Life, Reinvented

Life, Reinvented

In Atlanta, Junior Anand Gupta was living the American dream. After 20 years here, he left it all to move back to India. On his flight, he resolved to give one day a week for a social cause. Since 2013, he has become a committed warrior in the fight to stop sexual crimes against women in India. He has been a primary confidant of the parents of “Nirbhaya,” the victim of the brutal gang rape that shook the nation in 2014; he has worked tirelessly towards legislation such as the Juvenile Justice Act and the SAFE Act (Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Act); he has agitated on the streets, planned protests, and gone to jail. In an interview with Khabar, Junior talks about how and why he took on women’s safety, about comparison of rape culture between India and the West, and what Indian-Americans can do. Read more »

Review: Da-Bangg Reloaded: Massive Entertainment and Some Misses

HITS AND MISSES OF THE RECORD-SHATTERING DA-BANGG SHOW: While the recent show was hugely entertaining for starry-eyed Bollywood fans, it was less so for the jaded critic. Read more »

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Americana: The Heart of the Tip

The author looks at American history and culture, asking "Why tip?" Reasons: help servers, reward service, gain/maintain future service, gain/maintain social esteem, and fulfill felt duties. Read more »

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Sports: A Tale of Two World Cups

While FIFA is expanding the footprint of football (American soccer) to more nations than there are in the UN, ICC’s short-sightedness is shrinking the world of cricket to just 10 nations. 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

H-1B visa not a ticket to the American dream / Great opportunities await returning Indians / Helping India is good, despite what officials think Read more »

How Much Do You Really Know about Long-Term Care?

How much does eldercare cost, and how do you arrange it when it is needed? The average person might not know. For clarification, here are some facts to dispel some myths. Read more »

The Trump Trade Wars: What It May Mean for Your Company

Tariffs will hurt businesses and consumers as the increases in raw material costs trickle down. Join an industry association or chamber of commerce to stay ahead of the war games. 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

Removal proceedings will increase after case denials; does not change policy for TPS or DACA / Visas will be processed in Mumbai rather than New Delhi for family visas IR5, IR1/CR1, or IR2/CR2. Read more »

Ranbir, Alia hint at marriage

Another romance progressing by leaps and bounds: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Alia’s dad Mahesh Bhatt was with them. Ranbir’s mother turned 60 on July 8 and the family went to Paris! Read more »

Good Sports: KARMAKAR WINS GOLD

India’s top gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who narrowly missed a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, won a gold medal in Artistic Gymnastics at the recent FIG World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey. Read more »

Emory names Koppaka Professor in Telugu, Indian Cultures

Harshita Kamath is the new Visweswara Rao and Sita Koppaka Professor in Telugu & South Indian Cultures, Literatures, & History in Emory College's Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies. 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 »

Learning Life Lessons

Meera Gandhi's Giving Back Foundation helps those in need around the world, particularly women and children. She has a TV series, documentary, musical CD, and coffee table book as well. Read more »

Nobody Can Do Meditation!

From CEOs to movie stars, everybody who is anybody does meditation these days. But…you can’t really do meditation, you can only become meditation. Confused? Don’t worry, just read on. Read more »

 

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