The Great Parental Role Reversal

The Great Parental Role Reversal

The Great Parental Role Reversal is about LOOKING AFTER PARENTS WHO LOOKED AFTER YOU! Two perspectives are presented, both personal and general, from two generations on taking care of aging parents, even as we get older. Whether we have immigrant parents or whether we’re immigrants ourselves—with parents living here or back home—this middle-age rite of passage requires careful thought and preparation. Part one, “Advocating for Our Aging Parents” by Dr. RAJESH C. OZA, lays bare the dynamics in his family. It broadly represents at least one of the common ways that Indian-American families are tackling this growing issue—as more and more first-generation Indian immigrants contend with ill-health and dependency. Part 2, “Caring for Our Elders: A Three-Act Play Called Life” by BHAGIRATH MAJMUDAR, M.D., considers aging parents in your home, with sage thoughts and practical tips for the young and the elderly on living together in harmony. Read more »

Travel: Darjeeling, Queen of the Hills

HOW MUCH GROWTH CAN DARJEELING HANDLE? Known for more than its fabled tea, this Himalayan hill station that used to be a sleepy colonial retreat now draws visitors by the busload. Read more »

Talk Time: Media Maven

MITRA KALITA IS ON THE RISE AT CNN: Interview with the dynamic senior VP of programming and more at CNN Digital. Kalita is also the author of two books, Suburban Sahibs and My Two Indias. Read more »

The Rise and Fall of the Catholic Church

Catholicism has had a rich history, even in India. But that may be changing rapidly in this country. The Catholic Church risks making itself a relic, due to its institutional arrogance. Read more »

Seeing Through the Empty Promises of Republican Sound Bites

The glamour of aligning with rich, white Americans is tempting when the GOP brands Democrats as the Party of minorities on welfare. Indians in the Republican camp don’t realize the con job. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Letters to the editor: LGBTQs can draw strength from Feroza’s story / Is white racism, insecurity responsible for Trumpism? / Teaching boys and men to behave appropriately / Prejudices & racism Read more »

End-of-the-Year Money Moves

Here are some things you might want to do before saying goodbye to 2018. Little year-end moves might help you improve your short-term and long-term financial situation. Read more »

Communicating within Your Organization

Good internal communications are as important as external messaging. Talking to employees is essential for any organization to succeed and is good for productivity and job satisfaction. Read more »

Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome

South Asians are prone to a group of risk factors causing metabolic syndrome. Resistance training (or strength training) has been shown to offer protection. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

Medical Exam Validity / Tablets for Naturalization Tests / Notices to Appear (NTAs) / APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES and DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS for December 2018 Read more »

Neetu Kapoor, Sonali Bendre attend Priyanka’s bridal shower

Priyanka Chopra may marry Nick Jonas in Jodhpur, India on December 2. Her bridal shower was in New York, and then she jetted off to Amsterdam for a bachelorette weekend. Read more »


Prime Minister Modi met medal winners Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary, and more from the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Argentina. One medal winner says meditation helps. Read more »

Arun Samuga is Elemica’s chief technology officer

Arun Samuga has been promoted from vice president of research and development and director of supply chain integration projects to chief technology officer (CTO) of Elemica Inc. Read more »


As the year winds down, the holidays allow us to hit pause to relax, reflect, and remember. We offer an appreciation of some individuals who died in the first eleven months of 2018. Read more »

A Unifying Force

Suman Raghunathan, Exec. Dir. of SAALT, believes that all people, including immigrants, should be treated fairly and with dignity. She tells what we can do to help in this fraught moment. Read more »

Making Life Decisions

Why do we struggle with important decisions in life? Sadhguru says, "Whatever you do, anyway it hurts, because you have identified yourself with so many things that you are not." Read more »



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