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  • The Charitable Indian-American: How, why, and where we like to give of our money and time

    The Charitable Indian-American: How, why, and where we like to give of our money and time May 2011 - Perhaps one reason Indians are not among the leaders in charitable giving is that, traditionally, organizational giving hasn’t been a big part of our culture. As a society that emphasizes the community over the individual, taking care of each other is ingrained among us—but in an innate and informal way. The close-knit extended family meant caring for and helping other family members, be it emotionally or financially.

  • Anand’s Journey

    Anand’s Journey April 2011 - In his nonfiction debut, INDIA CALLING, journalist Anand Giridharadas takes us on a revealing journey through a fast-changing nation that's no longer the old India--which his parents left decades ago when they moved to the United States. But Giridharadas's reverse journey is also a personal transformation that leaves him, as he said in an interview with KHABAR, "very committed to India, interested in India."

  • Driving Through the Himalayas

    Driving Through the Himalayas March 2011 - It’s a magical journey through two high Himalayan passes and the verdant Lahaul valley. Starting from Kaza, the district town of Spiti and the tourist town of Manali in Kullu valley, the journey comprises 185 km of almost uninhabited yet mesmerizing Himalayan terrain. But then, if you are fond of driving, have your own wheels—two, four or even hired ones—and love the mountains, then this high-altitude terrain is a gift for the senses and the spirit.

  • Of Foreigners and Terrorists

    Of Foreigners and Terrorists February 2011 - Amitava Kumar is a critically acclaimed author whose latest book, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of his Arm a Tiny Bomb, is a damning indictment of the global war on terror. In an interview with Khabar, Kumar explains why he thinks the war on terror is an elaborate and expensive distraction that harms rather than helps our cause against terrorism. Kumar's books include Bombay- London- New York, which is a chronicle of the immigrant experience. Circling the three capitals of the Indian diaspora, Bombay- London- New York captures the contours of the expatriate experience, touching on the themes of abandonment, nostalgia, and exile that have powered some of the most prominent Indian writers today. Passport Photos , one of Kumar’s earliest books, also trains its lens on the immigrant narrative and focuses as well on transnational identities and globalization.

  • The Crux of India’s Heritage

    The Crux of India’s Heritage December 2010 - Psychiatrist PAUL R. FLEISCHMAN, winner of the distinguished Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association, a student of India for over forty years, and author of several books including Cultivating Inner Peace, highlights some gems at the crux of the Indian heritage.

  • Parenting Between Cultures

    Parenting Between Cultures November 2010 - The question is, what specific steps are parents taking to secure happiness and success for their children? Is it enough to provide three balanced meals a day, a roof over their heads, religious exposure, and a high-quality education that is supplemented by Kumon and the likes? Is it enough to provide three balanced meals a day, a roof over their heads, religious exposure, and a high-quality education that is supplemented by Kumon and the likes?

  • Wooing Washington

    Wooing Washington October 2010 - About a hundred years ago Indian immigrants in America faced hard times. The earliest Punjabi immigrants in California had to battle prejudice and many forms of discrimination. The Immigration Act of 1917, besides adding several restrictive conditions, outright barred immigrants from Asia and the Pacific Islands.

  • Worth a Thousand Words and More

    Worth a Thousand Words and More September 2010 - What happens when young tribal teens in Assam—who haven’t seen a camera before— are given digital cameras and just told to go shoot? Magic happens, in the form of stunning visual portraits of life, finds a photojournalist from Georgia.

  • Young India, Old India

    Young India, Old India August 2010 - How has the country changed in the 63 years of its independence? In an attempt to peer into the pulse of a rapidly transforming nation, we present the personal stories and views of several youngsters as well as seniors, some of whom were active participants in the freedom struggle.

  • Ayurveda in America

    Ayurveda in America July 2010 -

 

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