Destination Happiness: Bhutan

Destination Happiness: Bhutan

Bhutan is a small Kingdom about half the size of the state of Indiana, located between China, Nepal, and India. It is mostly known for its picturesque mountains and valleys, ancient monasteries, architecturally distinctive fortresses, and peaceful surroundings. Happiness is serious business. In the Western world, Bhutan has staked its claim to fame as the “Happy Nation.” That’s not just a smart tagline to attract tourists––happiness is serious business in Bhutan, where the government emphasizes measuring Gross National Happiness (GNH), rather than GDP, to ensure that its citizens are well provided for. Read more »

Make in India or Make for India?

Reflecting on India’s growing manufacturing capabilities, ANI AGNIHOTRI offers his views on what the country should focus on in the coming years. Read more »

An Inspiring Musical Journey

Prepare to be mesmerized by Song in Lahore, a lovely documentary directed by two time Oscar winner Sharmeen Chinoy-Obaid and Andy Shocken. To clap along. Hum along. To fall madly in love with the Sachal Jazz Ensemble and their mission to make, according to founder Izzat Majeed “global music that is rooted in Lahore.” Read more »

Everybody says, “I’m ‘good.’”

But what if you don’t really feel good about yourself or your life? Professional coaching can play a substantive role in helping individuals challenge and overcome life’s problems. So why do South Asians hold back from seeking expert help? Read more »

Politicizing Patriotism

“Bharat Mata Ki Jai” (“May Mother India be victorious”) shouldn’t be controversial words in India! But the right wingers insist that every Indian must proclaim those words to prove patriotism. Read more »

Letters from Readers

On the editorial addressing extremism across cultures, and providing a litmus test to help us judge if we are in that category (“ISIS, the American Right, and Hindutva,” December 2015). Read more »

Life Insurance with Long Term Care Riders

Long Term Care Riders. As conventional LTC policies grow costlier, alternatives have emerged. Read more »

Billing and Collecting...On Time

A key component of any successful business is getting paid by your customers, on time. However, many businesses focus on revenue generation, ignoring the non-paying customer. Read more »


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Immigration News Briefs

DHS Issues Final Rule on STEM OPT / Update on DAPA & Expanded DACA / APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR April 2016 / DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS - April 2016 Read more »

Wedding bells for Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover!

It’s official now! After months of speculation regarding lovebirds Bipasha Basu and TV heartthrob turned Bollywood actor Karan Singh Grover’s marriage. Read more »


How much do you know about current events in India and the U.S.? Try this short quiz! Read more »

Sharada Jambulapati receives Soros Fellowship

Sharada Jambulapati received a 2016 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship to support her work towards a JD at the University of California, Berkeley. Read more »

Indian-American Cinema, The Forest People, A Nation Divided, An Ode to Anycity

This & More: India’s first private wildlife sanctuary is SAI, Save Animals Initiative. Owners Anil Malhotra and Pamela Gale Malhotra relocated to India from the U.S. many years ago and put in much effort. Read more »

Sitar Player Shanta Nurullah Part of an All-Women Band

May 6, 1983—A concert by the all-women band “Sojourner” in Chicago. Shanta Nurullah was an African-American college student who went to India to study the Dalits and discovered the sitar. Read more »

Pilgrimage: Celebrating Your Smallness

If a person does not realize how small he is, he will fail to include everything within himself. If he thinks he is big, he becomes small. If he knows that he is small, he becomes unlimited. Read more »






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