• The Uppity Immigrant

    The Uppity Immigrant November 2019 - In an interview, author SUKETU MEHTA talks about why the “browning of America” shouldn’t be feared; his concerns for India, especially Kashmir; about citizenship and community, and more.

  • What Diwali Means to Me

    What Diwali Means to Me October 2019 - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's essay on Diwali is followed by a review of her novel, The Forest of Enchantments, and an excerpt showing why Sita wrote her own version of the Ramayana.

  • Mumbai Railways: The Great Leveler

    Mumbai Railways: The Great Leveler September 2019 - Mumbai’s suburban train system is a gritty but endearing world of hardened daily commuters and occasional riders in awe of the massive system transporting millions of passengers daily.

  • Perspectives on Partition

    Perspectives on Partition August 2019 - Perspectives on Partition, Part 1: An Unsung Hero, Allama Mashriqi’s Struggle against Partition by NASIM YOUSAF. Part 2: The Forces that Made Partition Inevitable by Dr. UMA MAJMUDAR.

  • The Guardians of India’s Cinematic Heritage

    The Guardians of India’s Cinematic Heritage July 2019 - MUMBAI, MECCA FOR FILM FANS: Have you despaired over India’s haphazard approach to cultural preservation? Take heart! We now have the Film Heritage Foundation and the National Museum of Indian Cinema.


    CRICKET NATION! June 2019 - CRICKET CRAZY! More than the classic tussle between bat and ball, in India it's a national passion, stimulus to the economy, tool for bridge-building between warring neighbors, even a religion.

  • Finding Common Sound

    Finding Common Sound May 2019 - WHEN EAST MEETS WEST, IT IS MUSIC TO THE EARS. Carnatic and Hindustani mingle with Jazz, Rock, Electronica, and more; Indian classical music goes global—this world music is alchemical.

  • Brown and Beautiful

    Brown and Beautiful April 2019 - A new generation of South Asian influencers are not only challenging mainstream notions of beauty, they are also taking baby steps towards a share in an otherwise white-dominated
    beauty industry.

  • Kumbh Mela’s Sangam: A Confluence of Rivers, Rishis, and Rogues

    Kumbh Mela’s Sangam: A Confluence of Rivers, Rishis, and Rogues March 2019 - THE KUMBH MELA: A TOURIST LOOKS AND SADHGURU EXPLAINS. An Indian-American gets a chance to experience the largest gathering of people anywhere. And Sadhguru highlights its spiritual significance.

  • Crafting Stories about Identity and Roots

    Crafting Stories about Identity and Roots February 2019 - LEADING INDIAN AUTHORS SHARE INSIGHTS ON IDENTITY: Identity is such a complicated word, evoking many emotions—and the untangling of roots is a complex task, involving many strands.







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