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Cover Story: Southern Desi

Cover Story: Southern Desi

Author and Activist Speaks Out: Anjali Enjeti, in a wide-ranging interview with Khabar, shows how she’s making a difference as a thinker and doer. Touching on the themes covered in her debut essay collection, Southbound, and her debut novel, The Parted Earth, she talks about identity, belonging, family and the importance of political activism in our time. Read more »

Flash Fiction: Linked Lives

Flash Fiction: 1000 to 1200 words: In the second story of our new column, readers travel to the sprawling city of Delhi to get glimpses of a woman’s life as a wife and daughter-in-law. Read more »

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Happenings: India’s Smart Vaccine Diplomacy

As countries scramble to secure supplies in the face of “vaccine apartheid,” India has enhanced its global standing by making vaccines that are readily available in the world’s poorest countries. This effort may one day help India secure recognition as a global power—with a permanent UN Security Council seat to go with it. Read more »

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IndiaScope: Understanding the BJP Juggernaut

The work of well-known journalist and commentator Rajdeep Sardesai provides insights on how the BJP and Narendra Modi have transformed India in recent years. Read more »

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Monsoon of Memories: Chai: India’s Elixir

Let’s face it: for Indians, tea is an emotion; and just like all other emotions, it holds a strong connection to the heart. Purva Grover, the columnist, recalls the nostalgic snippets from life in India. Read more »

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Musings: Of Human Connections

Reflections on Human Connection: The truism “sharing is caring” has never seemed truer—or more necessary—than during this pandemic year. Read more »

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Perspective: Biden’s Chance to Fix Immigration

Immigration: Promise and Peril: Much-needed immigration reform eluded both Obama and Trump, but maybe Biden can seize the initiative. Read more »

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Opinion: Jim Crow on My Mind

GOP Bills Target Minority Voters: Georgia bills that could lead to disenfranchisement are a reminder of the Jim Crow era of racial segregation. Read more »

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Opinion: The 2020 Desi Voter

Instead of celebrating the historic turnout and civic engagement Georgia just displayed to the world, members of the Georgia state legislature are running away from the future electorate and doing everything they can to slow down and stymie the American Dream that we are striving to manifest. Read more »

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Hate Crimes: Important to Address the Root Cause

Stopping Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: To end the gut-wrenching hate and violence directed at Asian Americans, we have to address the root causes. Read more »

Celebrating Asian Writing in English

Kitaab Celebrates Asian Writing: An interview with Kitaab’s Singapore-based publisher, who promotes Asian writing in English. Read more »

The New Inherited I.R.A. Rules

Do you know what has changed for I.R.A. beneficiaries? New inherited I.R.A. rules took effect on January 1, 2020. Are there exceptions to this rule? Read more »

Paycheck Protection Program Applications Open Again for Small Business Owners

On December 27, 2020, as part of a larger government funding bill, the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act was signed into law, which in part, restarted the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Read more »

Letters from Readers

Letters to the Editor: Inspiring review of Akil Taher’s book/ Response to violence against Asian Americans. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

Public charge rule rescinded/ Citizenship Act introduced in Congress/ Application Final Action Dates for April 2021/ Dates for Filling Visa Applicatins-April 2021. Read more »

Kareena and Saif blessed with a baby boy

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan have become proud parents again. They were blessed with their second child, a baby boy, on February 21. Read more »

Good Sports: Fisherman's Daughter is a  Shooting Star

The women’s trap team of Manisha Keer, Kirti Gupta, and Rajeshwari Kumari won a silver medal for India at the recent International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun competition in Cairo, Egypt. Read more »

Atlantans included in National Academy of Inventors Fellows

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) elected 175 prolific academic innovators from across the world to NAI Fellow status. Among the 21 Indian-American Fellows on the list are Nikil Jayant of Georgia Tech, and Rahul Shrivastav of University of Georgia. Read more »

Briefs / Hate Crimes Against  Asians Rise / Diverse NASA Team Reaches for Mars / Book Matters

Read our regular columns: ‘Who, What, Where, When & Why’ and ‘Book Matters’. Also: ‘Hate Crimes Against Asians Rise' and 'Diverse NASA Team Reaches for Mars'. Read more »

Health: Fad Diets Aren’t the Solution— What’s Better?

Why Keto, Paleo, and other fad diets are not magic pills. Read more »

Awareness can end your suffering

Why didn’t the universe create everyone equal? Why are some handicapped, and others able-bodied? Why are some poor, and others rich? What is the point of all this terrible inequality? Read more »

 

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