The event was as extravagant as Indians are, and I mean that in a really good way.
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, right, embraces Aparna Swarup, wife of High Commissioner of India Vikas Swarup, during the Indian Independence Day celebration at the Delta Hotel in downtown Ottawa on Aug. 15. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
It’s been a quiet summer and I’ve missed writing Party Central. So you can imagine how excited I was when I was invited to go to the Indian Independence Day celebration held Aug. 15.
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