Past Events

Annual Diwali Cultural Program - 2016

Annual Diwali Cultural Program 2016................................................Vinay Vyas

ISW held its Annual Diwali Cultural Show on November 12 at the Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury, MA.  It was extremely entertaining event focusing on Indian culture. The extent of our Indian culture was more than adequately depicted via 50 dance and singing performances.  Participants ranged from 3 year old to over 50 years - yes we have a huge group of talented performers within our ISW reach.  An overwhelming response on performance requests needed us to extend the event time by an hour! We are happy that we were able to accommodate every request.  

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Diwali at Worcester Art Museum - 2016

On Saturday November 5, 2016 ISW collaborated with the Worcester Art Museum for its first ever Diwali festival at the Renaissance Court of the museum. The day long event was had exceptional participation from a broad and varied regional audience.  

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Karvachauth - 2016

Karvachauth 2016 .......................................................................................Bhumika Seth

The annual event was a success with over 40 women participating in the evening puja.  All of the married women, dressed in their beautiful clothes had been observing their fast during the day and waiting for the moon to appear.   Many stayed after the puja to enjoy a dinner with their families catered by Bollywood Grill.  This event has been held for 3 years at the ISW Center and  each year it grows with new faces being welcomed to the community.  

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Diwali Puja at India Center - 2016

Diwali Puja 2016..............................................Sarita Deshpande

This year's Diwali Puja was held on October 29th at India Center. The hall was decorated with red and golden valances on the windows and the backdrop of Goddess Laxmi was draped with beautiful pink and purple curtain. The festive atmosphere was in the air by sprinkles of these beautiful and colorful decorations. The decor got an added pinch of sugar of wonderful diyas arranged in a creative manner. Attendees gathered with festive clothing and more importantly with a great, happy vibes. 

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Navratri Garba - 2016

Navratri Garba at Oak Middle School ..............................Ragoo Raghunathan

Happy Navrathri to all! Hope your festival season started out as good as it did for us at ISW. As always, the ISW was one of the first to organize a 'Garba Night' in the area. Decorations started at 5pm at the Oak Middle School gymnasium in Shrewsbury, and registration table and food set up by 7.00pm. That is when the people started pouring in. Last year we had the first Garba in town, but this year there was another one scheduled on the same day. However, we were hoping that the community we know and have spent a lot of time with during all other ISW activities will show up. As it hit 7:30 pm, people started pouring in - couples, families, friends and extended families and neighbors alike. By 9pm we had more than 700 people get in with either tickets they had reserved online, or bought at the registration desk. Guests were happy that they could also buy dandiyas at the door, and the pile of dandiyas we had disappeared very soon. 

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