Canton, NY, Nov 04, 2013 — Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, began last night and is celebrated around the world. The five-day event is one of the biggest festivals in India, and often includes food, dancing, parties and lots of colorful lights. The festival symbolizes the victory of light over dark, good over evil.
St. Lawrence University's Asia Club, which helps raise the awareness of Asian culture on campus, is hosting a Diwali celebration on Saturday, November 9 at 5 pm in Eben Holden Hall. Todd Moe spoke with two of the student organizers. Go to full article
Holi, 1984. Rajiv Narula and friends celebrate near his childhood home.
Mar 12, 2009 — This week marks the culmination of spring festivities in India. The last major festival before the end of the lunar year is called Holi, or the Festival of Colors. It's celebrated by music, bonfires, feasts and people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other. In India, flowers are blooming, winter crops have been harvested, houses are cleaned and it's a cause for celebration. Even in the North Country, some celebrate the festival of colors, love and hope. Go to full article
Oct 06, 2008 — A Saranac Lake man faces deportation to India after being arrested by federal agents last month. The Indian national, whose children are U.S. citizens and wife is a permanent resident, was picked up by a task force aimed at clearing a backlog of undocumented foreigners living in the country. Jacob Resneck reports. Go to full article
Sandip Burman is the only touring tabla tarang player in the world
Apr 10, 2007 — A concert of classical music from India, featuring Sima Burman and Sandip Burman, will be performed tonight (8 pm) in Gilbert Recital Hall, Griffiths Arts Center, at St. Lawrence University. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature a discussion of the music system of India (Raga and Tala) and how that compares to the western system, as well as performances. The tabla is usually played as a rhythm instrument (Tala), in a very complex cycle. Todd Moe asked Sima and Sandip to demonstrate, over the phone, the Indian solfege, or method of singing where each note is sung to a special symbol - think Do, Re, Mi, etc. Go to full article