Archives for the ‘Life’ Category

Americans in India: Satyanand Stokes – An American in Gandhi’s India

By • Dec 3rd, 2013 • Category: Books and Authors, Diaspora, Featured, India, Life

When you think of Americans in India in the early 20thc not too many names may come to your mind right? But, there was a small trickle of Americans who came to India in the early 20thc and one of them was Samuel Evans Stokes, who later was known by his Indian name Satyanand Stokes. He [...]

Americans in India – Deirdré Straughan on Woodstock, the Oldest American School

By • Nov 19th, 2013 • Category: Featured, India, Life, San Francisco/Silicon Valley

Americans in India go back a couple of hundred years ago – think 17thc when the British were establishing their presence in India. When you think of 17thc  there are couple of names that come to mind: Elihu Yale, President of Madras and  Nathaniel Higginson, who was the first mayor of Madras in the 17thc. [...]

Bangalore’s Taj West End Celebrates 125 years

By • Dec 31st, 2012 • Category: Bangalore, Featured, India, Life

Bangalore’s Taj West End Hotel turned 125 years old in 2012. This iconic Bangalore hotel  is perhaps one of the oldest hotels in India. Established in 1887, the West End was initially known as Mrs. Bronson’s Boarding House and had 10 beds. The original building where the boarding house was located is still intact and [...]

India in 1947: Eunice D’Sa

By • Aug 15th, 2012 • Category: Diaspora, Featured, India, Life, Video

India in 1947 what was it like? How did the young people react when India became independent on August 15, 1947?  What was the transition like? How did they learn the new national anthem? What did the young students learn in their geography classes in the 1940s? What was the map of India like?  For [...]