Hindi Category

Dancing onstage in India.

Posted On August 28, 2014By Nicole WeitznerIn Hindi

Voyage into the Depths of Authentic Indian Dance

Nina participated in the 2014 Summer Hindi  program in India. While many are bedazzled by the intricate costumes and glittering jewelry, in India, study of the classical arts is taken very seriously. The commitment in the biggest dance companies and schools is similar to the rigor one would find in a contemporary or ballet dance company in the United States. Dance teachers are common both in rural and urban India, and because of this, the dance shows that result are stunning, heart-warming, and magical. Watching a true traditional Bharatanatyam showRead More
NSLI-Y Students ride in the bullock cart
On July 12, 2014, NSLI-Y students in Pune, India went to Baramati Farm, an NGO trust that works as a farm cooperative in rural Maharashtra. During the day they learned how the farm trust has worked to use cutting edge, sustainable farming techniques in an arid region. A branch of the organization also helps to support farmers’ wives in micro-finance efforts. Many of the women in Baramati make and sell spices in small cooperative groups while receiving small loans from banks. The students met with ten of these women whoRead More
NSLI-Y Students hold up their thank you notes written in both English and in Hindi.

Posted On July 9, 2014By Nicole WeitznerIn Hindi

Service Activities with Education NGO in India

NSLI-Y students in India took part in a community service visit at an NGO called “Vidya and Child,” which works to close the education gap for children belonging to the underprivileged section of society. NSLI-Y students and their host siblings visited the NGO and engaged in activities such as storytelling, playing games and teaching poems to the children at the NGO. The children taught the NSLI-Y students Hindi poems and dances. Throughout the summer, NSLI-Y students developed relationships with children by leading games, holding conversations and teaching them about AmericanRead More