Sky is the limit for Mumbai based Ayesha Aziz! Becoming India’s youngest student pilot at 16, she is all set to get a commercial pilot’s license at 21! Inspired by astronauts Sunita williams(NASA) and Jon A McBride during her astronaut training at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 2012, Aziz is an epitome of courage, diligence and perseverance! #BeBoldForChange #EmpowerWomen

India’s youngest student pilot set to earn her ‘wings’, fly passenger plane - Times of India

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There is still time to vote in the five special congressional elections in the months of April and May! Elections are ongoing in California, Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, and Montana, please check for state specific instructions on applying for and sending your absentee ballot. If you have any questions, or need help, contact U.S. Citizen Services at the Consulate in Chennai.
Just 30 minutes to go! Join people around the world & turn off your lights at 8:30 pm to show your love for our planet for #EarthHour. #ChangeClimateChange [ Youtu.be Link ]

Earth Hour 2017: The Future Starts Today

Together we can create a brighter future. ​Join the #EarthHour movement today at http://earthhour.org/climateaction to #ChangeClimateChange.

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Missed our #WorldWaterDay panel discussion? Catch the video here and learn what you can do to reduce, recycle, and reuse water. [ Facebook.com Link ]
East meets West! Proud to have been a part of the Indian debut performance of The Juilliard School’s Early Music Ensemble. Madras Youth Choir’s Carnatic ragas and Baroque period music…swoon! #USIndiaDosti
Today is #WorldTBDay! Did you know that one quarter of the world’s TB cases are in India? Learn more about #Tuberculosis signs, symptoms & risk factors [ Cdc.gov Link ]. Let’s unite to #EndTB!
Eight more days to go to apply for a $100,000 grant to conduct a two-day ‘Tech Camp for emerging entrepreneurs’ in Chennai! Eligibility and application package are available in the link below. Hurry! Submit your proposal on or before March 31, 2017.
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U.S. Visa Chat TODAY at 12 p.m.! Planning to travel to the United States? Have questions on the visa process? You’ve come to the right place! Our visa officers will be available online from 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. to answer your questions. Post your questions now or during the session at [ Ow.ly Link ]
Lots of great ideas at the Hack2Help social innovation hackathon in Kochi! The winner? A jacket for security forces that can identify attacks and communicate the wearer’s location in real-time. Congrats to Ajay Sangwan, T. Rohit, & Vivek Jose of Nyokas Technology Pvt Ltd! Get ready Chennai hackers! You’re up next!
We are live from the American Center in Chennai celebrating #WorldWaterDay with a panel discussion on ‘Reduce, Recycle and Reuse’! Join the discussion by posting your questions in the comments below!
March 22 is #WorldWaterDay and this year’s theme is “Why Waste Water?” Join us TODAY at 3 p.m. for a discussion on ‘Reduce, Recycle and Reuse’ at the American Center and learn how you can increase water recycling and safe reuse!
Update: We are streaming this event live on Facebook from 3 pm!
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U.S. Visa Chat! Join us for a Facebook wall chat with visa officers this Thursday, March 23 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Don’t wait until Thursday to ask your questions; post now in the comments section below! When asking a question, be sure to keep your private, personal information secure and do not post details such as your birthday or passport number.
Others may look at air pollution and see smog, but Anirudh Sharma of Graviky Labs sees art. This is how he turned pollution into ink:

This ink is made of pollution. Really. | ShareAmerica

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Thanks to all the SelectUSA Roadshow participants and to Bengaluru for hosting it! We hope it was useful! Do you have questions about investing/expanding your business into the U.S.? Please visit [ Selectusa.gov Link ] for more information.
Do you dream of studying in the United States? Check out our specialized events, open house, webinars and counselling sessions happening every week at the Educationusachennai center & make your dream come true! [ Usief.org.in Link ]
When women move forward, they bring the rest of society with them. To meet the challenges of the future, we need to #empowerwomen and girls now. And we can’t afford to wait. Act now to empower your mother, daughters, and sisters. Share your comments & stories here! #BeBoldforchange #WomensHistoryMonth

Empowering Women & Girls

For more information visit: https://www.usaid.gov/womenandgirls How do we address global challenges in a rapidly changing world? By empowering women and girl...

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Congrats to Indian American Indrani Das and Arjun Ramani for winning 1st and 3rd place in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search competition! Nicknamed as the “Junior Nobel Prize,” it’s one of the oldest science competition for students in the United States. #STEM

Indian-American teenager wins top science prize

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Our #StarAlumni Sangeeta Devni has just returned from her International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange program and is brimming with ideas on bettering people’s lives, especially women. A passionate entrepreneur and creative thinker, she’s been on a roll with speaking engagements on TV and other media on topics ranging from investor attitudes to gender role expectations. You go girl!
We’re hiring! TWO job opportunities at U.S. Consulate General in Chennai: Customs Expeditor/Motorpool Supervisor and Purchasing Agent. Join our team! Details here: [ Usembassy.gov Link ]
So fortunate to have spent the afternoon with these amazing women, reclaiming history one story at a time. Visit the #Femcyclopaedia exhibition at the American Center (thru Mar 31) and share your story. #Herstories #EmpowerWomen #BeBoldforChange [ Instagram.com Link ]

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