National Indo American Museum

National Indo American Museum To preserve and promote understanding of the diversity, history & culture of Indian Americans & to share their contributions to the fabric of American life
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At NIAM we come together to celebrate our diversity, our heritage, share our beliefs and grow our knowledge repositories...
12/19/2020

At NIAM we come together to celebrate our diversity, our heritage, share our beliefs and grow our knowledge repositories!
We find unique ways to tell the stories from our Indian roots and integrate them into our American life here.
Join us for a special program ๐’๐š๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐’๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ: ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐‘๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ on
๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•, 2020 at ๐Ÿ’:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ’:๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“๐ฉ๐ฆ (CT)
Purchase $๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“ ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ and details: https://www.niam.org/event/christmas-revelations/

#๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ

Hundreds of viewers are being enthralled with NIAM's ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‘๐š๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ, performed by ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐๐š๐ฅ๐š Arts. It's not too late for...
12/05/2020

Hundreds of viewers are being enthralled with NIAM's ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‘๐š๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ, performed by ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐๐š๐ฅ๐š Arts. It's not too late for you to ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฎ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™จ and watch the series now!

Presented in a ๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™›๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ค๐™™๐™š๐™จ on days 1-4. And full story, along with the ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก๐™š ๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ค๐™™๐™š on day 5 (100 mins).

Tickets are $๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ and further details available at: https://bit.ly/3knGknP

๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช๐™๐™ช๐™—๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™จ will be emailed to ticket holders, (unique links for each episode) which will be ๐™–๐™˜๐™˜๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง 10 ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ after each episode's premier date. Watch at your convenience!

This virtual presentation is a modern, cross-cultural interpretation of the epic Ramayana, permeating dance theatre and music traditions throughout South and Southeast Asia.
The mythology traces the journey of Ram, his wife Sita, and his brother Lakshman exiled in the forest, at odds with the brilliant king Ravana. This epic narrative has seen myriad interpretations throughout the centuries while making its way around the globe.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‘๐š๐ฆ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ: https://bit.ly/35oEb4P

#NIAMtheStoryOfRam2020 #NIAMcovidresponse #NIAMgoesvirtual #NIAMission #NIAMenrich #NIAMinspire #NIAMoutreachprograms

11/26/2020
The countdown begins, we have Thanksgiving this Thursday, you can donate to get links for 'The Story of Ram'  and pay it...
11/24/2020

The countdown begins, we have Thanksgiving this Thursday, you can donate to get links for 'The Story of Ram' and pay it forward to your loved ones. Each ticket is only $25. You can buy as many as you want.
https://www.niam.org/event/story-ram-2020/
Celebrate the goodness, pay forward with the links!!
Book your tickets now!
#mandalaarts #NIAMtheStoryOfRam2020, #NIAMgoesvirtual, #NIAM, #niamoutreachprograms

https://www.niam.org/event/story-ram-2020/

11/21/2020
Curtain Raiser-The Story of Ram

NIAM wishes you all a very Happy Diwali and we take this occasion to announce ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‘๐š๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ: ๐‚๐ฎ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐‘๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ (๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š—๐š) All are welcome!
On Facebook Live
๐™‚๐™ก๐™ค๐™—๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™–๐™˜๐™š๐™จ: ๐™๐™–๐™ข๐™–๐™ฎ๐™–๐™ฃ 101 - Friday, November 20, 7pm to 7:45pm (CT)
Performing artists of diverse faiths from Mandala Arts will share their concepts and interpretations of what Ramayan means to them. Their experiences while performing the episodes from Ramayana and having grown up with the legend will provide an interesting simulating conversation, and will be moderated by NIAM board member Harpreet Datt.
Artists: Ameera Nimjee, Ashwaty Chennat, Colin Mascarhenas, Sudesh Mantillake, Chamni Sripraram.

Introducing Chamni Sripraram, our last artist from this year's The Story of Ram. Chamni Sripraram has been teaching Thai...
11/20/2020

Introducing Chamni Sripraram, our last artist from this year's The Story of Ram. Chamni Sripraram has been teaching Thai music for over 25 years with passion and enthusiasm. In addition to teaching at TCFAI, he is also a world music professor at Northern Illinois University teaching a class called: "Music of Southeast Asia." In the past three years, his students have performed in prestigious concert halls such as at the Thai Airways Company, UCLA, and NIU.

Stop by to join in the conversation tomorrow at #NIAM FB live.

11/19/2020
Curtain Raiser-The Story of Ram

NIAM wishes you all a very Happy Diwali and we take this occasion to announce ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‘๐š๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ: ๐‚๐ฎ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐‘๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ (๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š—๐š) All are welcome!
On Facebook Live
๐™‚๐™ก๐™ค๐™—๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™–๐™˜๐™š๐™จ: ๐™๐™–๐™ข๐™–๐™ฎ๐™–๐™ฃ 101 - Friday, November 20, 7pm to 7:45pm (CT)
Performing artists of diverse faiths from Mandala Arts will share their concepts and interpretations of what Ramayan means to them. Their experiences while performing the episodes from Ramayana and having grown up with the legend will provide an interesting simulating conversation, and will be moderated by NIAM board member Harpreet Datt.
Artists: Ameera Nimjee, Ashwaty Chennat, Colin Mascarhenas, Sudesh Mantillake, Chamni Sripraram.

A musician, dancer, scholar, and educator! A multi-faceted talented artist!Remember to join in #NIAM's conversation on F...
11/19/2020

A musician, dancer, scholar, and educator! A multi-faceted talented artist!
Remember to join in #NIAM's conversation on FB live this Friday evening! #mandalaarts

Get to know Dr. Ameera Nimjee is a musician, dancer, scholar, and educator. Her scholarly research explores transnational economies of South Asian performance arts, and how practitioners navigate issues of citizenship, race, and gender.
Dr. Nimjeeโ€™s published work includes book chapters and journal articles on intimacy in kathak performance; musical labor in South Asian American weddings, and exhibitions of music in museums. Her current book project is an ethnography of creativity in Indian dance, with a focus on economic mobility between South Asia and North America.

Dr. Nimjeeโ€™s work as a musician and dancer is central to her scholarly research. Though she began her musical life as a classical pianist, she most often performs as a kathak dancer and member of Toronto-based Chhandam Dance Company. Dr. Nimjee remains a kathak student of Joanna de Souza, and has an active life in the performance and curation of the arts in South Asian and Ismaili Muslim communities worldwide. Her work as a scholar-practitioner was a feature in KBTC Profiles, published by PBS in affiliation with its series Asian Americans.

Meet Colin Mascarhenas who is performing in this year's The Story of Ram by #mandalaartsA disciple of Guru Ankur Ballal ...
11/18/2020

Meet Colin Mascarhenas who is performing in this year's The Story of Ram by #mandalaarts

A disciple of Guru Ankur Ballal and Smt. Guru Jhelum Paranjape, Colin has been learning Odissi for the past 10 years. Colin started his learning under Smitalay, an institute in Mumbai that was started by Guru Jhelum Paranjape. He has performed with their group at various reputed venues that include festivals at NCPA Mumbai, the Akhil Bharatiya Sanskruitk Sangh Pune, and the Natyanjali Festival Mumbai.

Watch the space at #NIAM's page because we will go Facebook live at the given time. Join the conversation

Get to know Ashwaty Chennat, our own Chicago based artist!Join #NIAM and artists from #MANDALAARTS for a conversation.As...
11/18/2020

Get to know Ashwaty Chennat, our own Chicago based artist!

Join #NIAM and artists from #MANDALAARTS for a conversation.

Ashwaty Chennat is a movement and theater artist, choreographer, and educator based in Chicago, she is a principal artist with Mandala Arts since 2016. Ashwaty began her extensive training in Southeast Michigan in Bharatanatyam (Sudha Chandrasekhar) and in ballet, jazz, and theater forms. Her current work explores collaborations with musicians; she is working with jazz percussionist Alvin Cobb, Jr. to explore mental health narratives in communities of color, where they investigate rhythmic sequences found in Carnatic and jazz intersections. Ashwaty also collaborates with western classical musiciansโ€”in 2019 she set a contemporary movement to Stravinskyโ€™s Firebird Suite (conductor: Sameer Patel, Chicago Sinfonietta), and in 2016, she collaborated with renowned international cellist, Mauro Valli, to create a movement for Bachโ€™s Suite in D Minor. She looks to find new expressions by identifying movement within visual and sonic mediums. Ashwatyโ€™s work has been presented at Chicago Symphony Center, the Art Institute of Chicago, McCormick Place (Chicago), the Logan Center for the Arts (Chicago), and Hill Auditorium (Ann Arbor).

Introducing one of the artists from the Story of Ram series.Sudesh Mantillake is a dancer, choreographer, researcher, an...
11/17/2020

Introducing one of the artists from the Story of Ram series.

Sudesh Mantillake is a dancer, choreographer, researcher, and educator. Sudesh received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, USA. He is trained in Kandyan dance, Kathak dance, theatrical clowning, and contemporary dance. Apart from Sri Lanka, he has presented his work in Athens, Sharjah, London, Helsinki, Lugano, New York, Virginia, Chicago, California, Granville, Minnesota, and Maryland. Sudesh has been an intern at the National Museum of Dance, New York, and at the Sri Lanka Educational, Cultural and Welfare Foundation, London. His recent choreography My Devil Dance explores Kandyan dancersโ€™ experience in the European โ€œcolonial exhibitions.โ€

NIAM wishes you all a very Happy Diwali and we take this occasion to announce ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‘๐š๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ: ๐‚๐ฎ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐‘๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ (๐š๐š›๐šŽ...
11/14/2020

NIAM wishes you all a very Happy Diwali and we take this occasion to announce ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‘๐š๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ: ๐‚๐ฎ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐‘๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ (๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š—๐š) All are welcome!
On Facebook Live

๐™‚๐™ก๐™ค๐™—๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™–๐™˜๐™š๐™จ: ๐™๐™–๐™ข๐™–๐™ฎ๐™–๐™ฃ 101 - Friday, November 20, 7pm to 7:45pm (CT)

Performing artists of diverse faiths from Mandala Arts will share their concepts and interpretations of what Ramayan means to them. Their experiences while performing the episodes from Ramayana and having grown up with the legend will provide an interesting simulating conversation, and will be moderated by NIAM board member Harpreet Datt.

๐™’๐™–๐™ก๐™  ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™š๐™จ, ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ โ€“ Saturday, November 21, 3pm to 3:30pm (CT) a Family friendly event!

This carefully curated tutorial, by Mandalaโ€™s performing artist Ashwaty Chennat will lead the class through a dance workshop using the medium of Bharat Natyam and storytelling associated with the characters of Ramayan.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ will be presented in a series of four sequential episodes between ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ - ๐Ÿฐ and the full story retold on ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฑ, from 7pm onwards (CT)

๐š†๐šŠ๐š๐šŒ๐š‘ ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐šœ๐š™๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š๐šŠ๐š’๐š— ๐š›๐šŠ๐š’๐šœ๐šŽ๐š› ๐š•๐š’๐š—๐š”๐šœ....

Tickets are $๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ (๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜), and further details available at: https://www.niam.org/event/story-ram-2020/

View a ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ of The Story of Ram here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXeAWamFr-Y

#NIAMtheStoryOfRam2020 #NIAMcovidresponse #NIAMgoesvirtual #NIAMission #NIAMenrich #NIAMinspire #NIAMoutreachprograms

๐๐ˆ๐€๐Œ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Š๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐š ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ข๐š๐ง-๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง & ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐€๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง-๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐–๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐•๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข...
11/08/2020

๐๐ˆ๐€๐Œ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Š๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐š ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ข๐š๐ง-๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง & ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐€๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง-๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐–๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐•๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ

The National Indo-American Museum (NIAM) ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ-๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐‰๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฉ๐ก ๐๐ข๐๐ž๐ง and ๐•๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ-๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐Š๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐š ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ on their historic win. Kamala Harris is the first woman, African-American woman and Indian-American to win the Vice Presidency.

The last few years have seen many Indian-Americans elected to office, rise to the top ranks of the judiciary and other public service positions. The election of Kamala Harris, a child of immigrants and a woman of color, continues that trend. Her elevation to the Vice Presidency serves as a role model for many in our community seeking to achieve their American dream.

As an organization that celebrates the Indian immigrant journey, heritage, diversity and our integration with American values, it is a proud, historic and defining moment for the Indian American community and NIAM celebrates this historic moment in our countryโ€™s history.

#๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด

๐ƒ๐ข๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ข is one of the most celebrated Indian festivals by people of diverse faiths across India. In fact, the stories, th...
11/07/2020

๐ƒ๐ข๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ข is one of the most celebrated Indian festivals by people of diverse faiths across India. In fact, the stories, the legends and cultural interpretations of Diwali makes this one of the most popular Indian festivals around the globe.
Indian Americans brought their unique regional practices with them and use festivals like Diwali to introduce their children to their heritage.
Here is a brief look at the many ways that this โ€˜๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ก๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ๐™จโ€™ is celebrated across the length and breadth of India, including its unique cultural, social and religious nuances.

Our blogpost article here: https://www.niam.org/diwali-myriad-representations-across-india/

And as a special pre-event NIAM presents a Diwali Special Masterclass of ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐‘๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ข ๐†๐ก๐š๐ซ
Saturday, ๐๐จ๐ฏ ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ•, 2:00-3:00 PM (CT), on Zoom
(we will feature a YouTube link for those who would like to purchase tickets and view the program)

There is still time to buy the tickets till 1:30 PM.NIAMโ€™s Diwali Special Masterclass of Destination Rasoi GharSaturday,...
11/07/2020

There is still time to buy the tickets till 1:30 PM.
NIAMโ€™s Diwali Special Masterclass of Destination Rasoi Ghar
Saturday, Nov 07, 2:00-3:00 PM (CT), on Zoom
Purchase $15 tickets by Nov 07: https://www.niam.org/event/destination-rasoi-ghar/

Anna Venkatesh, the owner of Amlu Tastings, is a self-trained home chef in the Chicagoland area. She draws inspiration f...
11/04/2020

Anna Venkatesh, the owner of Amlu Tastings, is a self-trained home chef in the Chicagoland area. She draws inspiration for her creation from her travels, nature, art, and the rhythm of everyday life. Join us to learn and listen to her fascinating story...
NIAMโ€™s Diwali Special Masterclass of Destination Rasoi Ghar
Saturday, Nov 07, 2:00-3:00 PM (CT), on Zoom
Purchase $15 tickets by Nov 07: https://www.niam.org/event/destination-rasoi-ghar/

The many ways to utilize a simple banana leaf in cooking or serving food.As a wrap for steaming or bakingA non-stick lay...
11/03/2020

The many ways to utilize a simple banana leaf in cooking or serving food.
As a wrap for steaming or baking
A non-stick layer in for grilling or baking
Takeaway or to-go packaging
A wrap for food fermentation
A layer for covering plates
As the plate itself, or the tablecloth
To preserve leftover food
The presentation as a tropical touch to any plating and
serving- in exotic shapes
Check out how Anna will be using the banana leaf to cook fish!
NIAMโ€™s Diwali Special Masterclass of Destination Rasoi Ghar
Saturday, Nov 07, 2:00-3:00 PM (CT), on Zoom
Purchase $15 tickets by Nov 07
https://www.niam.org/event/destination-rasoi-ghar/

Join us for NIAM's ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ข ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ of ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐‘๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ข ๐†๐ก๐š๐ซ on Saturday, Nov 07!Expect a cooking class, alon...
10/15/2020

Join us for NIAM's ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ข ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ of ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐‘๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ข ๐†๐ก๐š๐ซ on Saturday, Nov 07!
Expect a cooking class, along with a crash course in plating, presenting and hosting by the chef-owner of ๐€๐ฆ๐ฅ๐ฎ ๐“๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ, ๐€๐ง๐ง๐š ๐•๐ž๐ง๐ค๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก. The program will be hosted by NIAM's ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฎ and we would love for you to join us in this unique celebration!

Anna Venkatesh, the owner of Amlu Tastings, is a self-trained home chef in the Chicagoland area. She draws inspiration for her creation from her travels, nature, art, and the rhythm of everyday life. Join us to listen to learn and listen to her fascinating story...

๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐๐จ๐ฏ ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ•, 2:00-3:00 PM (CT), on ๐™๐จ๐จ๐ฆ
Purchase $๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“ ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ by Nov 07:

https://www.niam.org/event/destination-rasoi-ghar/

#TasteOfIndiaRasoiGhar #NIAMcovidresponse #NIAMgoesvirtual #NIAMission #NIAMenrich #NIAMinspire #NIAMoutreach

Our ๐†๐š๐ง๐๐ก๐ข ๐๐ž๐š๐œ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ (virtual) on Facebook live gained tremendous success during the lockdown period and we thank yo...
10/02/2020

Our ๐†๐š๐ง๐๐ก๐ข ๐๐ž๐š๐œ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ (virtual) on Facebook live gained tremendous success during the lockdown period and we thank you for supporting us!
Since 2019 NIAM has delivered this course to 4 CPS schools and reached 820 students.
On this occasion of ๐†๐š๐ง๐๐ก๐ข ๐‰๐š๐ฒ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข, the birthday of Gandhiji, we present you with a link to our ๐ฏ๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ: https://bit.ly/2HP8I3N

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#NIAMcovidresponse #NIAMgoesvirtual #NIAMission #NIAMenrich #NIAMinspire #NIAMoutreach #GandhiPeaceProgram

A poem that describes the delirious highs and precarious lows of our daily existence... Mundane activities to look forwa...
08/29/2020

A poem that describes the delirious highs and precarious lows of our daily existence... Mundane activities to look forward to and exciting events we have come to dread - the new normal has certainly redefined life as we know it. Something in here that we all can relate to....
The author ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ฎ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ, has been a critical part of NIAM's existence for many years and serves as a member of its executive Board of Directors.

๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ก ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™จ: ๐™พ๐šž๐š› ๐™ป๐š’๐šŸ๐šŽ๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š‹๐šข ๐˜พ๐™Š๐™‘๐™„๐˜ฟ series post

Part of our series of articles, stories, perspectives, and first hand accounts from the frontlines. We are documenting how this is affecting the Indian American community in so many ways. Connect with us [email protected] / [email protected]

#NIAMcovidresponse #teamNIAM #NIAMinspire #stayhomestaysafe #besresponsible

On the eve of it's ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฐ๐˜๐—ต occasion, NIAM wishes you a very ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜†!The Consulate General of India, C...
08/15/2020

On the eve of it's ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฐ๐˜๐—ต occasion, NIAM wishes you a very ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜†!

The Consulate General of India, Chicago will be organizing a ceremony at the Consulate premises on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 9:30AM โ€“ 10:30AM. The program will commence with a flag hoisting ceremony, followed by the National Anthem, an address by Consul General and a brief cultural performance.

The Consulate would like to extend an invite for you to join the celebrations through the following link to their Facebook live event: https://www.facebook.com/IndiaInChicago

#๐™ฝ๐™ธ๐™ฐ๐™ผ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐š’๐š๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ #๐™ฝ๐™ธ๐™ฐ๐™ผ๐šŽ๐š—๐š›๐š’๐šŒ๐š‘ #๐™ฝ๐™ธ๐™ฐ๐™ผ๐š’๐š—๐šœ๐š™๐š’๐š›๐šŽ #๐™ธ๐š—๐š๐š’๐šŠ๐š—๐™ธ๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š™๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š—๐šŒ๐šŽ๐™ณ๐šŠ๐šข #๐™ธ๐š—๐š๐š’๐šŠ๐š—๐™ฐ๐š–๐šŽ๐š›๐š’๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š—๐šœ๐™ฒ๐š˜๐š–๐š–๐šŽ๐š–๐š˜๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐™ฐ๐šž๐š๐Ÿท๐Ÿป #๐™ท๐šŠ๐š™๐š™๐šข๐™ธ๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š™๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š—๐šŒ๐šŽ๐™ณ๐šŠ๐šข

๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€!History was made yesterday when Vice President Joe Biden picked Senator Kamala Har...
08/12/2020

๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€!

History was made yesterday when Vice President Joe Biden picked Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential running mate. A groundbreaking moment indeed as Senator Harris will be the ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐˜ผ๐™›๐™ง๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐˜ผ๐™ข๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ and the ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐˜ผ๐™ข๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ to be nominated on a ๐™ข๐™–๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™.๐™Ž. ๐™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ!

This nomination is just the latest trailblazing step in Senator Harrisโ€™ career. She was first elected as the District Attorney of San Francisco in 2003 becoming Californiaโ€™s first African American and Indian American D.A. In 2010 she created history again by being the first woman and Indian American elected Attorney General of CA. And in 2016, she became the first Indian American senator and only the second African American female senator.

Early in life, young Kamala and her sister Maya grew up in a house filled with music by black American artists, nurtured by her Indian mother Shyamala, and her jazz-loving Jamaican father, Donald who taught economics at Stanford University. Her parents met and fell in love at Berkeley while participating in the civil rights movement โ€“ a fact that Sen. Harris is immensely proud of. In her words she, "grew up embracing her Indian culture, but living a proudly African-American life." Kamala was raised primarily by her mother, a cancer researcher and a civil rights activist, who made sure her girls were aware of their backgrounds. In 2014, Kamala married Douglas Emhoff, a lawyer and wasted no time embracing and integrating his Jewish heritage into her familyโ€™s diverse cultural tapestry.

As an elected official, Senator Harris has become a prominent voice in the push for racial justice and police reform and is often described as ๐™ง๐™š๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข-๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™™ with a ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™œ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™–๐™˜๐™.

In recent years many Indian Americans have made their mark on politics with many appointed to the judiciary, major regulatory agencies, also entering electoral politics from local elections to state legislatures, Congress and governorships. Now an Indian American woman will be a major party candidate for Vice-President and therefore a role model to future generations of Indian Americans seeking a career in public service.

Democratic Party activist Shekar Narasimhan has described her candidacy as "๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค" for the Indian American community. We agree. Whatever your political affiliation, this is a ๐š•๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š–๐šŠ๐š›๐š” ๐š–๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐™ธ๐š—๐š๐š’๐šŠ๐š— ๐™ฐ๐š–๐šŽ๐š›๐š’๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š—๐šœ and NIAM extends our heartiest congratulations to Senator Kamala Harris!

#๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ #๐˜•๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜”๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด #๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ #๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ #๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜๐˜—๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ #๐˜’๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด

Article sources:
https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-53745141
https://www.newsindiatimes.com/democratic-presidential-candidate-biden-taps-indian-american-senator-kamala-harris-as-running-mate/
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/11/joe-biden-vp-pick-kamala-harris-393768

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