After four decades, Mysore palace witnesses “The Royal Wedding”

After four decades, Mysore palace witnesses “The Royal Wedding”

MYSORE, India (DIYA TV) After nearly 40 years, Mysore Palace was illuminated and  witnessed the Royal Wedding of the Wadiyar Family on 27th June, 2016 in Mysore. The 27th king of the Wadiyar Family, formerly known “Yaduveer Krishnadutta Chamaraja Wadiyar” tied the knot with Trishika Kumari, princess of Dungarpur in Rajasthan. The ceremony took place ..

‘Superwoman’, Modi, named in Time’s 30 Most Influential People Online List

‘Superwoman’, Modi, named in Time’s 30 Most Influential People Online List

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Lilly “Superwoman” Singh and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi are the sole persons of Indian origin represented on Time magazine’s 2016 list of 30 Most Influential People on the Internet — just two years in, it’s PM Modi’s second selection in as many years. Singh, a Canadian YouTube sensation who possesses ..

Couple turns 300 acres of land into India’s first private wildlife sanctuary

Couple turns 300 acres of land into India’s first private wildlife sanctuary

KARNATAKA India, (Diya TV) — Pamela and Anil Malholtra have spent the past 25 years of their lives buying denuded and abandoned agricultural land in Karnataka’s Kodagu district and reforesting it. Now, the couple has converted a recent purchase of 300 acres of land into what is being widely considered the first private wildlife sanctuary in all ..

Digitizing Tradition: This Mahashivratri, Temples deliver ‘prasad’ to devotees via mail

Digitizing Tradition: This Mahashivratri, Temples deliver ‘prasad’ to devotees via mail

Santa Clara, Calif. (Diya TV) ‘Mahashivratri’, a term derived from three words Maha, Shiva and Ratri which literally means “The Great night of Shiva”, is one the most important festivals celebrated on the new moon day in the month of ‘Phalgun’ according to Hindu Calendars.   Lord Shiva is one among the three deities (Brahma, ..

Historic Night for South Asians at the 2016 Academy Awards

Historic Night for South Asians at the 2016 Academy Awards

Filmmakers Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Asif Kapadia win Oscars for their respective documentaries; Priyanka Chopra and Dev Patel present awards HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Diya TV) — On a night where diversity in Hollywood was top of mind, if not fully represented on center stage, two Desis won Academy Awards back-to-back for their respective works in documentary film.  ..

Movie Star Turned Politico, Jayalalithaa’s 68th birthday celebrated by party & constituents alike

CHENNAI, (DIYA TV) Tamil movie star turned politician, Jayalalithaa is as popular as ever. Nick-named “Amma,” meaning “mother,” this administrator has seen incredible success in both the political arena, and the silver screen. Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandra acted as a mentor for Jayalalitha until his passing. Soon after his passing, the party appointed her as Chief ..

Baylor University nursing professor receives grant to further medical research in India

Baylor University nursing professor receives grant to further medical research in India

DALLAS (DIYA TV) — When Shelby Garner, assistant professor at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON), embarked on a mission trip to India, she hardly expected the results to yield honors that would become recognized internationally, and perhaps, was not aware she would be returning so soon. This month, Garner was a recipient ..