A Queer Dilemma

A Queer Dilemma

HEARTFELT CONVERSATIONS WITH LGBTQ SOUTH ASIANS: They have remained on the sidelines of communities for far too long. They have endured the censure of being seen as taboo. They have experienced the double whammy of being outcasts on two counts: their sexual orientation or gender, as well as their status as brown immigrants trying to fit into mainstream America. Franklin Abbott brings you the voices and stories of a few such individuals who talk of their suffering and their triumphs. Surinder Bal also considers in "Psychologically Speaking" the reasons why South Asian cultures adopt an ostrich-like attitude to LGBTQ issues, and a sidebar provides information on resources for LGBTQ South Asians in Atlanta. Read more »

Talk Time: Not Sorry for Sari

TALK TIME WITH PATTI TRIPATHI OF SARIS TO SUITS: The former CNN anchor talks about her work in promoting South Asian women role models. Read more »

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Bilateral Relations: Defense bill signals America wants to make India its military partner

Recently introduced legislation may be the harbinger for closer U.S.-India ties in the defense sector. It is expected to cut the red tape and bureaucratic hassles for India. Read more »

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Americana: The Roll of the Dice and the Spin of the Wheel: Gambling in America

A look at how gambling, a pastime that was viewed as sleazy and unsavory activity as late as the mid-1960s, became so mainstream: the history, economics, and social aspects. Read more »

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Politicizing Patriotism

“Bharat Mata Ki Jai” (“May Mother India be victorious”) shouldn’t be controversial words in India! But the right wingers insist that every Indian must proclaim those words to prove patriotism. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Homily or visionary? (Sadhguru) / A good issue (April) / Hailing the nation (editorial) / Carbohydrates and the Indian diet / Correction: (Mangoes article) Read more »

Tell Your Beneficiaries about Your Accounts and Policies

Will your assets go where you want them to when you die? Let your heirs know how they will receive retirement assets and insurance benefits. Here are several important tips. Read more »

The Importance of Goals in Business

Most business owners are busy running their businesses and don’t have time to handle projects unless they are intentional and follow a systematic process. That's where goals come in. Read more »

Tackling Childhood Obesity

The new obesity epidemic, with poor diets and lack of exercise, has made our children and youth vulnerable to premature mortality, to ailments that were diseases of the aged. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

USCIS completes H1B lottery selection / Filing fee changes may come soon / Scam letters sent to L-1A executives / New workload transfer web page / Corrected Visa Dates Read more »

Shahid Kapur to become a dad soon

Are Shahid Kapur and his pretty wife Mira expecting their first child? Yes! So is Mira still gearing up for her big Bollywood debut in an upcoming film starring her hubby? Read more »

QUOTA of QUOTES

Quotes from Padma Lakshmi on Trump & immigrants, a Sikh on turbans in the US Army, parents of a gay man, teacher of underprivileged, marketing prof on happiness, gold-shirt man. Read more »

Top volunteers receive Prudential Spirit awards

Georgia’s top two youth volunteers of 2016, Devneet Singh, 17, and Damācia Howard, 13, were honored in the nation’s capital at the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Read more »

Quiz, Mountain People, Spoons, Kohinoor, Dolls, Shocks, Books

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, AND WHY / THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE / HOW TO EAT (WITH) SPOONS / THE QUEST FOR KOHINOOR / DOLLS AND SHOCKS / BOOK MATTERS FOR SUMMER Read more »

“Color Me Queer on the Pier”

June 23, 2001—"Color Me Queer On the Pier” was the 6th Annual Queer People of Color Pride Dance in New York City. An organizer was the South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association. Read more »

Conscious Consumption: a Sensible Mode of Life

Nowadays you see that many of the most successful people have really tense and agitated faces. It is mindless consumerism that leads to suffering. Read more »

 

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