Ciao! Meet the Indian-Italians

Ciao! Meet the Indian-Italians

Despite its modest size, the Indian diaspora in Italy is quite visible. One town near Rome, Lavinio, is called ‘Love-India’ by the Italians, thanks to the surprisingly large Indian population that’s settled here. There are gurudwaras and langar prasad, bhangra and Bollywood. It’s no surprise to stumble across a Nagar Kirtan procession here. Or for that matter, a kabaddi match. Traveling around Italy, I found desis in their new habitat: farmers, promoters of Italian culture, and as tourists visiting the country. Punjabi farmers now dominate the mozzarella trade, and Keralite priests, nuns, and nurses are familiar faces in churches and hospitals in Italy. There are restaurant workers, those working in different UN organizations, spouses of Italians, students, and also some who are in the spacedesign industry. Bollywood has arrived, with an Indian film festival and dance schools. Yoga is also popular. What do the countries have in common? A love of history and art and a strong family-oriented culture. Read more »

Tribute: All the World Was His Stage

OM PURI was one of the rare few who have been revered in Indian cinema for their sheer acting prowess. He could lend authenticity to just about any character he was tasked to portray. Read more »

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Talk TIme: Tales of Sales: MBA to Minimum Wage

Deepak Singh worked as a radio reporter for the BBC in India. But in the United States, he became another underemployed immigrant without a job in his field. He writes about his stint in retail. Read more »

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Americana: The Greatest Gifts of the Greatest Generation

November was a lousy month, by personal loss and by the sense that something died with the election of Trump. Institutions—church, government, media, universities—and the family—are in turmoil. Read more »

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Of Media Bias and Responsibility in the Age of Trump

The role of media does not end with informative reporting. Commentary and op-eds make media the Fourth Pillar of democracy: keeping a watchful eye on the Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Nostalgia in November (“To America by Sea,” “The Disappearance of America’s Noble Savages,” “Raising the Third Generation”) / Waiting for the real India (“When Paper Money Becomes ... Just Paper”) Read more »

Saving $1 Million for Retirement

How many of us will retire with $1 million or more in savings? More of us ought to—in fact,
more of us may need to, given inflation and the rising cost of health care. Here are some tips. Read more »

Business Trends to Watch in 2017

In 2017, the face and type of businesses will change as a significant number of baby boomers exit the workforce while an even greater number of millennials enter it. Here are the trends. Read more »

Fundamentals of Eating Right

The key to a long, healthy life is this: Get the exercise you need with 10,000 steps & adding weights, and eat whole unprocessed foods with controlled calories and a focus on protein & fiber. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

Descriptions of two proposed acts: BRIDGE Act, to provide temporary protection to DACA, and the SAFE Act, which adds tough immigration enforcement measures. Old and new forms and dates of acceptance. Read more »

Kareena, Saif blessed with a baby boy

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s little prince arrived on December 20. His name, Taimur, stirred a backlash as Timur is said to have killed 17 million people, including the sack of Delhi. Read more »

Good Sports: HISTORIC TRIPLE-CENTURY

Karun Nair created history with a triple-century in only his third Test innings, earlier than anyone else in Test history. The previous record was set by Sir Len Hutton in August 1938. Read more »

Sarita Pattnaik crowned Mrs. India USA; Crystal Favorito honored

Sarita Pattnaik, Mrs. India Georgia, was crowned Mrs. India USA and will go to Worldwide competition in Mumbai. Crystal Favorito, Miss Teen India Georgia, won 1st runner up Miss Teen India USA. Read more »

Quiz, Fruit & Tree Girls, Mayors, Madam's & Mother's Museums, Little India, Books

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, & WHY / FRUIT AND TREE GIRLS / MAYORS, NOW AND THEN / MADAME’S AND MOTHER’S MUSEUMS / LITTLE INDIA OR LITTLE SOUTH ASIA? / BOOKS Read more »

How Yoga Intrigued America in the 1920s

In the early 1900s, with few South Asians in the USA, America had fantastic ideas about yoga’s power and the itinerant men from India who taught it. Yoga even played a part in an impeachment! Read more »

How to Get Rid of Bad Habits

How to get rid of bad habits? Good habits, bad habits—all habits are bad. You need to work on becoming conscious. Intention does not bring change, only consciousness does. Read more »

 

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