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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...
Garden of People

Garden of People

“Daddy, is native a bad word?” I say softly, half hoping the urge to ask would go away. My father leans his tall frame over the balustrade. He is inspecting his garden to make sure that plants needing protection have been tended to; each one has a small dried...
Khosla: Intelligent, Cranky and Tone-Deaf

Khosla: Intelligent, Cranky and Tone-Deaf

Khosla: Intelligent, Cranky and Tone-Deaf Listening to Vinod Khosla can be a treat or cause you to wince. On the one hand, he is a successful entrepreneur who founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 and more recently has been focused on Cleantech and niche tech startups...

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...

Exaptation

He waits on the corner of Mission and 21st. Their third date. He wears a black shirt, blousy around his paunch. He mentioned in a text that he had ten pounds to lose, though his online profile stated he couldn’t date anyone who was even a little overweight. Well, she...