Photo feature: Indiaspora Ball

Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, addressing ballgoers at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, addressing ballgoers at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Maya Kassandra Soetoro-Ng, half-sister of President Barack Obama, and her husband, Konrad Ng, at the Indiaspora 2013
Konrad and Maya Soetoro-Ng
Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware, chairman of the National Demcratic Governor's Association, and the first lady of Delaware Carla Markell, at the Indiaspora 2013.
Carla Markell and Gov. Jack Markell
"Indian Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao talking to the media at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC."
Ambassador Nirupama Rao
Arun K. Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian embassy in Washington, DC, with his wife, Maina Singh, at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Maina Singh is a Scholar in Residence at American University's School of International Service. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Arun Kumar and Maina Singh
U.S. Ambassador to Belize Vinai K. Thummalapally and his wife, Barbara Thummalapally, at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Thummalapally is first-ever Indian American ambassador. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Vinai and Barbara Thummalapally
"Ed Royce and Mary Porter"
Ed Royce and Mary Porter
Tulsi Gabbard
Tulsi Gabbard
Indian American Congressman Ami Bera, with wife Janine Bera, at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran
Janine and Ami Bera
Robert Blake, Assistant Secretary, South and Central Asian Affairs, with his wife, Sofia, at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Sofia and Robert Blake
Neera Tanden (right), CEO of the Center for American Progress and former Obama administration official, with two unidentified guests, at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Neera Tanden (right), CEO of the Center for American Progress and former Obama administration official, with two unidentified guests, at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Kapil Sharma, general manager of Tata Sons' North America operations, with his wife, Persis Khambatta, at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Khambatta is a fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Kapil Sharma and Persis Khambatta
American Enterprise Institute resident fellow Sadanand Dhume and his wife, Alyssa Ayres, who is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi
Sadanand Dhume and Alyssa Ayres
Amit Kanodia, managing partner of the Dedham, MA, -based Lincoln Ventures, with his wife, Shahana Basu Kanodia, at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Shahana Basu Kanodia is the Chief Legal Officer of Apollo Tyres. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Amit Kanodia and Shahana Basu Kanodia
Food Network's Maneet Chauhan at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Chauhan prepared food for the Indiaspora ball. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Maneet Chauhan
Members of the band Red Baraat at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Red Baraat band
Sheela Murthy, founder of the Murthy Law Firm, at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Sheela Murthy
A large Indian-style "mandap" served as a bar at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Indiaspora bar
Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor in Virginia, with his wife Dorothy at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Terry and Dorothy McCauliffe
Maya Kassandra with M.R. Rangaswami at Indiaspora 2013
Maya Kassandra Soetoro-Ng with M.R. Rangaswami
Bollywood dancers entertain the crowd at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Bollywood dance
Female dancers gyrate to the tunes of Bollywood music at the Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball at Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19. Photo by Global India Newswire/Shahi Prabhakaran.
Bollywood rhythm and dance

 

 

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