Desi Children’s Bookstore

Desi Children’s Bookstore

Authors: Anupama Oza, Mangla Oza and Raj Oza In the past: When my parents (and co-authors, Mangla and Rajesh) were young parents, they desperately looked for books about India and Indians for my brother (Siddhartha) and me to read. Not finding suitable titles,...

Should Indian Americans Simplify Their Names?

Yes, for, as Shakespeare wrote, “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Over the past four decades of life in North America, my siblings have adopted Americanized avatars: my older brother, Nirmalkumar, became Norm; my sister, Savita,...

Should Children Visit India On Their Own?

No, visits in the early years should be family trips Being a bibliophile, I think of India as a library—a sprawling, chaotic, multilingual, library with over a billion authors. So I’ll open with a personal note on our library-going habits. As parents, my wife and I...
A Moment Comes

A Moment Comes

“Growth takes place whenever a challenge evokes a successful response that, in turn, evokes a further and different challenge. We have not found any intrinsic reason why this process should not repeat itself indefinitely, even though a majority of civilizations...
A Moment Comes

A Moment Comes

“Growth takes place whenever a challenge evokes a successful response that, in turn, evokes a further and different challenge. We have not found any intrinsic reason why this process should not repeat itself indefinitely, even though a majority of civilizations...