Friday, August 23, 2013

India.com Proudly Indian!







While living in the USA, how many times have you thought about things that are happening back in India? How many times do you get nostalgic thinking of friends and family back home or memories of the years spent in India?

This Independence day, ZEE Group has launched www.india.com to feed your nostalgia and hunger for everything that is happening back home in India.

India.com is the first of its kind website launched by the ZEE Group providing its users with the latest news on Indian business, Indian politics, Bollywood, sports, technology and more. It is the ultimate platform for everything Desi and is easily accessible on your desktop, tablet or smart phone. With news fueled-straight from ZeeNews.com and DnaIndia.comindia.com provides current, credible and intelligent information for the users who want India at their fingertips. 

India.com, for NRIs in the USA was launched with a big Bollywood fanfare at the 33rd annual India Day Parade in New York City on August 18th, 2013.  The parade which is the largest gathering of the Indian community outside India, had more than 150,000 footfalls. The streets of Manhattan were painted with saffron, white and green as the enthusiastic crowd cheered. 

India.com built a 70ft replica of the Red Fort, aka “La Qila”  The Red Fort is the 255-acre complex in New Delhi built in the 17th century by Mogul emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal. Every August 15th on Independence Day, the Red Fort is the chosen location where the Prime Minister of India hoists the country’s flag and delivers a national speech from its ramparts to a loud and proud crowd.

Other highlights of the parade included marching bands, over 40 floats, 100 food vendors, and the presence of famous Bollywood actress Vidya Balan and anti-graft crusader, Anna Hazare.

How interesting it is to live in times, where you can be in another country and still be “Proudly Indian”! 

Why wait? Log on to www.india.com, stay updated on everything that is happening back home and celebrate being an Indian!