• With the rain playing spoilsport, the dignitaries gathered at Rajpath to witness India's 66th Republic Day parade were forced to wear caps and take cover under umbrellas and raincoats.
  • The following features bring to you more details on the splendor and celebration that marked the Indian Republic Day this year.The Indian Weekender wishes all its readers a very happy Republic Day.
  • The 66th Indian Republic Day celebrations in Wellington was one of the biggest events in years. Hosted and organised by His Excellency the High Commissioner of India in New Zealand, Mr Ravi Thapar and his wife Mrs Sharmila Thapar, the show was .....
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With the rain playing spoilsport, the dignitaries gathered at Rajpath to witness India's 66th Republic Day parade were forced to wear caps and take cover under umbrellas and raincoats.
The following features bring to you more details on the splendor and celebration that marked the Indian Republic Day this year.The Indian Weekender wishes all its readers a very happy Republic Day.
The 66th Indian Republic Day celebrations in Wellington was one of the biggest events in years. Hosted and organised by His Excellency the High Commissioner of India in New Zealand, Mr Ravi Thapar and his wife Mrs Sharmila Thapar, the show was .....
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