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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.
November 2020 -
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.
October 2020 -
HOW TO SURVIVE, THRIVE, & INSPIRE - “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is no cliché, as this pandemic has shown us. Revealing a reservoir of strength, many individuals are not only facing their challenges successfully—and creatively—but they are often helping or inspiring others as well. We share the stories of five such Indian-Americans.
September 2020 -
Saying that school openings have been challenging for students, teachers, and parents is an understatement. While many have accepted online education as a temporary fix, there are concerns—just as there are concerns about contact on campus. Khabar takes a closer look at what all of us are learning in the Covid era.
August 2020 -
What exactly defines Indian culture? Does it contain some unique value? Who speaks for Indian culture? Psychiatrist PAUL R. FLEISCHMAN, winner of the distinguished Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association, a student of India for over forty years, a Vipassana teacher, and author of several books including Cultivating Inner Peace, The Healing Spirit, Karma and Chaos, and An Ancient Path, highlights ten gems at the crux of the Indian heritage.
July 2020 -
“To serve and protect” is a worthy police motto, but those words ring hollow for the long-victimized African American community. While George Flyod’s horrific murder reignited the Black Lives Matter movement, drawing wide support, where do Indian-Americans stand on policing and protests—and are they willing to join the fight for racial justice?
June 2020 -
Now that the shock caused by the Covid-19 crisis has given way to an uneasy acceptance of our changed reality, we find that many are not only surviving and managing, they are also finding ways to thrive in the new environment. Unlocking the human spirit is up to each individual. We share stories of individuals and groups that are engaging creatively and immersing themselves in community service and other fulfilling pursuits, including the arts. As these stories show, life goes on—often in ways that are fun, inventive, and fulfilling.
May 2020 -
Here is bringing you a peep into the post-pandemic world. Eminent futurist Dr. Jagdish Sheth on how we will work, shop, relax and more in the aftermath of the current coronavirus crisis. He predicts that the Covid-19 coronavirus will have the most significant long-term consequences on our lives at home, at the workplace, and everywhere in between.
April 2020 -
Mumbai has the second largest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world, after Miami. In the mid-1900s, these architectural gems transformed Bombay, as it was then called, putting it in an exclusive club of fashionable cities of the world. Today a cluster of these buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.