So You’re Far, Far From Home…

Coming from another country? We’ve prepared some information that could be useful for our two major groups of foreign students:

Information for Students from the Indian Subcontinent

Food, Videos from India
Cosmos International
770 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford

Time Saver International Store
1549 Main Street, East Hartford

Their video collection’s prints are of better quality than Cosmos. Also, the owner arranges to bring Hindi blockbuster movies to the big screen at Enfield Cinema. Call the store to get onto a mailing list.

Jackson Heights (35th Avenue 75th Street) in Queens, New York is the ultimate bazaar for anything and everything Indian – food, clothes, jewelry and restaurants.

Eating Out
Akbar Palace, East Hartford

Bombay’s Authentic Indian Cuisine, Hartford

Bombay Raj Mahal, Manchester

Shishkebab House of Afghanistan, Hartford

For the homesick, WWUH (90.5 FM) broadcasts an hour and half program (7:30 to 9 p.m.) every Friday called Gitanjali. It features hindi songs, Indian classical music and interviews.

The nearest consulate is in New York City (Remember to keep your passport current!)

Consulate General of India
3 East 64 Street
New York, NY 10021

Indian Newspapers
Published every week. If you want to stay in touch with events back home, the simplest alternative to flying home every weekend is to subscribe to one of the Indian publications in the United States.

News India-Times
Subscription: 6 months $15, 12 months $26

India Abroad
Subscription: 6 months $18, 12 months $32, 2 years $60

The following dealer advertises that they supply all Indian newspapers and magazines, as well as books. Ask them for their price list.

Indo-U.S. Books and Journals Inc.
35-52 73rd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
For Subscription info call Mr. Singh (7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST)

Indian Books and Magazines

India Today
Subscription: 6 months $42, 12 months $73, 2 years $135

Hitkari House
284 Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Bombay 400 038, India
Cost: $80 p.a checks o.k.

Business India
Wadia Building
17/19 Dalal Street
Fort, Bombay 400 001, India
Tel: + 91 (22) 27-4161/27-1558

Computers Today
An Indian computer magazine.
Living Media India Ltd.
404 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
212-779-8206 (Fax)
Subscription: Approximately $55/annual payable to Living Media India Ltd.

Sending Flowers to India
Mr. Motiwala, Oriental Florist (Rs. 425)
Taj Mahal Hotel, Apollo Bunder, Bombay – 400 039
Bombay: (91) (22) 202 3366/287 2734 (Fax)

Indogram ($30)
800-834-7274 (California)
800-624-8007 (Others)
800-FLO-WERS ($45+)

For Hyderabad Only ($19.99)
Heart to Heart Services
C/O Mahesh Bagade
420 Rainbow Circle
Kokomo, IN 46904-3629
317-453-3872 or send queries to
800-93-INDIA ($20 to $35)
412-683-0910 (Bombay: $15, Other: $19)

Aeroflora ($25)
Bombay: (91) (22) 620 6423/ 620 0210
Inquiries: Sheldon Colaco at 813-632 8065 or email:

Information for Asian Students

A Dong Supermarket
160 Shield Street (off New Britain Avenue), West Hartford

Eating Out
Beijing Garden (Chinese)
230 Farmington Avenue (in Talcott Plaza), Farmington

Butterfly (Chinese)
831 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford

East West Grill (Thai and Laotian)
526 New Park Avenue, West Hartford
860 236-3287

I Love Sushi (Japanese)
278 Park Road, West Hartford

Ichiban (Japanese and Korean)
530 Farmington Avenue, Hartford

Lemon Grass (Thai)
7 South Main Street, West Hartford

Pho Boston (Vietnamese)
144 Shield Street (off New Britain Avenue), West Hartford

Siam (Thai)
312 Park Road, West Hartford

Szechuan Tokyo (Szechuan and Japanese)
1245 New Britain Avenue (at New Britain and Main Streets), West Hartford

Chinese newspapers can be found at A Dong Supermarket (see groceries above)

Online news (sorted by country):

The nearest consulate is in New York City. Remember to keep your passport current!

Consulate General of Japan
299 Park Avenue 18th Floor
New York, NY 10171

Consulate General of R.O.K.
335 E. 45th , 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Consulate General of P.R. China
520 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036