|Out of India in
Washington DC was born out of a larger desire to provide information to
change the existing stereotype of India as an ancient culture: a
nation of poverty and squalor and the United States of America as a
nation of drugs, sex, guns and violence.
Out of India is a bridge to friendship between cultures that influence
and are influenced by India.
Some of the broad objectives
that have helped design and shape this initiate are detailed here:
* To present and
promote India, its rich heritage and opportunities to the people of
America while helping Indians in the USA stay connected with their
heritage and culture.
* To help build a
closer and connected community of Indians, out of India.
* To have a forum
to present the achievements and contributions of persons of Indian
origin here in the USA.
* To present and
share research on things Indian by universities, institutions or
any person, anywhere in the world, irrespective of nationality.
* To provide a
space for individuals to participate in discussion of things Indian.
* To address
issues and needs of special segments.
- A growing population of
- Indo US youth: second
and third generation.
- Indian women in the USA
- Indians with foreign
spouses and their children.
- Foreign nationals who
have adopted Indian children.
- Persons who are engaged
in trade/business with India.
* To provide
information on emerging business and trade opportunities with India.
* To provide a
space for persons of other nationalities who have had an association
with India to stay connected. For eg. Persons who have worked in India
in the Diplomatic or Foreign Service, with muti-national
companies or the Peace Corps etc.
* To help shift
the traditional concept of India only as an ancient culture and
to present the dynamic modern India, with its phenomenal potential for
growth and opportunities for trade.
* To provide
information on India and happenings that are relevant to Indians
* To create a
resource of information relating to travel and provide technologies
that will facilitate business and trade with India.
* To provide an
opportunity for individuals to use the information as a springboard
for individual pursuits and commerce.
* To help develop
and foster a true friendship, appreciation and understanding between
the people of two great cultures: India and The United States of
(Our goal is to expand and extend this concept to other cultures in
India and the Washington DC Metro Area USA is being designed
and developed as a comprehensive and contemporary electronic
resource and info-guide.
Designed as an
electronic, and eventually abridged a custom print publication, it will focus
on providing information to anyone interested in staying connected with things Indian.
Out of India
is not designed as the ultimate resource on India, nor is it the last
word on all things Indian–rather, it is a resource that will continue
as a work in progress as it develops into an exclusive site of
information on things Indian. In addition to providing information the
site will also have the capability for online commercial transaction of
high quality goods and services, online trade fairs and promotion of
Indian and world business ventures.
comprehensive listing of things Indian will be of interest not just to
people from the Indian subcontinent but to anyone who is interested in
India-its cultural heritage and the emerging trade and economic
opportunities Out of India.
The Out of
India core team is made up of professionals and strategic partnerships
from around the world, who work in real and virtual offices.
resource is specially designed for the following groups of people.
A collaborative process of creation and exploration.
The people of India and
Visitors and foreigners, resident in India.
Visiting Indians and long
term residents abroad.
Second and third generation
Foreign nationals with Indian
Foreign nationals who have
adopted Indian children.
Foreign nationals who
have lived or worked in India.
Foreign companies and
organisations that are considering or presently doing business with
Foreign Service Individuals and
other Diplomats associated with India.
Research scholars who have an
interest in India.
People around the world who
have friends in India or of Indian origin.
Indian /Indo American cultural,
social and business organisations.
Foreign Universities looking at
a year/semester abroad programmes in India.
Indian students looking at
NRIs, PIOs OCIs
If you have been left out in these
categories please connect with us.
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