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An OnQ Special Series
& One-hour Special Edition

Western Pennsylvania has a growing, thriving Indian population and OnQ set out to explore the reasons - by examining issues of Indian culture, business and faith in this region. The five-part series premiered in January 2009 and ultimately led to a one-hour OnQ special edition featuring the content below.


India In Pittsburgh: An Immigration Destination - Why is Pittsburgh such a popular destination for Indian immigrants? Michael Bartley takes you inside the historic Sri Venkateswara Temple in Penn Hills and introduces an Indian-American businessman who continues to attract immigrants and Indian business to this area.

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India In Pittsburgh: Harish Saluja - He's the co-host of the longest-running Indian music radio program in the country and the founder of the Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival. In this feature report, OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces Harish and shows how his work is having a big impact on Pittsburgh.

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India In Pittsburgh: Preserving a Heritage - The Indian Cultural Association of Pittsburgh was the first Asian Indian school in the Pittsburgh region to educate Indian students about their rich heritage and cultural values. Class meets in the North Hills on Sunday with entire families participating in prayers, language and culture. Tonia Caruso reports.

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India In Pittsburgh: Guru Acharya Yashovijaysuri - A popular guru who heads the Jainism faith in India came to Pittsburgh for a life-saving surgery. Local "Jains" were awestruck that he came here, and many went to get a glimpse of him at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Who is he? What is Jainism? Find out as Michael Bartley interviews the guru and visits the popular Hindu Jain Temple in Monroeville.

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India In Pittsburgh: Taj Mahal Restaurant - When you think of Indian culture, you can't help but think of the food. OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes us to The Taj Mahal Restaurant where the owners are as popular as the menu.

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India In Pittsburgh: Rangoli - One of the most popular art forms in India, these beautiful decorations can be found on walls and floors, especially during festive occasions. Chris Moore reports on a Pittsburgh woman who is working to preserve this ancient art.

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India In Pittsburgh: Featured Guests - Harish Saluja, founder of Silk Screen: Asian American Film Festival, Pittsburgh; and K.S. Venkataraman, editor and publisher of The Pittsburgh Patrika discuss the region's Indian culture in a studio interview.

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RELATED LINKS:
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PBS Story of India series

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