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The Big Fat Indian Wedding – East Meets West: Traditions, Tamasha and Tales to Last a Lifetime

The Big Fat Indian Wedding – East Meets West: Traditions, Tamasha and Tales to Last a Lifetime

At its core, a wedding is about nothing more than two people deciding that they want to spend the rest of their lives together—that they want to wake up and make breakfast, pick out furniture and take a walk after dinner until death do them apart. There’s a...

Sulata Sarkar: Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Sulata Sarkar, recent Nobel Peace Prize nominee comes from a distinguished background of freedom fighters, lawyers, and various other leaders. She has a background steeped in social work and other cultural activities that make her a very strong candidate for this...

Race, Privilege, and Politics

Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers: New York. 352 pages. $26.99 hardcover. Also available as digital book, paperback, and Audible. “I write to make sense of the world and to make sense of my own, often contradictory...
Waking Up to Midlife

Waking Up to Midlife

Are you sure you want to do this?” he had asked. “Not sure but I would like to try,” I had replied, oh-so-casually but confidently. “This”—was the dawn climb up Mount Batur. Arun had done this a year ago. He was fit, athletic and always up for a physical challenge. I...

Filigree from Gold and Silver

SWIMMER AMONG THE STARS by Kanishk Tharoor.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.  239 pages. Kanishk Tharoor is both a nomadic writer and a city-dweller.  Currently making New York his home, Tharoor, as evidenced by his imaginative writing, is equally at home in other...
Liming in Grenada – The “Real” Caribbean

Liming in Grenada – The “Real” Caribbean

An implausible scent concocted from the grime on the streets of Market Square blending with that of nutmeg and cinnamon from the spice vendors is characteristic of the experience one can expect on this steamy tropical island—Grenada. It is part of the windward chain...