H-1 and H-4 Blues! and The Plight of DALCA Children

H-1 and H-4 Blues! and The Plight of DALCA Children

The Trump administration’s heartless way of governing has upended the lives of H-1B and H-4 visa holders who arrived in the U.S. legally and have been, for years, hard-working and tax-paying immigrants. Lives of tens of thousands of Indian immigrants will be uprooted and destroyed if the Trump administration moves ahead with its hardline proposals. We look at how the proposed changes in immigration policy play out, with narratives that are poignant, and sometimes, plain desperate. As the touching stories of the people interviewed show, they face an uncertain future here—with little for them to return to in India. Indians have waited years if not decades for the Green Card, and in the meantime children age out, losing legal status. Some have run up education loans that they will be unable to pay back if they lose the right to work. Senators, lawmakers, and the public are trying to raise awareness to win this battle. Read more »

Interview: Consul General NAGESH SINGH’S Farewell Interview

CONSUL GENERAL NAGESH SINGH BIDS ADIEU: In an interview with Khabar, the diplomat offers candid remarks about his hits and misses, what the job entails, and the Atlanta Indian community. Read more »

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Music: “My relationship with the spirit in my instrument is such that I cannot imagine that we will ever tire of each other.”

ZAKIR HUSSAIN, the delightful maestro, in an exclusive interview with Khabar: His name is synonymous with the tabla, and no other performer has done more to bring it to the attention of the West. Read more »

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Happenings: A Royal About-Turn

End of the beginning or beginning of the end? The recent royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was not just about the splendor and grandeur, but also a harbinger of changing times. Read more »

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"Quantico," Priyanka Chopra, and the Propriety of Taking Offense

Verisimilitude is at the heart of the controversy surrounding the series "Quantico" starring Priyanka Chopra. There is not a single recorded incident of a Hindu terrorist of the kind portrayed. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Sad spectacle of infighting not surprising (3 letters about the editorial on IACA's problems) / A little girl in Kashmir / Bollywood should look at using comic book superheroes. Read more »

1031 Exchanges: What, Why, When, & How

Real estate investors may want to explore like-kind (1031 or Starker) exchanges. This lets an investor sell one property and buy a similar one while deferring capital gains taxes. Read more »

Yes, These Rules May Apply To You

Do you import or export goods or otherwise conduct business overseas? You may be overlooking some important government regulations, especially if you are a small- to mid-size company. 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

USCIS Delivery of Secure Documents / Receipt Notices for Form I-751 and Form I-829 / Data Entry Delay in I-751 Receipt Notices / DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS and APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES Read more »

Sonam celebrates birthday in London

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is glowing after marrying beau Anand Ahuja, and after the success of her latest film Veere Di Wedding. She turned 33 on June 9 in her London home. Others are in London... Read more »

Good Sports: YOUNG TENDULKAR GETS A CHANCE

The offspring of sports stars are rarely able to live up to the family name. The 18-year-old Arjun Tendulkar was selected for India’s under-19 squad to play two four-day games against Sri Lanka. Read more »

Atlanta’s Urjanet wins multiple awards

Headed by CEO Sanjoy Malik, Urjanet (utility data aggregator) won the Top Product Awards from Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today, as well as Pacesetter and InnoVenture Awards. Read more »

Quiz, Screen Indians--looking back & looking ahead, the first Indian-American, car bumps, books

Quiz, Screen Indians then & now, the first Indian-American, car bumps, books: YA novel by Nisha Sharma, cookbook by Deepa Thomas, middle-school story by Atlanta's Aisha Saeed, Vivek Wadhwa’s new book. Read more »

Talk Time: Child's Play

MULTICULTURAL TOYS AND BOOKS: Inspired by her biracial children, an Indian-American mom with a Wharton MBA launches a company named Umani that makes inclusive products for kids. Read more »

Nishchala Tattvam: An Unwavering Intention

Sadhguru looks at the significance of unwavering intention, and explains what Adi Shankaracharya meant by saying “Nishchalatattve jeevanmukti,” in his famous “Bhaja Govindam.” Read more »

 

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