From 1 to 100,000: The Pioneers, Pillars, and Milestones of the Atlanta Indian Community

From 1 to 100,000: The Pioneers, Pillars, and Milestones of the Atlanta Indian Community

Today’s massive, multifaceted community has its roots in less than a dozen college students in the 1960s. We trace the fascinating journey of Indians in Atlanta, from the time when remnants of segregation were still visible, through the days of the founding of IACA, to today’s proliferation of things Indian in Atlanta—Bollywood movies in AMCs and Regal Cinemas, Indian food isles in major supermarket chains, not to mention the 24/7 real-time connection to Indian media, entertainment, and a thousand other markers of the “Indianization” of Atlanta. Then, thanks to the committed efforts of Franklin Abbott, an Atlanta psychotherapist, writer, and musician, who volunteers in recording oral histories in the archives at Georgia State University, we now have a new South Asian collection in the GSU archives. Abbott has interviewed some South Asian pioneers of Atlanta: Dr. Kamla Dutt, Dr. Prateen and Vibha Desai, Drs. Bhagirath and Uma Majmudar, Dr. Sunaina Jain, and Sabiha Mujtaba. Read more »

My Turn: ADDRESSING TOXIC SEXUALITY THROUGH THE WISDOM OF THE AGES

Through his roles as physician, professor, priest, poet, Sanskrit scholar, and community elder, DR. BHAGIRATH MAJMUDAR has interacted with thousands of young people, and advised hundreds on mating, marriage, and more. Read more »

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IndiaScope: China Rising: The View from Mumbai

TINAZ PAVRI reflects on a conference where scholars from Indian universities and other parts of the world spoke about the role of China in South Asia. India’s growing concerns are not unfounded. Read more »

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Americana: Banned in Boston: Cen$#%s#$p in America

Religious authorities were enraged about...I'm not talking about Padmaavat, but The Last Temptation of Christ. But ban the movie? No! Let's consider censorship and the right to free speech. Read more »

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Why What Happens to IACA Matters to the Community at Large

IACA (India American Cultural Association) was the first Indian organization in Atlanta, and represented the Indian community. Now it is in trouble. Losing it would be a huge loss for the community. Read more »

Letters from Readers

"A Suicidal Addiction to Guns" by Dr. Sanjay R. Jain / "Don’t Give Modi a Pass" by Ron Jacob / "Reliving the Romance of Rain" by Hemlata Vasavada / "Saying Tomayto or Tomahto" by Mahadev Desai Read more »

The Benefits of a Roth IRA

Why do so many people choose a Roth IRA rather than a traditional IRA? Let's look at the trade-off you make when you contribute to a Roth IRA—a trade-off many savers are happy to make. Read more »

Trends in Offices and Workspaces: Collaboration, Adaptation, and Wellness

New trends in office design include reducing private office space, increasing collaborative environments, adaptable and horizontal offices, and focusing on worker well-being and productivity. Read more »

Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome

South Asians are prone to a group of risk factors causing metabolic syndrome. Resistance training (or strength training) has been shown to offer protection. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

H-1B memo targets third party worksites / Credit card payment accepted for most forms / APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES / DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS Read more »

Janhvi Kapoor turns 21 surrounded by family

Janhvi Kapoor, Sridevi’s elder daughter, turned 21 barely 10 days after losing her mother. Earlier in the day, Janhvi visited an old age home, a tradition started by her mother. Read more »

Good Sports: PROVING A POINT WITH GOLD

Indian shooter Shahzar Rizvi set a world record at his debut at the ISSF World Cup, winning gold in 10m air pistol event. Jitu Rai and 17-year-old Mehuli Ghosh brought home bronze medals. Read more »

Three South Asians in Georgia State’s first ‘40 Under 40’

Sucheta Rawal of Go Eat Give, Manoj Mishra of Amazon Web Services, and Tosif Chouhan of The Chouhan Law Firm were included in Georgia State Alumni Association's inaugural "40 Under 40" Class. Read more »

Quiz, Curry, Skilled Workers, The Epics, Time Zones, Books

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, & WHY / CURRY NOT IN A HURRY / SKILLED WORKERS IN LIMBO / BRINGING THE EPICS TO LIFE / INDIA’S TIME ZONES / BOOK MATTERS Read more »

Talk Time: Passion for Fashion

Interview with Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sailee Raje who started an online venture, Ethnic Thread, a platform that allows women to sell and trade trendy desi clothes and services. Read more »

Is There Any Benefit to Fasting?

It may not be a good thing for everybody to fast, but it has benefits if done with understanding. Finding the right situation and staying off food at that time is a good thing to do. Read more »

 

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