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Magic of Diwali: Six Perspectives

Magic of Diwali: Six Perspectives

WRITERS REFLECT ON DIWALI: Six perspectives on Diwali show how the magic and mystery of this beloved Indian festival can mean different things to different people at different times in their lives. Fond remembrances of Diwalis past highlight how we along with the festival have changed, but the traditions and celebrations continue. Read more »

Interview: Vidya Balan: Spread Love, Joy, and Faith

INTERVIEW WITH VIDYA BALAN. The bubbly Bollywood star who played Shakuntala Devi talks about filmmaking and life in the age of Covid. Read more »

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Musings: Her Beautiful Mind

MY MOTHER AND MATH. A writer wonders why her mother, though a mathematician like Shakuntala Devi, chose a different path. Read more »

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Youth: Bicultural Identity: THEN & NOW

A lot has changed from the ‘70s and ‘80s in how Indian-American generations experience their identity. Yet, some struggles remain the same across the decades. Read more »

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Issues: Being Brown and Hindu

Atlanta native and scholar Dr. Khyati Joshi on how awareness and appreciation of racial and religious differences has not led to equity and justice. Read more »

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Hospitality: Hotels in the Time of Covid

Hotels cope with the pandemic: How hotels across the board are trying to survive, help their employees, and make guests feel safe and comfortable. Read more »

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OUR 2020 ART CONTEST WINNERS

An unusual year didn’t prevent these budding artists from displaying their talent in a burst of colors and vivid imagination. Read more »

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IndiaScope: The Impact of Kamala Harris

Will Kamala Harris matter? Our columnist wonders what impact Biden’s vice presidential pick will have among Indian-Americans this November. Read more »

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Books : Fresh insights into the making of the Mahatma

THE MYSTIC & THE MAHATMA: Review of a new book that explores the early and little-known influence of Shrimad Rajchandra on Gandhi. Read more »

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Presidential Election 2020: Are We Still Hesitating to Choose Between a Train Wreck and Sanity?

Joe Biden : The Only Option: Nothing less than democracy, and our future, is at stake in the most consequential election of our lifetime. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Letters to the Editor: Helpful cover story on online schooling in the times of the pandemic / How much is Indian enough? A bicultural perspective / Letter to my Muslim community: U.S. is our home / A new look at the Mahatma: Uma Majmudar's book. Read more »

Annual Financial To-Do List

What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address for the coming year? Now is an excellent time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your retirement fund to managing your taxes. Read more »

Now About That Loan Forgiveness

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan was government assistance initiative for the Covid-19 crisis. New rules apply after a June 5 law that extends the covered period to December 31, 2020, and relaxes some other criteria. Read more »

Health: Fad diets aren’t the solution— what’s better?

Faddish diets are not the solution for losing weight and staying fit. Why Keto, Paleo, and other fad diets are not magic pills. Welcome a sustainable and enjoyable approach to weight loss! Here are some of the tried and true strategies that allow South Asians to keep their weight at healthy levels. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

The October Visa Bulletin surprised many employment-based visa applicants by moving the EB3
(Employment-Based Skilled) category ahead by almost five years to January 1, 2015. It mostly affected those Indian nationals with priority dates from 2010 to 2015, as it allowed them to file for their adjustment of status applications from October 1, 2020. Read more »

Rhea Chakraborty released on bail

In a setback of sorts for those demanding justice for Sushant Singh Rajput, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) forensic team rather surprisingly ruled out murder in its report, though the CBI is still investigating the case. But Sushant’s fans across the world are in no mood to give up and are continuing to voice their demand. Read more »

Good Sports: MIT COACH MOVES TO MEMPHIS

The National Basketball Association’s Memphis Grizzlies have hired Sonia Raman as an assistant coach, making her the 14th female assistant coach in the history of the NBA. She becomes the third assistant coach of Indian origin in the NBA, along with Vin Bhavnani (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Roy Rana (Sacramento Kings). Read more »

Romil Mehta wins Wells Fargo Innovation Award

Romil Mehta of Wheeler Magnet High School has won second place for the ASU Wells Fargo Community Innovation Award out of 618 projects submitted from 43 U.S. states and four nations. Read more »

BRIEFS / VISITING SEVEN SISTERS AND A BROTHER /  BOOK MATTERS

Read our regular columns: ‘Who, What, Where, When & Why’ and ‘Book Matters’. Also: ‘Visiting Seven Sistersand A Brother'. Read more »

Seeking Facts and Speaking Truth

Sudeep Reddy, who spent a decade at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter and economics editor, joined Politico in 2017. Now a managing editor at this political news outlet in Washington, D.C., his mission is to present carefully curated, fact-based stories that are compelling. Reddy is a graduate of Brown with a degree in biomedical ethics and American history. Read more »

What Is Karma and How Does It Work?

What is Karma? From the moment you were born till this moment: the kind of family, home, friends, the things that you did and did not do—all these things are influencing you. Every thought, emotion, and action comes only from past impressions that you have had within you. The very way you think, feel, and understand life is just the way you have assimilated inputs. Read more »

 

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