Archive for August, 2010

Utsav/IndiaDay 2010

Saturday, August 21st, 2010


Utsav/IndiaDay 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Moore Auditorium, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Indian Students Association of Tallahassee (INSAT) and India Association of Tallahassee (IATLH) celebrated the 64th Indian Independence Day, India Day, and Utsav (in Sanskrit meaning Festival) – a cultural program this afternoon. The day started out bit cloudy and muggy and so we feared for typical summer rain, but we were spared. A food, jewelry, and handicrafts fair was also held between 12:00 Noon and 6 PM in conjunction with the Celebrations.

About 450-500 people (students, children, youngsters, and Tallahassee public) came to enjoy the free program. The proceedings began with Independence celebration with flag unfurling and singing of National anthems of India and the USA. There were 20 individual items split into two segments. The earlier segment consisted of performances by young artists. This included two performances by VS and one by me.


The first one of VS’ performances was “The Great Children of India”, where VS represented Bhaghat Singh. In the second item VS and I did a stand-up comedy called, Tanjore to Tallahassee, where we parodied the clash between Indian-born adults visiting and American-born youngsters.

The event was a big success.

Exercised the primary duty

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Exercised the primary duty

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Leon County Courthouse

Talalhassee, FL


Today in the morning we went and exercised our primary duty. We felt good about it.

Belt Testing Today

Saturday, August 14th, 2010


Belt Testing Today

Saturday, Aug 14, 2010

Today there was a belt testing schedule. All levels of Tae Kwon Do belts were scheduled for testing today and yesterday. Our belt testing was today. At the appointed time we arrived 10 minutes early. There were two sets of belt testers: one for the younger ones and one for the adults.

After explaining what will happen the testing began for both the groups. One student at a time or at times a pair of students were tested. The testing involved showing to the instructor the basic form and some escape maneuvers.

After about 45 minutes all testing were done and belt awarding ceremony will be conducted separately on a pot-luck dinner at another location. The testing went well.