A Foodie’s Indian Journey

A Foodie’s Indian Journey

EATING MY WAY THROUGH DELHI: Few things are as potent as food nostalgia. On a recent 45-day stay in India, the author rekindled memories of childhood: aromas and tastes of the staples she grew up on. Add to it the adventure of trying out the multitude of new offerings that modern Delhi offers, and it was gastronomic heaven, from gourmet to street food to home-cooked comfort food. “As I left India to come back home to New York, I did what I do every trip: ask Raju, the family cook, to whip up three dozen Sindhi kokies for me. They traveled, cuddled in foil wrap, along with delicious home-made Mangalorean pickles from my sister-in-law. Back in New York, I save my kokies in the freezer for a ‘Missing India’ day. Then I pull one out, heat it on the tawa and enjoy it with yogurt, papad, and pickle. I smile blissfully eating my bits of India as I sit in New York!” Read more »

Bilateral Relations: What Did Modi's Second Visit to the U.S. Yield?

Prime Minister Modi delivered a well-received speech at the U.S. Congress on June 8. Results included progress on joining the missile technology group, energy, climate change, defense, and investments. Read more »

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Perspective: The California Text Book Controversy: The Wonder That Was India

A personal perspective surrounding the California textbook controversy about changing pre-1947 “India” to “South Asia.” Should 6th and 7th graders be taught about "Indian monks" or "South Asian monks"? Read more »

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Americana: Billy’s America is Fading Away

According to the American National Election Study, 81% of the Silent Generation (69-86 years old) love America while only 58% of Millennials (18-33 years old) feel the same. Let’s consider patriotism. 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 »

Six Financial Planning Lessons from a Motorcycle Accident

When you have a close call with serious injury or worse, you start thinking of your family’s—and your—financial well-being. Most people should have these basic stop losses in place. Read more »

Boomerang your VAT—it should come back

Travelling overseas for business? Don’t miss out on the refund of the value added tax (VAT) that is usually incurred during overseas business travel—it could add up to substantial savings. Read more »

Plank Exercises = Strong Core

Back and abdominal muscles are vital for every function in our daily lives, yet most people don't exercise these core muscles enough and are prone to back pain and injury. Plank exercises help. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

Requirements for H-2B Returning Workers / Processing Certain Form I-918 Cases (U Visa) / APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR July 2016 / DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS - July 2016 Read more »

Is Saif’s begum Kareena expecting?

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan may be expecting. Meanwhile, Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh have become proud parents once again: their second child, another baby boy. Read more »

Good Sports: YOUNGEST SINGLE ADOPTIVE DAD

Pune-based software engineer Aditya Tiwari, 28, is a rare find: a bachelor in India who’s willing to adopt a child with a mental disability. He understands the patience required. Read more »

$20,000 Women in Technology scholarship for South Forsyth High student

Shwetha Mudalegundi, a South Forsyth High School student, received the Women in Technology (WIT) Girls $20,000 scholarship. WIT Girls works with the Georgia business community to support STEM. 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 »

American Sympathy for India’s Untouchables

7/31/46: In a letter to B.R. Ambedkar, W.E.B. Du Bois enclosed a statement by the National Negro Congress to the UN Council, and wrote of his sympathy with the Untouchables of India.” Read more »

How Can I Cultivate Faith?

People who talk about loyalty have a vested interest in how to hold you. Faith is not for holding you, but for liberating you. Faith is not about being for this group or that group. Read more »

 

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