From Bollywood to the Taj Mahal, and from riding a tuk tuk to enjoying the unique scents of popular Indian spices, visitors at The Magic House have the opportunity to experience the wonders of India, a country rich in colorful traditions with a focus on the future. The Magic House’s exhibit features the vibrant art, food and traditions of the timeless Indian culture. With the goal to inspire visitors to compare the similarities and differences between their lives and those of children in the country of India, Namaste India will feature a variety of immersive environments including a dhaba (restaurant), marketplace, tuk tuk (or motorized rickshaw), home and school as well as iconic spaces like the Taj Mahal and Bollywood.

Exhibit Sponsors

  • Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Bal Vihar of St. Louis
  • Bayer Fund
  • CEdge
  • Daugherty Business Solutions
  • Mastercard
  • Seema World Travel


  • Leena Choudhary
  • Rahul Deshpande and Ruteja Barve
  • Paul and Sheri Diemer
  • Rachel D’Souza-Siebert
  • Ida and Gerald Early
  • Beth and Brock Fitzgerald
  • Deb and Richard Grossman
  • Vibhu Grover
  • Mahendra Gupta and Sunita Garg
  • Linda and Jesse Hunter
  • Arindam Kar
  • Ravi Malhotra
  • Purvi and Hersh Maniar
  • Jeffrey and Ranjana Morgan
  • Karthik Muthusamy
  • Ram C. Nair
  • Ashwin & Raksha Patel
  • Kanal Patel
  • Tim and Elizabeth Swank
  • Vish Tripathi and Anjali Keswani
  • Shanta Veerlapti
  • Sumit Verma and Nisha Dharna
  • Bob and Gerry Virgil

Namaste India Advisory Council

Thank you to the dedication and leadership of our Namaste India advisory council for their willingness to share their rich culture with the St. Louis community and beyond.

  • Romana Aftab
  • Sudhir Brahambhatt
  • Marilyn Cathcart
  • Rahul Deshpande
  • Rachel D’Souza-Siebert
  • Sunita Garg
  • Chaya Gopalan
  • Vibhu Grover
  • Mahendra Gupta
  • Meera Jain
  • Sanjana Jani
  • Ajay Jhamb
  • Arindam Kar
  • Shanthi Krishnan
  • Ravi Kyasaram
  • Sukanya Mani
  • Vijay Manivel
  • Ranjana Morgan
  • Partima Murali
  • Sathish Nanjappa
  • Ashwin Patel
  • Sekhar Prabhakar
  • Pradeep Rajendran
  • Elisa Roth
  • Vijay Sharma
  • Yashika Sharma
  • Shoba Shekar
  • Vaishali Soneta
  • Sunitha Thanjavuru
  • Leena Tibrewala
  • Vishwakant Tripathi
  • Tarini Varma
  • Sumit Verma

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The Magic House is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.