Watching the #Oscars tonight? The film Hidden Figures – nominated in the Best Film category – highlights the work of three African-American women who were the brains behind NASA’s most critical missions. The film showcases the life of math genius Katherine Johnson and scientists Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson who worked at the Langley Research Center at a time when segregation was still in...
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We’re honored to support Oscar Foundation's awesome efforts to use sports as a catalyst for social change! Last week #CGVajda and his family attended the organization’s annual football day. And just yesterday, we had some of the young players from the Foundation take on our Consulate colleagues in a friendly game of football. It’s amazing how the sport empowers youth with the confidence to...
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Ice hockey is a popular sport in the U.S. and Canada, but did you know that India has a Women’s Ice Hockey Team too? The powerful young women who make up the national team are determined to break stereotypes. As they gear up for the ice hockey Challenge Cup Of Asia tournament next month, they are running a crowdfunding campaign to make #IceHockeyPossible. It’s inspiring to see their efforts to...
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This “Turbanator” rocks the Royal Enfield…and his right to freedom of religion! #ThrowbackThursday to this guy who makes us smile with his awesomeness every time his videos and pictures show up online. Avtar Singh Mauni wears his religion with pride – with a 100-pound turban! He was last seen in a History Channel show on amazing Indians, check him out here: [ Historyindia.com Link ]....
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All aboard the Science Express! The annual science exhibition on wheels was flagged off this week. The 16-coach “Climate Action Special” train will feature a mobile exhibition that will travel for over 200 days across India, motivating students and others to take action on #ClimateChange. We’ll be looking out for the train when it comes to Mumbai!
While the United States was founded on the belief that all people were created equal, it took many years and legal battles for all Americans to have equal access to the right to vote. For example, African Americans have had the right to vote on paper since the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1870, but the Amendment was not equally enforced across the States. Thanks in...
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From the world’s oldest democracy to its biggest democracy -- Happy Election day to everyone who is voting in the civic elections today! Voting rights are the cornerstone of democracy, and it’s great to see people here in Mumbai exercising their rights today. #Democracy
Today is celebrated as President’s Day in the U.S. which honors the birthday of the first President of the U.S. – George Washington. The painting featured below, “Washington Crossing the Delaware” is by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, painted in 1851, and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. #PresidentsDay

The U.S. Consulate Mumbai and Dosti House are closed today.
Indian snake catchers – Masi Sadaiyan and Vadivel Gopal – are in United States, saving the wildlife from pythons! Nonnative giant pythons, which can grow up to six meters long, escaped into the wild in Florida in the 1980s. Ever since, their giant appetites have devastated populations of wildlife in the area. Researchers from Florida have now turned to these two experts from Tamil Nadu for...
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Happy World Pangolin Day! The Indian pangolin is one of 8 species of pangolins and the largest of all Asian pangolins. Sadly, this adorable creature is one of the world’s most trafficked and endangered creatures, and is under threat of extinction. Have you been fortunate enough to see a pangolin in the wild? Let’s pledge to #ProtectOurPangolins
A tryst with the Grammys! The famous Tryst with Destiny speech on India’s independence by Jawahar Lal Nehru made an appearance at the Grammy Awards in the U.S. last week. Composer Ted Nash won the Best Instrumental Composition award for a creative piece which included famous political speeches from U.S. Presidents and other world leaders. Check out the video of the composition, with the Nehru...
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The U.S. is proud to be a leading contributor to #AeroIndia2017! We have a high-level U.S. delegation at the event in Bengaluru, with an array of U.S. military platforms and personnel, and over 20 U.S. companies participating. #AeroIndia2017 is a great opportunity to strengthen defense cooperation between our two countries . #USIndiaDosti #USIndiaTrade
Have you ever wondered about what it was like to be an astronaut, early in the days of space travel? Check out this amazing 360 image from inside the Mercury Friendship 7 vehicle, the spacecraft that American John Glenn piloted into Earth orbit in 1962.
Congratulations ISRO for today’s world record! The ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation launched a record number of 104 satellites in a single mission this morning, which included 96 satellites from the United States. #USIndiaSpace #USIndiaDosti #PSLVC37
A lovely Valentine’s Day story of two Fulbright students who met during their exchange program in 2010 and recently got married!

Applications for the #Fulbright Program for the coming academic year are now open – visit ‎While we can’t guarantee a love story like this one, we sure can promise an enriching learning experience and memories for life :) #StudyInTheUS
Happy Valentine's Day! All around the world, alumni of our exchange programs are celebrating the day by taking pictures with friends they have met on an exchange program. Join in spreading the love - take a photo of your hands making a heart with someone, it could be your family or friend, a colleague or classmate, someone you met on travels abroad or someone you hope to travel with someday,...
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Congratulations to the Silk Road Ensemble for winning this year’s Grammy Award for Best World Music Album! The group brings together musicians from the U.S. and many countries along the historic Silk Road - including Indian tabla player Sandeep Das. #Grammys #Diversity
Science writers Ashima and Nandita are lab-hopping across India, documenting the lesser-known stories of Indian #WomenInScience. From a bacteria hunter in Himachal Pradesh to an archeologist in Gujarat, their project, called The Life Of Science, aims to break stereotypes and highlight the inspiring work of women in science in India. What #WomeninSTEM stories do you think they should tell?...
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Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science! We celebrate all the fantastic women scientists, engineers, astronauts, coders, doctors, teachers, explorers, and many more who rock the world of science. But we still have a long way to go to achieve gender parity in this field – any ideas on what can be done to involve more women in the sciences? Know any #WomenInSTEM who you look up...
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