconeer Exclusive Photo Essay




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IIFA Awards 2008
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