SAN FRANCISCO,CA- The San Francisco chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India was named as the “ICAI Best Chapter Overseas” bagging the Third prize for the year 2017 by the ICAI. The award was received by Chapter Chairman Vish Arunachalam and Vice Chairman Geetha Ramakrishnan at the 68th annual day function of the ICAI at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.Union Minister for Indian Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu.
LOS ANGELES,CA-A museum here is launching an exhibition "Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India" that reveals how the 17th Century Dutch painter was inspired by artists from a dramatically different culture in a country thousands of kilometres away. The March 13-June 24 exhibition of paintings by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn at the J. Paul Getty Museum will include 23 of his works, closely based on portraits made by artists from...
ANAHEIM, CA - - The American India Foundation , Orange County chapter will celebrate sixteen years of the organizations instrumental contributions to India under their five programs of education, livelihood, public health, leadership, and gender focus to help those living in India next spring. This will be the fifth annual gala to take place in Orange County and will draw over 300 local community professionals in attendance.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - Holi was celebrated with flying colors at the USC campus here on March 4. The celebration was hosted by the Association of Indian Students -USC, and featured Bollywood hits with Bhangra beats by Sukh Productions’ DJ Jass. Around 500 students came together to sing, dance and splash their friends with color.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - Mother India Crochet Queens, won their third Guinness World Record on Jan. 21 at the SRM University, Chennai. The Crochet Queens started its journey in 2015, broke the Guinness World Record for the largest crochet blanket which was made by more than 2,000 Indian women from all over the world,
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ORANGE, CA - Nearly 250 people came together on Jan 21 to celebrate India’s Republic Day. India became a Republic on Jan 26, 1950. The event was organized by the India Association of Southern California and was held at Tandoor Cuisine of India here. Celebrations commenced with a social hour. Around noon, guests and...
LOS ANGELES,CA-Actor Hank Azaria, who voices Indian store clerk Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in “The Simpsons”, says offense caused by his character is distressing and that the American animated sitcom’s producers are definitely going to address the controversy. During a press tour on Jan 12, Azaria said he was aware of the concerns raised by comedian Hari Kondabolu of Indian origin in his documentary “The Problem with Apu”, which argues that...
LOS ANGELES, CA - With an all-black dress code prevailing on the red carpet at the 75th Golden Globes on Dec 7, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. President Meher Tatna went against the tide in an embellished red ensemble — and for good reason. “It’s a cultural thing,” the Indian journalist told “Entertainment Tonight” on the red carpet, explaining her conscious decision to wear a brightly colored gown and overcoat on an otherwise somber red carpet.
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NORWALK, CA - A unique, practical and much needed program was held by Joys of Sharing Foundation on Dec 15 at Sanatan Dharma Temple here with close to around 200 in attendance. The program started off with prayer and a few songs by Smita Das and Raj Upadhyay. They set the stage for a never before topic of discussion by...
LOS ANGELES,CA - Indian-American actor-comedian Aziz Ansari won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for “Master of None” at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, making history, here on Jan 7. He became the first Indian-American actor to win this category. Ansari’s win marked the second time an actor of South Asian descent has won a Golden Globe in 35 years. Ben Kingsley, who is of Indian descent,