IAA’s IRD 2020 A Big Draw

Indian American Association (IAA) Chicago, Illinois Celebrated India’s 71st Republic Day by hosting a large colorful cultural program on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Pearl Banquets in Roselle, Illinois. Indian American Association (IAA) representing largest number of Indian Americans in all over the United States and hosted the largest colorful event of the year and left other local organizations of Chicago land behind and becomes the 3rd largest Organization of the Nation after FIA New York and FIA New Jersey.

ఇదే నా పల్లెటూరు అంటున్న చికాగో ఆంధ్ర సంఘం

ఇదే నా పల్లెటూరు అంటూ హరివిల్లు ముగ్గులు పెట్టి, గొబ్బిళ్ళో గొబ్బిళ్ళు అని పాటలు పాడుతూ చలిమంటల వెలుగులో కళకళలాడుతూ మన తెలుగింటి ఆడపడుచులు చేసిన ముగ్గుల పోటీలు, హరిదాసుల కీర్తనలు, పిల్లల  పల్లె పాటల నృత్యాలు, ఘుమ ఘుమలాడే పిండి వంటలు, బండ్లపై ధాన్యపు రాశులు, ఎడ్ల పోటీలు, కోడి పందాలు, చలాకీగా ఎగిరిన గాలి పటాలు మరియు పల్లె సంబరాలు - ఇదంతా మన ఆంధ్రలో కాకుండా ఏడు సముద్రాలు దాటి మన తెలుగు కుటుంబాలు సరదాగా చికాగోలో జరుపుకున్న వేడుకలు. చికాగో ఆంధ్ర అసోసియేషన్ ఉల్లాసంగా ఏర్పాటు చేసిన పల్లె సంబరాలు అంబరాన్ని అంటాయి.

“‘कुशल मंगलम्’ at India Consulate:” Mr. Sudhakar Dalela, cg.

CHICAGO – At his recent ‘Sab Changa Si’ press conference India’s Chicago Consul General Mr. Sudhakar Dalela narrated the consular duties’ bill of fare he performed so-far. However, CAA and other such raucous issues, that have engulfed his Consulate, did not figure in his montage.

NRIs Raj Koul and Roshni Lead Kashmiri Pandits’ Charge in Chicago

CHICAGO - Mr Raj Koul and Ms Roshni lead displaced Kashmiri Pandits’ charge in Chicago. They demand concrete governmental measures and initiatives towards rehabilitation of their community which is currently spread worldwide. Ms Roshni, a US-born Kashmiri youth yearns for her roots back home. Raj Koul, earlier on, had submitted a Memorandum on these lines to Government of India thruogh India's Chicago Consulate.

Chicago Protesters’ anti-CAA Blusters Ring Into India Consulate Corridors

CHICAGO - A roaring protest rally was organized in Downtown Chicago in front of India’s Chicago Consulate on 26 January 2020.

NAATAK In Chicago, Debuts With Spellbindng “Hum Jeete Ji Masroof Rahe.”

CHICAGO – Sabra Darugar, the Producer at the North American Asian Theater Arts and Kulture presented a one-of-its-kind Light, sound and dance show titled “Hum Jeete Ji Masroof Rahe.” Its based on the narratives and works of legendry Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Sabra welcomed Pakistan Consul General Javed Umrani and Deputy Consul General Ms Rabia Shafiq.

NRI Bharat Barai Inculpates Sonia Gandhi and Congress for Anti-CAA/NRC/NPR unrest in India

CHICAGO – BJP-RSS ideologue and a staunch Modi-supporter NRI, Dr Bharat Barai hosted a press conference here and alleged that it is Sonia Gandhi and Gandhi Family’s Congress Party that is organizing the ongoing Anti-CAA, Anti-NRC and Anti-NPR unrests all over India. Terming the CAA a “one time exception” Barai stressed that there is nothing wrong in the CAA. He addressed Chicagoland based Indian mediamen.

Chicago Christians Congregate Under UTCC

CHICAGO – The UTCC (United Telugu Christian Community) led the Christians in Chicago to host the annual Christmas Celebration. Carols by Candlelight was the highlight of the evening. It was a grand celebration and an evening brimming with melodious carols and advent track that UTCC hosted in Skokie. 

Guru Nanak Celebrations at new Bolingbrook Gurudwara

BOLINGBROOK - More than 300 members of the Sikh community in the Bolingbrook Celebrated Guru Nanak’s 550th Anniversary here in Bolingbrook.The celebration was organized by newly instituted Guru Nanak Darbar Society. Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar attended.

NRIs with H1-B Visa protest the Never-Ending queue for Green Card. Seek “first come, first serve” process.

CHICAGO - Illinois Immigration forum organized ‘Walk for Equality’ to Senator Durbin's office requesting the Senator to support Unanimous Consent agreement of S.386/HR.1044.

Pradeep Kandimalla gives a push to ENDTHALNOW in Chicago

CHICAGO - Under the leadership of Pradeep kandimala, the ENDTHALNOW observed the World AIDS Prevention Day in Chicago to spread awareness about prevention of Thalassemia. The event had thirty volunteers who helped put it together. #EndThalNow is a global initiative to recruit 100,000 blood donors in 100 days in Hyderabad, India. This target was announced as the first impact goal at the event.

 Ten Punjabis makes to new year UK Royal Honours’ list to get the highest civilian British awards

 At least 10 Punjab-origin achievers, among others, have made it to the New Year Honours’ List comprising the UK’s highest civilian awards.

Air India Hand Baggage Allowance Restricted To 8 Kgs

CHICAGO –  Air India allows hand-baggage allowance of only 8 Kgs. This includes the weight of all the duty-free purchases, an Air India press release informs. Excess weight of the hand baggage, weighing over and above the 8 kgs limit, will be chargeable wherever detected; be it at the time of departure, in transit, or, on arrival at the destination.


CHICAGO - The Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (PCS) kept up its tradition of participating in the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28, 2019, on State Street in the heart of downtown Chicago. Thanksgiving Parade is the biggest parade in Chicago and the city’s premier holiday event.

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