Life between Pizzas and Pakoras

Life between Pizzas and Pakoras

Are Indian-American kids still ABCD? There can be confusion but also coexisting and triumphing. Essays by teens shed light. Abinav Routhu: an Indian in America and an American in India. “To be born bicultural is to be a beast of two nations. But we take pride, for we are like no other.” Amy Jasani: “My gender-equality side clashes with the traditional Indian female stereotype.” Aditya Santoki: He used to proudly give his school friends a taste of his Indian lunches. Suma Gangasani: “The goal is to wake up every day feeling excited and happy about going to work.” Vaishu Merugu: “There is no ‘stereotypical’ American, and no ‘stereotypical’ lifestyle that we are all bound to follow.” Jeffrey Jacob, “Bollywood Guy,” grew up loving the movie Josh. Ram Akella: "Who knew that an old cylinder [mrindangam] could please so many people? It was the sharing of an old culture blending with the new that catalyzed the joyful reaction of the audience." Read more »

Heritage: Ashok Uncle's Story Hour

TELL ME A STORY: A legacy of storytelling that originated in Gujarat over 100 years ago is
continuing strong in the town of State College, Pennsylvania, where it was started 38 years ago. Read more »

Americana: “There’s a Negro in My Classroom”

We have had desegregation; we have torn down far higher walls in our nation’s history than the ones being proposed by Mr. Trump, including those of the Jim Crow era. Read more »

IndiaScope: The BJP Gets Bigger

The BJP had impressive wins in some state elections. Support from Hindu voters had grown and the Congress Party had been disintegrating. Now the lower caste electorate is joining. Where will it go now? Read more »

“What Part of ‘Illegal’ Don’t You Understand?”

We employed illegal immigrants for years, in construction, farming, hospitality, etc. We didn't stop the influx before these 'illegals' became entrenched into their American lives. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Winds of Disruption or Dysfunction? (re “The People and the Presidency,” March editorial) / The Trump and Modi Show (re Prof. Tinaz Pavri’s March cover story): Indo-American relations. Read more »

Financial Steps to Take before a Divorce Wise

Wise moves to make before things are finalized. It will be better to assess the state of your financial life before the split happens rather than after. Here's what to look for. Read more »


Transformation is inevitable if an organization’s health is in jeopardy—and that is where an
organizational development (OD) process is important. Here are three steps that lead to progress. Read more »

Keep It Complex

Simple carbohydrates can contribute to weight gain, whereas complex carbs aid in weight loss. Here are four good complex carbs: quinoa, farro, blue corn flour, and purple sweet potato. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

H-1B Cap Reached for Fiscal Year 2018 / USCIS Memo Unnerves IT Companies: memo makes it harder for companies to bring foreign technology workers to the U.S. using the H-1B visa process. Read more »

Love in the air again for Salman, Katrina?

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif may be giving their relationship another chance--although he was seen in the Maldives with Lulia Vantur. Sallu & Kat are shooting a movie in Austria. Read more »


Ian Grillot, the hero of the Olathe, Kansas shooting, was honored by the Indian-American community in Houston. India's Ambassador to the U.S. Navtej Sarna presented a check to Grillot. Read more »

Atlanta Nritya Academy competing in Dance Nationals

Sudakshina Mukherjee's Atlanta Nritya Academy won Third Place in the Georgia Division of Dance USA Dance, earning a spot in the national competition. The team will be performing for Saroj Khan. Read more »

Quiz, Making Ladakh Stupendous, Peppers, Famous for Being Popular, Dollywood

Quiz, Making Ladakh Stupendous, Peppers: A Guiltless Pleasure, Famous for Being Popular, Welcome to Dollywood Read more »

How Yoga Intrigued America in the 1920s

In the early 1900s, with few South Asians in the USA, America had fantastic ideas about yoga’s power and the itinerant men from India who taught it. Yoga even played a part in an impeachment! Read more »

Enlightenment Is Self-Annihilation

For most people, it takes a time and maturity to understand that whatever you make out of yourself, it will never be enough. Only when who you are is no more, everything becomes wonderful. Read more »






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