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Spindle India weaves fabric of community

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Every weekend in Milwaukee, you can find a festival that celebrates the food, dance and music of a specific country and culture.  A few weeks ago, we visited the 2nd Annual India Fest in Humboldt Park in Bay View. Spindle India, the non-profit organization behind the festival, hopes to bring communities together through this eclectic event."India Fest is all about community," says Purnima Nath, president of Spindle India. "There are north of 22,000 Indians in Wisconsin. This is a platform for growth so people can learn about our culture and do better business tomorrow."

 

In addition to introducing us to the various regions of India through fashion, dance and music, India Fest makes business connections too. Nath says, that with so many businesses today in Wisconsin with connections to India, it's helpful to have an organization that can help connect the people living and working here to employers. "We want to make sure we provide a platform where they can look up to us.  Not every company has an Asian community for their knowledge sharing."

 

Click the player above to hear more from Purnima Nath and Spindle India.