Cricket: Beyond the Scorecard

Cricket: Beyond the Scorecard

India is currently playing a bilateral series in South Africa. They will play 3 test matches and 3 One Day International (ODI) matches in the series. India won ...

A Telugu and A Nigerian Make An Unexpected Film ‘Christmas in Miami’

A Telugu and A Nigerian Make An Unexpected Film ‘Christmas in Miami’

Starring in Nigerian comedy Christmas in Miami beside veteran Hollywood actor John Amos, Telugu actor Manoj Chandra feels he has found a befitting stepping st...

Lakshmi’s Paradox of Abundance

Lakshmi’s Paradox of Abundance

MahaMementoMori: Fables Beyond COVID’s Warning Wall  – A monthly series that gently reminds us to remember what life would be like if we succumbed to a p...

Coronavirus & the Cold: Effects of Temperature and Humidity

Coronavirus & the Cold: Effects of Temperature and Humidity

Mahi Wants You Healthy and Happy – A column using science to focus on physical health and myths associated with disease.  On March 11, 2020, the World Healt...

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Maanaadu Flounders & Frustrates But Surprisingly Entertains

Maanaadu Flounders & Frustrates But Surprisingly Entertains

Director Venkat Prabhu’s Maanadu tells the story of Abdul Khaliq (Silambarasan), an innocent-looking Dubai resident on a trip to India for his friend’s wedd...

Doorway Through December: Love Endures a Shapeshifting Virus

Doorway Through December: Love Endures a Shapeshifting Virus

Several years ago I overheard a young woman lament that she was never going to love again. I hoped her lamentations were temporary and she’d realize that stay...

Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough?

Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough?

The highly transmissible omicron variant is sweeping through the U.S., causing a huge spike in covid-19 cases and overwhelming many hospital systems. Besides ur...

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They Can Make Us Disappear From The Map

They Can Make Us Disappear From The Map

After Census 2020 a new district is being added to Florida’s 27 districts. The Florida Legislature is drawing new boundaries for the  now 28 congressional di...

Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Pongal: Ways to Honor the Sun

Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Pongal: Ways to Honor the Sun

The word Makar means Capricorn and Sankranti means transition. In the Hindu month of Magh, once a year the Sun enters the zodiac sign of Capricorn (Shani) and m...

Why Forced Diversity Does Not Work…For Me Anyway!

Why Forced Diversity Does Not Work…For Me Anyway!

Desi Roots, Global Wings – a monthly column focused on the Indian immigrant experience. I read a NY Times story about the new version of the 1990s hit Sex ...

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’83’ Recreates the Euphoria Around India’s First Time Winning the Cricket World Cup

’83’ Recreates the Euphoria Around India’s First Time Winning the Cricket World Cup

No Indian can ever forget how Kapil Dev defeated the twice World Champions West Indies and secured an unprecedented win at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on June 2...

Other Kohinoors: A Rock Solid Connection to Hyderabadi History

Other Kohinoors: A Rock Solid Connection to Hyderabadi History

The documentary ‘Other Kohinoors: The Rocks of Hyderabad is a much needed visual essay, to remind the City of Nizams, how the Deccan rocks are entrenched in i...

Dear Bollywood, Moms Are Humans, Not Goddesses

Dear Bollywood, Moms Are Humans, Not Goddesses

From Surabhi’s Notepad – A column that brings us personal essays and stories, frivolous and serious, inspired by real-life events and encounters of navigat...