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PHOTO ESSAY:
India's Republic Day in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA

The Indian Embassy in Washington marked India’s Republic Day with Ambassador Meera Shankar reading out the Indian president’s address to the nation. Later, the envoy hosted a special reception in the evening. Indians in San Francisco marked India’s 62nd Republic Day with traditional fervor and joy.
A Siliconeer photo essay offers some glimpses of those festivities.



(Above): Ambassador Meera Shankar reading out the Indian president’s address to the nation at the Republic Day function at the Indian embassy in Washington, D.C. [Photo: INDIAN EMBASSY WASHINGTON]


(Above): Ambassador Meera Shankar with U.S. Under Secretary of State William Burns at the Republic Day 2011 Reception at the Embassy Residence in Washington, D.C. in the evening of Jan. 26. [Photo: INDIAN EMBASSY WASHINGTON]


(Above): Consul General Thomas speaks to the Indian American community and guests at the reception hosted by her office at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco to celebrate India’s 62nd Republic Day, Jan. 26. [Photo: SOM SHARMA | DIGITAL IVISION]


(Above): Noted Bay Area sitar maestro Pandit Habib Khan performed at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco celebrating India’s 62nd Republic Day, Jan. 26. [Photo: SOM SHARMA | DIGITAL IVISION]

(Above): Staff members of the Indian Consulate in San Francisco seen here with Consul General Thomas (r) welcoming guests at the reception hosted by her office at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco to celebrate India’s 62nd Republic Day, Jan. 26. [Photo: SOM SHARMA | DIGITAL IVISION]


(Above): The Consulate General of India at San Francisco hosted a reception at the Palace of Fine Arts to mark India’s 62nd Republic Day. Sitar maestro Pandit Habib Khan (3rd from l) and guitar maestro Freddy Clarke (far left) presented a fusion music concert, Jan. 26. [SOM SHARMA | DIGITAL IVISION]


(Above): San Francisco’s Consul General of India Susmita G. Thomas holding a proclamation from the San Francisco Mayor’s office marking January 26 as ‘Indian American Heritage Day’ as officials look on. [Photo: SOM SHARMA | DIGITAL IVISION]


(Above): Indian Consulate officials greeting colleagues at the Palace of Fine Arts. [Photo: SOM SHARMA | DIGITAL IVISION]


(Above): Indian Americans at the reception hosted by San Francisco’s Consulate General of India Susmita G. Thomas at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco to celebrate India’s 62nd Republic Day, Jan. 26. The event was also attended eminent city officials and community leaders.
The evening was made special by noted Bay Area sitar maestro Pandit Habib Khan and guitar maestro Freddy Clarke who presented a fusion concert ‘East Meets West’ at the event.
Mountain View, Calif.-based Sakoon Restaurant presented a grand buffet of Indian delicacies. [Photo: SOM SHARMA | DIGITAL IVISION]

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COVER STORY
India Honors Diaspora: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
Siliconeer
president Ashok Gupta joined 2,000 expatriate Indians to celebrate the 2011 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in New Delhi.


BOOKS
Cancer Chronicler:
Siddhartha Mukherjee
New York-based oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee has written a chronicle of the dread disease cancer that is drawing rave reviews.
A Siliconeer report.


CONCERT
Peace through Music:
Unity Jam 2011
Abraham’s Vision and the Samina and Salman Global Wellness Initiative’s “Unity Jam 2011” concert drew a diverse crowd at a music jam that promoted kinship between people of all faiths, writes Ras H. Siddiqui.


OTHER STORIES
EDITORIAL: Pravasi Divas
NEWS DIARY: January
SUBCONTINENT: India's Indigenous Fighter Jet
PHOTO ESSAY: India's Republic Day Celebrations: Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, CA
PHOTO ESSAY: Glimpes of India's 62nd Republic Day Parade in New Delhi
SURVEY: BBC Global Poll: India Pakistan Issues
SUBCONTINENT: Scrapping Big Bills
AUTO REVIEW: 2011 Acura MDX
RECIPE: Veggie Thai Crunch Salad
BOLLYWOOD Film Review: Dhobi Ghat
BOLLYWOOD: Guftugu
TAMIL CINEMA: Review: Kavalan
COMMUNITY: News in Brief
INFOTECH INDIA: Tech Briefs
BUSINESS: News Briefs
HOROSCOPE: February

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SPORTS
2010 Commonweatlth Games
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ENTERTAINMENT
IIFA Awards 2010: SRI LANKA: JUNE 2010



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