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A Tiranga Flies Over Manhattan!

August 22, 2022 13:52 IST
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Glimpses from the Federation of Indian Associations' Indian Independence Day parade in Manhattan on Sunday, August 21, 2022.

The FIA states it now holds two Guinness World Records -- for the most number of different flags flown simultaneously and the largest ensemble of damrus at the event.


IMAGE: The Tricolour flies high over Manhattan island as desis take to its streets to celebrate India's Independence Day. All Photographs: Kind courtesy Paresh Gandhi


IMAGE: The gentleman holding the Tricolour aloft is New York Mayor Eric Adams, a former police officer and Democrat who was elected last November to the highest office in the five boroughs that New York City consists of.


IMAGE: The most number of flags flown simultaneously at an event.


IMAGE: The magical rhythm of the dhols rock Manhattan.


IMAGE: Whoa! A familiar sight in many Indian cities and towns comes to NYC.


IMAGE: A dance routine from one of India's many culture-rich provinces.


IMAGE: A float featuring the most famous Indian ever and his timeless message of eternal kindness and ahimsa.


IMAGE: Dunkin Donuts -- that familiar barista in the tri-state area where many South Asians work -- celebrates India's Independence Day.


IMAGE: More dance at the parade.


IMAGE: Young desis dance to Bollywood hits.


IMAGE: More Floats here, and below.




IMAGE: A child surveys the parade from a parent's shoulders.


IMAGE: Young desis celebrate the joy of being Indian.


IMAGE: The damru has been associated with Hinduism for eons. The FIA says Sunday's event is a new Guinness World Record for the largest ensemble of damrus at an event.


Photographs curated by Anant Salvi/
Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/

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