India’s Cultural Heritage: A Dizzying Mosaic

India’s Cultural Heritage: A Dizzying Mosaic

INDIAN CULTURE: A GRAND OVERVIEW. Many volumes will be needed to unravel the many layers of India’s heritage. The massive diversity of Indian culture and its abundant riches are taken for granted by its people, while they are a source of wonder and bewilderment to others. How and when did our diverse traditions evolve, with this vibrant profusion of languages, faiths, artistic expressions, and culinary traditions, and how do we understand their complexity? But while plumbing the depths of its languages, arts, religions, cuisines, etc., can be a never-ending task, here’s a concise summary of what’s in the cultural DNA of Indians. Read more »

Entertainment: A Guide for Binge Watchers

SO MUCH TO WATCH, SO LITTLE TIME: While streaming has opened up a big world of Indian shows, it can be overwhelming. Here’s a handy guide. Read more »

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My Turn: Losing Time or Saving Time?

IS SPRING FORWARD REALLY WORTH IT? A wry take on why Daylight Saving Time may not be Daylight Cost-Saving Time, given the inefficiency. Read more »

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Opinion: India’s beautiful and secular legacy is worth fighting for

CONSCIENCE MATTERS, NOT A CALLOUS ACT: India’s discriminatory Citizen Amendment Act is unworthy of a secular democracy that champions equality. 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 »

The SECURE Act: Long-established retirement account rules change.

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is now law. It will require a change in strategy for many Americans. For others, new opportunities may be revealed. 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 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 »

December wedding for Ranbir, Alia?

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have set a date for their much awaited nuptials. The wedding might be after December 4, the day their movie "Brahmastra" releases. Read more »

Good Sports: INDIA’S FIRST FEMALE PRO SOCCER PLAYER

Ngangom Bala Devi at 30 years of age has become the first Indian woman to play soccer professionally after signing an 18-month contract with Scottish club Rangers FC. 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 / HOW THE ’20s JUMP-STARTED YOGA / TREASURES FROM EAST INDIA COMPANY / BOOK MATTERS

Briefs, How the ’20s Jump-Started Yoga, Treasures From East India Company, Books: Lali’s Feather (Peachtree Publishing), Amnesty (Scribner), Grown Up Pose (Berkley), Stealing Green Mangoes (HarperCollins) Read more »

From “Mr. India Global” to Influencer

DHAVAL PANCHAL: A MODEL OUTLOOK. A conservative, Indian background needn’t stop a guy from being an film and TV actor, a fashion model, a blogger, a brand ambassador for a fashion retailer, and a DJ. Read more »

Pay Attention

Your levels of attention are different at different times, and whatever peak attention you have had in your life at any time, that is still not all of it. You are capable of much more. Read more »

 

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