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10 Gems of Indian Civilization

10 Gems of Indian Civilization

What exactly defines Indian culture? Does it contain some unique value? Who speaks for Indian culture? Psychiatrist PAUL R. FLEISCHMAN, winner of the distinguished Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association, a student of India for over forty years, a Vipassana teacher, and author of several books including Cultivating Inner Peace, The Healing Spirit, Karma and Chaos, and An Ancient Path, highlights ten gems at the crux of the Indian heritage. Read more »

Books: Chasing Dreams

Three generations of women in an immigrant Gujarati family explore identity and aspirations in Saumya Dave’s debut book. Read more »

IndiaScope: A Dangerous Turn for India and China

A shocking and bloody encounter involving hand-to-hand combat brought the world’s two most populous nations to the brink of war high in the Himalayas. Read more »

The Immigrant: For the sweet love of Dahi made sweeter by its containers

A delightful walk down memory lane when love of dahi traveled all the way from an Indian childhood to an American life and found yogurt in its many flavors. And not just yogurt, but also its oh-so-important containers. Read more »

The Indian-American: Why cooks of color get boxed-in to become the voice of ethnicity

For Indian-American chefs, where does India end and American begin? Even as they straddle their bicultural identities, these chefs continue to be identified with their inherited culture. Read more »

Tongue in Cheek: Bollywood Bleeding Hearts on Black Lives Matter

Whether it be in race, caste, religion, or gender, Indian society loves its many biases; but if it is a trending hashtag, some of us are all suddenly woke…at least on social media! A tongue-in-cheek look at Bollywood activism. Read more »

Perspective: Our Modern Family

Remarriage involves reinvention. Modern Family, a sitcom provides insights on how partners with kids from previous marriages can reinvent their family. Read more »

Travel: A Plunge Into Adventure—of Body and Spirit

Besides spirituality, sports such as rafting, kayaking, and rappelling draw seekers to the Himalayan town of Rishikesh. Read more »

Remembrance: The Legacy of Two Chefs

A fond farewell to two inventive trailblazing Indian-born American chefs, Floyd Cardoz and Garima Kothari, who have left their imprint on culinary scene in the U.S. Read more »

2020 Our Year of Reckoning

As Democrats and Republicans get ready for the final stretch of an unusual, pandemic-scarred election year, and Americans brace for an ugly campaign season, much of the world remains baffled by Trump. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Letters to the Editor: Disappointed in Khabar’s editorial on BLM, Editor’s Response / Economy needs to recover but not at the cost of health and safety / Are you a teen with a view? Share your perspectives on Covid-19 and BLM / Write to us. Read more »

Coronavirus and Life Insurance

When is the best time to buy an insurance policy? As uncertainty looms large in times of the pandemic, life insurance makes even more sense than usual. But are life insurance companies accepting applications? Read more »

Now About That Loan Forgiveness

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan was government assistance initiative for the Covid-19 crisis. New rules apply after a June 5 law that extends the covered period to December 31, 2020, and relaxes some other criteria. Read more »

Health: Fad diets aren’t the solution— what’s better?

Faddish diets are not the solution for losing weight and staying fit. Why Keto, Paleo, and other fad diets are not magic pills. Here are some strategies to welcome a sustainable and enjoyable approach to weight loss! Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

Following multiple lawsuits and public outcry, the Trump administration has backtracked on a rule that would've required international students, whose universities remain online-only amid the coronavirus pandemic, to transfer schools or leave the U.S. Read more »

Saroj Khan breathes her last

Fondly known as Masterji, the legendary choreographer of Hindi cinema, Saroj Khan died of a cardiac arrest on July 3 at a Mumbai hospital, where she was admitted on June 17 following complaints of breathlessness. Read more »


Pepperdine University’s Sahith Theegala has emerged the undisputed top college golfer in America, having swept the three most prestigious player-of-the-year awards in collegiate golf. Read more »

Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda takes over as president of AAPI

After having served as director of Medical Association of Georgia Board from 2016 onwards, Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda has taken over as the 37th president of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). Read more »


Read our regular columns: ‘Who, What, Where, When & Why’ and ‘Book Matters’. Also: ‘Treasures from a Tragic Plane Crash' and 'Will this be a World Heritage Site?'. Read more »

A Voice for Indian-Americans

Sunil Adam, who was the editor-in-chief of India Abroad until it stopped production, is the founding editor of American Kahani. He launched this online portal to showcase uncensored Indian-American voices. Read more »

How to Stop Overthinking?

Do you find yourself caught in a vicious cycle of compulsive thinking? How to stop overthinking? Find out what Sadhguru has to say about being stuck in the mind, and how one can come out of it and become more conscious. Read more »






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