Demystifying a Hindu Wedding

Demystifying a Hindu Wedding

Five years ago I was approached by Nisha, a second generation Indian-American, who was about to wed Josh who was Jewish. She was concerned that the traditional Hindu wedding ceremony would not be understood by the guests and she wanted the rituals to be treated with...
Garden of People

Garden of People

“Daddy, is native a bad word?” I say softly, half hoping the urge to ask would go away. My father leans his tall frame over the balustrade. He is inspecting his garden to make sure that plants needing protection have been tended to; each one has a small dried...
Khosla: Intelligent, Cranky and Tone-Deaf

Khosla: Intelligent, Cranky and Tone-Deaf

Khosla: Intelligent, Cranky and Tone-Deaf Listening to Vinod Khosla can be a treat or cause you to wince. On the one hand, he is a successful entrepreneur who founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 and more recently has been focused on Cleantech and niche tech startups...

Exaptation

He waits on the corner of Mission and 21st. Their third date. He wears a black shirt, blousy around his paunch. He mentioned in a text that he had ten pounds to lose, though his online profile stated he couldn’t date anyone who was even a little overweight. Well, she...