Archive for August, 2013

VtS Interview as Freshmen

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

VtS Interview as Freshmen

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tallahassee, FL

Today FSU news featured Vivek’s interview as part of the freshmen class of 2017. He spoke about the school, the faculty, and his goals for his undergraduate studies.

VtS Featured in FSU Website

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

VtS Featured in FSU Website

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tallahassee, FL 32306


VtS was featured in the Florida State University’s website as one of the new incoming freshmen.

2013 Utsav Hindi Comedy Drama

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

2013 Utsav Hindi Comedy Drama

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Godby High School Auditorium

The India Association of Tallahassee (IATLH | celebrated the 67th Indian Independence Day and  Utsav 2013 at the Jeff Bradford Auditorium at the Godby High School Auditorium in Tallahassee, FL, USA. The program began with unfurling of the Indian national flag followed by singing of Indian national anthem and American national anthem.
It was followed by speech contest where nine members spoke on pre-selected topics for three minutes. Following the speech contest, Utsav 2013, non-filmy cultural program began and featured group dances, group songs, and musical instrumental pieces.
Photos from the program:
Immediately following intermission, we staged our Hindi comedy drama. The cast members were members of Learn Hindi group and mostly non-native Hindi speakers. I had obtained a copy of a Hindi skit from the Internet and modified it and the Hindi teacher added more lines and parts for people. The skit called Rangeen School was staged and all performed well and the audience liked it. Then there were few more programs, speech contest winner announcement and the quiz.

Steam Clean the house

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Steam Clean the house

Stanley Steemer Steam Cleaning

Monday, August 12, 2013

7:30 to 8:30 AM


Early this morning two people from Stanley Steemer came to our house for the prearranged steam cleaning of our carpets. We have worked over the weekend the get all carpeted rooms ready for steam cleaning. We had removed all knickknacks and loose items on the floor. We had removed all possible small items like chairs, file cabinets, rugs, and small cabinets. However, we left standing big chests, wardrobes, beds, and desks.

The personnel came and moved the big furniture away from the walls and put them on some kind of plastic blocks. They then started to run the fans in the rooms. Once everything is set-up, they brought their steam cleaning vacuum hoses and started to clean the rooms. They first cleaned the two small rooms and did the big room the last. Once the back side of the cabinets were cleaned they moved the cabinets back to their original position and cleaned the other areas. Once a room has been cleaned they put the fan to start the drying process. They were done in about an hour.


They recommended  that we don’t walk from the carpeted floor to hardwood floor often due to the possibility of wet feet and slippery feet. They asked us to run the air-conditioner at 70 F and continue to run the fans at full speed. The recommended drying time is 48 hours. However, chairs with plastics feet could be moved into the rooms in 24 hours but wooden furniture should wait for 48 hours. If there is a need we could some plastic blocks similar to those they used to move wooden furniture about 24 hours.