Of Taboos and Talismans

Of Taboos and Talismans

A family does more than pass on its fine silver or precious heirlooms to the generations that follow. It also transfers much of its inherent wisdom, its irrational fears and inexplicable traditions. For many Indian Americans, living a life in the world’s most modern...
The Lingering Flavors of Home

The Lingering Flavors of Home

When Ganesh Meiyappam, 24, an engineering graduate, left his hometown in Vellore, India to attend classes at Purdue University this year, his cooking skills were limited to boiling milk and microwaving pack- aged noodles and soups. After just a few months in the...
bal·ance

bal·ance

It was a bright, chilly morning in March 2013 when Janani Sundarrajjan, 35, a New York-based finance professional, found herself sobbing uncontrollably at the wheel of her car. She was parked outside the daycare where she had dropped off Neil, her five-month old son....
A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

Bangkok is home to some of the world’s most versatile and colorful market places, the most agonizing traffic jams and the most breathtaking sculptural legacies. A marriage of legendary history and stunning architecture, in Bangkok a thriving commerce intermingles with...
A Storyteller’s Tale

A Storyteller’s Tale

Whether he’s setting up a living museum in coastal Chennai, arranging storytelling workshops across the state, or training executives in the art of public speaking, Eric Miller (originally from New York) is at the heart of the modern storytelling revival that is...