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UPDATED: 25 Aug 2009 GMT
  • Public Affairs Officer Michael Pelletier and Dr. Deborah Thiagarajan, Founder and President of the Madras Craft Foundation holding a copy Yankee India by Susan Bean. American Consulate Joins Madras Week Celebrations

    Ties between Chennai and the United States go back centuries and cover a vast range of fields. Dr. Susan Bean, curator of South Asian and Korean Art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, shared stories of the trade between Chennai and the US, including textiles, ice, and cargo, and of the many historic figures ...

  • Josh Kornbluth leading a theater workshop for college students at Loyola College Citizen Josh Charms Chennai

    Premiering in India at the Hindu MetroPlus Theater Festival before traveling to Kochi, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata, “Citizen Josh” is a comedic monologue by Josh Kornbluth about his personal journey from passivity to grassroots activism.

  • Pradeep Rajdas and Jude Sannith from Loyola College who won the 1st and 2nd prizes. Loyola College Wins Top Prizes in Democracy Speech

    Pride in Indian democracy and the hope that the country will play a proactive role in promoting democracy in South Asia resounded in an intercollegiate speech contest on “Worldwide Movement for Democracy: India’s Role” organized by the U.S. Consulate in association with Madras Christian College on Wednesday, August 12.

Current News
The American Citizens Services Unit will be closed for normal operations on Friday, August 28.

American Citizen Services - Closure on August 28

Travel between India and the U.S. remains robust, with more direct air routes opening all the time ...

From the Consul's Desk: the US Visa Process

As Ramadan begins, President Obama extends his best wishes to Muslim communities around the world ...

Ramadan Kareem

Muslim Americans constitute part of a remarkable community that come from 80 different countries ...

Consulate Headlines
White Mosque-05, Abu Dhabi, UAE - Third biggest mosque in the world. Photographer: Dol from Thailand

Ramadan Around the World: A Mosaic of Traditions
Muslims around the world observe the month of Ramadan in different ways, blending their countries’ cultural customs with Islamic traditions of prayer and fasting. Share images that complete the phrase “Islam is ...” and join the discussion at our Talking Faith blog.

About 120 influential Muslim leaders, heads of Islamic organizations and educational institutions, and students had an interactive dialogue with Yasmin and Imran about their daily life as Muslim Americans.

Muslim Youth Speak About Overcoming Barriers
What is life like for American Muslims and how do Indian Muslim students studying in America integrate the practice of Islam into their lives? These questions and more were the subject of a discussion on “Muslim Students’ Life in America” at the American Consulate on August 10 ...

A Giant Leap for Mankind
The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, in partnership with Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre hosted a program on July 31 at the Birla Planetarium to mark the 40th Anniversary of NASA’s moon mission.

Particpants at the “Know the U.S.” quiz contest organized by the U.S. Consulate and Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in Puducherry on July 17.

Puducherry Excels at “Know the U.S.” Quiz
Twenty-two high schools from Puducherry showed how much they “know the U.S.” at the “Know the U.S.” quiz contest organized by the U.S. Consulate and Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in Puducherry on July 17.

U.S. Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer

Meet U.S. Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer
United States Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer presented his credentials on August 11 to President Pratibha Patil. In a formal ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Ambassador Roemer conveyed to President Patil the personal greetings of U.S. President Obama ...