Images of India: Presidential Guard
November 8th, 2010
01:30 AM ET

Images of India: Presidential Guard

U.S. President Barack Obama inspects the Indian presidential guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential palace in New Dehli. Obama hailed India as an established "world power" as he received a 21-gun salute at a red carpet state welcome in the capital New Delhi.


Topics: India • President Obama
November 8th, 2010
01:29 AM ET

Malveaux Meets: Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsico

Washington (CNN) - Suzanne Malveaux recently sat down with Pepsico CEO, Indra Nooyi at a Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women event in Washington, D.C.

Nooyi, who has topped the list of the magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women for five years, traveled with President Obama this weekend to her native India.

Please watch this addition of Malveaux Meets: Indra Nooyi


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November 8th, 2010
01:03 AM ET

Remarks by the President at the arrival ceremony at Indian presidential palace

Delivered at the Presidential Palace Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, India

First of all, I want to thank all the people of India for the extraordinary hospitality and welcome that Michelle and I and my delegation have already received.
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Images of India: India Gate
November 8th, 2010
01:00 AM ET

Images of India: India Gate

On the way to President Obama's joint availability with Indian Prime Minister Singh at Hyderabad House, we passed the India Gate which commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in WWI.


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The Singh Dinner party
November 8th, 2010
12:32 AM ET

The Singh Dinner party

On Sunday night, the President and Mrs. Obama attended dinner at Prime Minister Singh’s residence in New Delhi. Though not an official state dinner, the gathering included about 50 Indian and 20 American invitees. Guests included Indian politicians, films stars and heads of business. The dinner was hosted by Prime Minister Singh and his wife Mrs. Gursharan Kaur.


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Welcome to the hotel
November 8th, 2010
12:18 AM ET

Welcome to the hotel

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) - What a lovely hotel in New Delhi! We have been overwhelmed with hospitality and images of beauty. Here is just one picture of the lobby shot by CNN photojournalist Tim Garraty.


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Goodbye Mumbai...hello New Delhi
November 7th, 2010
01:44 PM ET

Goodbye Mumbai...hello New Delhi

The President and First Lady wrapped up a whirlwind tour of India's largest city Mumbai and headed to the capital of New Delhi.


Topics: India • Michelle Obama • President Obama
The Obamas celebrate Diwali
November 7th, 2010
01:42 PM ET

The Obamas celebrate Diwali

From a pool report by Jonathan Weisman from the Wall Street Journal

We were hustled downstairs for the main event into an auditorium festooned for Diwali in flowered wreaths and strings of lights draped from the walls. Children were dressed in bright Indian garb, salwar khamez, and traditional Koli clothes. The President and First Lady were handed candles to light the Diwali alter, which won them a round of applause. A girl told the couple that Diwali celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, to send out "a way powerful message. So sit back and enjoy."
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Remarks by the President & First Lady at St. Xavier College town hall
November 7th, 2010
12:41 PM ET

Remarks by the President & First Lady at St. Xavier College town hall

Delivered at St. Xavier College in Mumbai, India
MRS. OBAMA: Hello, everyone. Namaste. It is a pleasure and an honor to be here in India. Everyone, please sit, who can sit. Rest. It’s warm. We are thrilled to be here and to have a chance to spend time with so many outstanding young people from St. Xavier’s College and so many other schools across Mumbai.

Now, this is my first trip to India, but it is not my first exposure to India’s wonderful culture and people. See, I grew up in Chicago, which is a city with one of the largest Indian-American communities in our country. And of course, last year, as you know, we were proud to host Prime Minister Singh and Mrs. Kaur for our very first state visit and dinner. It was a beautiful evening under a tent on the South Lawn of the White House, and we got to hear some pretty great Bhangra as well. I danced there, too. (Laughter.)
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Obama's India visit not embraced by all
November 6th, 2010
10:39 PM ET

Obama's India visit not embraced by all

MUMBAI, India (CNN) - The normally bustling city of Mumbai is moving at a much slower pace. President Obama’s visit, coupled with the Diwali holiday, has forced people out of town, indoors or beyond security barriers.

As I drove to a local television studio to be interviewed about the president’s trip, I passed several signs, some with large painted portraits, welcoming Obama to town. But as I quickly learned, there is a great deal of frustration and in some cases anger behind all the red carper treatment.
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