The ‘Other’ Indian Immigrants

The ‘Other’ Indian Immigrants

SAD SAGA OF THE GROWING NUMBER OF UNDOCUMENTED INDIANS. For over two decades, Khabar has chronicled the successes of Indian-Americans, still considered a “model minority” for their academic excellence, high paychecks, and stable jobs. But there is a parallel reality—a dark side to the story. Given a dysfunctional immigration system, Indians have become one of the largest undocumented groups in this country. We tell the stories of several people who got trapped in immigration quagmires, one through divorce, one from the parents’ situation, one through death of a husband—none from illegal intent. Because of immigration delays, children can “age out” and become undocumented. The militarization of the Southern border, the threat of ICE raids, indefinite detention, and abusive treatment of asylum seekers are flawed reactions to the situation. We cite staggering statistics, and quote from interviews with experts who say that there is urgent need for legislative solutions such as the DREAM Act. Read more »

Reflections: Speaking of Home

IN SEARCH OF HOME, THEN AND NOW. No matter where we live, in a Mumbai chawl or an American McMansion, the meaning of home—be it humble or grand—changes over time, just as we do. Read more »

Heritage: Sanskrit Language, Dead, Dying, or Dormant?

Hindus recite their prayers in Sanskrit, conduct rituals in Sanskrit, and give Sanskritized names to their children. But what effort do we make to learn that language and keep it alive? Read more »


NEW ZEALAND: REMOTE AND BEAUTIFUL. Spectacular attractions, vibrant cities, adventure sports, and a happily laid-back ethos make this multicultural nation hospitable to desis. Read more »

Will communalism eventually derail the Modi roller coaster?

The Modi roller coaster has been, at times, an exhilarating ride; lately though, it’s gone into a frightening free fall, weighed down by his increasingly insidious communal designs. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Letters to the Editor: The real reason for opposing socialism in America / How an Indian prince helped the gay community / How to take turmeric / People across the globe are tired of war. Read more »

2019 IRA Deadlines Are Approaching

April may be associated with taxes, but we should also associate April with important IRA deadlines. Here are points to know about dates, withdrawals, contributions, and tax deductions. Read more »

Business Trends - 2020

Businesses were thriving in 2019. Here are trends to keep an eye on for 2020: 5G Data Network, Sustainable Business Practices, Company Culture, Machine Learning and AI, and User Reviews. Read more »

Health: Fad diets aren’t the solution— what’s better?

HOW TO BE SLIM AND TRIM THIS SUMMER: Faddish diets are not the solution for losing weight and staying fit, but there are other ways to do it. Why Keto, Paleo, and other fad diets are not magic pills. Read more »

New Policies for 2020, Part 1

H-1B registration process for H-1B cap-subject petitions / USCIS fees increase / Citizenship testing—also moral character / Visa Filing and Final Action Dates, Family and Employment. Read more »

Priyanka, Nick Jonas make heads turn at Golden Globes

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas never fail to make news. At the Golden Globes Awards, they presented the award for Best TV Series. Earlier, there was a kiss at the Jonas Brothers’ concert in Florida. Read more »


Manipur’s Ronaldo Laitonjam Singh, 18, is top ranked in world junior cycling in sprint, keirin, and 1 km time trial. He’s a member of the Indian team that’s No. 1 in team sprint. Read more »

Razdan honored with King Center’s “Dream Forward” award

Subash Razdan, Chairman of Gandhi Foundation USA, received the International Affairs Award, one of the Dream Forward Community Service Awards presented at the opening of the 2020 King Holiday, Atlanta. Read more »


Briefs, Spouses, Chemical grammar, In Memoriam cont., Books: Small Days and Nights (family secrets). Night Theater (thriller). More to the Story (cf. Little Women). Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line (mystery). Read more »

Doctor of Determination

DR. VEENA RAO: THE CANCER FIGHTER. Talk Time has a new host, and her first interview is with a professor at Morehouse College who was awarded a $100,000 grant for her breast cancer research. Read more »

When a Simple Question Becomes a Knotty Problem—A Zen Story

There is no right and wrong, there is only appropriateness to life. If you understand, you will handle it well. The essence of spiritual process is that you are not concluding, you are only seeking. Read more »



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