It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

Jennifer (name changed upon request) is probably like any other South Asian mother in the Silicon Valley. Parent of three children—two teenagers and a 20-something, she works full time as well. In the evening after ferrying the teens to multiple activities, such as...
How is Your Heart?

How is Your Heart?

When Dilip Saraf went to the South Asian Heart Center (SAHC) for a screening in November 2005, the results were totally unexpected. Saraf, 64, has always taken his health seriously. He eats healthy food and exercises regularly, and his annual check-ups had always...
Golden Dome

Golden Dome

As you drive up Quimby Road in San Jose, the east hills loom large and you catch glimpses of the new gurdwara, hidden behind other buildings. But when you finally turn into Murillo Avenue, and it comes into full view, the Sikh temple leaves you awe-struck. Gleaming in...
Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

As September approaches, there is one scenario that every parent dreads—that of the crying, clinging, tantrum-throwing child who wails, “But I don’t want to go to school.” No amount of convincing or promises seems to help and the first few days are miserable ones for...
A Better Learning Environment

A Better Learning Environment

Once upon a time, in a little village in rural India, there was an elementary school. It was a modest school, but one that was attended by eager and willing students. They that was trudged in from remote homes to a school that had no benches or fans for them, or even...