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Welcome to the February 2016 edition of INDIA LIVE, your source for what's happening with India, presented by the Embassy of India, Washington D.C.

This summer, 23 companies across India will host 60 Indian diaspora students for paid internships under the newly launched India Corporate Internship program. Established by the Overseas Indian Facilitation Center (, the program allows students to work with firms including TATA, Flipkart and Infosys in cities from Bangalore to Mumbai.

India: A place that is impossible to predict, but certain to enchant. A country that's easy to love, but hard to forget.
All India Radio (AIR) recently launched a nonstop channel, "Raagam," dedicated to Indian classical music. The channel, launched in Bengaluru, will be available online and on AIR's mobile app. AIR, also known as Akashvani, aims to allow fans to enjoy not only traditional classical music, but also a rich collection of Hindustani and Carnatic music.

Delhi-based designer Suket Dhir won the 2016 International Woolmark Prize for menswear, beating out more than 70 other designers from around the world. Dhir, whose collection fused classic Western tailoring with traditional techniques, is the second Indian designer in the past four years to win the prize, which totals more than $71,000.


India's 67th Republic Day was celebrated at the Indian Embassy  on January 26. Ambassador Arun K. Singh paid floral tribute to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Embassy and unfurled the Indian National flag.

Carnegie Endowment Opens Center in India
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced that Carnegie India, its sixth international center, will open in April 2016. The center's work will focus on issues including India's economic and security policy, innovation and technology, political reform and international affairs.

Little did I know, I was about to discover the magic of raw, open life in a majestic and mythic country - one capable of shaking you to your core. Contrary to what I expected, India is not a country you see, it is a country you feel. You have no choice but to open up. In only one visit, India awakened my senses, reminded me about human responsibility, showed me the true essence of yoga, explained Karma and more. This magical country has the ability to change your life perspective, shaking your beliefs and touching all your senses.