Shwanika Narayan

Author Shwanika Narayan is a freelance journalist currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Twitter @shwanika 

Modi's Silicon Valley Visit Draws Excitement and Protest

More than a year after delivering a speech to a packed crowd of 20,000 at Madison Square Garden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a similar performance in the San Francisco Bay Area this past Sunday.

The event drew 18,000 attendants to the SAP Center in San Jose. The Indo American Community of West Coast, a newly formed group responsible for hosting the event released a statement saying, “From taxi drivers and farmers to professionals and CEOs of large companies, the excitement being felt in the Silicon Valley is unprecedented.”