Betty Crocker Serves up an Indian Feast

Betty Crocker Serves up an Indian Feast

When a desi hears about an Indian cookbook being put out by an all-American institution like Betty Crocker, she can be forgiven for raising her eyebrows and indulging in a bit of healthy skepticism. Would it be one of those smart and chic attempts at nouveau-Indian...
Betty Crocker Serves up an Indian Feast

Betty Crocker Serves up an Indian Feast

When a desi hears about an Indian cookbook being put out by an all-American institution like Betty Crocker, she can be forgiven for raising her eyebrows and indulging in a bit of healthy skepticism. Would it be one of those smart and chic attempts at nouveau-Indian...

Ending the Violence

Not very long ago, when Sushma needed to help in getting away from an abusive husband, she approached her friend Neela. Not knowing that to do, Neela looked up the Yellow Pages and found the name of three shelters. When she called them, she was told that there was an...
From Motels to Hotels

From Motels to Hotels

Sima Patel is a contented woman these days. The Oakland Airport Holiday Inn Express that she and her husband Pravin own is expanding to become a 96-room facility, Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown is a personal friend, and she was recently elected to the boards of the Oakland...
Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero

Thimakka is a Dalit woman from Karnataka, India, who, when taunted by her neighbors for being infertile, adopted 284 banyan trees as her “children.” Her remarkable act won her the Prime Minister’s Award for social forestry. It also inspired a young woman halfway...