They dig deep into their musical roots and have a staggering range––from raga to reggae, hip- hop to Indian folk and Gypsy swing. This cross-cultural mix is brewed with an unerring feel for melody, rhythm and soul, and is capturing global audiences. Khabar spotlights the stars of this young breakout generation.

Success stories in the hard-as-nails U.S. music industry include jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, hip-hop star Kabir Sen, actor-singer Manu Narayan, and Rupa Marya, the ebullient lead singer and front woman of Rupa & The April Fishes. Read more »

Who Says Life is Over after a Triple Bypass?

Running marathons, climbing mountains, skydiving, hang gliding: these are just some of the many astonishing achievements of Dr. Akil Taher—after his open-heart surgery at 61. Read more »

An Ancient Art Meets Cutting Edge Science

Ram Mallappa didn’t pick up his first flute till he was 32-years-old. And when he did, little did he know that this was the start of an exciting, unusual 13-year journey that would culminate in a historic Arangetram. Read more »

Trends: Modern Matchmaking

For most Indians, marriage is an important milestone in fulfilling one’s destiny, a sacred pact that is laden with the weight of a centuries old culture. What is passé, however, are arranged—read parentally approved—marriages. Read more »


While my respect for the three Civil War leaders depicted on Stone Mountain, as brave men willing to die for their cause, has never receded, I can’t say the same for their cause or ideology. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Letters to the editor: Yoga is also about inclusiveness / Evolution--not bastardization--of language / Racial dilemma or culture clash? / "Jews of Two Worlds: Indians in Israel.” Read more »

Teaching Your Heirs to Value Your Wealth

In a 2015 CNBC Millionaire Survey, 44% of families having at least $1 million in investable assets said that they had not yet told their children about their future inheritance. Another 27% said they had refrained from mentioning it until their children were 30 or older. Read more »


With recent hacks to companies such as Sony, Target, and Home Depot, as well as to the entertainment industry, data security has been shoved to the forefront of the news cycle. Smaller companies may be tempted to assume that only big businesses should be concerned with data security, but the evidence suggests otherwise. Read more »

The rising incidence  of fatty liver disease and what you can do to avoid it

Fatty liver disease involves the accumulation of fat within the liver. It is typically due to either drinking excessive amounts of alcohol or a condition called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Read more »

Changes Allow Earlier Green Card Filings

Starting this month, the State Department (in concert with the USCIS) is issuing two charts related to priority dates––one that allows people to file for adjustment of status and one that shows when their permanent residence case is eligible for completion (green card issuance). Read more »

Twinkle Khanna debuts as author

Twinkle Khanna’s book release party in Mumbai recently turned out to be a laugh riot as the actress-turned-writer, known for her quick wit as a columnist, took digs at her close friends Karan Johar (who anchored the event) and Aamir Khan, and even her husband, Akshay Kumar. Read more »


“He was a gift (to Oklahoma),” chess coach Joe Veal told the Associated Press. “The interest in the sport, I think, has risen a lot in the last two years. I think, in all honesty, the golden age of chess has spread to Oklahoma.” Read more »

DeKalb County recognizes business owners for 30 years service

The Commissioners and CEO of DeKalb County, GA honored Mr. Dinesh and Mrs. Chitra Vaishnav, owners of Mr. Quick Copy and Printing in Decatur, for 30+ years of personifying dedication of immigrants. Read more »


Jhumpa Lahiri received a National Humanities Medal recently at the White House. Established in 1997, the medal is awarded to individuals or groups for broadening our understanding of the humanities. Who was the only other Indian-origin recipient of this medal? Read more »

Sanskrit play in Berkeley High School, California

October 1, 1915 - A Sanskrit play called “The Conquest of Kama” is staged in the auditorium of Berkeley High School. The play was performed by the Hindusthan Association of America Read more »

Light Up From Within

But if every human being can light up within himself, if every human being becomes a solution by himself, so that he does not create any problems, neither for himself nor anybody around him, then we do not have to go about solving problems anymore. Read more »






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