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Hundreds of Indians celebrate Diwali Bollywood-style in Jakarta

  • Sebastian Partogi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  02:58 am
Pop sensation: Bollywood diva and sufi singer Harshdeep Kaur (center) performs onstage, sending the audience into wild cheers during the recent Diwali celebration in Jakarta. Hosted by the India Club on Nov. 17, the party was attended by approximately 200 people, mostly Indians, but also some Indonesian business partners. (Photo courtesy of the India Club)

Pop sensation: Bollywood diva and sufi singer Harshdeep Kaur (center) performs onstage, sending the audience into wild cheers during the recent Diwali celebration in Jakarta. Hosted by the India Club on Nov. 17, the party was attended by approximately 200 people, mostly Indians, but also some Indonesian business partners. (Photo courtesy of the India Club)Around 200 Indian residents of Jakarta crowded the ballroom of the Kuningan City shopping mall and convention center in South Jakarta to celebrate the Festival of Lights, known as Diwali, with a sumptuous Indian dinner and a musical treat from Bollywood sensation Harshdeep Kaur on Nov. 17.Several Indonesian business partners of Indian expatriates in Jakarta joined the festivity, which started at 7 p.m.Diwali is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere, according to the Hindu calendar, to symbolize the v...