A (S)Quad of Good Fellows
Three Indian Quad Fellows use their STEM education to find innovative solutions for social good.
USAID is working with the Indian Railways on the network’s transition to net zero energy by 2030.
Secretary Blinken in India
Glimpses of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to India
Making Communities Water Secure
A water-from-air kiosk launched by USAID and Maithri Aquatech makes clean water a shared resource.
Lessons in Leadership
The Gandhi-King Fellowship brings together 20 young civic leaders from India and the United States to lead by example.
For the Love of Hockey
Five girls from Jharkhand went for a three-week hockey camp in an exchange program at Middlebury College in Vermont.
Mars Rover ‘Opportunity’ in Chennai
A full-scale model of NASA’s Mars Rover “Opportunity,” built by Cornell University students, has been on display at the American Center in Chennai.
Mapping the Complexities of Aging
An NIH-funded study is helping understand dementia and inform policy development for aging populations in India.
Sharing the Taste of India
A California company’s aromatic single-origin spices promote sustainability as well as understanding about Indian cooking and culture.
Stronger Partnerships for Greater Development
A father-son duo maps how USAID’s work has evolved and helped strengthen the U.S.-India partnership.
U.S. SecNav Del Toro on…
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro speaks on the intersection of start-ups, climate action and defense during his interaction with students and entrepreneurs.
Coming Full Circle
U.S. diplomat Sandhya Gupta talks about her return to India more than 20 years after her Fulbright fellowship in the country.
Exemplifying Shared Ambitions
Numerous Indian Americans came to the U.S. as students before going on to lead major U.S. tech firms.
A (Ful)Bright Future
Three Fulbright-Nehru fellows talk about their research in India and the incomparable exposure the exchange program offers.
Balancing Development With Conservation
U.S. and Indian researchers study ways to protect wildlife corridors allowing tigers mobility to survive and thrive.
Fans at the Delhi Comic Con remember how childhood American superheroes inspired them through very human struggles.
Empowering Trafficking Survivors
Survivors learn English and share their stories to raise awareness at the grassroots level to fight human trafficking.
Access-ing Space Through Education
Four Access program alumni from India learn about space exploration in an exchange program at the University of Alabama.
U.S. Company Champions Women Workers…
Read about Gap Inc., one of the recipients of the State Department's annual Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).
Survivors to Success Stories
Activist Laxmi Agarwal has changed the narrative around acid attacks. She now helps survivors rebuild their lives.
Celebrating India’s Heritage
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.
Digitizing Small Businesses
USAID is empowering small and medium enterprises to manage their business operations efficiently through crucial digital skills.
Expertspeak on U.S. Student Visas
Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs Donald Heflin shares insights on the visa process and appointments.
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
Meet the first Indian women to ever earn medical degrees in the United States.
Lucknow’s Energy-Efficient Housing
USAID works with the Lucknow Development Authority to construct sustainable and energy-efficient houses.
Three American diplomats discover Delhi in their personalized autorickshaws—one honk at a time.
Cricket Finds a Home in…
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.
Learning the Language of Cultures
American high school students learn Hindi and experience Indian culture through an intensive exchange program.
Echoes of the Green Revolution
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.
Inside the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’…
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.
Himalayan Hump Fliers
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.
At U.S.-based Holi Events, Dance…
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 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 the U.S. Supports a…
The U.S. supports a free and open Indo-Pacific and works to improve prosperity, fight climate change and support democracy in the region.
The Nehru Visit
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.
Working Together, Making History
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."
40 Years of Fulbright in…
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.
How America Honored Tagore
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
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. and Indian navies, armies and air forces have improved their interoperability through military exercises and joint training.
Exploring Mentorship Networks
Fulbright-Nehru fellow Lauren Week researched the different aspects of mentorship and its potential influence on India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Recycling Carbon for Sustainability
LanzaTech’s technology recycles waste carbon into useful products, helping mitigate greenhouse gases and promoting energy security.
A teacher and cultural ambassador, Pooja Ranade helps to build bridges and forge long-lasting relationships during her Fulbright fellowship in the United States.
Solar Loan Program for India’s…
USAID and DFC’s loan program to finance rooftop solar in India will expand access to reliable sources of clean and affordable power.
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.
Developing Resilience to Climate Change
A project funded by USAID / India promotes climate-smart agricultural practices and technologies to build a sustainable food production system.
Defense, Counterterrorism, and Law Enforcement
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.
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
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.
Science, Technology, Environment, and Space
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
At the third annual U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, the United States and India discussed a collaborative path toward security and prosperity.
The Power of Prediction
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.
Collaborations in Health Care
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.
From Trickle to Stream
Pramod Deshmukh, part of the 2010-11 Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program, develops water conservation projects in rural India.
The Fulbright-Nehru program opens doors to once-in-a-lifetime global educational opportunities.
Framing the Future
The All India Museum Summit 2019 provided American and Indian experts a platform to share ideas and best practices for museum modernization.
A Passion for Heritage
DakshinaChitra, a living history museum founded by Deborah Thiagarajan in Chennai, preserves and promotes the rich cultural heritage of South India.
From West Bengal to Washington, D.C., young artists and professionals learn from each other through a groundbreaking, heritage-themed exchange program.
A grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is helping to preserve the Medhi Talao Ensemble at Champaner-Pavagadh in Gujarat.
Preserving a Place of Pilgrimage
A grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation helped document and preserve Varanasi’s historic Balaji Ghat.
Restoring a Garden Tomb
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
Fulbrighter Kanchan Wali-Richardson used her experience in Varanasi to design the River Sari series, a homage to the Ganges River.
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
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
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.
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
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.