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BOMBAY DECO

BOMBAY DECO

Mumbai has the second largest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world, after Miami. In the mid-1900s, these architectural gems transformed Bombay, as it was then called, putting it in an exclusive club of fashionable cities of the world. Today a cluster of these buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more »

Heritage: A Family of Fighters

Dance choreographer Joti Singh, who grew up in Georgia, was only 11 when she realized something that’s bound to stay with her for the rest of her life: she is the descendant of an Indian freedom fighter. Read more »

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Education: Applying to colleges? Here's what they want to see

College admission in the United States has become a complicated and contentious issue. Ridden with ambiguity, complexity, difficulty, and information overload, the process often leads to disillusionment. Google searches, dinner table conversations, concerned arguments, last-minute scrambles, late nights, and many more scenarios may seem familiar to many. Read more »

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Places: A View from the Balcony

Getting a flat with a balcony was not easy, since, in crowded Indian cities, every inch of covered area added to the value of the flat. Slices-of-life from the maximum city of Mumbai shed light on the dance of survival. Read more »

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Insights from the Ongoing Viral Pandemic

Why do I suddenly feel relieved in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis? It's because with no events to attend, I can almost relax! We Indians love socializing, but we overschedule ourselves! Read more »

Letters from Readers

BJP has always been a “communal” party / Sanskrit must be preserved and revitalized / Rediscovering spirituality / Should overstaying migrants be sent back?, and Editor's Comments! Read more »

Coronavirus & More

In international news, the latest coronavirus outbreak has hit China, now referred to as COVID-19, leading to closed borders and heightened screening at hospitals worldwide. Read more »

2020 Tax Updates for Business Owners

Most of the changes to the federal income tax system under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 went into effect in 2018 however a few key changes are effective for the 2020 tax year. 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 2

Public Charge Rule now in effect / USCIS fees increase / Change or Extension of Non-immigrant Status / Visa Filing and Final Action Dates, Family and Employment. Read more »

Coronavirus scare grips tinsel town

The effect of the deadly coronavirus is being felt in Bollywood, too. Not taking any chances, many stars are skipping travel to multiple cities for the promotion of their films. Read more »

Good Sports: INDIA’S TOP PADDLER JOINS JAPAN’S T-LEAGUE

G. Sathiyan, India’s top table tennis player, recently joined the T-League, the first professional table tennis league in Japan. The league, founded in 2018, has four teams in the men’s division and four in the women’s
division. Read more »

Padma Bhushan for Dr. Jagdish Sheth

Dr. Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Business at Goizueta Business School, Emory University, was honored with the Government of India’s Padma Bhushan award on the country’s Republic Day, January 26, 2020. Read more »

BRIEFS/FEAR OF “FOREIGN” IN THE AGE OF ANXIETY / TRUTH AND FICTION IN REALITY SHOWS/ BOOK MATTERS

Briefs/Fear of “Foreign” in the Age of Anxiety / Truth and Fiction in Reality Shows/ Books : Passage West (HarperCollins), Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day (Simon & Schuster), What We Carry (Random House), Missed Translations: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me (HarperCollins). Read more »

The Change Maker

Virginia Senator Ghazala Hashmi, Ph.D., is a former Georgian with fond memories of the Deep South. Also an immigrant from India, she sees herself as an American above all. Read more »

A Zen Story: The Buffalo’s Tail

Eager disciples stoke their Zen master to tell a story. They listen attentively because it will be followed by a question. But something is not right about the ending. Sadhguru unravels the hidden message. Read more »

 

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