Thespian, Storyteller, Satirist, and More.

Thespian, Storyteller, Satirist, and More.

Aasif Mandvi: Exclusive Interview on his Pioneering Role in Entertainment: As a groundbreaking Indian-American comedian, actor, and writer, Mandvi, who was The Daily Show’s “brown” correspondent, has played different roles in big studio films, small-budget indies, television dramas—and he even staged a solo Off-Broadway show, in which he played six South Asian characters, back in the 1990s. Read more »

Screen Time: A Treat for the Senses

A tortured artiste craving validation, a reluctant heir to an age-old legacy, and a cop who wants to pull off the perfect crime. Read more »

Books: Love in the Time of Division

The stories of two families—one Hindu, the other Muslim—are interwoven in Aanchal Malhotra’s lush debut novel, which spans almost a century and takes readers from the age of empire to the age of democracy and discord. Read more »

Music: Raising Their Voice

Ruby Velle and Anita Aysola, steeped in Indian and Western musical traditions, blend genres to entertain and engage audiences. Read more »

Perspective: The Idea of India

A writer wonders if India, which has never been a homogenous country, even culturally, can survive the threat to its plurality. Read more »

Flash Fiction: Limbo

He may be surrounded by a loving family, but sometimes he can’t help feeling like an intruder. Will you feel the same way one day? Read more »

The restaurateur with the Magic Sauce of Success

The commercial and critical success of Narendra Patel’s restaurants makes him a top influencer in Atlanta’s Indian dining scene. Read more »

Monsoon of Memories: Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon: The song that still leaves me moist-eyed

The lilting notes of Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon by Lata Mangeshkar wafted in the air. Read more »

Epicurean: Making Maldives Merrier

Fine Dining in an Island Paradise: Maldives, a beautiful haven in the Indian Ocean, is also a gourmet’s heaven that has top-notch Indian sommeliers and chefs. Read more »

Indian cricket is failing to capitalize on its potential

Why is India not the most dominating and formidable cricket team in the world when all ground realities are overwhelmingly in favor of it being so? Read more »

Master of the Magic Wand

Acclaimed music conductor Sameer Patel, who remains in high demand, has been chosen for engagements with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Princeton Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, and the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, among other orchestras. Read more »

5 Retirement Concerns Too Often Overlooked

Baby boomers entering their “second acts” should think about these matters. Read more »

Many Small Businesses and Nonprofits are Missing Out on this Valuable Covid-related Tax Credit

Due to several misconceptions, more than 50 percent of eligible organizations have not applied for this Federal program that potentially provides a combined credit of up to $26,000 per qualified employee. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Letters to the Editor: Thoroughly enjoyed the November issue/ Recent movie starring Aamir Khan is not anti-Hindu/ PM’s definition of Naxalism is shocking. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

Green cards extended for naturalization applicants/ Applicants should use new edition of I-485 form/ Application Final Action Dates for January 2023/ Dates for Filling Visa Applicatins - January 2023. Read more »

Aamir’s daughter Ira Khan engaged to beau Nupur Shikhare

Ira Khan got officially engaged to her beau, Nupur Shikhare, at an intimate ceremony attended only by family members and close friends on November 18. Read more »

Good Sports: Another Silver Medal for Mirabai Chanu

Manipuri weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won another silver at the recent 2022 World Weightlifting Championships in Bogota, Colombia. Read more »

Madhavan Swaminathan is a 2022 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Madhavan Swaminathan has been chosen as a 2022 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow, the highest professional distinction for academic inventors. Read more »

Briefs/ Being Pro-environment & Pro-economy/ Remittances to India Hit $100 Billion/ Book Matters.

Read our regular columns: ‘Who, What, Where, When & Why’ and ‘Book Matters’. Also: ‘Being Pro-environment & Pro-economy' and 'Remittances to India Hit $100 Billion'. Read more »

The Benefits of Ayurvedic Daily Routine

Ayurveda believes that setting a routine is a discipline for the body and mind which strengthens immunity and purifies the body. Read more »

10 Powerful Mantras for Success

Everyone aspires for success, but have you ever felt that it comes easier to some than to others? Perhaps it’s time for a new perspective! Read more »







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