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Illumination and vibrance galore as five day Diwali festival begins


New York: The five-day Diwali celebrations began Friday October 10 with Dhanteras while the festival of Diwali will be celebrated on Nov. 12. The five days of Diwali include Dhanteras, Choti Diwali, Diwali, Govardhan Puja, and Bhai Dooj. People worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, for luck and prosperity on Diwali. The festival of Diwali is...

Top News That Impacted Indian Americans in 2021


Despite living in the shadow of the pandemic life went on with more milestones achieved, new paths trodden for Indian Americans as a community. Here's a quick look on some significant events from the past year that'll have a lot of bearing on the future.... Growing clout of Indian Americans in Biden administration  Through the year...

Empire State Building lights up in colors of ‘diya’ for Diwali


Federation of Indian Associations of eight states commemorated Diwali and 75 years of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by lighting the world-famous Empire State Building in the colors of ‘diya.’ The lighting ceremony was graced by Consul General Randhir Jaiswal, Deputy Consul General Dr. Varun Jeph,  popular R&B singer, songwriter and music producer Jay Sean and R&B singer, model and...

FIA celebrates as Empire State Building lit up in colors of Diwali


New York: The Empire State Building in Manhattan, in partnership with the Federation of Indian Associations – NY, NJ & CT, which is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year, lit up its iconic tower to mark the festival of Diwali on November 13. The world-famous structure turned orange, color of ‘diya’ on the eve of Diwali as Indians across the...

Empire State Building lights up in colors of Diwali


The Empire State Building at 350 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan in partnership with The Federation of Indian Associations – NY, NJ & CT, which is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year lit up its iconic tower to mark the festival of Diwali on November 13. The world-famous structure turned orange, color of ‘diya’ on Friday night...