Diwali

Diwali Dinner raises funds to feed Indian schoolchildren

Diwali Dinner raises funds to feed Indian schoolchildren

The event: Sunday’s Diwali Dinner was an early celebration of the Hindu festival of lights, beginning this year on Oct. 23. Honoring entrepreneur Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, the affair benefited Akshaya Patra, meaning the Unending Bowl, which provides hot meals daily to 1.4 million schoolchildren in India.

The scene: Strings of lights twinkled overhead from the palm trees to the patio at Vandana and Ravi Tilak’s new residence in Palos Verdes, where guests gathered for the dinner under the stars. “Anybody who has walked through my house will find it’s completely empty,” said Vandana Tilak....

EDITION: California | U.S. & World