Celebrating India’s Heritage 

Celebrating India’s Heritage

November 2022

The United States Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) celebrated 20 years of projects in India in 2022. The United States Mission in India, through AFCP, has partnered with conservation agencies to protect and restore historic sites and intangible cultural heritage, and celebrate India’s diverse cultures and traditions.

Expertspeak on U.S. Student Visas 

Expertspeak on U.S. Student Visas

October 2022

Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs Donald Heflin shares insights on the visa process and appointments.

OPT: Optional Yet Optimal

OPT: Optional Yet Optimal

By Natasa Milas October 2022

Optional Practical Training is a unique opportunity for international students to gain crucial practical experience after earning a U.S. degree.

Clubbing Together for Inclusivity 

Clubbing Together for Inclusivity

By Jason Chiang October 2022

U.S. universities have clubs for all interests and getting involved is a great way to make friends from around the world.

Safety and Security at U.S. Campuses

Safety and Security at U.S.…

By Natasa Milas October 2022

Universities take special care to ensure safety of its students with measures like emergency phone booths, safety apps and walk escorts.

Science Connections 

Science Connections

October 2022

NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan announces more than 30 new partnerships between U.S. and Indian institutes for deeper ties through bilateral research.

Women Who Paved the Way

Women Who Paved the Way

By Michael Gallant October 2022

Meet the first Indian women to ever earn medical degrees in the United States.

Pursue Your Non-STEM Passion

Pursue Your Non-STEM Passion

By Hillary Hoppock October 2022

A non-STEM degree from a U.S. university opens a plethora of career options in diverse fields.

Skills for a Successful Student Life

Skills for a Successful Student…

By Michael Gallant October 2022

By developing key skills related to communication, connections and beyond, Indian students thrive at American universities.

Invest Small for Large Gains

Invest Small for Large Gains

By Trevor Laurence Jockims September 2022

Wonder Wagen helps vehicle fleet owners make key business decisions and save operational costs by delivering real-time data.

Looking Beyond Ivy Leagues 

Looking Beyond Ivy Leagues

By Paromita Pain October 2022

With high-quality education, smaller classes and diverse programs, lesser-known U.S. colleges open doors of opportunities beyond the more well-known institutions.

Tuk-Tuk Diplomacy 

Tuk-Tuk Diplomacy

By Krittika Sharma September 2022

Three American diplomats discover Delhi in their personalized autorickshaws—one honk at a time.

Communicating With Music

Communicating With Music

By Burton Bollag September 2022

As an Indian American, Sameer Patel chose a fairly uncommon career by becoming a musical conductor.

The Poet and the Pulitzer

The Poet and the Pulitzer

By Michael Gallant September 2022

Award-winning writer Vijay Seshadri discusses the writing process, and the mysteries inherent in crafting world-renowned poetry.

Cricket Finds a Home in America

Cricket Finds a Home in…

By ShareAmerica September 2022

Cricket is growing in popularity in the United States, with plans for Major League Cricket in the next few years with teams in cities including Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Drones Help Diagnose TB Patients in Remote Areas 

Drones Help Diagnose TB Patients…

By Michael Gallant September 2022

A USAID-supported drone project is helping bolster TB diagnosis in hard-to-reach areas by delivering samples quickly to laboratories for testing.

Promoting Excellence in Health Care 

Promoting Excellence in Health Care

By Ranjita Biswas September 2022

The Utkrisht Development Impact Bond helps small private health facilities in Rajasthan improve their quality of maternal and neonatal care.

Accidental Journeys, Administrative Successes

Accidental Journeys, Administrative Successes

By Michael Gallant September 2022

Educator Madhav V. Rajan brings years of expertise, and a spirit of adventure, to his role as dean of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Learning the Language of Cultures

Learning the Language of Cultures

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey August 2022

American high school students learn Hindi and experience Indian culture through an intensive exchange program.

Detection on Paper

Detection on Paper

By Akshay Kapoor August 2022

Nexus-trained company Ramja Genosensor's device can detect infection and antimicrobial resistance in just 90 minutes

Developing High Impact Innovations

Developing High Impact Innovations

By Paromita Pain August 2022

Development Innovation Ventures funds and supports ideas that can turn into large-scale, cost-effective global projects with high social impact.

Sustainable Packaging Innovations

Sustainable Packaging Innovations

By Jason Chiang July 2022

Ecovia and Dharaksha Ecosolutions offer sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging for the e-commerce industry.

Blended Financing for Health Innovation

Blended Financing for Health Innovation

By Natasa Milas July 2022

Blending financing can offset risk, attract multipartner investment and scale up innovations for wide-reaching impact.

Green Cooling Solutions

Green Cooling Solutions

By Natasa Milas July 2022

As summer temperatures rise, EESL’s super-efficient air conditioning program aims to encourage energy-efficient cooling.

POWERing Up Change

POWERing Up Change

By Jason Chiang July 2022

Through the POWER initiative, women are taking charge of their futures in a climate-positive way.

Echoes of the Green Revolution

Echoes of the Green Revolution

By Michael Gallant July 2022

Decades ago, international collaboration reinvented India’s relationship to food production. Today, the country's agricultural transformation continues to impact how the world produces its food.

These 3 Discoveries Will Shape the Future of Medicine

These 3 Discoveries Will Shape…

By ShareAmerica July 2022

Three recent discoveries are advancing the growing field of biotechnology and transforming the future of medicine.

A View From Space

A View From Space

By Krittika Sharma July 2022

Indian American astronaut Raja Chari spent 177 days on the International Space Station, where he conducted his first spacewalk and had a bird’s-eye view of Earth’s atmosphere.

Webb Telescope Shows Dazzling Cosmic Images

Webb Telescope Shows Dazzling Cosmic…

By Lenore T. Adkins July 2022

The lens of the James Webb Space Telescope offers a rare glimpse of the universe in all its glory. Learn how this helps scientists.

The Future of Food

The Future of Food

By Michael Gallant July 2022

The Good Food Institute India works with innovators and market leaders to create plant-based meat alternatives for sustainable eating habits.

Waste to Wricks

Waste to Wricks

By Trevor L. Jockims July 2022

Angirus uses waste to create a low emission and ecofriendly alternative to traditional clay bricks.

World Food Prize: Honoring Innovation

World Food Prize: Honoring Innovation

By Michael Gallant July 2022

The World Food Prize recognizes and encourages innovations to increase the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

Energy Boost

Energy Boost

By Burton Bollag July 2022

Leonite Labs’ high-efficiency lithium batteries power electric vehicles in a market that is rapidly expanding to accommodate efficient alternatives.

Electric Bikes: Fueling the Future

Electric Bikes: Fueling the Future

By Hillary Hoppock July 2022

Emote Electric offers an effective and ecologically safe alternative to petrol-run bikes.

Inside the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Fighter Jet

Inside the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’…

By Michael Gallant May 2022

Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet is an innovative military asset, a global pop culture icon, and has ties to both the United States and India.

Urban Heat Stress

Urban Heat Stress

By Jason Chiang June 2022

Researchers explore the relationship between heat stress and carbon emissions, and why heat waves are felt strongly in urban areas.

Tackling the Climate Crisis Through Professional Communication Skills Training

Tackling the Climate Crisis Through…

By Burton Bollag June 2022

Virtual English Language Fellows teach climate change activists and students to communicate even more effectively.

Learn About Carbon Capture

Learn About Carbon Capture

By Noelani Kirschner June 2022

What's the difference between carbon capture and carbon removal? Learn more about both emerging technologies here.

A Lot of History Happened on July 4

A Lot of History Happened…

By Emily Louise Bowman July 2022

On July 4, 1776, America's Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Do you know about other events in U.S. history that fell on the Fourth?

4th of July: Honoring an American Tradition

4th of July: Honoring an…

By Sherry L. Brukbacher July 2022

Americans celebrate the Fourth of July to commemorate the nation's Independence Day. Learn more about the traditions of fireworks and live music here.

Culinary Connections

Culinary Connections

By Natasa Milas June 2022

Renowned chefs push their boundaries to create traditional Indian dishes with American ingredients.

Scientists Work to Stave Off Desertification

Scientists Work to Stave Off…

By ShareAmerica June 2022

U.S. scientists are developing new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition.

Global Tastes

Global Tastes

By Michael Gallant June 2022

Ingredients imported from the United States inspire Indian chefs to create new variations of traditional dishes.

Effective Forest Management Through Forest PLUS 2.0

Effective Forest Management Through Forest…

By Paromita Pain June 2022

Scaling up efficient forest management increases forest sustainability, economic opportunities and community livelihoods.

Meet Jessica Stern

Meet Jessica Stern

By Michael Laff June 2022

Learn more about the U.S. special envoy to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons.

Himalayan Hump Fliers

Himalayan Hump Fliers

By Steve Fox June 2022

During World War II, the United States lost hundreds of aircraft over the “Hump” route in the eastern Himalayas. The United States and India have worked together to conduct recovery missions to bring the missing servicemen home and have reiterated their commitment to these important missions.

Promoting Economic Growth

Promoting Economic Growth

By ShareAmerica May 2022

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs has helped Tage Rita and many other businesswomen succeed.

Protecting the Ocean

Protecting the Ocean

By Lauren Monsen May 2022

Learn about some of the most pressing challenges to ocean health and what you can do to help.

Working to Stop Food Waste

Working to Stop Food Waste

Noelani Kirschner May 2022

Food waste is harsh on the environment and worsens world hunger. But activists and organizations are now recycling "rejected" produce to feed hungry communities.

Americans Feel Strongly About Barbecue

Americans Feel Strongly About Barbecue

By Lauren Monsen July 2022

Americans will fire up their barbecue grills for the Fourth of July. But what they eat depends on where they live. Learn how those regional styles formed.

Learn How Air Quality Improved in These Cities

Learn How Air Quality Improved…

By ShareAmerica May 2022

Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and New York have turned their story around over decades by reigning in air pollution with the help of government initiatives and new technology.

What Memorial Day Means to Americans

What Memorial Day Means to…

By ShareAmerica May 2022

Memorial Day is a day when Americans reflect on the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in military service.

U.S. Protects Endangered Species

U.S. Protects Endangered Species

By Noelani Kirschner April 2022

Since passing the Endangered Species Act in 1973, the United States has helped save nearly extinct creatures. Meet six of them here.

The United States Also has Rainforests

The United States Also has…

By Noelani Kirschner April 2022

From Puerto Rico to Alaska, there are a number of rainforests located within the United States. Learn more about them here.

Invest in our Planet on Earth Day

Invest in our Planet on…

By Lenore T. Adkins April 2022

Earth Day is on April 22. Spend the day thinking about how you can reduce your carbon footprint and support our planet.

Building Your Application Avatar

Building Your Application Avatar

By Unnati Singhania April 2022

Stand out by creating a strong application that showcases your abilities and brings out your personality.

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate and More

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate and More

By Michael Gallant April 2022

The right type of American degree can unlock amazing opportunities for Indian students. Here’s how to choose which level of study is best for you.

Keys to Success: Planning and Research

Keys to Success: Planning and…

By Paromita Pain April 2022

With the right planning and research, the journey to a U.S. degree can be a rewarding experience.

Opening Doors to Success

Opening Doors to Success

By Steve Fox April 2022

The high quality of education, flexibility in curriculum and networking opportunities make U.S. higher education a unique value proposition.

Acing Your Interview

Acing Your Interview

By Timothy Brauhn, Yvette Saleh and Katherine Von Ofenheim April 2022

Applying for your student visa to study in the United States can seem overwhelming. In this article, U.S. consular officers provide straightforward guidance on the process.

Getting Ready To Go

Getting Ready To Go

By Michael Gallant April 2022

Smart preparation can help Indian students smoothly navigate the port of entry procedures on arrival at U.S. airports.

Getting a Student Visa to Study in the United States

Getting a Student Visa to…

Text courtesy of the Consular Team, U.S. Embassy New Delhi April 2022

Refer to this frequently asked questions guide as you are getting ready to apply for your student visa.

Finding the Right Fit

Finding the Right Fit

By Paromita Pain April 2022

Read these tips from U.S. university officials and Indian alumni on how prospective students can find the right university to meet their needs and help them succeed.

Maintaining Legal Status

Maintaining Legal Status

By Natasa Milas April 2022

Every year, the United States opens its doors to international students from around the world. For students, it’s important to be mindful of the requirements to maintain legal status while studying in the United States.

Building Global Careers

Building Global Careers

By Candice Yacono April 2022

Cutting-edge programs, cross-cultural exposure and networking opportunities at U.S. universities help students set the stage for a global career.

A Bearcat for Life!

A Bearcat for Life!

By Sid Thatham April 2022

Graduate-level study at a U.S. university is not just about coursework and research, it's also about new experiences and discovering yourself.

Studying During the Pandemic

Studying During the Pandemic

By Hillary Hoppock April 2022

Universities and students adapt to difficult circumstances as safety measures, social distancing and travel restrictions affect traditional university enrollment systems.

Electing Your Major

Electing Your Major

By Natasa Milas April 2022

Choosing a major is a great opportunity to explore, self-reflect and ultimately, to enjoy the start of a pivotal process.

Vibrant Campus Life of U.S. Universities

Vibrant Campus Life of U.S.…

By Candice Yacono April 2022

Student organizations create a diverse campus and help build life-long memories and relationships. Indian Student Associations are one way both Indian and American students merge culture and student life on campus.

A Journey From Chennai to Philly

A Journey From Chennai to…

By Deepika Athinarayanan April 2022

Strategic planning, unforeseen challenges and, ultimately, invaluable experiences on the pathway to studying in the United States.

How U.S. Copyright Law Frees Art for the Future

How U.S. Copyright Law Frees…

By ShareAmerica March 2022

Films, poems, songs and stories from 1926 are free for all to enjoy. Learn how U.S. copyright law protects creators and promotes creativity.

Transforming Contemporary Literature

Transforming Contemporary Literature

By Noelani Kirschner March 2022

Meet six Black women who have written, edited or produced some of America's best literary work of the past 40 years.

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide 

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide

By Burton Bollag March 2022

WomenConnect Challenge India expands business opportunities for women and empowers them to uplift themselves and their communities.

What Makes a National Historic Landmark?

What Makes a National Historic…

By Noelani Kirschner March 2022

Culturally and historically significant locations are eligible for federal funding as National Historic Landmark sites. Learn more about the designation.

At U.S.-based Holi Events, Dance Takes Center Stage

At U.S.-based Holi Events, Dance…

By Lauren Monsen March 2022

The festival of Holi is catching on in the United States, and dance plays a large role, introducing Americans to an important part of Indian culture.

The Heart of Democracy

The Heart of Democracy

By Michael Gallant March 2022

Young leaders spark change, lift up vulnerable communities and build a future where all voices matter.

Helping Women@Work 

Helping Women@Work

By Jason Chiang March 2022

The U.S.-India Alliance for Women’s Economic Empowerment is helping drive the economic recovery of women workers and entrepreneurs impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

How Black History Month Came to Be

How Black History Month Came…

By ShareAmerica February 2022

What is now known as Black History Month was initiatedd in 1926 by Black historian Carter G. Woodson. Learn more about this observance.

Study in the U.S. … and Speak Out

Study in the U.S. ……

By Emily Louise Bowman February 2022

What rights do international students have? The right to free speech lets every student in the U.S. ask big questions in and out of the classroom.

Diversity is an Essential Component of the U.S. Diplomatic Corps

Diversity is an Essential Component…

By Noelani Kirschner February 2022

The United States champions diversity among members of its diplomatic corps to have a full representation of American life abroad.

How the U.S. Supports a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

How the U.S. Supports a…

By Leigh Hartman February 2022

The U.S. supports a free and open Indo-Pacific and works to improve prosperity, fight climate change and support democracy in the region.

Empowering Through Technology

Empowering Through Technology

By Michael Gallant Retrospective Edition, January 2022

The Internet Saathi initiative teaches rural women to use and benefit from the Internet.

The Nehru Visit

The Nehru Visit

Retrospective Edition, January 2022

Few foreign visitors to the United States have attracted greater public attention than Prime Minister Nehru who paid his fourth visit to that country in November 1961, accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Indira Gandhi.

Polio: Reaching Every Child

Polio: Reaching Every Child

By Giriraj Agarwal Retrospective Edition, January 2022

Eradication of the disease in India would be a huge step toward ending it everywhere.

The Indian Pilgrimage of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Indian Pilgrimage of Martin…

By Laurinda Keys Long Retrospective Edition, January 2022

Only 12 years after Indians won their freedom with nonviolent protests, noncooperation and boycott, African Americans were using the same tactics to overturn unjust laws.

Benefits of U.S.-India Civilian Nuclear  Cooperation

Benefits of U.S.-India Civilian Nuclear…

Retrospective Edition, January 2022

President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh concluded a landmark agreement on March 2, 2006, that would place India’s civilian nuclear program under international safeguards and enable full civilian nuclear cooperation with the United States.

Working Together, Making History

Working Together, Making History

By Laurinda Keys Long Retrospective Edition, January 2022

Prime Minister Singh and President Bush characterized the agreements and initiatives they finalized during the President’s March 2006 state visit to India as “historic."

Kalpana Chawla and the Space Shuttle

Kalpana Chawla and the Space…

Retrospective Edition, January 2022

Indian American Kalpana Chawla was part of the international crew aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle Columbia Flight STS-87 who completed a successful mission last December. While Earth-bound humans were embroiled in politics and other quirks of the third planet from the Sun, the six-member crew space-walked, manipulated remote control devices and orbited millions of miles performing experiments.

40 Years of Fulbright in India

40 Years of Fulbright in…

By Meena Sanyal Retrospective Edition, January 2022

Among the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Fulbright program in India is the release of a commemorative publication incorporating reminiscences of a number of Indian participants. SPAN presents excerpts.

Training for the Future

Training for the Future

By Lynn Ascher Retrospective Edition, January 2022

At Kanpur’s Indian Institute of Technology 200 students use the Computer Centre every day for training, course projects and research.

Providing Hope and Jobs

Providing Hope and Jobs

By ShareAmerica January 2022

Meet two U.S.-created companies that make a global difference, earning the 2021 Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence.

Studying in America: Then & Now

Studying in America: Then &…

By Usha Helweg and Simran Singh Retrospective Edition, January 2022

A look at student life in the United States, in the 1960s and 1980s.

How America Honored Tagore

How America Honored Tagore

By Sujit Mukherjee Retrospective Edition, January 2022

An Indian scholar recalls the enthusiastic celebration of the poet’s centenary in the United States in 1961 and his research for Tagore memorabilia.

Visit to India

Visit to India

Retrospective Edition, January 2022

During her nine-day visit to India in March 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy visited six cities in Northern India.

U.S.-India Defense Exercises

U.S.-India Defense Exercises

Retrospective Edition, January 2022

U.S. and Indian navies, armies and air forces have improved their interoperability through military exercises and joint training.

Enforcing Change by Example

Enforcing Change by Example

By Steve Fox December 2021

Prerana protects women and children from the threats of human trafficking by defending their rights, supporting their education and health, and leading advocacy efforts.

Promoting Equality

Promoting Equality

By Jason Chiang December 2021

Who you are and whom you love is not a justification for discrimination, harassment, and inequitable access to opportunities and resources.

Learning English and Promoting Equality

Learning English and Promoting Equality

By Michael Gallant December 2021

A vibrant international partnership expanding English language capacity supports the rights of women, transgender people, and the disabled across India.

Too Young to Wed

Too Young to Wed

By Jason Chiang December 2021

Too Young to Wed uses photography to highlight the harrowing impact of child marriage on young girls globally.

Stories of Resilience

Stories of Resilience

By Paromita Pain December 2021

An international partnership between Theater Alliance, Story Center and Shakti Vahini transforms the powerful stories of human trafficking survivors into agency and tools for change.

Making Cities Safer

Making Cities Safer

By Burton Bollag December 2021

Safecity encourages individuals and communities to report violations on its digital platform, to make the world a safer place for all.

Wheels for Women

Wheels for Women

By Ranjita Biswas December 2021

What do you need more than anything? Often, a simple question can lead to grand ideas fueling gender empowerment, agency and opportunities.

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

By Steve Fox December 2021

Through skillful use of media, arts and technology, Breakthrough is working to change a culture and demonstrate the value of women and girls.

Representing Diversity

Representing Diversity

By Natasa Milas December 2021

Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Manjula Bharathy’s work captures the complexity of emotion entangled in identity and the journey toward achieving equitable opportunities.

New Dawn

New Dawn

By Natasa Milas December 2021

Savhera, a natural wellness company and social enterprise, offers employment opportunities to victims of sex trafficking.

Leading the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Leading the Fight Against Human…

By Michael Gallant December 2021

Shakti Vahini, a nonprofit based in New Delhi, has helped protect thousands of children from exploitation and human trafficking risks.

Human Rights Practices

Human Rights Practices

By Hillary Hoppock December 2021

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political and worker rights.

Gaming for Empowerment and Choice

Gaming for Empowerment and Choice

By Paromita Pain December 2021

Research shows that interactive games increase student motivation to pay attention and learn more effectively.

Solar Solutions

Solar Solutions

By Natasa Milas October 2021

Khethworks builds reliable, solar-powered irrigation systems that enable small-plot farmers to cultivate their land throughout the year and generate more income.

Exploring Mentorship Networks

Exploring Mentorship Networks

By Paromita Pain September 2021

Fulbright-Nehru fellow Lauren Week researched the different aspects of mentorship and its potential influence on India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

LGBTQIA+ Sites

LGBTQIA+ Sites

By Candice Yacono December 2021

Historic sites, such as those from the LGBTQIA+ rights movement, embody the past and serve as a critical context for visitors to understand the efforts, clashes and advances over time.

The Biden-Harris Administration is the Most Diverse Ever

The Biden-Harris Administration is the…

By Amirah Ismail November 2021

A government that looks like America is a Biden administration priority—and data shows this is the most diverse government in America’s history.

Trade, Investment, and Economic Growth

Trade, Investment, and Economic Growth

January 2021

U.S.-India commerce has inspired new firms and products and propelled our two countries to become technological leaders in the 21st century.

Combating the Climate Crisis Through Communication

Combating the Climate Crisis Through…

By Trevor L. Jockims October 2021

Interactive storytelling can drive climate action by raising awareness of how the climate crisis affects everyday life.

Interpreting Identities

Interpreting Identities

By Ranjita Biswas October 2021

As an academic and an Odissi performer and teacher, Kaustavi Sarkar uses the classical dance form to explore diverse ways of being and thinking.

A Summit for Success

A Summit for Success

By Michael Gallant October 2021

The SelectUSA Investment Summit connects Indian business innovators with international investors and priceless opportunities.

Recycling Carbon for Sustainability

Recycling Carbon for Sustainability

By Candice Yacono October 2021

LanzaTech’s technology recycles waste carbon into useful products, helping mitigate greenhouse gases and promoting energy security.

Revival of India’s Small Businesses

Revival of India’s Small Businesses

By Natasa Milas October 2021

The REVIVE Alliance is facilitating the economic recovery of small business owners and workers in the informal sector, whose livelihoods are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Tech, the STEMpedia Way

Learning Tech, the STEMpedia Way

By Paromita Pain October 2021

Futuristic hardware and user-friendly software motivate young students to explore robotics and artificial intelligence.

Opening Doors to Financial Services

Opening Doors to Financial Services

By Michael Gallant September 2021

Northern Arc Capital, led by Kshama Fernandes, provides financial access to underserved households and businesses across India.

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

By Steve Fox September 2021

Women entrepreneurs in North India benefit through a variety of U.S. Embassy-supported initiatives.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

By Steve Fox September 2021

A hybrid-style boot camp led by U.S. Consulate General Kolkata helped women entrepreneurs tap their innovative spirit and grow their businesses.

Vaccines Save Lives

Vaccines Save Lives

By ShareAmerica September 2021

Vaccines against infectious diseases save millions of lives. See how U.S. innovators are contributing to global efforts to stop COVID-19 and other diseases.

Combating Droughts

Combating Droughts

By Trevor L. Jockims October 2021

Megacities such as Delhi, Chennai, Karachi, Madrid, and Istanbul are already experiencing an extremely high risk of droughts, and many other regions could follow suit over the next few years.

Lending a Hand to Small Businesses

Lending a Hand to Small…

By Michael Gallant September 2021

Hardika Shah’s Kinara Capital supports underserved small businesses, including women entrepreneurs, through collateral-free business loans.

A Fruitful Venture

A Fruitful Venture

By Michael Gallant September 2021

Purnima Khandelwal’s INI Farms has connected over 5,000 small-scale Indian farms with food retailers around the world through an innovative “farm to fork” model.

Gender Equity Builds Better Businesses

Gender Equity Builds Better Businesses

By Michael Gallant September 2021

Research supports the idea that empowering women benefits everyone. A 2016 report by the McKinsey Global Institute stated that if every country could enhance the number of women in business leadership, the world could generate trillions of dollars in higher income.

Cultivating Gender Equity

Cultivating Gender Equity

By Burton Bollag September 2021

Women play a central role in farming in West Bengal, but are often marginalized. Technical training and greater access to land have helped them improve yields, build skills, and promote gender equality in their communities.

Doing Business in the U.S.

Doing Business in the U.S.

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey September 2021

Vijit Chahar, a legal and business expert in the United States and India, outlines how start-ups can navigate American markets.

Transcending Borders Through Art

Transcending Borders Through Art

By Candice Yacono September 2021

Rina Banerjee draws on her personal history as an immigrant for her artistic work, which focuses on ethnicity, race, migration and diasporic histories.

Cultural Ambassador

Cultural Ambassador

By Ranjita Biswas September 2021

A teacher and cultural ambassador, Pooja Ranade helps to build bridges and forge long-lasting relationships during her Fulbright fellowship in the United States.

The Time for Climate Action is Now

The Time for Climate Action…

By Noelani Kirschner September 2021

An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report details how extreme fires, heat and flooding are in our future unless we act now.

Spotlighting Women Entrepreneurs

Spotlighting Women Entrepreneurs

By Jason Chiang September 2021

WE Hub fosters women entrepreneurship via incubation, access to government resources, and the creation of a global collaborative network for women-led enterprises to thrive.

Investing in Inclusive Development

Investing in Inclusive Development

By Jason Chiang September 2021

Through investments and loans in key sectors like infrastructure, agriculture and technology, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation is helping propel growth and create jobs in India.

A Green Way to Hygiene

A Green Way to Hygiene

By Ranjita Biswas August 2021

Mumbai-based Aakar produces affordable and ecofriendly solutions to increase access to menstrual hygiene products.

Empowering Awesome Entrepreneurs

Empowering Awesome Entrepreneurs

By Steve Fox August 2021

The U.S. State Department’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs program trained women entrepreneurs in Northeast India to grow their ventures, raise capital and network with fellow business owners.

Solar Loan Program for India’s Small Businesses

Solar Loan Program for India’s…

By Jason Chiang August 2021

USAID and DFC’s loan program to finance rooftop solar in India will expand access to reliable sources of clean and affordable power.

Tech Tools to Combat TB

Tech Tools to Combat TB

By Burton Bollag August 2021

A USAID-funded project is using artificial intelligence to help India overcome some of the biggest problems in eliminating tuberculosis.

Prepare for Your Departure

Prepare for Your Departure

By Natasa Milas July 2021

Seek assistance from an EducationUSA advising center and the international student adviser at your chosen university while planning your journey to the United States.

Supporting Education in USA

Supporting Education in USA

By Natasa Milas July 2021

Students in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha can access accurate, comprehensive and current information about opportunities to study at U.S. universities through the newest EducationUSA center in India, at the Y-Axis Foundation.

Opt for OPT

Opt for OPT

By Jason Chiang July 2021

Optional Practical Training offers temporary employment for international students in the United States to work in their area of study.

Finance Your Studies

Finance Your Studies

By Paromita Pain July 2021

With the right planning and research, students can access a range of financial assistance options to make their U.S. higher education affordable.

Opening Doors to Global Learning

Opening Doors to Global Learning

By Michael Gallant July 2021

Indians represent a vital population of international students in the United States and bring critical and diverse perspectives to their institutions.

Safe Spaces for All

Safe Spaces for All

By Candice Yacono July 2021

Through education, advocacy and support U.S. universities strive to create inclusive campuses for LGBTQIA+ students.

Developing Leaders Through Diversity and Inclusion

Developing Leaders Through Diversity and…

By Steven Radelet and Erwin Tiongson July 2021

Georgetown University’s Global Human Development Program embraces diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities and viewpoints to prepare students to work on real-world development issues

Building Communities for Success

Building Communities for Success

By Maria T. Madison July 2021

Maria T. Madison is the Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Photograph courtesy Brandeis University

Research Your Options

Research Your Options

By Steve Fox July 2021

Tips on how to find the right higher education institution or program.

Shaping Your College Application

Shaping Your College Application

By Paromita Pain July 2021

Tips from admissions officials on how to craft a compelling application package.

Investing in the United States

Investing in the United States

By Candice Yacono July 2021

Indian companies looking to invest in the United States have an ally at their side: SelectUSA.

Smart Power

Smart Power

By Burton Bollag July 2021

Smart Power for Advancing Reliability and Connectivity (SPARC) is helping increase the efficiency and reliability of India’s power grid, promote clean energy use, and combat the climate crisis.

Building Health Infrastructure and Social Support

Building Health Infrastructure and Social…

By Hillary Hoppock June 2021

The U.S. government-supported clinics in Hyderabad and Imphal provide the transgender community access to medical and psychosocial services in a stigma-free environment.

The Advancement of LGBTQI+ Rights in the U.S.

The Advancement of LGBTQI+ Rights…

By Lauren Monsen June 2021

Safeguarding the rights of LGBTQI+ people in the U.S. is part of a tradition of ensuring minority rights that is entwined with U.S. history.

Juneteenth: A Day to Celebrate Black Communities’ Strength

Juneteenth: A Day to Celebrate…

By Lauren Monsen June 2021

Juneteenth every year commemorates contributions and resilience of the United States' Black Americans.

Green Living

Green Living

By Jason Chiang May 2021

Sustainable bamboo fiber products created by Bio Craft Innovation, a Nexus-trained start-up, help reduce the use of single-use plastic.

From Awareness to Action

From Awareness to Action

By Natasa Milas May 2021

Graduate programs at U.S. universities address the necessity to establish a workforce that will be equipped to work on combating climate change.

Developing Resilience to Climate Change

Developing Resilience to Climate Change

By Paromita Pain May 2021

A project funded by USAID / India promotes climate-smart agricultural practices and technologies to build a sustainable food production system.

Studying Coral Reefs

Studying Coral Reefs

By Natasa Milas May 2021

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow Afreen Hussain assesses the impact of climate change and human disturbances on coral reefs to assist in the conservation of this highly vulnerable ecosystem.

Bending the Curve

Bending the Curve

By Veerabhadran Ramanathan May 2021

The strategic partnership between India and the United States can drive urgent progress in this critical decade for climate action.

Food for Thought: What’s on Your Plate Matters to the Planet

Food for Thought: What’s on…

May 2021

Jonathan Safran Foer and Jeffrey Gettleman discuss how daily actions can make an impact in the efforts to combat climate change.

Greening the Map

Greening the Map

By Michael Gallant May 2021

With support from the U.S. Department of State, Swechha harnesses technology, inspires individuals and advocates for environmental change across India.

Managing Food for Sustainability

Managing Food for Sustainability

By Candice Yacono May 2021

Reducing food wastage can help conserve resources and the environment.

Adaptive Urban Planning

Adaptive Urban Planning

By Steve Fox May 2021

Cities need to implement adaptive strategies that are responsive to local circumstances to mitigate the climate crisis.

Helping Cancer Survivors

Helping Cancer Survivors

By Paromita Pain March 2021

Canfem, a Nexus-trained social enterprise, helps breast cancer survivors through tailored products and support services.

Energizing Gender Equity

Energizing Gender Equity

By Paromita Pain March 2021

USAID’s Engendering Utilities program works with organizations in male-dominated industries to increase employment opportunities for women and improve gender equality in the workplace.

Digital Tools Empower Efforts for Gender Equality

Digital Tools Empower Efforts for…

By Michael Gallant March 2021

Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Meena Pillai explores how the growth of digital communications empowers activists to work for women’s rights.

A New Direction for Solar Efficiency

A New Direction for Solar…

By Jason Chiang March 2021

Renkube, a Bengaluru-based start-up, has developed a mechanism which can increase the efficiency of solar panels by redirection of sunlight and contribute to lowering of carbon footprints.

Building Capacity to Tackle Climate Change

Building Capacity to Tackle Climate…

By Steve Fox March 2021

Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Dr. Sonja Klinsky works on building analytic capacity to enable climate action in ways that also address human development needs.

Defense, Counterterrorism, and Law Enforcement

Defense, Counterterrorism, and Law Enforcement

January 2021

The United States and India have steadily increased cooperation among our defense and security forces through information sharing; defense planning, exercises, and exchanges; defense industrial cooperation; and counterterrorism and law enforcement activities.

Energy

Energy

January 2021

Progress in U.S.-India energy cooperation has boosted our economies and contributed benefits ranging from electrifying factories and powering the transport of agricultural products to improving the comfort and safety of our homes.

Health and Biomedical Innovation

Health and Biomedical Innovation

January 2021

Bilateral cooperation between the United States and India in health and biomedical innovation has had impressive results, but it holds the promise of even better outcomes and further innovations in the years to come.

People-to-People Ties

People-to-People Ties

January 2021

Strong people-to-people ties between the United States and India date back over 200 years, to the earliest days of the United States and well before India’s independence.

Science, Technology, Environment, and Space

Science, Technology, Environment, and Space

January 2021

The importance of our shared leadership will only grow in the coming decades as we work together to address opportunities such as artificial intelligence and space exploration, and challenges such as ensuring clean air, providing access to clean water, and protecting wildlife.

A Deeper Dialogue

A Deeper Dialogue

By Michael Gallant November 2020

At the third annual U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, the United States and India discussed a collaborative path toward security and prosperity.

Evolving Economic Bond

Evolving Economic Bond

By Michael Gallant November 2020

Business collaborations with the United States, which include sharing of best practices and expertise, have helped India transform into a force to be reckoned with in the global economy.

Collaborations for Clean Air

Collaborations for Clean Air

By Michael Gallant September 2020

Air pollution in India is a severe and persistent problem that affects the health of millions. But an innovative new partnership shows signs of addressing this massive issue through raising awareness of air quality at the local level.

A New Frontier in Space

A New Frontier in Space

By Candice Yacono September 2020

NISAR, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and ISRO, aims to measure changes in our planet's surface and study natural hazards and global environmental change.

Empowering the Future

Empowering the Future

By Paromita Pain September 2020

USAID India’s Greening the Grid program aims to integrate large-scale, variable renewable energy into India's existing power grid.

The Power of Prediction

The Power of Prediction

By Michael Gallant September 2020

Indian farmers can navigate weather-related risks by getting early warnings from automated weather stations, set up through a partnership between USAID India and Skymet Weather Services.

Saving Forest Resources

Saving Forest Resources

By Megan McDrew July 2020

Forest-PLUS, launched by USAID and the Government of India, aims to improve the management of forests to combat climate change, conserve biodiversity and enhance livelihood benefits.

Fighting Coronavirus

Fighting Coronavirus

By Jason Chiang July 2020

An international collaboration between virologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and vaccine companies FluGen and Bharat Biotech has started the testing of CoroFlu, a potential vaccine against COVID-19.

Studying Clinical Research

Studying Clinical Research

By Jason Chiang July 2020

Clinical researchers work on the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and bring the latest scientific breakthroughs from the lab to the real world.

Focusing on Public Health

Focusing on Public Health

By Natasa Milas July 2020

U.S. universities are witnessing a growing interest in public health degrees, which prepare students for diverse professional and research careers.

Studying to Prevent Diseases

Studying to Prevent Diseases

By Burton Bollag July 2020

Epidemiology degree programs prepare students for careers pursuing vital research in diverse fields ranging from public health to artificial intelligence programs.

Health-y Communication

Health-y Communication

By Candice Yacono July 2020

A degree in health communication prepares students for careers in diverse sectors, helps them drive positive social change and counter misinformation.

Careers in Medical Laboratory Science

Careers in Medical Laboratory Science

By Natasa Milas July 2020

If you have interest in medicine and science, and have a penchant for analysis, a degree in medical laboratory science might be a good fit for you.

Research Collaborations

Research Collaborations

By Anubhooti Arora July 2020

Partnership 2020 promotes higher education cooperation between the United States and India through research collaborations and aims to create tangible economic impact.

Public Health Partnerships 

Public Health Partnerships

By Trevor Laurence Jockims July 2020

Students of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health’s India programs travel to West Bengal and Karnataka to research and gain knowledge of global public health topics.

U.S. Higher Education Endures

U.S. Higher Education Endures

By Roger Brindley July 2020

In these unprecedented times, a deep and abiding commitment to teach the next generation of global leaders at U.S. universities will endure.

Support Systems for Students

Support Systems for Students

By Paromita Pain July 2020

U.S. universities stepped up to support their international students during the coronavirus pandemic.

Admissions in a New Landscape

Admissions in a New Landscape

By Michael Gallant July 2020

International students will have to navigate new territory in a world defined by public health concerns, social distancing and disruptions.

Quest for Security and Empowerment

Quest for Security and Empowerment

By Hillary Hoppock July 2020

Stanford King Center on Global Development's David Lobell and Soledad Artiz Prillaman focus their research on improving food security in India and on understanding the inequities around Indian women's political participation.

Filming Gender Complexities

Filming Gender Complexities

By Paromita Pain July 2020

Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence fellow Harjant Gill aims to deconstruct the concept of masculinity in India through his films.

Making the Most of Your Holiday Breaks

Making the Most of Your…

By Aastha Virk Singh July 2020

During holiday breaks, students should focus on building their profiles in order to become strong candidates to get admission in a U.S. university of their choice.

Selecting a College for Your Child

Selecting a College for Your…

By Rupali Verma July 2020

A look at some key factors parents should consider when helping their children take admission-related decisions.

Chilling With Green Technology

Chilling With Green Technology

By Paromita Pain May 2020

University of Utah graduate Akash Agarwal’s New Leaf Dynamic Technologies offers GreenCHILL, an off-grid refrigeration system for farmers in rural and remote locations in India.

The Drop That Lasts Forever

The Drop That Lasts Forever

By Brindha Jayakanth May 2020

Water Matters, a collaborative project between the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, the Smithsonian Institution and Care Earth Trust, explores challenges and opportunities related to sustainable water management in South India and worldwide.

Connecting Global Media

Connecting Global Media

By Candice Yacono May 2020

U.S. State Department’s and Film Independent’s Global Media Makers exchange program connects Indian film professionals with U.S. experts.

Endorsing Social Innovations

Endorsing Social Innovations

By Jason Chiang May 2020

LetsEndorse offers a collaborative ecosystem to social innovators and connects them with other stakeholders to benefit communities.

Yellow Rooms of Learning

Yellow Rooms of Learning

By Paromita Pain May 2020

AIRSWEEE participant Kshama Hastak’s Sarthak Foundation provides free-of-cost education to children from economically disadvantaged sections of society.

The Spirit of Recycling

The Spirit of Recycling

By Michael Gallant May 2020

IVLP alumnus Mathew Jose’s multifaceted waste management enterprise Paperman moves India toward greater sustainability.

Solving Water Woes

Solving Water Woes

By Michael Gallant May 2020

The innovative Bhungroo irrigation system, developed by Fulbright Scholar Trupti Jain’s social enterprise, helps farmers prosper in the face of climate change.

The Literary Connect

The Literary Connect

By Deepanjali Kakati May 2020

Fulbright-Nehru fellow Alan Johnson talks about his connection to India, his fascination with the country’s literature and the importance of exchanges like the Fulbright program.

Breath of Life

Breath of Life

By Jason Chiang April 2020

Millennium Alliance awardee Coeo Labs offers solutions to prevent deaths due to infant respiratory distress syndrome and ventilator-associated pneumonia in low-resource settings in India

Designing Better Hygiene

Designing Better Hygiene

By Deepanjali Kakati April 2020

Saral Designs, which promotes menstrual hygiene in under-served areas through innovative technology and distribution models, modified its pad-making machines to make surgical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tech for Health

Tech for Health

By Jason Chiang March 2020

Nexus Incubator-trained BoomNBuzz’s portable, renewable energy-powered health platform provides diagnosis and health screening in rural India.

A Coil-Shaped Cure

A Coil-Shaped Cure

By Michael Gallant March 2020

Researchers in the United States and India collaborate to create an innovative device to help treat tuberculosis.

Diabetes Diagnosis

Diabetes Diagnosis

By Trevor Laurence Jockims March 2020

Manasi Kulkarni’s Nexus-supported start-up is developing a non-invasive device to measure blood glucose levels quickly and painlessly.

Device for Early Detection

Device for Early Detection

By Candice Yacono March 2020

iBreastExam, developed by Indo-U.S. teams, helps make early detection of breast cancer accessible, affordable and painless.

DNA of Diseases

DNA of Diseases

By Paromita Pain March 2020

Nexus-trained GnomikX provides saliva-based genetic testing, and counseling, for prevention and management of lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

Smart Foot Treatment

Smart Foot Treatment

By Megan McDrew March 2020

Fulbright-Nehru Student Researcher Kayla Huemer's project focused on developing a low-cost solution to identify patients at highest risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers.

Collaborations in Health Care

Collaborations in Health Care

By Suparna Mukherji March 2020

U.S. Health Attaché to India Dr. Preetha Rajaraman talks about U.S.-India partnerships on health innovations to address some of the biggest health-related challenges of today’s world.

ECHO of Good Health

ECHO of Good Health

By Michael Gallant March 2020

Project ECHO, started by Albuquerque-based Dr. Sanjeev Arora, combines technology, mentoring and medical expertise to increase health care access for underserved communities in India.

Smart Cancer Screening

Smart Cancer Screening

By Ranjita Biswas March 2020

Millennium Alliance awardee Aindra Systems’ CervAstra utilizes artificial intelligence to provide smart, fast and affordable screening for cervical cancer.

Health Buddy

Health Buddy

By Natasa Milas March 2020

Fulbright-Nehru Student Researcher Hannah Lider focused on defining the challenges of current hemoglobin measuring devices and designing a data storage bangle for effective antenatal care in India’s rural areas.

Promoting Health Through Digital Tools

Promoting Health Through Digital Tools

By Paromita Pain March 2020

USAID-funded Project Samvad communicates best practices related to health and nutrition through videos and other digital tools.

Learning Through the Act of Exchanges

Learning Through the Act of…

By Paromita Pain January 2020

Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellow Dr. Ajay Joshi shared the intricacies of Indian theater with students and other community members in the United States.

A Perpetual Learner

A Perpetual Learner

By Ranjita Biswas January 2020

Lakshmi Ramaswamy shares her experience as a Fulbright Arts Fellow and how that has influenced her practice and management of the art of bharatanatyam.

Exploring the Nano World

Exploring the Nano World

By Natasa Milas January 2020

Sabu Thomas, a participant in the 2017 Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar, works on using nanotechnology to develop useful products in diverse sectors.

Studying the Climate

Studying the Climate

By Jason Chiang January 2020

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow Tamanna Subba explores the links between aerosols, air pollution and climate change, to build a better understanding of the Indian summer monsoon.

From Trickle to Stream

From Trickle to Stream

By Hillary Hoppock January 2020

Pramod Deshmukh, part of the 2010-11 Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program, develops water conservation projects in rural India.

International Inspiration

International Inspiration

By Michael Gallant January 2020

The Fulbright-Nehru program opens doors to once-in-a-lifetime global educational opportunities.

The Power of Paint

The Power of Paint

By Michael Gallant January 2020

American artist Augustina Droze created socially meaningful artworks and murals in India, during her Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship.

Giving Wings to Natural Interests

Giving Wings to Natural Interests

By Candice Yacono January 2020

Isaac Kehimkar, known as India’s Butterfly Man, talks about his work and his takeaways from studying American NGO’s as part of his 2006 Fulbright Fellowship.

The Dancing Queens

The Dancing Queens

By Michael Gallant January 2020

Through Fulbright Fellowships, Jeff Roy explores the artistic expression and identity politics of Mumbai’s LGBTQ communities.

Not a Musical Tourist

Not a Musical Tourist

By Ranjita Biswas January 2020

Payton MacDonald connects Indian classical music with Western musical traditions.

The App of Conversations

The App of Conversations

By Paromita Pain January 2020

Filmmaker Anandana Kapur’s interactive mobile documentary app helps create conversations around women’s rights.

Anytime Water

Anytime Water

By Ranjita Biswas November 2019

Hydrotec Solutions’ solar-powered water purification system provides communities with 24/7 safe drinking water on a pay-per-use basis.

Assessing Learning

Assessing Learning

By Burton Bollag November 2019

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Vyjayanthi Sankar’s Centre for Science of Student Learning aims to build capacity for high-quality assessments and research.

A Friend in Need

A Friend in Need

By Ranjita Biswas November 2019

Nexus-trained Gitanjali Banerjee’s start-up, Femtech Fertility Dost, provides women and couples a platform to talk about fertility-related problems and preventive solutions.

Fashioning Sustainability

Fashioning Sustainability

By Candice Yacono November 2019

LIFAFFA partners with ragpickers to convert plastic waste into a leather-like material and create upcycled products.

Diagnosing Disorders

Diagnosing Disorders

By Jason Chiang November 2019

Nexus-trained CogniABle integrates technology and clinical expertise to provide accessible and affordable screening as well as treatment solutions for neuro-developmental disorders like autism.

Engineering Pure Air

Engineering Pure Air

By Jason Chiang November 2019

Nexus-trained Schillings Air offers products and services to eliminate air pollutants, reduce cost and help monitor clean air.

Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Zero-Waste Lifestyle

By Candice Yacono November 2019

Sahar Mansoor’s start-up, Bare Necessities, offers personal and home care products that are ecofriendly and use biodegradable packaging.

Green Goods

Green Goods

By Trevor Laurence Jockims November 2019

Nexus-trained bioQ redesigns daily-use products to create ecofriendly options.

Innovation Nation

Innovation Nation

By Jason Chiang September 2019

From rare cars to freedom rides, modular houses to microprocessors, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation offers exhibits that showcase incredible examples of ingenuity and creativity.

Music Museum

Music Museum

By Michael Gallant September 2019

Learn about the history, art, creativity and technology of American music at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Celebrating Diverse Experiences

Celebrating Diverse Experiences

By Paromita Pain September 2019

The New Americans Museum in San Diego presents and preserves the stories of diverse immigrant experiences.

Bringing the Past to Life

Bringing the Past to Life

By Sadie Goering September 2019

Living history museums offer an interactive way to learn about the past and bring history to life.

World of Words

World of Words

By Hillary Hoppock September 2019

The American Writers Museum celebrates writers and inspires people to engage in reading and writing through innovative and interactive exhibits.

Art of American Experience

Art of American Experience

By Michael Gallant September 2019

Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum and witness centuries of dreams, challenges and creativity in the United States.

Honoring Agri-Culture

Honoring Agri-Culture

By Natasa Milas September 2019

The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Kansas educates visitors about the historical and present value of agriculture in the United States.

Framing the Future

Framing the Future

By Deepanjali Kakati September 2019

The All India Museum Summit 2019 provided American and Indian experts a platform to share ideas and best practices for museum modernization.

Exploring Pop Culture

Exploring Pop Culture

By Candice Yacono September 2019

The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle offers a glimpse of some of the biggest cultural icons and phenomena.

Dance of Connections

Dance of Connections

By Suparna Mukherji September 2019

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow Anugyan Nag explores the connections between movie dances in Bollywood and Hollywood.

The Rights Museum

The Rights Museum

By Burton Bollag September 2019

The National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee presents key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement and examines today’s global human rights issues.

How We Became Us

How We Became Us

By Michael Gallant September 2019

Experience the creation of a nation’s story at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Science of Air and Space

Science of Air and Space

By Jason Chiang July 2019

With international governments and private companies focusing on space explorations and increasing efficiencies, a degree in aerospace engineering has become quite sought-after.

Strength and Structures

Strength and Structures

By Michael Gallant July 2019

Earn a degree in architectural engineering and help buildings stand tall for decades to come.

Study the Mind

Study the Mind

By Steve Fox July 2019

The discipline of psychology is wide and varied, and so are the career opportunities.

Why Study in the U.S.

Why Study in the U.S.

By Bhavvna Jolly July 2019

U.S higher education offers a unique value proposition and grooms students to address challenges faced by their communities, countries and the world.

Understanding Social Life

Understanding Social Life

By Burton Bollag July 2019

Sociology students seek to understand how society works, and are equipped to enter a wide range of professional fields.

The USA’s Biggest Birthday Party

The USA’s Biggest Birthday Party

By Sherry L. Brukbacher July 2019

What's a holiday everyone can celebrate? In the U.S., one is Independence Day, celebrated each July 4th complete with food and fireworks.

Teaching Religion

Teaching Religion

By Syed Sulaiman Akhtar July 2019

Varun Soni, dean of religious life at the University of Southern California, shares his experience of studying and teaching religion in the United States.

Interview Insights

Interview Insights

By Suparna Mukherji July 2019

Alumni interviews are an important part of the U.S. university admissions process and help find the right candidate for an institution.

Learning Languages

Learning Languages

By Natasa Milas July 2019

American students experience Indian culture through its languages.

Legacy of Liberal Arts

Legacy of Liberal Arts

By Archit Guha July 2019

Despite their size, the impact of a small liberal arts college experience can often be everlasting.

How do You Choose?

How do You Choose?

By Michael Gallant July 2019

Students planning to pursue higher studies in the United States should keep a few key factors in mind while picking a major.

Interpreting Information

Interpreting Information

By Jason Chiang July 2019

With the rapid growth of Internet of Things, the demand for statistical science graduates has been increasing steadily.

Merging Med and Tech

Merging Med and Tech

By Trevor Laurence Jockims July 2019

Harvard University student Kavya Kopparapu works at the intersection of medicine and technology to innovate life-saving solutions.

A Cross-Cultural Experience

A Cross-Cultural Experience

By Ranjita Biswas July 2019

Shreya Das, a story scholar at IIT Kharagpur, participated in the Fulbright fellowship to teach Bangla to students of Indiana University Bloomington.

Building the Robots

Building the Robots

By Michael Gallant July 2019

Want to create the high-tech machines of the future? A degree in robotics engineering might be a good fit for you.

Business of Arts

Business of Arts

By Candice Yacono July 2019

Arts management programs equip students to apply business administration techniques and processes to the world of art.

Gender-Just Institutions

Gender-Just Institutions

By Paromita Pain July 2019

The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi’s program on gender equality, in collaboration with WISCOMP, aims to make the education sector in India more equitable.

Excelling With Integrity

Excelling With Integrity

By Steve Fox July 2019

U.S. universities expect students to work with honesty and integrity, and avoid all forms of academic dishonesty.

Fair Strategies

Fair Strategies

By Rupali Verma July 2019

A guide for prospective students on how they can get the most out of U.S. university fairs.

Sweet Solutions

Sweet Solutions

By Steve Fox May 2019

A multi-institutional team led by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has demonstrated that sugarcane can be genetically enhanced to increase the amount of oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production.

Solving the Burning Problem

Solving the Burning Problem

By Michael Gallant May 2019

Kriya Labs, a New Delhi-based start-up, transforms agricultural waste into a valuable resource to make paper and biodegradable products.

From Dirt to Art

From Dirt to Art

By Michael Gallant May 2019

Graviky Labs transforms harmful pollution particles into tools for artists.

Measure to Manage

Measure to Manage

By Steve Fox May 2019

Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Joshua Apte’s research group at The University of Texas at Austin is part of a collaborative effort to understand the relationships between urban air pollutant emissions, population exposure and human health.

Cleaning Through Light

Cleaning Through Light

By Jason Chiang May 2019

Adarsh Shukla's Photolite surface enhancement coating helps curb air pollution using visible light.

Powered by Tides

Powered by Tides

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey May 2019

The water wing technology designed by Brown University engineers represents a new frontier in renewable energy.

Green via Separations

Green via Separations

By Jason Chiang May 2019

Shreya Dave’s Via Separations could eliminate up to 90 percent of the energy used in industrial processes to separate chemicals for the food and beverage industry.

Making a Mark with Water

Making a Mark with Water

By Ranjita Biswas May 2019

American water technology company Xylem works to mitigate pollution to provide safe drinking water and ensure its sustainable use.

Simpa-lifying Solar

Simpa-lifying Solar

By Paromita Pain May 2019

Bengaluru-based Simpa Networks sells solar-as-a-service to energy-poor households and micro-enterprises in rural India.

Flower Power

Flower Power

By Ranjita Biswas May 2019

HelpUsGreen creates a range of products made from reprocessed floral and agro-waste, including an ecofriendly substitute for thermocol.

A Cool Idea

A Cool Idea

By Burton Bollag May 2019

American start-up Promethean Power Systems offers novel thermal energy-based rapid chilling solutions to dairy farmers in India.

Working for a Cause

Working for a Cause

By Suparna Mukherji May 2019

Fulbright-Nehru research scholar Alexander O’Neill has worked to support environmental conservation efforts in India.

Integrated Waste Management

Integrated Waste Management

By Hillary Hoppock March 2019

Jasmeet Kaur’s Nexus-incubated start-up designs and creates effective waste management solutions.

Science of Conservation

Science of Conservation

By Natasa Milas March 2019

Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Uma Ramakrishnan works to conserve the tiger population in India using population genetics.

Communicating Care

Communicating Care

By Ranjita Biswas March 2019

American Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Dr. Gita Mehta believes that empowering physicians with effective communication skills can help improve patient care and outcomes.

Hidden No More

Hidden No More

By Paromita Pain March 2019

Science writer Nandita Jayaraj shares her experience of participating in the U.S. State Department’s IVLP project on advancing women in STEAM fields.

A Passion for Heritage

A Passion for Heritage

By Ranjita Biswas January 2019

DakshinaChitra, a living history museum founded by Deborah Thiagarajan in Chennai, preserves and promotes the rich cultural heritage of South India.

Connecting Communities

Connecting Communities

By Michael Gallant January 2019

From West Bengal to Washington, D.C., young artists and professionals learn from each other through a groundbreaking, heritage-themed exchange program.

Global Jams, International Bridges

Global Jams, International Bridges

By Michael Gallant January 2019

Through tours sponsored by the U.S. State Department, Ari Roland leads artistes to build international understanding through music.

Reviving History

Reviving History

By Jason Chiang January 2019

A grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is helping to preserve the Medhi Talao Ensemble at Champaner-Pavagadh in Gujarat.

Dining, American Style

Dining, American Style

By Candice Yacono January 2019

Experience authentic American food with classic music and unique décor at The All American Diner in New Delhi.

Preserving a Place of Pilgrimage

Preserving a Place of Pilgrimage

By Michael Gallant January 2019

A grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation helped document and preserve Varanasi’s historic Balaji Ghat.

Creative Communication

Creative Communication

By Jason Chiang January 2019

The International Writing Program Fall Residency at The University of Iowa brings together writers from India and other countries for creative work and collaborations.

Restoring a Garden Tomb

Restoring a Garden Tomb

By Paromita Pain January 2019

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has helped restore the garden tomb of 18th-century poetess and courtesan Mah Laqa Bai Chanda in Hyderabad.

Weaving Cultural Bonds

Weaving Cultural Bonds

By Natasa Milas January 2019

Fulbrighter Kanchan Wali-Richardson used her experience in Varanasi to design the River Sari series, a homage to the Ganges River.

Weaving Cultures

Weaving Cultures

Natasa Milas January 2019

Fulbrighter and textile artist Wendy Weiss talks about her experience of documenting ikat textiles in Gujarat.

Dancing Across Cultures

Dancing Across Cultures

By Megan McDrew January 2019

Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Lalitha Sindhuri works to understand how cross-cultural training in dance can impact the body and life of kuchipudi dancers.

Studying Sanskrit

Studying Sanskrit

By Trevor Laurence Jockims January 2019

Several U.S. universities offer courses in the study of Sanskrit, even to students with no prior knowledge of any language other than English.

Bonding Over Music

Bonding Over Music

By Hillary Hoppock January 2019

The U.S. State Department’s OneBeat initiative brings together musicians from around the world to create original work and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement.

Creating Conversations Through Theater

Creating Conversations Through Theater

By Candice Yacono January 2019

Vinita Sud Belani’s theater company, EnActe Arts, works to increase representation of South Asians in theater.

Telling Stories Through Dance

Telling Stories Through Dance

By Paromita Pain January 2019

Preeti Vasudevan helps build a cultural bridge between India and the United States using traditional and contemporary styles of performing arts.

Humane Human Resources

Humane Human Resources

By Ranjita Biswas November 2018

Fulbright-Nehru fellow and HR expert Arup Varma says organizations need to address contextual issues while appraising expatriates.

Algorithms in Nature

Algorithms in Nature

By Jason Chiang November 2018

Saket Navlakha studies the unique parallels between biology and computer science.

Questioning Power

Questioning Power

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey November 2018

Author and professor Jigna Desai works to transform people’s thinking about power dynamics in the South Asian diaspora.

Capturing Challenges

Capturing Challenges

By Jason Chiang November 2018

Inventor and MIT Media Lab professor Ramesh Raskar talks about how his high-tech inventions and initiatives can help solve real-world problems.

Deepwater Drones

Deepwater Drones

By Jason Chiang November 2018

Sampriti Bhattacharyya has developed underwater drones that could help in rescue missions and explorations, as well as prevent radiation leakage under the sea.

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

By Paromita Pain November 2018

Journalist and educator Simran Sethi explores the cultural and emotional importance of food, and highlights the threats to its diversity across the world.

Taking Care/of Health

Taking Care/of Health

By Natasa Milas November 2018

Akash Shah’s start-up Care/of delivers personalized vitamin packs to consumers via monthly subscriptions.

Poems and Performances

Poems and Performances

By Trevor Laurence Jockims November 2018

Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay, Nashville’s first Youth Poet Laureate, talks about her journey, the future of poetry and the power of narration.

Hooked on HOOKED

Hooked on HOOKED

By Candice Yacono November 2018

After revolutionizing our interactions with music through their mobile phone apps, the duo of Parag Chordia and Prerna Gupta now aims to make reading as addictive as texting, with HOOKED.

Monitoring the Monsoon

Monitoring the Monsoon

By Ranjita Biswas November 2018

Fulbright-Nehru scholar Amit Tandon works to improve monsoon forecasts for South Asia.

Emotions and the Environment

Emotions and the Environment

By Natasa Milas November 2018

What are the biases that shape people’s judgments and decisions about use of resources and systems, especially energy and water? Shahzeen Z. Attari of Indiana University explores this topic in her research.

Protecting the Parks

Protecting the Parks

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey September 2018

The National Park Service preserves hundreds of natural and historical wonders of the United States for generations to come.

Tales of Trees

Tales of Trees

By Paromita Pain September 2018

Congaree National Park in South Carolina protects the largest intact expanse of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the United States.

Mazes, Needles and an Island in the Sky

Mazes, Needles and an Island…

By Michael Gallant September 2018

Canyonlands National Park in Utah offers some of the United States’ most stunning and varied natural sites.

Bay of Dreams

Bay of Dreams

By Michael Gallant September 2018

Visitors experience rich marine beauty and human history at Florida’s Biscayne National Park.

Guides to Nature

Guides to Nature

By Michael Gallant September 2018

From Florida to Alaska, park rangers help visitors enjoy the amazing U.S. national parks.

Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars

By Natasa Milas January 2018

Indian American astrophysicist Madhulika Guhathakurta talks about her interest in astrophysics and her incredible body of work at NASA.

The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey November 2017

American cuisine reflects the nation’s diversity and the influence of immigrant groups.

Indian Classics for American Palates

Indian Classics for American Palates

By Steve Fox September 2017

The mother-daughter duo of Anita Jaisinghani and Ajna Jai is taking Indian food mainstream for American audiences through their Pondicheri restaurants.

Restoring Heritage

Restoring Heritage

By Steve Fox May 2017

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, with the support of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, has restored the Batashewala Mughal Tomb Complex in New Delhi to its old glory.

Saving the Song

Saving the Song

By Michael Gallant May 2017

banglanatak dot com and the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation help preserve vital folk music forms of West Bengal and support communities in the process.

Finding Life in a Necropolis

Finding Life in a Necropolis

By Steve Fox May 2017

Archaeological excavations funded by a grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation provides new understanding of the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park in Hyderabad.

Historic Hostel

Historic Hostel

By Natasa Milas May 2017

A grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation helped give a new lease of life to the YMCA’s Student Branch at Lamington Road in Mumbai.

Leaves of History

Leaves of History

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey May 2017

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is helping to preserve thousands of relics of India’s past in the United Theological College’s archives.

In the Footsteps of Dr. King

In the Footsteps of Dr.…

By Kimberly Gyatso November 2016

Honor history and equality with a trip to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.

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