14th Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival kicks off tonight!

14th Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival kicks off tonight!

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The 14th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival will be held by 3rd i Nov. 10-13, Cupertino will play sister-city to the hosting on Nov. 19. Diya TV is a Grand Sponsor of the event. Screenings will take place at San Francisco’s New People and Castro Theaters Nov. ..

British Armed forces celebrate Raksha Bandhan symbolizing bonds of protection

British Armed forces celebrate Raksha Bandhan symbolizing bonds of protection

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) —  Brothers and sisters share a bond of friendship, love and family. “Raksha Bandhan” an Indian festival is one of two days in a year when sisters pray for the well being of their brothers and the brothers in turn vow to protect their sisters. Although in modern society the festival may ..

Indian-American museum opens in New Jersey

Indian-American museum opens in New Jersey

MAHWAH, N.J. (Diya TV) — A new museum saluting and celebrating the experiences of Indian-Americans in the U.S. has opened at the Hindu Samaj Temple of Mahwah in New Jersey. The temple celebrated its grand opening of the new 13,800-square-foot cultural center on June 5. Built eight years ago beneath the temple, the space previously served ..

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 ..

Water Baloons, Pichkaris and Gulaal, Why this year’s Holi is unlike any other

    SANTA CLARA Calif. (Diya TV) Smear me with Pink and Orange, douse me in Blue in Green! Ahhh… All that I can imagine right now is having all these colors on me! The season of Spring blooms is here and “Holi” is the way millions celebrate the joy and cheer of this festival of colors. Holi is ..

‘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 ..

Priyanka Chopra on Jimmy Fallon ‘Tonight’

Priyanka Chopra on Jimmy Fallon ‘Tonight’

NEWYORK, (Diya TV) The Bollywood actress turned American Network TV star is getting more popular by the minute! Priyanka Chopra is on Jimmy Fallon’s set, and two are stirring up a social media storm and incase you want to join in, the hashtag is #PCONFALLON Are you ready?! I'm taking over @fallontonight IG starting now…see you there!! #PCONFALLON A ..

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.  ..

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 ..