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CELEBRATION:
Saare Jahan Se Achcha: Indians Mark 64th Republic Day


A strong and resurgent India celebrated its 64th Republic Day, Jan. 26. This year’s parade highlighted the nation’s achievements in military prowess, scintillating display of air power and the rich and diverse cultural heritage. Indian Americans celebrated with people of all ages getting actively involved in the festivities. Siliconeer presents a photo essay.


Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): BSF marching contingent at the 64th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. [Photo: Press Information Bureau]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Daredevil stunts of BSF bikeriders on display at the Delhi parade. [Photo: Press Information Bureau]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Camel contingent at the 64th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. [Photo: Press Information Bureau]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): School children perform at Rajpath at the 64th Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi. [Photo: Press Information Bureau]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): The DRDO tableau at the 64th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. [Photo: Press Information Bureau]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Brahmos Weapon System display at the 64th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. [Photo: Press Information Bureau]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): MBT Arjun MK-1 tank on display at the 64th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. [Photo: Press Information Bureau]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Ambassador Nirupama Rao paying floral tribute at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on Jan. 26, on the occasion of India’s 64th Republic Day. [Photo: Embassy of India, Washington DC]

Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), Patricia Hayes from the U.S. State Department’s Office of Foreign Missions, and Consul General N. Parthasarathi share a light moment at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, during India’s 64th Republic Day celebrations, Jan. 26. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Miss India Northern California Sanjana Shukla started the evening at the Palace of Fine Arts with a perfect rendition of America’s National anthem. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Asha Ramesh and her troupe performed patriotic songs at the San Francisco celebrations at the Palace of Fine Arts, Jan. 26, organized by the San Francisco Indian Consulate. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Consul General N. Parthasarathi and Inder Singh (r) show the stamp released to honor the Gadar Movement, at the San Francisco celebrations. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Kids performed traditional Indian dance to keep the audience at the San Francisco celebrations entertained. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Kids from Saraswati Kala Nilaya, Odissi Vilas and Kalanjali performed traditional Indian dances to keep the audience in San Francisco entertained at the 64th Republic Day celebrations held by the SF Indian Consulate. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Kids at parade to mark India’s Republic Day, organized by the BayVP Temple, in Milpitas, Calif. [Photo: Shashi Desai | DreamSnaps Photography]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Drawings by kids on display at an art competition to mark India’s Republic Day organized by Radio Zindagi and Ind TV, in Milpitas, Calif., Jan. 27. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Vansh A. Gupta displays his work that earned him the 2nd. prize in the art competition, in Milpitas, Calif., Jan. 27. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): A child talks at the Public Speaking competition to mark India’s Republic Day, organized by Radio Zindagi and Ind TV, in Milpitas, Calif., Jan. 27. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Kids performing at the cultural program to mark India’s Republic Day, in Milpitas, Calif., Jan. 27. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]
Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): Kids performing at the cultural program to mark India’s Republic Day, in Milpitas, Calif., Jan. 27. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]

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COVER STORY
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India’s Rising Middle Class Agony

The middle class of India want India to be a better-governed country, instead of being seeped with corruption and crime, writes Siddharth Srivastava.


CURRENT AFFAIRS
Lackluster Roadshow:
India at Davos 2013

The inaction of India’s government in handling of issues haunting the country has caused its credibility to be vastly hurt, as was evident at the World Economic Forum, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.


LITERATURE
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OTHER STORIES
EDITORIAL: Rising Middle Class Agony
OPINION: Transforming India into a Knowledge Power
POLITICS: Rahul Takes the Plunge
CELEBRATION: Indians Mark Republic Day
HERITAGE: Honoring Gadarites
COMMUNITY: Call for Immigration Reform
FINANCE: Filing Your Taxes Right
SOCIETY: The Longevity Revolution
TRAVEL & LEISURE: SFJAZZ Center
AUTO REVIEW: 2013 Nissan Altima
RECIPE: Tarka Daal
BOLLYWOOD: Film Review: Race 2
BOLLYWOOD: Guftugu
FESTIVAL: Makar Sankranti
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