No Abhishekams for the Rivers That Run Through Chennai and LA

No Abhishekams for the Rivers That Run Through Chennai and LA

At the Front Door: Revitalizing Urban Rivers – a column on climate change in our lives. The Cooum in Chennai, the Pinheiros River in Sao Paolo and the Los An...

Are Indian Americans Gold Diggers?

Are Indian Americans Gold Diggers?

Gold Diggers, A Novel That Opens A Window Into The Life of Indian Americans The jingle of our mother’s gold bangles sprinkled gold stories into our ears with ...

We Are Home: IMPACT’s Essay Contest for South Asian American DREAMers

We Are Home: IMPACT’s Essay Contest for South Asian American DREAMers

IMPACT launched the “We Are Home” essay contest to raise awareness and highlight the many obstacles that 250,000+ South Asian DREAMers face including: const...

Cryptocurrency Boom: How to Avoid Risks & Government Violations

Cryptocurrency Boom: How to Avoid Risks & Government Violations

This is the second part of the two-episode series on the cryptocurrency boom. Rocketing in value, it currently occupies a large space in Southeast Asia, Latin A...

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Simple Desi Recipes Using Your Gardens Bounty

Simple Desi Recipes Using Your Gardens Bounty

Dig-In Meals – A column highlighting Indian spices in recipes that take traditional Indian food and add a western twist! If you grow tomatoes, you will probab...

Reviving the Lost Art of Letter-Writing

Reviving the Lost Art of Letter-Writing

 Desi Roots, Global Wings – a monthly column focused on the Indian immigrant experience To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere, without moving anyth...

Nayattu: Cops Vs. Cops

Nayattu: Cops Vs. Cops

It's a small world in director Martin Prakkat’s latest Malayalam movie Nayattu, set in a town in Kerala. One of the three principal characters, the rookie cop...

Prime Minister Modi Set to Visit USA for Quad Leaders’ Summit

Prime Minister Modi Set to Visit USA for Quad Leaders’ Summit

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi would be participating, along with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan, and Pre...

America’s “Hyder-Ally”: An Indian Sultan & the American Revolution

America’s “Hyder-Ally”: An Indian Sultan & the American Revolution

It’s April 8, 1782. The American Revolution is in its seventh year. Lieutenant Joshua Barney of the ragtag American revolutionary Continental Navy is covertly...

America Calling: A Ph.D.’s Memoir Champions a U.S. Education

America Calling: A Ph.D.’s Memoir Champions a U.S. Education

Each fall, thousands of students arrive with dreams and two suitcases each, ready to study in colleges and universities all across America. They are internation...

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Behind the Curtains of Virtual Classrooms Across Nations

Behind the Curtains of Virtual Classrooms Across Nations

It’s September and millions of students are meeting their teachers back in classrooms. This month is also special for teachers back in India as September 5 w...

Vaccine Myths Debunked By Science

Vaccine Myths Debunked By Science

Mahi Wants You Healthy and Happy - A column using science to focus on physical health and myths associated with disease.  The modern age has seen a surge in po...

Once Upon a Mumbai Monsoon Musing

Once Upon a Mumbai Monsoon Musing

When you grow up in Mumbai, the monsoons that drench the land leave an indelible impression on your heart. The sounds of the thunderous skies opening up, the si...

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Sheetal Ohri’s ‘Custodial Battle’ Is the Story of an Immigrant Mother Denied Justice

Sheetal Ohri’s ‘Custodial Battle’ Is the Story of an Immigrant Mother Denied Justice

Today, Bay Area-based Sheetal Ohri is a successful entrepreneur and radio show host on Bolly 92.3 FM KSJO,  but behind her success lies an agonizing tale of a ...

Mahesh Narayan Continues His Inventive Streak in ‘Malik’

Mahesh Narayan Continues His Inventive Streak in ‘Malik’

I remember thinking and writing that the COVID pandemic had unleashed unseen creativity in director Mahesh Narayanan’s film C U Soon. But his inventiveness se...

With Just Days to Go, Gubernatorial Recall Election Questions Linger

With Just Days to Go, Gubernatorial Recall Election Questions Linger

Ballots for Tuesday, Sept. 14’s vote on whether or not to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom were mailed out to registered voters weeks ago, and are already ...

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