November 11th, 2010
06:10 AM ET

Video: First lady's Asia trip

(CNN) – In Mumbai, India, we saw first lady Michelle Obama play the tambourine, dance, and even kick off her shoes to play hopscotch with children.  In New Delhi, India, she toured the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum with children and checked out textiles and necklaces at the crafts center.  She put some stylish outfits together, too.

We've been sharing these moments throughout the trip but check out this video by CNN.com producer LaTrina White, which includes highlights from India but also the first lady's Veterans Day surprise to troops in Germany.

After India, Mrs. Obama joined President Obama in Jakarta, Indonesia, but she did not go with her husband to South Korea and Japan.  On her way back to Washington, on Thursday Mrs. Obama visited Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.  There, Mrs. Obama helped serve up a Veterans Day meal to some 200 service men and women. She also visited wounded troops recovering at nearby Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.


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  1. Nischal

    Please change the spelling of "GANDHI"...GHANDI is not the correct one. It really OFFENDS INDIANS

    November 13, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  2. Buttercup313

    She connects because she understands that children are our universal future, and that encouragement and appreciation for their being should be of some importance for our, eventual, evolution. That ... or maybe she's just a nice lady.

    November 13, 2010 at 10:22 am |
  3. Pramod

    Common CNN. You spelled Gandhi as Ghandi in the video.
    I expected not this from CNN.

    November 13, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  4. phoenix

    this party girl has carmen miranda moves and the aunt jemima aura.

    November 13, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  5. Matthw

    Yes, but not in the USA.

    November 13, 2010 at 11:03 am |
    • kristie

      i agree........... not in america where she lives help/stand with the people in your own house

      November 14, 2010 at 12:45 am |
  6. Guest

    Very nice video.

    November 13, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  7. Siddharth

    I wish to bring to your attention a correct spelling – Gandhi and not Ghandi

    November 13, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  8. Dhaval

    "GANDHI', referring to the Mahatma, has been wrongly spelt "GHANDI' in the video. Kindly correct the error.

    November 13, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  9. gauttam Shah

    Please spell Gandhi correctly. it is not Ghandi but GANDHI. Thx

    November 13, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  10. Mansi Dey

    CNN misspelt Gandhi on the video. Michelle is of course superb in all respects.

    November 13, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  11. E. North

    Guess she forgot to pack her hula hoop and jump rope .......

    November 13, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  12. Rita

    Where are her own kids?

    November 13, 2010 at 11:59 am |
  13. Srinivas

    Please correct Gandhi's spelling. Its not Ghandi, its Gandhi. Thanks.

    November 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  14. Indian

    It is bad journalism and downright insullting when you cant spell the name (in the video) of the runner up "Time Man of the Century". This is not the first time CNN has done it either. His name is MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI also known as MAHATMA GANDHI. Please get it right the next time you use his name.

    November 13, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
  15. chootiya

    she is sooo fake

    November 13, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
    • kristie

      agreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee fake is the obamas

      November 14, 2010 at 12:46 am |
      • Jack Witty

        FAKE as FAKE can be!... BOTH of the self-identity Crisis pair! They don't even know WHO they are!...plastic.

        November 16, 2010 at 5:20 am |
  16. spellchecker

    its GANDHI not GHANDI.....

    November 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  17. kristie bostic

    michelle obama and her hubby omg!!!! i voted for him in hopes he would change our country for the better what has he done ???? spent alot of money her too!!!!!! thanks!!!!!!!! bush could have stay in office seeing what the new ones have done. what a disapointment!!!! all she cares about is kids eating healthy well thats impontant but lets look at the fact that our jails are over run there are people that are homeless living on the street people are out of work in this country but her and her hubby eats great there kids live great it must be nice but the american people that put you in office suffer every day

    November 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  18. kristie bostic

    michelle obama ..............................................omg her clothes cost more then my car what a sad sight

    November 13, 2010 at 1:29 pm |
  19. kristie bostic

    i would love to see somone get in office that shops at walmart for there and there kids clothes its good enough for my family we are an all american family so why not find an all american family to run for office.............. shreveport la kristie bostic

    November 13, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  20. h

    Helloooooooooooo??? It's not Ghandi, it's Gandhi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  21. Ashish

    CNN – Its 'Gandhi' and not 'Ghandi'. How does it sound if you say 'Osama' instead of 'Obama'?

    November 13, 2010 at 1:49 pm |
  22. Ritika

    Please spell Gandhi correctly in your report. It's spelled as Ghandi!

    November 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm |
  23. dracs

    "pausing to honor...who.....Ghandi???? Who is that???

    Its Gandhi..Even a 5th grader would be able to pronounce that. Shawna, are you smarter than 5th grader??

    November 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm |
  24. som

    Honor Ghandi ????? its Gandhi. Utterly stupid mistake.

    November 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm |
  25. jeff gordon

    Am I supposed to be impressed ? Or are you trying to salvage what's left of a dismal failure overseas ? Connects with kids ? That's worthy of wasting readers' time ? I connect with kids also – I have one. She has two. What pathetic spin – hopefully, she and her husband will be out of the White House in 2 years for good. (By the wat, I am a Democrat, before your paranoid conclusions are drawn...)

    November 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  26. Chaman Singh

    It is strange that CNN does not the correct spelling of Gandhi. It mentions Ghandi on it video.

    November 13, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
  27. Chaman Singh

    It is strange that CNN does not know the correct spelling of Gandhi. It mentions Ghandi on its video clip.

    November 13, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
  28. jay

    Isn't this story about 5 days old? CNN, the real story is why did she leave Obama alone in Jakarta. What caused her to huff off to the other side of the world? Is it because of her goof shaking the hand of a conservative Muslim government minister? Every time Ms. Obama makes a hasty retreat, like to Spain, we are left wondering if there are problems in the Obama home.

    November 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  29. Anil

    Please learn to spell Gandhi. Its disrespectful to misspell the name of a Man who has inspired millions of people world wide. The video section at 0:54 seconds. Thanks

    November 13, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  30. swagata

    hi..noticed a typo error and wanted you folks at CNN to realize it..It is GANDHI as in MAHATMA GANDHI and not GHANDI like you have written!

    November 13, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  31. Karun Mehta

    One of the captions on the video footage showing the first lady in India said "Paying homage to 'GHANDI", when the whole world knows the spelling to be 'Gandhi'. The staff who is putting the captions together should be careful about such obvious and blatant typos.

    If on the other hand this was the result of ignorance, it puts to question the quality of CNN staff.

    November 13, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  32. mustafa

    WiIll you please edit the name of Mr Gandhi at 1.01. It is wrongly spelled as Ghandi..

    November 13, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
    • staciacnn

      Thank you to everyone who brought this typo to our attention. We have taken down the video until we can correct the spelling.

      November 13, 2010 at 9:52 pm |
      • whoashep

        The video has been updated. Enjoy!

        November 14, 2010 at 4:08 am |
  33. Nonobama

    Really! Biggest concern is the spelling of Gandhi? How about her dancing and playing hopscotch? Forgot to pack her hula hoop and jump rope, I guess! A kid, she is NOT! Has she no sense of dignity becoming of the 1st Lady? What a disgrace she is in dress and behavior.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:41 am |