Iconic Poet of Mughal India: Mirza Ghalib

Iconic Poet of Mughal India: Mirza Ghalib

Quaide hayaat band o gham Asal mein dono ek hain Maut se pehle aadmi Gham se bisaat khaye kyun The prison of life and the bondage of grief are one and the same Before death, how can a man expect to be free of grief? Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan, (1797–1869) was a...
Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders

I work in education. I was recently asked to “tweet” in order for our department to gain visibility within our own organization, something I have been consciously avoiding. I quickly discovered three previous Twitter accounts which I started and abandoned after my...
letters to the editor

letters to the editor

Wedding Videos in Capsule Format Your cover story (The Big Fat Indian Wedding, August 2017) clearly shows that weddings enter a new space and take on a more personal tangent. Every year the wedding season springs surprises, with the big fat Indian wedding taking on...
Think Away Your Chronic Pain

Think Away Your Chronic Pain

In his book, The Divided Mind, John Sarno describes the case of a young engineer who was suffering from severe back and leg pain for over eight months. He had tried conventional treatments, but to no avail. His MRI showed a herniated disk for which he had been advised...
Wealth Management for Desis

Wealth Management for Desis

Rajesh Jyotishi, The Money Talk: Retirement and Estate Planning for Indian Americans. Advantage, 206 pages. Hardcover. In the winter of 2015 when I worked as an analyst at a Swiss bank, one pressing concern was an acronym: DoL. A new fiduciary rule had been presented...
Top 10 Shaadi Movies of All Time

Top 10 Shaadi Movies of All Time

Hindi movie weddings cover the full range of human experience. The grand wedding (pricier by the minute). The simple wedding (often on the run). The getaway wedding (in an exotic location with non-traditional props). The shotgun wedding (the bride is, gasp, pregnant)....