Bridges Of Understanding With Words

Bridges Of Understanding With Words

The novel The Bridge Home by Padma Venkataraman has just won the Global Read Aloud prize for middle grade readers. I started the conversation by sharing with Padma that as a parent it Is indeed a tough job to choose books with appropriate themes for middle schoolers....
If My Mother Met Marie Kondo

If My Mother Met Marie Kondo

  Marie Kondo reminds me of my mom. Petite, photogenic Marie, with her perfect hair and business savvy is nothing like my pleasantly plump, saree-clad, stay at home mother. To paraphrase a cliché, Marie and Amma are as different as sushi and curry. What connects...
The Heartfulness Way of Meditation

The Heartfulness Way of Meditation

I had the good fortune of speaking to Joshua Pollock, co-author along with Kamlesh Patel of the book – The Heartfulness Way, a book that aims to demystify meditation so as to reach readers who suffer from stress in their daily lives. Joshua Pollock has an...
Red White And Blue and the Hyphenated American

Red White And Blue and the Hyphenated American

This Fourth of July, the hyphenated identity is being discussed everywhere. Immigration – the benefits and demerits of the system – who gets to be included and why is being discussed in newspaper columns, on TV channels and at family cookouts. As a first...
New Jersey Leadership Program 2018 Fellows Announced

New Jersey Leadership Program 2018 Fellows Announced

The New Jersey Leadership Program (NJLP) is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting South Asian American youth participation and education at the local level of government in the State of New Jersey. NJLP and its fellowship program focuses on...