Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards

On 26 Jan. 2001, while most of India celebrated its Republic Day and sover-eignty, an oft-ignored force rocked, shook, and pushed celebration into sorrow. The biggest earthquake in Indian history in the past 50 years ravaged Gujarat, leaving 25,000 people dead...

Indians and Heart Disease

The only thing certain about life is death; and death comes in various forms. With the advances in medical science new diseases are discovered and old ones conquered. Among the numerous intractable modern diseases is heart disease, which creeps upon the unsuspecting...
The Gift of Education

The Gift of Education

It is said that in any aspect of life, the difference between the numbers one and zero is greater than the difference between the numbers two and one; nowhere is it as clearly illustrated as in the case of education, where a little bit can go a long way in improving...
The Bhajan King

The Bhajan King

For someone who wields such cultural power, the soft-spoken Anup Jalota appears to have stumbled into his overwhelming success by accident. Clearly Jalota’s soft voice and gentle looks belie his drive and passion to carve out an ever-increasing pie for bhajans...
Cooking up a storm

Cooking up a storm

The San Francisco Bay area throngs with Indian restaurants, with a new one cropping up almost every month. While some have successfully cultivated a loyal customer base, a few have managed to consistently attract a sizeable Indian as well as non-Indian following....