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Diwali

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  • 'Siddharth' exposes India's tragic, dark truths

     'Siddharth' exposes India's tragic, dark truths
    Hope is an open wound in "Siddharth," the story of a man's search for his missing son. Taking his inspiration from the firsthand account of a father who was already a year into such a search, writer-director Richie Mehta has made a film of subdued but...
  • Good Eating's best recipes of 2013

     Good Eating's best recipes of 2013
    Before jumping into the food trends and diets awaiting in the new year, look back with us to the recipes we brought you in Good Eating in 2013. Among the hundreds of recipes, these were our favorites. Clip and save or download them (chicagotribune.com/...
  • Red carpet: Retro resort wear, Rat Packers at Palm Springs Film Festival

    Red carpet: Retro resort wear, Rat Packers at Palm Springs Film Festival
    A sense of place. It’s what separates the expert dressers from the OK dressers. First Lady Michelle Obama (and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis before her) has mastered it as an art form, wearing a dress by Indian American designer Naeem Khan for a...
  • 'Krrish 3′ tops 'Chennai Express' box office record

    MUMBAI -- Rakesh Roshan's superhero three-quel "Krrish 3," starring his son and leading Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan, has overtaken "Chennai Express" to emerge as the highest domestic Bollywood grosser of all time. The "Chennai Express" record did not...
  • GOP starts a tough struggle to win back Asian American voters

    GOP starts a tough struggle to win back Asian American voters
    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Not long ago, the Republican National Committee did something out of the ordinary: The party issued a formal statement marking Diwali, an important Hindu holiday. "Diwali and the lighting of the Diya celebrate the...
  • R. Kelly to release a Christmas album

    If you're planning to play one of R. Kelly's recent albums to liven up your holiday parties (and really, who isn't?), make sure you check the album art first. That's because his forthcoming Christmas album (due out in time for next year's holiday) would...
  • Letters: Republicans are losing another ethnic group

    Re "Another key group eludes the GOP," Dec. 8 As the former chairman of the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, I was heartened by this article. Oftentimes our Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities are ignored or...
  • Celebrating Diwali with light and sweets

    Celebrating Diwali with light and sweets
    Priya DasSarma's childhood memories of celebrating Diwali in India are bright and happy, filled with firecrackers, lanterns and many, many sweets. The Ellicott City resident's family moved around when she was a child, bouncing between India, Europe...
  • Diwali: To celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights, make kheer

    Diwali, or the Festival of Lights -- one of the most important holidays in the Hindu religion -- started Sunday. The five-day new year celebration centers on festivals, gift giving and family gatherings that invariably include a parade of sweets, or...
  • Yash Raj Diversifies Beyond Bollywood

    HONG KONG - Yash Raj Films, the Indian studio known for its archetypal Bollywood output, has unveiled an increasingly diverse slate for 2014-15. Works-in-progress range from a dystopian adventure through to a comedy about fear of the English-language and...
  • Diwali, when L.A. lights up with Indian sweets and snacks

    Diwali, when L.A. lights up with Indian sweets and snacks
    Thousands of shimmering lanterns illuminate India's towns and villages in an otherworldly glow on Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Hindu households set out rows of diya, small clay lamps, to create a symbolic path for Lord Rama on his legendary...