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Jai Hind! India's 68th Independence Day Celebrations

Indian American communities across America marked India’s Independence Day with pomp and fervor. Siliconeer presents a photo essay.


(Above): A panoramic view from the minarets of Red Fort, where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from ramparts of the fort, on the occasion of its 68th Independence Day, in Delhi, Aug. 15. This is Modi’s first Independence Day address to the nation as Prime Minister. [Photo: PIB]


(Above): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on the occasion of its 68th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, in Delhi, Aug. 15. [Photo: PIB]


(Above): Indian President Pranab Mukherjee addressing the nation on the eve of 68th Independence Day, in New Delhi, Aug. 14. [Photo: Indian Embassy, Washington, D.C.]


(Above): Ambassador Dr. S. Jaishankar unfurling the national flag at the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Aug. 15. [Photo: Indian Embassy, Washington, D.C.]


(Above): Consul General of India, San Francisco, N. Parthasarathi unveils a portrait of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at the San Francisco Indian Consulate, Aug. 14. Consul General Parthasarathi greeted everyone on the occasion of India’s 68th Independence Day. Dr. Ambedkar was the principal architect of Constitution of India. [Photo: Prem Chumber | Ambedkar Times]


(Above): Brazillian dancers at the opening night of SF Global Movie Fest at California Theater in San Jose, Aug. 15. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]


(Above): FIA NC president Dr. Romesh Japra and Hollywood comedian Eddie Griffin share the stage at the same event, that was part of I-Day celebrations. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]


(Above): Dance competition participants at the FIA Mela in Fremont, Calif., Aug. 16. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]


(Above): Dance competition participants dancing to “Deva Shree Ganesha” at the FIA Mela in Fremont, Calif., Aug. 16. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]


(Above): Culture show at the FIA Parade in Fremont, Calif., Aug. 17. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]


(Above): Participants marching at the FIA Parade in Fremont, Calif., Aug. 17. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]


(Above): A float at FIA Parade in Fremont, Calif., Aug. 17. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]


(Above): Booths did brisk business at the FIA Mela in Fremont, Calif. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]


(Above): Ayushmann Khurrana, Esha Deol and Dr. Romesh Japra at the FIA Mela in Fremont, Calif., Aug. 17. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]


(Above): Ayushmann Khurrana dances with the dance competition participants at the FIA Mela in Fremont, Calif., Aug. 17. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]


(Above): Esha Deol dances at the FIA Mela in Fremont, Calif., Aug. 17. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]


(Above): Dance competition participant at the FIA Mela in Fremont, Calif., Aug. 17. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]


(Above): A float displaying a huge statue of Sardar Patel at the New York FIA Parade, Aug. 17. [Photo: FIA New York]

(Above): A group of “Dhol” players marching at the New York FIA Parade, Aug. 17. [Photo: FIA New York]

(Above): Sunny Deol waves to the crowd at the New York FIA Parade, Aug. 17. [Photo: FIA New York]

(Above): FIA NY president Ankur Vaidya, Bollywood stars Raveena Tandon and Sunny Deol at the New York FIA Parade, Aug. 17. [Photo: FIA New York]

(Above): Daler Mehndi (c) in his signature pose at the New York FIA India Independence Day celebrations. [Photo: FIA New York]

(Above): Daler Mehndi performing at the FIA event. [Photo: FIA New York]

(Above): The Tricolor waves high in New York as Indian Americans gather to mark India’s 68th. Independence Day celebrations. [Photo: FIA New York]


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COVER STORY
Flouting the Fourth Estate:
PM Modi Delivers, Quietly

There has been some buzz about Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeping the media at a distance. The new PM has opted not to travel abroad with the usual large press entourage, writes Siddharth Srivastava.


CURRENT AFFAIRS
Diplomatic Talks Cancelled: As Pak Woos Kashmiri Separatists
India needs to review its Pakistan policy even further, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.


PERSPECTIVE
Crying: The Human Way of Purging Emotions
Crying is an important part of human life. It is one extraordinary quality, which distinguish us from many other living beings in this world, writes Prof. Prabhakar Putheti.


OTHER STORIES
EDITORIAL: Flouting the Fourth Estate
TECHBIZ: News in Brief
COMMUNITY: India’s 68th Independence Day Celebrations
OUTLOOK: Rethinking Undergraduate Education in IITs
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Startup Accelerator
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TRIBUTE: Father of Modern Yoga
RECIPE: Kung Pao Vegetables
AUTO REVIEW: 2014 Lexus RX 450h
TRAVEL: North of the Golden Gate
CINEMA: Meet the Patels
BOLLYWOOD: Guftugu
FICTION: Performance Bonus
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