Indian Food, American Foodie

Indian Food, American Foodie

Food has long played a major role in the making of the great American melting pot. Indian cuisine, after being on the margins here for years, is finally breaking through into the mainstream. Atlanta’s restaurant culture is more nuanced and expansive than anyone could have expected a decade ago: at the venerable Four Seasons Hotel in midtown Atlanta, you’ll find items like chicken tikka masala, malai kofta, and meen moilee even on the regular menu. Khabar spoke to some local chefs and critics who share their enthusiasm for Indian food, from Mumbai street food to the tastes of Kerala and Jamaica, to Indian spices and techniques used in non-Indian food. “The only people who don’t like [Indian food] are the people who’ve had something too spicy,” said one chef. “There’s something in India for everybody, especially in terms of food. It’s such a vast cuisine.” Read more »

People: Immigrant Blues

Tragedy strikes an immigrant family in the U.S. in the 1970s. Akhil Sharma's poignant novel Family Life is based on his own life. He is interviewed for Khabar. Read more »

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Youth: Standing on the Bridge

From confusion regarding belonging, to embracing both sides of the divide: these musings on dual cultural identity resonate with many second- and third-generation youngsters. Read more »

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Americana: THOU SHALL NOT PLAY!

Or at least not in a fun, spontaneous way, lest you may be injured. That seems to be the message of today’s hyper-attentive parents. Compare this to the carefree fun of earlier days. Read more »

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Indian General Election 2014: the Choices Are Ineptitude, Anarchy, and Communalism!

The Indian voter is faced with the painfully unenviable task of deciding which will be the least of evils: Rahul Gandhu (ineptitude), Arvind Kejriwal (anarchy), or Narendra Modi (communalism). Read more »

Letters from Readers

Wonderful article on interethnic marriages / Good response to reader’s comment [re "Hinducentric articles"] / Temple Beauty Marred by Sexism [re segregating the men and women] Read more »

Retire at 65 ... or Not?

Isn’t 65 the traditional retirement age? Perhaps, but baby boomers and the Social Security Administration are revising the definition. Your assets matter more than your age. Read more »

Finding Funding: Alternative Options for Businesses

To grow, look beyond traditional sources of funding (banks, venture funds, angel investors) to crowdfunding, intrastate sale of shares, corporate partner programs, and microlending. Read more »

How Safe Are Over-the-Counter Supplements?

Supplements are constantly under debate, and recommendations vary with new research. If you're going to take a supplement, ask your doctor if it is appropriate for you. Read more »

F-1 Visas; Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Traveling and returning to the U.S. after changing from a visit visa to an F-1 student, also What to do when the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is about to expire. Read more »

Katrina pairs up with Saif for the first time

Katrina Kaif is busy: three movies coming, two in which she pairs up for the first time with the leading men Saif Ali Khan (Ek Tha Tiger) and Aditya Roy Kapur (Fitoor). Read more »

Good Sports: President Paraag

A South Asian in U.S. professional sports: Paraag Marathe was recently promoted to team president of the San Francisco 49ers (who have another man with double A name, Baalke). Read more »

Nowmee Shehab receives Unsung Heroine Award

Nowmee Shehab came to the U.S. from Bangladesh at the age of 16. In high school and college (Smith, Emory Univ.), she has been working on many programs related to issues of social justice. Read more »

180 Nations, 26 Airports, 30 Days

To boost in-bound tourism, India is expanding its visa-on-arrival program to all nations except eight. Remember that an electronic visa is required before departing for India. Read more »

Mythical Model Minority

I am tired of trying to live up to everyone’s unreasonable expectations. I’m just an ordinary kid who will attend junior college. I'm hoping Gandhi said it’s okay not to be superhuman! Read more »

10 tips for spiritually evolved parenting

There is no one standard rule for all children. But to give your children a good upbringing, the rule for parents is to be a peaceful, loving, and blissful human being. Read more »

 

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