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AT HOME AND ABROAD
posted 6 January 2015



Ever wondered what the Latin expression "Domiac Floris"
on our alumni association seal meant? Read the responses
we received upon inquiring!




FROM AND WRITTEN BY MAURA MOYNIHAN (CLASS OF 1975)
posted 4 January 2015

Remembering Ruth Jhabvala

The India International Centre recently hosted
a symposium about the late Ruth Jhabvala,
hosted by her daughter Renana, which moved
me to offer a tribute to this brilliant and irreplaceable woman. In 1973, I was 15 years
old and my father, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was appointed the United States Ambassador to India and my family moved to New Delhi. Ruth and Cyrus Jhabvala were among the first friends we met in India, thus we joined The Wandering Company, that firmament of artists and storytellers, East and West, the creation
of Ruth, Jhab, Jim Ivory and Ismail Merchant. I fell passionately in love with India, thus Ruth and Jhab became my mentors and guides, and a lifelong friend of my parents, two great Indophiles, Pat and Liz Moynihan. Read more from Maura


FROM SEIICHI SUGIYAMA, (CLASS OF 1975)
posted 2 January 2015

Seiichi Sugiyama.1

Dear Friends of AIS/AES New Delhi - Especially Class of '75,

A Happy New Year! I just came
back from New Year Family Party at the home of my wife Kyoko's parents.

This year I plan to join our 2015 Reunion in Washington from July 10th to 12th
and hope to see some of you people there. Especially I would like to see classmates, Magnus Kreuger and Larry Berney, whom I have not seen since I have left India in 1970. Also, I wonder how Billy Lawrence and Mohan Singh are doing.

In the end of December 2014, I and my wife Kyoko went to see the Island of
Yaku-Shima, one of the World's Heritage, as our memory of 30th anniversary of
our marriage.

Read more and see trip photos from Seiichi, (email dated 2 JAN 2015)


IT'S A NEW YEAR
posted 1 January 2015
posted 1 January 2015 (Reunion page on Facebook)

Out with the old, in with the new! May you be happy and healthy the new
year through!! SEE YOU AT THE REUNION IN JULY!!!


ALUMNI VISIT AES
posted 22 December 2014

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)


AES 2015 ALUMNI REUNION IN DELHI
posted 20 December 2014
reposted 4 January 2015

Invitation enlarged (PDF)
See Photos


NEW AES VIDEO
posted 19 December 2014

Enjoy more videos on our AIS/AES on Film page


FROM MRS. JACQUELIN SINGH (Faculty)
posted 15 December 2014

2014_Jacquelin Singh Message (Click on card)

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
posted 14 December 2014

Arlington National Cemetery, 13DEC2014

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
Written by Lee Woodman (Class of 1965)
posted 10 December 2014


President Eisenhower in New Delhi, December 1959

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
TO OUR AIS/AES COMMUNITY
posted 3 December 2014


BoD 2014 Holiday Card (PDF)


JUMP STARTING THE HOLIDAYS
posted 30 November 2014

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


Sitting from left- Annie Rieger '72, Kitty Thuermer '69, Dipak K Roy, Robin Murphy ('70). Standing from left - John Weir Close ('72), Tim Brown ('70), Ellen Turner ('69), Meg Murphy ('74), Meredith Reynolds ('74)


posted 25 November 2014


Enjoy reading the October-November 2014 issue of The Roar, as well as past issues and other publications on our Student Publications page.


WOODMAN BOOK PARTY
posted 20 November 2014

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!

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Right side photo (l-r): Lee Woodman, Mary Williamson, and Betsy Woodman

See more Book Party photos, submitted by Mary Williamson, Class of 1974


AES SUPPORTS KASHMIR
From Jenn Eliot (AES Communications Director)
posted 13 November 2014

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.

http://www.bridgetokashmir.com/news/aes-chandhara-school


LOOK WHO CAME TO VISIT
From Jenn Eliot (AES Communications Director)
posted 17 October 2014

So on the first day of shooting our new AES promotional video, we
had a visitor to campus... Ken Torbett, Class of 1962. What a great opportunity! Ken was gracious enough to say a few words in front of the camera. We look forward to sharing the final film at the AIS/AES 2015 Reunion in July.
(email dated 17 October 2014)M/br>



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