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Satyajit Ray: An Auteur of the Highest Order

Satyajit Ray: An Auteur of the Highest Order

An Appreciation of Satyajit Ray's Visionary Cinema: Thanks to the streaming revolution, both newer generations and old-timers can explore the enduring works of an Indian master, whose birth centennial is being celebrated this year. This in-depth look, which is also a guide to Ray’s movies, is a homage to a renaissance man who continues to inspire and entertain film lovers. Read more »

Books: How Relevant is the Gita in our Modern World?

Global Gita: Review & Interview: A new book explores the Bhagawad Gita’s message for a modern world buffeted by change and challenges. Read more »

Excerpt: Reflections on an Emerging Community

Rise of Indian-Americans: The book’s contributors include academics, former diplomats, journalists, community leaders, and analysts. Read more »

Flash Fiction: The Unexpressed

Mystery of the Metal Trunk: For a young bride in India, it used to be a one-way journey—and a metal trunk held all her worldly goods. Read more »

IndiaScope: India Travel: What to Expect in Trying Times

Following a disruption, flights to India resumed in a controlled travel corridor. TINAZ PAVRI, who took advantage of this “air bubble,” writes about her recent visit to Mumbai. Read more »

Interview: Helping India, Breath by Breath

Q&A: Ramanan Laxminarayan: Insights on how experts and volunteers mobilized in an emergency to help people halfway across the world. Read more »

Monsoon of Memories: Tel Maalish! Oil for thought, comfort and warmth

The row of loved ones forming a queue and oiling each other’s hair was what made Sundays special. Was it just a ritual or a comforting tradition that, for a few minutes, tied us together with strands? Read more »

Travel: My “Eat Pray Love”Adventure

A Solo Journey Across America: Hitting the road for a long drive in the pandemic’s shadow, a writer and mother visits her son in college. Read more »

Independence Day: Euphoric Memories from A Distant Past

Of First Bicycle and Fragrant Flowers: “Heavenly” are some of the author’s cherished memories of her childhood in India—from a bygone era. Read more »

My Immigrant Journey of Thirty-Five Years

Coming to America as a new immigrant might be only a slightly exciting experience for most of Indians. Not so when I came. Stepping out of the plane into the Atlanta airport in 1986 was a surreal experience. Read more »

Master of the Game

Meet The Grandest Master of Chess: Twelve-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra from New Jersey broke a 19- year record to become the world’s youngest Grand Master. Read more »

How to pay for long-term care expenses?

Much will depend on your health and financial well being—and for most people, there are five common ways to pay for long-term care expenses. Read more »

Here is Government’s Reward if You Kept Your Workforce in Place During the Pandemic

Many businesses have been adversely impacted by Covid-19. One lesser-known assistance
being provided by the federal government is a refundable payroll tax credit, commonly referred to as Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC or ERC). Read more »

Letters from Readers

Letters to the Editor: Desis in Distress/ Melodious Memories/ In Music Heaven. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

B2 extensions not required for F-1 visas/ Premium processing: H-4s, EADs & EBs/ Social Security numbers available for adjustment applicants/ Application Final Action Dates for September 2021/ Dates for Filling Visa Applications-September 2021. Read more »

Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra arrested in pornography case

In a shocker, Shilpa Shetty’s husband, businessman Raj Kundra has been arrested for allegedly creating and streaming pornographic content online. Read more »

Good Sports: Record Medal Haul for India

India’s Olympic campaign began slowly, but ended with a flourish, sparking national euphoria on the penultimate day of competition, as javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won India’s first gold medal in athletics with a personal-best throw of 87.58 meters. Read more »

Arshi Lalani is Miss India USA first runner up

At the Miss India USA pageant 2021 held in New Jersey on July 16, Atlantan Arshi Lalani was declared first runner up. Read more »

Briefs/ American Cricket Gains Momentum/ When Four is An Unlucky Number/ Book Matters

Read our regular columns: ‘Who, What, Where, When & Why’ and ‘Book Matters’. Also: ‘American Cricket Gains Momentum' and 'When Four is An Unlucky Number'. Read more »

Health: Fad Diets Aren’t the Solution— What’s Better?

Why Keto, Paleo, and other fad diets are not magic pills. Read more »

The True Meaning of Grace

What we can do with our strength, intelligence and knowledge is very limited. If you open the window of grace, then life will happen in ways that you have not imagined possible. Read more »






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