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

At the invitation of President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Washington, DC, in June. The Prime Minister has also been invited by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to address a Joint Meeting of Congress, where he will be the first foreign leader to perform a joint address in 2016.

In light of June 21's International Day of Yoga, 'Common Yoga Protocol' serves as an introductory guide to practicing yoga.
Transforming India Through Twitter
The government led by Narendra Modi came into power in May 2014, pioneering a new wave in digital governance. In two years, PM Modi's following on Twitter has grown by 400 percent, from 4 million to 20 million followers, making him the most-followed political leader in India and second in the world after President Obama. Take a look back at how the prime minister's vision of "minimum government, maximum governance" has been implemented via Twitter.

Meet India's Top Medal-Winning Hopefuls for the 2016 Olympics
India is all set to send its largest ever contingent to the 2016 Rio Olympics, with 58 athletes who qualified for individual events and 32 hockey players (both men and women).  While the Indian Olympic Association is looking to bring home more than ten medals, some of India's best bets for winning a medal in the world's biggest sporting event include archery's Deepika Kumari, wrestling's Vinesh Phogat and shot putter Inderjeet Singh, among others.              

Select Meetings of Ambassador Arun K. Singh in May 2016 

Over the past month, Ambassador Arun K. Singh had the pleasure of meeting with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and several other Members of Congress, including Sen Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Jim Himes (D-CT), Barbara Comstock (R-VA), Dave Trott (R-MI), Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Kevin Brady (R-TX).

India will build its first spice museum in Kochi, where it will trace the history and growth of the spices industry and showcase more than 30 raw spices and culinary herbs.

By blending idyllic, exotic locales, a passionate music-loving fan base and promoters with a desire to provide blow-your-mind experiences for both domestic and international attendees, the India's ascent to a must-travel destination on the worldwide music festival map is tangible. From EDM to rock, folk, Bollywood and more, explore India's status as a top festival locale through Goa's Sunburn Festival - India's counterpart to Las Vegas' massive Electric Daisy Carnival - or Coorg's Chasing Storm Festival, a folk and dance camping event with a goal of "taking eco-promise to new heights."