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September 2021 -
An Appreciation of Satyajit Ray's Visionary Cinema: Thanks to the streaming revolution, both newer generations and old-timers can explore the enduring works of an Indian master, whose birth centennial is being celebrated this year. This in-depth look, which is also a guide to Ray’s movies, is a homage to a renaissance man who continues to inspire and entertain film lovers.
August 2021 -
Divorce: Past the Stigma—into Healthy Insights: We spoke with several individuals who offered to share their experience of having gone through divorce, and also with experts on the issue. The insights gleaned from these conversations are revealing and often surprising.
July 2021 -
Cocooned in the bubble of having achieved our American Dream, many of us are unaware or unwilling to acknowledge fellow South Asians who don’t fit into the ‘Model Minority’ myth of success, and are falling through the cracks in the system. Fortunately, there is also a brigade of individuals and organizations that are revving up outreach efforts to struggling desis whose lives have been made worse by a still raging pandemic.
June 2021 -
Covid Crisis Overwhelms India: Seven writers reflect eloquently on the biggest disaster to overtake India since independence. They grieve, reveal, analyze, rage, beseech—but they also affirm human decency and salute the selfless people who, in the face of state failure and heartbreaking tragedy, fight valiantly to alleviate suffering—and defeat Covid.
May 2021 -
Streaming Trend Now A Tsunami: To the list of striking changes in our lives since the pre-Covid era, we can add streaming, which has transformed the way we consume films and shows. Given such a large South Asian audience, the streaming giants, sensing long-term opportunities, are pulling out all the stops in home entertainment. Here’s your comprehensive guide.
April 2021 -
Author and Activist Speaks Out: Anjali Enjeti, in a wide-ranging interview with Khabar, shows how she’s making a difference as a thinker and doer. Touching on the themes covered in her debut essay collection, Southbound, and her debut novel, The Parted Earth, she talks about identity, belonging, family and the importance of political activism in our time.
March 2021 -
A CHAAT-worthy trip across India : Two celebrated chefs, Maneet Chauhan and Jody Eddy, traveled all over India by train—to explore regional chaats. On their many trips, they ate over 600 dishes. The resulting cookbook, named one of the best in 2020, is filled with insights and recipes, making it a mouthwatering ode to the country’s famous street food.
February 2021 -
Due to the coronavirus rampaging its way across international borders since last year, social distancing and other restrictions have thrown a major wrench into the lives of people looking for love or planning a wedding. People have traded coffee dates for Google meetups, and wine-tasting for virtual game nights! We sat down—virtually, of course—with Indian-American singles and relationship experts for a perspective on how the pandemic has reshaped dating and relationships. Also on the table was a crucial question: How will Covid-19 affect The Big Fat Indian Wedding?
January 2021 -
SHARING OLD STORIES IN NEW WAYS ; For many of us, India’s great oral tradition lived on through the tales our grandparents narrated when we were growing up. And now, in a wired world, the same children’s stories and more are reaching new generations in America and the subcontinent via apps, books, games, videos, podcasts, and streaming.
December 2020 -
PUNJABIS CARVE A NICHE IN TRUCKING: America’s great interstate network has long been a boon for road warriors, and the newest long-haulers to claim it as their open road are Punjabi truckers from various walks of life. They have become so numerous that now there are Indian-style dhabas—as rest stops in many places—to give them a taste and feel of home.