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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)....
A Life Well-Lived: Sujatha Ramprasad

A Life Well-Lived: Sujatha Ramprasad

Tribute to Sujatha Ramprasad: January 1971-March 2016  Mountains heaved out of the Bay area landscape in chiseled light and shade as the morning fog clung to their tops. We descended slowly down a mountain, amidst the grumbles we heard from the wheels. Suja looked at...
Demystifying a Hindu Wedding

Demystifying a Hindu Wedding

Five years ago I was approached by Nisha, a second generation Indian-American, who was about to wed Josh who was Jewish. She was concerned that the traditional Hindu wedding ceremony would not be understood by the guests and she wanted the rituals to be treated with...
Choosing to Marry Again

Choosing to Marry Again

It is still dark when I wake up in the guest room at my brother’s home. Trying not to wake up my teenage daughter, I adjust the pleats of the magenta silk sari and fasten the heavy fabric on my shoulder with a safety pin. Leaning towards the mirror to adjust my...