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AT HOME AND ABROAD
FROM AND WRITTEN BY MAURA MOYNIHAN (CLASS OF 1975)
The India International Centre recently hosted
FROM SEIICHI SUGIYAMA, (CLASS OF 1975)
Dear Friends of AIS/AES New Delhi - Especially Class of '75,
A Happy New Year! I just came
This year I plan to join our 2015 Reunion in Washington from July 10th to 12th
In the end of December 2014, I and my wife Kyoko went to see the Island of
Read more and see trip photos from Seiichi, (email dated 2 JAN 2015)
Out with the old, in with the new! May you be happy and healthy the new
ALUMNI VISIT AES
Here is a photo of alumni from '95, '96, and '97 under the banyan tree at the American Embassy School, 6 December 2014. Thank you, Mr. Paul Chmelik (AES Director) for the personal tour of the school. - Shampa Saira Bari (Class of 1996)
From left to right: Musarrat Shomee Qureshi ('97), Amit Vaidya ('95) and Shampa Saira Bari ('96)
NEW AES VIDEO
Enjoy more videos on our AIS/AES on Film page
FROM MRS. JACQUELIN SINGH (Faculty)
Dear Family and Friends,
It's time again to touch base with one and all and to send out greetings of "comfort and joy" for the New Year. I'll work in a little belated Thanksgiving, too, as I have so many of you to be grateful to. You've given your love and support when I most needed it, and have made smooth my journey (quite literally as well as psychologically) from one life to another.
Click here to read more from Mrs. Singh.
AIS/AES ALUMNI VOLUNTEER FOR WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
This year's annual wreath-laying day was Saturday, December 13, 2014 (note numerical date: 12-13-14). Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, remembers armed forces during the holiday season and brings together thousands of volunteers every year to honor them. Yesterday, Christmas Remembrance Wreaths were placed on gravesites of fallen heroes at veteran cemeteries across the nation. Huge thanks to all AIS/AES alumni who volunteered to place wreaths at a veteran cemetery. The photo above was taken at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday where several of our alumni participated.
If you ever want to donate to a worthy cause, Wreaths Across America is definitely one. Their mission is to REMEMBER, HONOR, and TEACH about the services and sacrifices of our veterans, active military, and their families.
GROWING UP AMERICAN IN INDIA
I grew up in India from the age of 4 to 14. Every two years, my family traveled back to the States on “home leave.” Via Europe or through Hong Kong and Japan, we’d head across the oceans to visit our cousins in New York and our grandparents in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Curious relatives and friends back home would ask: Do you speak Hindu? (The language is Hindi.) Do you know snake charmers? (No, but we see many on the streets, and they perform at birthday parties along with other performers like dancing bears and flip-jumping monkeys.) Have you seen the Taj Mahal? (Yes, it’s hard to miss.) Have you ridden an elephant? (Yes, and camels too; but camels drool and growl.)
Americans weren’t the only ones brimming with questions. Whenever I returned from the States, Indian acquaintances asked: Where is New England? What religion are you? (My family is third-generation Unitarian.) Is your father rich? (This is complicated … by Maharajah standards? By slum standards? We were certainly privileged, but more so in terms of housing and travel than money.)
Seeming exotic to natives of both countries meant that I had a lot of time to think about what an American is, and how others see Americans. It readied me—and my parents—for a life of questions.
Read more from Lee
2014 SEASON'S GREETINGS
JUMP STARTING THE HOLIDAYS
It was a great treat to see everyone at the Taste of India in Washington DC, November 29th. Thank you Robin Murphy for organizing. The waiter was a good photographer and caught the happy spirit of our gathering. Cheers! - From Tim Brown, Class of 1970
posted 25 November 2014
WOODMAN BOOK PARTY
It was a wonderful evening honoring AIS alumni and author, Betsy Woodman, Class of 1963...and getting to meet her and her sister, Lee, Class of 1965. Biggest surprise was being introduced to music teacher, Mrs. Charlene Perry Connell!
See more Book Party photos, submitted by Mary Williamson, Class of 1974
AES SUPPORTS KASHMIR
I thought this might interest our alumni. For several months, AES has been supporting efforts in Kashmir following horrific flooding. There have been donation drives for warm clothing, water purification supplies, oral rehydration salts, and other basic necessities.
Some of our high school students have also taken on fundraising efforts in support of a local school. You can read more about their efforts by clicking on the link below.
LOOK WHO CAME TO VISIT
So on the first day of shooting our new AES promotional video, we