62nd Annual India Day Parade (NYC): Photos by Roopa Singh

62nd Annual India Day Parade, New York City (August 15, 2009)–

A DIASPORA CONTINUES TO GROW

India Day Parade: Shennai, Shilpa Shetty, Desi NYPD, Miss India, the club kids matching sneaks, Kingfisher, Haldiram, Jay Sean, an exuberant dance group called Aatma, striking posters of Ghandi and Nehru on floats advertising Desi tv stations, the whole nine.

Members of SALGA (the South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association) and allies met at Starbucks before today’s India Day Parade to create signs amplifying the discrimination that excluded a visible contingent of Desi gays and lesbians from the march. But good times were had by all, in the heat, in the shimmer of so many cultures right at our feet. We are all Indian, including the gays. We are all New Yorkers, all night and all day.

For MORE PHOTOS on SALGA and allies protest go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/politicalpoetry/. Please do CREDIT photographer ROOPA SINGH on any photos you pull. Vande Mataram!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/politicalpoetry/walk 4 ur motherland 2

photo: roopa singh/india day parade (nyc, aug 15)

photo: roopa singh/india day parade (nyc, aug 15)

photo: roopa singh/india day parade (nyc, aug 15)haldiram 4

photo: roopa singh/india day parade (nyc, aug 15)jay sean

photo: roopa singh (india day parade, nyc)/flags on float

photo: roopa singh (india day parade, nyc)/flags on float

photo: roopa singh (india day parade, nyc)/child labor signs

photo: roopa singh (india day parade, nyc)/gardi with pride

photo: roopa singh (india day parade, nyc)/gardi with pride

photo: roopa singh (india day parade, nyc)/shennai fine

photo: roopa singh (india day parade, nyc)/nehru 3

photo: roopa singh...just for one picture, home

photo: roopa singh (india day parade, nyc)/parikh 2

parikh woman and me

photo: roopa singh/india day parade/salga reppin 2

photo: roopa singh (india day parade, nyc)/salga reppin gay hind with cops

photo: roopa singh (india day parade, nyc) salga reppin.all ofus

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5 thoughts on “62nd Annual India Day Parade (NYC): Photos by Roopa Singh

  1. Phoenix says:

    I have never understood why the whole world turns dyslexic when struck by the word ‘Gandhi’. It is Gandhi, Gandhi Gandhi. Not Ghandi.

  2. Bq says:

    roopa, is that an indians for mike bloomberg sign that you’re holding? i’m kind of surprised.

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