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Welcome to the April 2017 edition of INDIA LIVE, your source for what's happening with India, presented by the Embassy of India, Washington D.C.

The nonprofit India House Houston honored Ian Grillot - the brave man who was shot while trying to stop an active shooter in Olathe, Kansas - at its annual gala with a $100,000 check to help him build a house. Grillot was injured after Adam Purinton shot Indian engineers Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Reddy Madasani and Grillot stepped in to confront him.

2017 Holi celebrations usher in the arrival of spring and celebrate the triumph of good over evil.
India a Key Player in 'Next Space Race'    
For decades, the space race was dominated by two countries - Russia and the US. But now India and China are among a group of countries creeping up on the two superpowers, challenging their dominance in exploration, the commercial space sector and the use of space for military purposes.

Indian Government Invites 'Hero' Ian Grillot to Visit the Country 
Ian Grillot's actions have made him a hero in India and the US after he confronted a man who had shot two Indians.  Houston Consul General Anupam Ray formally invited Grillot to India, saying, "bravery and kindness speak louder and are more representative of America than violence."

New York Consulate Highlights International Women's Day          

The New York Consulate General of India hosted a panel discussion on March 8, International Women's Day, on the role of women in today's society. With Consul General Riva Ganguly Das as host, the panel focused on challenges that 21st century women face in the banking, insurance, media, nonprofit and health care industries. The panel also advocated for women to serve as mentors for younger women, teaching them about success and empowerment.

Holi 2017: The Ten Best Pictures
Holi, the "festival of colors," is a time for laughter, fun, food and, of course, color. Check out the ten most stunning pictures from this year's festival.
Summer's rising temperatures can be tough, leaving one needing to escape to a place where summer doesn't really feel like summer - snow-clad peaks, cool breezy streets and pleasant hill stations. India is blessed with a number of summer spots that are perfect for people of all ages. From Ooty, the "queen" of hill stations, to the Gulmarg gondola, explore the top ten places to take a summer vacation in India with family.