Indian American Captivates Singing Celebrating Women

On March 3, 18 year-old Indian American singer Pragathi Guruparasad celebrated Women’s History Month at the American Library with an intimate concert of Tamil, Hindi, and English songs celebrating women. Her choice of songs honored the multiple roles of women in creating a world of equality and compassion, from mother to teacher to activist.  Pragathi ...
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Events

What’s On The American Center and Library present exciting educational and cultural programs and exchanges for the youth of India.  Programs » Celebrating the 240th Anniversary of Independence Day at American Center (Photos: June 30, 2016) America’s 239th Independence Day celebrated with a baseball-themed event: U.S. Embassy  celebrated America’s 239th Independence Day with a baseball-themed event  at the Taj Palace Hotel New Delhi. India’s Minister of State for External Affairs General V.K. Singh was the Chief Guest, with ...
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Students Reminded of the Three R’s of Environmental Stewardship

On February 9, 2016, fifty plus undergraduate students from the Department of English, Women’s Christian College, as part of their course on environmental literature visited the American Space Library for a screening of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.”  As part of the fulfilment of the term project, each of the student is expected to do ...
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Chennai Students Experience Crossover

On October 14, 2015, with shine and hope in their eyes, Chennai school athletes had a life time opportunity of interacting with Shaun Jayachandran, Basketball Coach and Educator, Crossover, Boston, Massachusetts at the American Library.   In conjunction with the Global Diaspora Week, CAO Andie De Arment led the skype enabled lively chat by contouring the ...
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Indian-American author Nina McConigley “hangs out” with Chennai students

On September 9, 2015, the American Library hosted American Writer Nina McCongiley via Skype to share her thoughts and experiences growing up in the rural, under-populated western state of Wyoming with an Indian mother, an Irish father, and a totally American life.  Forty literature students from Chennai colleges questioned Nina on how this experience shaped ...
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New Tools and Methodologies in Teaching English Language Teaching

The American Library in Chennai organized four half-day workshops entitled “Learning to Teach: Developing Strategies in the English Classroom” on August 13-14 & 17-18, 2015.  24 Chennai based high school English teachers attended the workshops, conducted by  Dr. Padma Ravindran, ELT Consultant and Master Trainer for U.S. Department of State sponsored English Access Microscholarship Program ...
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Chat with a Diplomat: Michael Pelletier, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy New Delhi

On August 10, 2015, Michael P. Pelletier, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi engaged more than 45 students, civil service aspirants, journalists and others, discussing his own career, various facets of diplomacy, and the U.S.-India partnership.  During the hour-long “Chat with a Diplomat” session, he answered questions on a ...
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Chennaites Learn Ikebana at the American Library

On May 26, the American Library in Chennai celebrated Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with a live demonstration of Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement, led by the Consulate Chennai’s own Yukari Mire and visiting professors Mieko Tokiwa and Tae Sakakibara of the Ikenobo School of Ikebana in Japan. Consul General Phillip Min opened ...
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Arise ‘n’ Shine Kids experience the American Library

On May 13, 2015, the American Library welcomed 90 children, ages 5-12, and nine teachers from seven centers of  Arise ‘n’ Shine summer school program.  Children were treated to a screening of “Finding Nemo” before letting loose in the Library’s new children’s corner.  PAO Ariel Pollock enthralled the kids with a story-reading session of “Duck for ...
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IVLP Alumna enthralls her audience

Renowned storyteller Dr. V.R. Devika captivated imaginations with her vivid and lively stories of Martin Luther King, Jr and Mahatma Gandhi at the American Library.  60 children ages 3 to 12 participated in the storytelling session.  She highlighted Gandhi’s influence on Martin Luther King, Jr. and how he successfully led the civil rights movement in ...
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Earth Day Celebrations

On April 10, 2012 American Corner at Bangalore celebrated Earth Day on at Bhavan’s Bangalore Press School Campus.  More than 100 Children from Grades 5 and 6 participated. Corner coordinated a drawing and quiz competitions relating to environment and the students also cleaned the waste around the school. Competition winners received an appreciation certificate. On ...
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Graduate Studies in the U.S.

On March 21, 2012 American Corner, Bangalore hosted a Presentation on ‘Graduate Studies in United States’ by Mr. Shyam Karrah, Director of Graduate Studies, University of Texas at Dallas.  46 enthusiastic students pursuing Engineering degrees in various colleges in Bangalore listened to Karrah and got their doubts clarified about the application process.
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Business Planning Workshop at Mysore

On February 14, 2012 American Corner in association with U S Consulate Chennai and Bhavan’s Priyamvada Birla Institute of Management, Mysore organized one day Business Plan workshop at Mysore. Sixteen Colleges from Management, Engineering / Science and Commerce background participated in the workshop. 97 students attended the workshop. Dr. N. R.Parshuraman, Director SDM-IMD inaugurated the ...
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Business Students Learn about Planning at the Corner

On January 30, 2012 American Corner organized Business Plan workshop in association with U.S. Consulate, Chennai and M P Birla Institute of Management. 40 students from nine colleges participated in the workshop, (R V Institute, M S Ramaiah Institute of Management, Surana College, Al-Ameen College, Brindavan College, Reva Institute, BPBIM-Mysore, Bhavan’s PGEMP, and MP Birla ...
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