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Taste of India welcome in Ruston area

A little of India has come to Louisiana Tech University.
Vibha Jani is the program chair of interior design of the School of Architecture and spent a portion of last summer researching India’s diverse culture and architecture. She came back to Tech with a desire to share her knowledge on the rich history and social aspects of the
Indian people and is largely responsible for the “Discover India” series to allow the community to have a taste of the country.

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Remembering life of a matriarch

When a friend’s loved one dies, you think of death, but you really can’t imagine that happening in your family. You don’t want to imagine that.
It happened to us this week.
Myrtice Kyle, matriarch of the Kyles, Neals, Reddings, Rasts and many others, left this life March 6. She was my husband’s great-grandmother and a sweet, wise lady.

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Techsters will ‘dance’ in Denver

“We’re one of the teams in the tournament and we’ve got as good a chance of winning it as anybody else,” said junior forward Ty Moore. “The main thing is that we’re in the tournament again and now the main focus is to go out and win every game we play.”
If this is mid-March, it must mean national tourney time again for the Lady Techsters (26-4) and the Western Athletic Conference champions made it 25-of-25 in the NCAA’s Big Dance by winning Saturday afternoon’s final league tourney game and then being unveiled last night as the No. 11 seeded entry in the San Antonio.

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Exhibit offers glimpse of India

Jani is the program chair of interior design of the School of Architecture at Tech, and she is one of the key coordinators for the “Discover India” exhibition, which begins today and lasts until April 11.
“The idea is to give awareness of what India is about and show the architecture and culture, the rituals and festivities and architecture — how people live,” Jani, who is teaching a class on India this quarter, said. “We have similar cultures here in Louisiana and in India. Southerners are known for their Southern hospitality, and guests in India are treated like gods.”

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