Indian Independence Day London Festivity

Indian Independence Day London Festivity

Indian Independence Day London Festivity


This Sunday, Greater London’s Indian diaspora took to the Gymkhana Club in Osterley to celebrate their motherland’s Independence Day. It was glorious.

Some of the best Indian restaurants were there to provide lovely freshly cooked authentic Indian food to all attendees – for free, while many ethnic brands based in the UK held stalls which distributed cold refreshing drinks and promotional materials.

All this while, the stage kept the festival going with Indian music from all regions of the subcontinent, culminating in soulful Kerala folk right before the closing at three o’clock as Heathrow’s airplanes kept descending overhead.

Some of the VIP guests were Lord Noon and the Deputy High Commissioner to London among others. The atmosphere was lively, family-friendly (no alcohol on the premises) and very exuberantly Indian. It all lasted from 11 am when the flag was hoisted in honour of August 15th 1947 until 3 pm when everyone was so stuffed with chana masala, rice and other vegetarian khana that it took another hour to clear the large playing field at the club.

Keep watching this space for frequent updates on multicultural goings-on.


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