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About Chakra


The Chakra Magazine is a Portland based magazine showcasing the Indian cultural ethos. It is presented by India Cultural Association (ICA), a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Indian art and cultural awareness in Portland, Oregon. The Association was established in 1980. ICA did not organize its annual India festival in 2021. With the Delta variant worsening the COVID-19 pandemic in India, it did not feel appropriate to host a celebration. The main focus this year was on donating and providing support to our community back home in India. Learn more about ICA at

For many years, Chakra Magazine has served as an important resource for those who are interested in discovering and learning about the Indian community in Portland. We encourage you to explore the site. We have included a comprehensive list of Indian businesses that you can reach out to, as well as articles from the assortment of unique and insightful writers in our community.  

Notebook and Pen

Check out various written creations and a listing of local Indian businesses by clicking on 'Our Community' below.

Covid 19

There are many ways you can contribute to the COVID-19 relief effort.

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