Life, Reinvented

Life, Reinvented

In Atlanta, Junior Anand Gupta was living the American dream. After 20 years here, he left it all to move back to India. On his flight, he resolved to give one day a week for a social cause. Since 2013, he has become a committed warrior in the fight to stop sexual crimes against women in India. He has been a primary confidant of the parents of “Nirbhaya,” the victim of the brutal gang rape that shook the nation in 2014; he has worked tirelessly towards legislation such as the Juvenile Justice Act and the SAFE Act (Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Act); he has agitated on the streets, planned protests, and gone to jail. In an interview with Khabar, Junior talks about how and why he took on women’s safety, about comparison of rape culture between India and the West, and what Indian-Americans can do. Read more »

Food: The Genius of Chaat

For BHARTI KIRCHNER, a novelist also known for her cookbooks, a return visit to Kolkata isn’t complete until she has made at least one trip to the roadside chaat hawkers in Chowringhee. Read more »

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Books: NUR JAHAN: WIFE TO EMPRESS

A FRESH LOOK AT EMPRESS NUR JAHAN: Emory professor Ruby Lal’s compelling reappraisal of a legendary Mughal empress seems worthy of a Bollywood adaptation. Read more »

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Health: Healthy Smoothies, the Most Popular On-the-Go Breakfast

DITCH SUGAR & SYRUP, NOT SMOOTHIES: On-the-go breakfasts are convenient and popular—but they can also be healthy. Some tips for making tasty smoothies. Read more »

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"Quantico," Priyanka Chopra, and the Propriety of Taking Offense

Verisimilitude is at the heart of the controversy surrounding the series "Quantico" starring Priyanka Chopra. There is not a single recorded incident of a Hindu terrorist of the kind portrayed. Read more »

Letters from Readers

H-1B visa not a ticket to the American dream / Great opportunities await returning Indians / Helping India is good, despite what officials think Read more »

How Much Do You Really Know about Long-Term Care?

How much does eldercare cost, and how do you arrange it when it is needed? The average person might not know. For clarification, here are some facts to dispel some myths. Read more »

The Trump Trade Wars: What It May Mean for Your Company

Tariffs will hurt businesses and consumers as the increases in raw material costs trickle down. Join an industry association or chamber of commerce to stay ahead of the war games. 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

Removal proceedings will increase after case denials; does not change policy for TPS or DACA / Visas will be processed in Mumbai rather than New Delhi for family visas IR5, IR1/CR1, or IR2/CR2. Read more »

Priyanka, Nick Jonas engaged?

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s whirlwind romance seems really serious. They flew to Mumbai, apparently for her mom’s blessings, then to Goa for time with more family, and then Brazil! Read more »

Good Sports: KABADDI DOMINANCE CONTINUES

India remains dominant in kabaddi. At the 2018 Dubai Kabaddi Masters, India beat chief rival Iran 44-26. Star raider Ajay Thakur led the team in this first international kabaddi event in the UAE. Read more »

Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda is new VP of AAPI

Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda is the newly-elected Vice President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). He is expected to become President of AAPI in the year 2020. Read more »

Quiz, Immigration Act, Chemistry, Women Scaling Heights, Origins of South Asians, Books

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, & WHY / IMMIGRATION ACT: THE FALLOUT / MYSTERY OF CHEMISTRY / WOMEN SCALING NEW HEIGHTS / ORIGINS OF MODERN SOUTH ASIANS / BOOKS: Sarah Jessica Parker picks, more. Read more »

Learning Life Lessons

Meera Gandhi's Giving Back Foundation helps those in need around the world, particularly women and children. She has a TV series, documentary, musical CD, and coffee table book as well. Read more »

Nobody Can Do Meditation!

From CEOs to movie stars, everybody who is anybody does meditation these days. But…you can’t really do meditation, you can only become meditation. Confused? Don’t worry, just read on. Read more »

 

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