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In Photos: The Year That Was

The widespread Indian diaspora excelled in all areas from politics to the performing arts, putting India on the global scene. Here are some defining moments of the diaspora in 2022

Noteworthy moments of the Indian Diaspora in 2022.

‌1) Sunak at 10 Downing street

Britain’s first Asian and Hindu Prime Minister Rishi Sunak poses outside the door to 10 Downing Street in central London, on October 25, 2022, after delivering his first speech as Prime Minister. (Image -Twitter /@AFPphoto )‌

2) Indian American teenager wins Scripps National spelling bee

Harini Logan, 14, from San Antonio, Texas, received the trophy from Scripps CEO Adam Symson after winning the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee held at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S. (Image - Scripps National Spelling Bee Hartongs)

3) Indian origin directors win big at Oscars

Joseph Patel (center) flanked by Long Goodbye director Aneil and actor-rapper Riz Ahmed, at the 97th academy awards. (Image - Joseph/Instagram)

4) First Sikh model for ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Burberry

British brand blueberry featured a 4-year old sikh boy in their AD for their "back to school" collection. (Image - Burberry/Instagram )

5) Indian American community sets two world records on India's 75th Independence day

The Federation of Indian Associations set two Guinness World records at their annual India Day Parade. Over 1500 volunteers took part in the demonstrations.The event was also attended by Telugu megastar Allu Arjun. (Image - FIA)

6) Samosa Caucus expands to include a new member

Shri Thanedar joined four other Indian-Americans in the US Congress - Amy Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna, and Raja Krishnamoorthi. (Image - Twitter/@ShriforMI)

7) Netflix show "Bridgerton" British Indian lead

Simone Ashley, British actress of Indian heritage with a Tamil background was cast as the lead in the popular Netflix TV show Bridgerton's season 2. (Image - Netflix)

8) Indian American singer wins Grammy

Falguni Shah, won a Grammy in the Best children's Music album category, for her album "A colorful world". (Image - RecordingAcad) Additionally, the Berkelee Indian Ensemble for its first ever Grammy nomination.