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The Namaste Express

We are leading the development of a children's exhibit on India at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. The Namaste Express, a potential new exhibit on the beauty and diversity of India’s different cultures, history and technological advancements today.

For more information and to donate toward the exhibit’s development, visit

Lassi with Lavina

Beautiful article by Lassi with Lavina on the America to Zanzibar exhibit at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. There is a quote on The Culture Tree and Anu Sehgal, and about their partnership with CMOM in brining quality, educational South Asian events to the museum.

Eid at the Indian Consulate

The Culture Tree was honoured to be invited at the annual Eid celebration at the Indian Consulate on July 17. The event included shayari, ghazals and Indian classical music.

TV Asia Coverage

On June 24, The Culture Tree hosted Eid Around the World event at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Here is the coverage of the event on TV Asia.

Holi Coverage

Our Holi event was covered by publications such as Time Out, Mommy Poppins and A Child Grows In Brooklyn:  


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Coconut Laddu Recipe

Diwali is the biggest and most celebrated festival in India. It is the festival of lights and symbolizes the victory of good over evil. No Diwali celebration is complete without mithai (sweets in Hindi). During Diwali, you see mounds of colourful mithais in the market. People give mithai to friends, family and neighbors, like gifts are exchanged during Christmas.    One of the favorite mithai’s especially amongst kids is laddu. They are ball-shaped sweets of different types that are typically made of flour, milk/cream, spices, nuts, sugar and other ingredients that vary by recipe.    Here is the recipe of nariyal ka laddu or coconut laddu.