Murders, They Write

Murders, They Write

Do you like curling up with a good mystery novel? Here are snapshots of four women authors of Indian origin who have stormed the bastion of whodunits—and a brief glimpse of a few Indian men who have made a splash in this genre. They “can be as devious in plotting a mystery and as brutal in describing bloody murders as men,” say some writers. In recent times, India has seen the rise of a number of mystery or crime fiction writers, including Madhumita Bhattacharya, Madhulika Liddle, Manjiri Prabhu, and Kalpana Swaminathan. Many first- and second-generation Indian-American women—such as Swati Kaushal, Bharti Kirchner, Sujata Massey, Gigi Pandian, and Radha Vatsal—have also carved out their criminal worlds. Several of these writers have also authored books in other genres. Many have a background in nonwriting-related fields. Also mentioned here are some men: V. Sanjay Kumar, Abir Mukherjee, Ashwin Sanghi, and Ravi Subramanian. Read more »

Financial Planning: Wealth Management for Desis

MONEY MATTERS FOR INDIAN-AMERICANS: Rajesh Jyotishi’s The Money Talk, a clearly written guide on retirement and estate planning, is filled with helpful advice. Jyotishi shines in his clarity. Read more »

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Americana: The Road to Nicodemus

Jesus told Nicodemus that, to enter the Kingdom of God, a person must be “born again.” In 1877, at the end of Reconstruction, the South reverted to its racist ways and many blacks left. Read more »

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Gurinder Chadha's Watchable "Viceroy’s House" Brings New History on Partition to the Screen

Gurinder Chadha's lavish period drama on the Partition of India, Viceroy's House, claims that Britain’s wartime prime minister, Churchill, plotted to split up India, and Mountbatten was a pawn. Read more »

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Don’t Mess with India’s Secularism!

The Hindu hardliners that Modi enables could push India towards theocracy. He is flirting with what can ruin his agenda and legacy—the Hindu Right. If we lose secularism, we lose the soul of India. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Timely cover story was an eye-opener (Africans in India), A topic of monumental significance (Confederate monuments), Our troubling addictions and disabling habits (technology for a better society?) Read more »

Life Insurance Products with Long-Term Care Riders

Are they worthwhile alternatives to traditional LTC policies? The price of long-term care insurance has really gone up, so hybrid LTC products have emerged. Lump-sum funding is available. Read more »

Best Practices for Administering Employee Benefit Plans

Retirement plans and medical benefits encourage loyalty and productivity in employees. It is important that business owners know their legal responsibilities under ERISA. Read more »

Improve Your Cardiovascular Fitness

Activities such as jogging, walking, or biking will make a difference when they are done with enough intensity so that your heart beats in the range of 50 to 85 percent of its maximum rate. Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions

When will Premium Processing resume for H-1B petitions? / How do I renew my green card? Do I have to apply for U.S. citizenship? / DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS, APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES Read more »

Anushka Sharma also skips, prefers to holiday with Virat Kohli

Anushka Sharma didn't attend IIFA either--she went grocery shopping with her beau Virat Kohli and met up with a childhood friend! Amitabh Bachchan and many others also missed the gala. Read more »

Good Sports: MOVING UP IN SPORTS BROADCASTING

Kevin Negandhi is now anchor on ESPN College Football on ABC. He will continue to anchor SportsCenter during football season, allowing him to share his enthusiasm for college and pro football. Read more »

Teen volunteers honored

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Auxiliary honored teen volunteers: Simin Savani - Teen Volunteer of the Year Award and scholarship; Parth Purani - writing contest; Vamshi Pandiri - hours of service. Read more »

Quiz, Comedians, World Heritage City, Debate, Danish Connection

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, AND WHY / THE NETFLIX COMEDIANS / WORLD HERITAGE CITY / WINNING THE DEBATE / THE DANISH CONNECTION Read more »

Anti-Immigrant Sentiments 100 Years Ago and Now

America, land of immigrants, has often turned against immigrants: e.g. Japanese internment and Trump whipping up anti-Mexican sentiments. For Indians, it was the Immigration Act of 1917. Read more »

What is Truth?

“What is truth, and what is its nature,” Arjuna asked Krishna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Sadhguru explains Krishna’s answer, elaborating on the “ultimate nectar of life.” Read more »

 

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