School Matters

School Matters

THE PROS AND CONS OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Indian-Americans are known for their emphasis on education (they have the highest percentage of graduate or professional degree holders among all ethnic groups). Unsurprisingly, in the metro area, you’ll find large numbers of them in well-performing school districts. But that doesn’t mean Indian-Americans, an affluent group, ignore private schools. Private schools are often associated, fairly or unfairly, with elitism, insularity, and privilege. Not to forget, they can be expensive. So who chooses them—and why? Can they provide the right environment to children of diverse backgrounds, allowing them to thrive? Families must consider what kind of environment they want their kids raised in. Are you interested in diversity, faith, class size, arts, testing, or athletics? Is a student-centered, inquiry-based, noisy school a good fit? Nothing takes the place of a personal visit. To seek answers, Khabar spoke with educators, administrators, parents, and students to provide an in-depth look. Read more »

Education: Do Ivy League colleges have a double standard stacked against Asian students?

There’s mounting anger in the U.S. among Asian communities. A complaint urges the government to ask Harvard to stop using stereotypes, racial biases, and gender in its admission process. Read more »

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Youth: Louder than Words

The shadows of adolescence follow our sunlit childhood. Distancing from a parent is part of discovering oneself. The author finds out that her father’s silence is love louder than words. Read more »

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Whistleblowers: A Tradition of Moral Courage

In America, India, and other countries, governments have laws that protect whistleblowers. The author looks at the devastation in Bhopal and wonders, Would I have blown the whistle? Read more »

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Demystifying Yoga

Yoga can transform our lives—the mental, physical, and psychical transformations are profound—but yoga is not a religious activity. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Life is what you make of it / What was India’s Daughter really about? / Articles provoke thought: incl. "Culinary Crusaders" / Busts of Gandhi and Kasturba installed with community involvement. Read more »

When a Minor is a Beneficiary

If you fail to appoint a trustee or a property guardian for a minor through your will or living trust, then you leave it open to the courts to decide who that trustee or guardian may be. Read more »

The Truth About Partnerships

The partnership agreement is one of your most important documents. Don’t look at it as an expense, but as an investment, to avoid lengthy—and often expensive—negotiations or litigation. Read more »

Make a Dash for the DASH Diet

The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)—fruits & vegetables, whole grains, poultry & fish, low fat diary & low sodium—is ranked as a top diet by U.S. News and World Report. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

DOL investigating TCS and Infosys / Delays in US Visa Stamps and Passport Processing / Class Action Lawsuit Filed over EAD Delays / VISA PREFERENCE NUMBERS FOR July 2015 Read more »

Shahid to tie the knot in July

Shahid Kapoor and his Delhi-based fiancée Mira Rajput are expected to have an intimate 3-day July wedding in Delhi, but the reception in Mumbai is expected to be lavish. Read more »

Good Sports: SURFING QUEEN

Mumbai native Ishita Malaviya, 26, is India’s only professional female surfer. She has a degree in journalism, has co-founded a Surf Club in Karnataka, and hopes to attract surfers to India. Read more »

Tenth-grader in winning team at international science finals

Kyle Patel (GSMST 10th-grader) was one of the champions in Georgia’s Odyssey of the Mind state finals. Then at the international competition, his team was named one of the 7 Ranatra Fusca Winners. Read more »

A QUIZ FOR JULY

A QUIZ FOR JULY / MATAJI—A YOGA PIONEER / ANIMATED BIG B, COMING SOON / B FOR BATON, C FOR CONDUCTOR / HOW THE U.S. VIEWS OTHER NATIONS Read more »

Swami Vivekananda reaches Chicago

In July 1893 Swami Vivekananda arrived in Chicago before speaking at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in September, where he received a 2-minute standing ovation from the crowd of 7,000. Read more »

Is existence perfect?

The world is not perfect, but there is something we can do about it. Settle for nothing less than the infinite. Why don’t we give it a conscious expression? That is what yoga is about. Read more »

 

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