Generation 1.5

Generation 1.5

The term Generation 1.5, coined by a Cuban-American social scientist, evokes the experiences of immigrants caught between two worlds. Their lives are markedly different from those of Gen 1—recent immigrants born and brought up in the native homeland—and those of Gen 2, born to first-generation parents in the adopted homeland. Gen 1.5 South Asian Americans, then, are naturalized U.S. citizens who immigrated to this country as young adults—and who, in many cases, have spent more time here than where they grew up. Khabar spoke to several hyphenated Atlantans to get a sense of their in-between, hyphenated world. Food, faith, and family, they say, are cornerstones of their lived experiences. Both Indian and American values are appreciated. The pull towards India is strong, but these immigrants show that embracing more than one culture need not mean confusion—it can mean embracing the best of both worlds, belonging neither here nor there, but everywhere. Read more »

Spotlight: From Feroz to Feroza: A Journey of Courage, Vindication, and Triumph

FEROZA SYED: Her journey—from suicidal to successful—is inspiring, especially for the transgender community, but it’s also an instructive story for everyone. Read more »

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People: From Music to Meditation

Joshua Pollock, from rural Maine, now lives in India. A Western classical violinist, he is a member of A. R. Rahman’s KM Music Conservatory, a meditation instructor, and co-author of The Heartfulness Way. Read more »

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Americana: Forget the A’s and Embrace the (4) C’s: The Other Way to Enter Harvard

A lawsuit by Asian-Americans argues that Harvard is discriminatory in its admissions practices. But research shows that it is not where you go to school. It is your later accomplishments that count. Read more »

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"Quantico," Priyanka Chopra, and the Propriety of Taking Offense

Verisimilitude is at the heart of the controversy surrounding the series "Quantico" starring Priyanka Chopra. There is not a single recorded incident of a Hindu terrorist of the kind portrayed. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Letters to the editor about Consul General Nagesh Singh's views on the Indian community and community issues; India's issues; a Quantico episode; talent is not enough; slavery; and retirement. Read more »

Leaving a Legacy to Your Grandkids

Grandparents Day provides a reminder about family legacies. Your thoughtful actions and guidance could help your grandchildren enter adulthood with good values and a promising financial start. Read more »

Investing in a Privately-Held Company

Before investing in a private company, evaluate by considering the Business Plan (competitors, customers and suppliers, risks, assumptions in financial statements) and the Investment Vehicle. 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

Unlawful Presence for Students and Exchange Visitors / Visa Bulletin Retrogression: Temporary / Digital Delivery of FOIA Requests / Dates for Filing Visa Applications, Final Action Dates Read more »

Fanney Khan screening more of a reunion party!

The special screening of Anil Kapoor-Aishwarya Rai starrer Fanney Khan turned out to be more of a reunion party than a movie event. Little Aaradhya, Aishwarya’s daughter, stole the show. Read more »

Good Sports: DAS SPRINTS TO HISTORIC GOLD

Hima Das, 18 years old, won the women’s 400m final race in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships. With explosive speed, she became 1st Indian track athlete to win world level gold. Read more »

Bronze medal for Georgia soccer team in Special Olympics USA Games

The first time a Georgia soccer team competed at the national level in the Special Olympics USA Games, they won the bronze medal. The teens and young adults from North Fulton included Rohan Kapur. Read more »

Quiz, Immigration Act, Chemistry, Women Scaling Heights, Origins of South Asians, Books

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, & WHY / IMMIGRATION ACT: THE FALLOUT / MYSTERY OF CHEMISTRY / WOMEN SCALING NEW HEIGHTS / ORIGINS OF MODERN SOUTH ASIANS / BOOKS: Sarah Jessica Parker picks, more. 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 »

Why More Sleep Isn’t the Answer

Do you need more sleep? No, maybe you need restfulness! Listen to your body’s signals and adopt a mindset that’s more relaxed and joyful. You’ll find your way to healthier sleep patterns. Read more »

 

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