Kartik Purnima 2018: Date, Significance, Pooja Rituals and Prasad

Hindus across the country will celebrate Kartik Purnima on 23rd November, 2018. Kartik is the eighth lunar month as per the Hindu calendar and is considered the holiest month among all lunar months. This auspicious […]

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Trump praises Indian-American Officials at the Diwali Celebrations in the White House

WASHINGTON(TIP):  Indian Americans were praised by the US President Donald Trump for their “incredible” performance in his administration. Trump has appointed more than two dozen Indian Americans to senior positions since he assumed office in […]

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Diwali celebrations with diya lights at the New York Empire State Building, Nov 7

NEW YORK(TIP): In a historic development, the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) will celebrate Diwali with diya lights at the iconic Empire State Building in Manhattan, on Wednesday November 7th, 2018. The event is being organized […]

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Anupam Kher Enlivens Janmashtami Celebrations in Houston

Manu Shah HOUSTON(TIP): Bollywood actor Anupam Kher treated Houstonians to the entire array of his onscreen avatars – serious, comic, patriotic, profound, candid, strong  and yet vulnerable in his address at the  28thJanmashtami celebrations held […]

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Schools to stay closed in 7 districts of New York state on Diwali day

NEW YORK(TIP): Seven school districts in New York state will reportedly stay closed on November seven, the day of most popular Hindu festival Diwali; while another one has announced “student recess” on November seven. Schools […]

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Vaisakhi Celebrated at the Indian Consulate, New York

Punjab’s history and rich culture presented in talk, film, music and dance Bidisha Roy NEW YORK CITY, NY(TIP): The Consulate General of India New York and The English language weekly newspaper The Indian Panorama teamed […]

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NEW YORK(TIP): We can learn a lot about a society by examining the accomplished individuals that serve as its athletic icons. In recent years we have seen worldwide media coverage for famous Sikh runners, Fauja […]

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New Jersey public library celebrating Hindu festival Holi

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ(TIP): New Brunswick Free Public Library (NBFPL) in New Jersey, run by the City of New Brunswick, is celebrating Hindu festival of Holi on April 7. There is no charge to participate in […]

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Indian Americans Warmly Greeted On Holi By US Lawmakers

WASHINGTON (TIP): US lawmakers have greeted Indian Americans on Holi .The festival is celebrated as the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over the evil. “For Indians, Hindus, and others celebrating across the world, […]

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Maha Shivaratri celebrated at Hari Om Mandir with chants and prayers

CHICAGO, IL (TIP):  On Tuesday, Feb 13, devotees celebrated the festival of Maha Shivaratri, in the Hari Om Mandir, with great joy and enthusiasm. As per the Hindu tradition, devotees bathe the Shiva Lingam with […]

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IALI celebrates Valentine Day sending message of Love, Friendship, Peace and Harmony

HYDE PARK, NY (TIP): India Association of Long Island (IALI) celebrated Valentine Day on Saturday Feb 10 at The Inn At New Hyde Park.  This elegant event was attended by more than 200 very distinguished […]

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FIA Chicago celebrates India’s 69th Republic Day with Health and Wellness Camp

CHICAGO, IL (TIP):  The Federation of Indian Associations Chicago (FIA) celebrated India’s 69th Republic Day by holding a Community Event at Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Itasca Illinois on Sunday, Jan 28, 2018. The event comprised of […]

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TAGC celebrated Makara Sankranti and India Republic Day with Telugu culture and traditions

CHICAGO, IL (TIP): Telugu Association of Greater Chicago (TAGC)- First Telugu association in North America-  celebrated Makara Sankranti and India Republic Day with Chicago land area Telugu families at the HTGC Rama Temple Auditorium, Lemont […]


President Trump Celebrates Diwali at White House; Praises India, Indian Americans

WASHINGTON (TIP): Following in the footsteps of his predecessor Barak Obama, President Trump himself led from the front by hosting a Diwali celebration in the White House on October 17. In his first Diwali celebration […]

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Celebration of Diwali in America

Diwali, the festival of lights, is the best known of Hindu festivals in the United States. The legends connected to the festival are different for different religions. According to Ramayana, one of the most important […]

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Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA) Celebrates Diwali; Honors Four

MELVILLE, NY (TIP): Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA) celebrated DIWALI on Sunday October 8 at the Huntington Hilton Hotel. The gathering included about 360 prominent guests of Rajasthani descent. The occasion reflected a festive mood and […]

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Diwali at Times Square is now a Festival of New York City

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): Mayor Bill de Blasio may please take note that the Indian festival of Diwali has now grown beyond a community festival and has become a festival of New York City. The amazing gathering […]

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AIA Diwali Mela at South Street Seaport draws Thousands

Musical Bonanza and Spectacular Fireworks Enthrall Visitors NEW YORK CITY (TIP): The Association of Indians in America, NY Chapter (AIA-NY) hosted its 30th Annual Deepavali Festival at the South Street Seaport on Sunday October 1st […]

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Independence Day Celebrations at the Indian Consulate

Flag hoisting on 15th August at 7.30 AM All are cordially invited to celebration of India‘s 71st Independence Day on August 15 at 7.30 AM at the Consulate General of India, 3 E 64th Street […]

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Vaisakhi celebrated with zeal in Edison, New Jersey

EDISON, NJ (TIP): The upscale neighborhood in North Edison, NJ, was full of life on a bright and sunny Sunday, when hundreds of Indian-Americans gathered at the decorated house of J. Bakshi to celebrate the […]

Sikh devotees taking a selfie during the Baisakhi festival at the holy temple of Panja Sahib in Hassan Abdal, Pakistan April 14, 2017. Photo: REUTERS


More than 1,400 Sikhs from India on Friday celebrated the Baisakhi Festival in Hassan Abdal, a town in Pakistan’s Punjab province, famous for one of the most sacred sites of Sikhism. The officials of Evacuee […]

Sikh community leaders with Consul General Riva Ganguly Das and the guest speaker Dr. Nikky Guninder Kaur Singh Photo / Paras Chhetri

350th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Gobind Singh celebrated at the Indian Consulate

NEW YORK (TIP): The Indian American community and their friends from the mainstream came together to celebrate the 350th birth anniversary of the Tenth Master of the Sikhs, Shri Guru Gobind Singh. It was for the […]

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IALI Celebrates HOLI DHAMAKA in Style

HICKSVILLE, NY (TIP): Color, Noise and Revelry and Excitement, these were the words used to describe what was the Holi event celebrated by IALI on March 19, 2017. The Festival of Colors “HOLI” was celebrated […]

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The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which comes in February end or early March. Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. The colorful festival […]

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The festival of colours Holi is just around the corner. And even if you’re prepared with organic colours, you may get drenched in toxic colours, courtesy your friends. And this may take a toll on […]