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Indian Diaspora

What Young Indians in Silicon Valley Have to Say About Modi's India

Maina Chawla Singh | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Maina Chawla Singh

Is Modi's visit "Madison Square Garden Part 2?" Not really. It is unlikely that San Jose will surpass Madison Square Garden in the numbers game, but in the digital game, it just may well.

What India Day Celebrations in the U.S. Say About the Indian-American Diaspora

Maina Chawla Singh | Posted 08.13.2016 | World
Maina Chawla Singh

WASHINGTON -- On Aug. 15, millions of Indians will gather at the historic Red Fort in Delhi to hear Prime Minister Modi's address to the nation. Well after these crowds have dispersed, India Day will pop up in different spots across global time zones as overseas Indians celebrate their national heritage. Diasporic renderings of India Day are emblematic of the confidence and growing aspirational energy of Indians abroad. Well beyond promoting Indian curry-n-culture, they showcase the collective capital that Indians bring to their adopted homelands.

Indians: The Most Connected Diaspora

Pawan Khera | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
Pawan Khera

As intensified globalization has increased the spatial distance between Indians, they are thronging towards online platforms that offer a sense of kinship and community. To Indians, both within and outside India, the Internet is an alternative public sphere to hold discourses with those who share a similarity of interests. Social networking sites also offer them a platform to assert their identity, culture and political inclination.

First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Hit

Jim Luce | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Jim Luce

Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia Universit...

Vijay Iyer's Life in Music: "Striving is the Backstory..." (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Christopher Lydon

Vijay Iyer brings rare stuff to jazz piano, starting with a Brahmin Indian name and heritage, and a Yale degree in physics. Gujarati stick dances and ...

Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC's Indo-American Arts Council

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half he...