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Down But Not Out

Down But Not Out

Now that the shock caused by the Covid-19 crisis has given way to an uneasy acceptance of our changed reality, we find that many are not only surviving and managing, they are also finding ways to thrive in the new environment. Unlocking the human spirit is up to each individual. We share stories of individuals and groups that are engaging creatively and immersing themselves in community service and other fulfilling pursuits, including the arts. As these stories show, life goes on—often in ways that are fun, inventive, and fulfilling. Read more »

Education: Novel Ways of Adding Value to College Application Resumes

Students polishing their resumes for applying to universities, are suddenly at a loss. Some suggestions as they face both challenges and opportunities. Read more »

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Humor: Lockdown Lament

Smile your quarantine blues away! Having a sense of humor can provide strength and act as a coping mechanism when you are stuck indoors. Read more »

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Youth: A New Perspective of the World

A high school senior reflects on how, in these uncertain times, life can present unexpected possibilities. 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? Because with no events to attend, I can almost relax! We Indians love socializing, but we overschedule ourselves! Read more »

Letters from Readers

Letters to the Editor: Remembering Bombay’s glory days: A journey through past, and A Quarantine Story: How we have been making the est of stay-at-home times. Read more »

Details on the Tax Deadline Extension

The Internal Revenue Service knows that many taxpayers have had a stressful spring. So, it has reset the federal tax deadline. You now have until July 15 to file your 1040 form and to pay any federal taxes owed for 2019. Read more »

COVID-19 Relief Measures for Small Businesses

Attorney Sonjui Kumar writes about Covid-19 relief measures and programs especially created for small businesses to ride out this storm. A handy, much needed resource at this time. Read more »

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

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 »

Immigration News Briefs

As of March 18, USCIS has temporarily suspended routine in-person services through at least May 3, 2020, to help slow the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). Read more »

Stars come together for a cause…virtually

Stars come together for a cause…virtually! Iulia, Jacqueline are Salman’s lockdown buddies, Janhvi Kapoor’s household help tests positive for Covid-19, Star weddings postponed due to Covid-19, Top 10 listing of movies and songs, and much more. Read more »

Good Sports: FORMER PAKISTAN CRICKET CAPTAIN RETIRES

Mir retired recently from a stellar career that saw her play 226 international matches, including 137 as captain. An off-spinner and a valuable batter, she had 1,630 runs and 151 wickets in 120 ODIs, as well as 802 runs and 89 wickets in 106 T20Is. Read more »

Krishnendu Roy wins Georgia Tech award for outstanding achievement

Prof. Krishnendu Roy, who is with the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and with the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, won the the 2020 award for research program
development. Read more »

BRIEFS / LOOKING BACK—AND LEARNING—VIRTUALLY / FAVORITE FOOD ITEMS OF THE GIRMITIYAS / BOOK MATTERS

Read our regular columns, ‘Who, What, Where, When & Why’ and ‘Book Matters’. Also: ‘Looking back-and-learning-virtually’ and ‘Favorite food items of the girmitiyas’. Read more »

Quarantine Quartet

Violinist Sheela Iyengar, member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), talks about the trials and triumphs of her musicianship, micro concerts with her fellow housebound instrumentalists, not being a Tiger Mom, and how you can learn to play an instrument from your couch. Read more »

Is Getting High a Spiritual Process?

Can taking drugs become an aid to the spiritual path? What about plant-based substances like ayahuasca and marijuana? Are they fair game for the spiritual seeker? Read more »

 

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