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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.