Harvesting Rain: Indian Americans Prepare for Drought

Harvesting Rain: Indian Americans Prepare for Drought

California’s immigrant communities have long been among the leading proponents of state and local measures to protect and safeguard the environment. But in the South Asian community, many residents have also begun to take matters into their own hands. From the rural...
Make Me a Wedding Guest, Please!

Make Me a Wedding Guest, Please!

Out of the blue, I received a cryptic text: “Hey Monita, your name is in the list. If you can please come for the movie tomorrow. Please keep it confidential…” This was confusing, to say the least, but being placed on a list of any sort always worries me,...
Temporary Protected Status Revoked for Nepalis

Temporary Protected Status Revoked for Nepalis

Press release from SAALT On April 26, the Department of Homeland Security officially announced it would end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepalis in the United States, pulling the rug out from under 9,000 American lives. This decision–further proof of the...