From 1 to 100,000: The Pioneers, Pillars, and Milestones of the Atlanta Indian Community

From 1 to 100,000: The Pioneers, Pillars, and Milestones of the Atlanta Indian Community

Today’s massive, multifaceted community has its roots in less than a dozen college students in the 1960s. We trace the fascinating journey of Indians in Atlanta, from the time when remnants of segregation were still visible, through the days of the founding of IACA, to today’s proliferation of things Indian in Atlanta—Bollywood movies in AMCs and Regal Cinemas, Indian food isles in major supermarket chains, not to mention the 24/7 real-time connection to Indian media, entertainment, and a thousand other markers of the “Indianization” of Atlanta. Then, thanks to the committed efforts of Franklin Abbott, an Atlanta psychotherapist, writer, and musician, who volunteers in recording oral histories in the archives at Georgia State University, we now have a new South Asian collection in the GSU archives. Abbott has interviewed some South Asian pioneers of Atlanta: Dr. Kamla Dutt, Dr. Prateen and Vibha Desai, Drs. Bhagirath and Uma Majmudar, Dr. Sunaina Jain, and Sabiha Mujtaba. Read more »

Tribute: Sridevi, a Star for the Ages

REMEMBERING SUPERSTAR SRIDEVI: Sridevi’s unexpected death, at 54, stunned and devastated her many fans. A tribute to an actress who was arguably Bollywood’s first female megastar. Read more »

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Issues: Rise of the Resistance

The 2016 U.S. election was a wake-up call. Trumpism, hate crimes, and gun violence have brought a change in South Asians. They’re no longer silent. Anger and concern are channeled into a movement. Read more »

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Perspective: Reflections on Contemporary India

India, like the U.S., is operating under “crisis mode,” thanks to caste and religious conflicts, gender violence, animosities towards Pakistan, and self-aggrandizing nationalism. Read more »

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Why What Happens to IACA Matters to the Community at Large

IACA (India American Cultural Association) was the first Indian organization in Atlanta, and represented the Indian community. Now it is in trouble. Losing it would be a huge loss for the community. Read more »

Letters from Readers

"A Suicidal Addiction to Guns" by Dr. Sanjay R. Jain / "Don’t Give Modi a Pass" by Ron Jacob / "Reliving the Romance of Rain" by Hemlata Vasavada / "Saying Tomayto or Tomahto" by Mahadev Desai Read more »

The Benefits of a Roth IRA

Why do so many people choose a Roth IRA rather than a traditional IRA? Let's look at the trade-off you make when you contribute to a Roth IRA—a trade-off many savers are happy to make. Read more »

Trends in Offices and Workspaces: Collaboration, Adaptation, and Wellness

New trends in office design include reducing private office space, increasing collaborative environments, adaptable and horizontal offices, and focusing on worker well-being and productivity. 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

H-1B memo targets third party worksites / Credit card payment accepted for most forms / APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES / DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS Read more »

Deepika pips Priyanka, bags third spot in Top Actors List of January

Deepika Padukone, of Padmaavat, has bagged the third spot in the Top Actors List of January 2018, and is the top female on the list, while Priyanka Chopra is behind on the eighth position. Read more »

Good Sports: GYMNAST WINS BRONZE

Aruna Budda Reddy, a 22-year-old gymnast from Hyderabad, made history at the recent gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, when she won a bronze medal in women’s vault. Read more »

Sisters win top prize for animation project at GASTC

In a state-wide Georgia Student Technology Competition, two sisters—Aratrika (Rimjhim) Kar and Urjoshi (Brishti) Kar, won the top prize in graphics animation. They also recently won in Debate. Read more »

Quiz, Curry, Skilled Workers, The Epics, Time Zones, Books

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, & WHY / CURRY NOT IN A HURRY / SKILLED WORKERS IN LIMBO / BRINGING THE EPICS TO LIFE / INDIA’S TIME ZONES / BOOK MATTERS Read more »

Talk Time: Passion for Fashion

Interview with Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sailee Raje who started an online venture, Ethnic Thread, a platform that allows women to sell and trade trendy desi clothes and services. Read more »

Is There Any Benefit to Fasting?

It may not be a good thing for everybody to fast, but it has benefits if done with understanding. Finding the right situation and staying off food at that time is a good thing to do. Read more »

 

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