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February 2021 -
Jenny Bhatt, an engineer by training and a writer by choice, is the dynamic host of the Desi Books podcast which invites authors to read from their work and facilitates a discussion on the art and craft of writing. Bhatt, whose debut story collection is titled Each of Us Killers, is a translator and reviewer as well.
January 2021 -
Chef Sash Simpson remembers sifting through garbage bins behind restaurants for sustenance in India. Rescued by an orphanage in Coimbatore, and eventually adopted by the Canadian founder of Families for Children, Simpson worked his way up the food chain to become the executive chef at a legendary high-end restaurant in Toronto. Sash, the restaurant Simpson opened in early 2020, got rave reviews. Even as he waits for the pandemic to end, he continues to work on his business and philanthropic goals.
December 2020 -
After taking over as the CEO of Newell Brands, a Fortune 500 company that manufactures iconic brands like Calphalon, Contigo, Graco, Sharpie, and Yankee Candle, Ravi Saligram steers the mammoth corporation with the steady hand of a seasoned businessman and the heart of a loving father.
November 2020 -
Sudeep Reddy, who spent a decade at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter and economics editor, joined Politico in 2017. Now a managing editor at this political news outlet in Washington, D.C., his mission is to present carefully curated, fact-based stories that are compelling. Reddy is a graduate of Brown with a degree in biomedical ethics and American history.
August 2020 -
Sunil Adam, who was the editor-in-chief of India Abroad until it stopped production, is the founding editor of American Kahani. He launched this online portal to showcase uncensored Indian-American voices.
July 2020 -
Anirvan Chatterjee, founder of BookFinder.com and director of Data Strategy at UC-San Francisco’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute, calls for stronger ties between South Asian Americans and African Americans. He notes how they have worked together in past and can do so again.
June 2020 -
Violinist Sheela Iyengar, member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), talks about the trials and triumphs of her musicianship, micro concerts with her fellow housebound instrumentalists, not being a Tiger Mom, and how you can learn to play an instrument from your couch.
May 2020 -
A long-established newspaper with a storied legacy, the Atlanta Journal Constitution is experiencing, like so many other regional publications, unprecedented challenges. In a revealing interview that touches on his important role as Vice President and General Manager at AJC, Bala Sundaramoorthy talks about readers, his Indian background, technology, the future of news, and more.
April 2020 -
Virginia Senator Ghazala Hashmi, Ph.D., is a former Georgian with fond memories of the Deep South. Also an immigrant from India, she sees herself as an American above all.
March 2020 -
DHAVAL PANCHAL: A MODEL OUTLOOK. A conservative, Indian background needn’t stop a guy from being an film and TV actor, a fashion model, a blogger, a brand ambassador for a fashion retailer, and a DJ.