Parikh Worldwide Media LLC is the largest Indian-American publishing group in the United States. The group publishes five periodicals – “News India Times,” a national weekly newspaper; “Desi Talk  in New York,” a weekly newspaper serving the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region; and “Desi Talk in Chicago,” a weekly newspaper serving the Greater Chicago area and the Midwestern states; and “The Indian American,” a national bimonthly feature magazine, and the Gujarat Times, a Gujarati language national weekly newspaper. The combined circulation and readership of these publications make the media group the most influential in the ethnic Indian market.

Performaces by Bollywood Celebrities and local talents are the highlight of Diwali Mela Chicago. Full day entertainment for all ages include Bollywood Singing, Antakshari, Fashion Show, Bollywood Dances, Rangoli, Garba-Raas, Bhangra, DJ Music and Dancing. 


​Diwali is synonymous with Shopping new clothes, jewelry, handicrafts, household items. Vendors bring these variety at Diwali Mela Chicago from various parts of US and India for display and sale. Most of these vendors are home-based and do not have regular shops, so the only way to buy these exclusive hand picked items is at Diwali Mela Chicago.

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