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Our Great American Shame: Gun Control

Every time I travel abroad, I am reminded of the immense power of American status, culture, politics and influence. American culture is inescapable and despite the stereotypes of a “dumb American tourist,” the actions of the world show that they are truly impressed...
“Reimagining an American Tradition” : SAADA Project

“Reimagining an American Tradition” : SAADA Project

From rangoli to road trips, the Indian American experience is one so unique and diverse that it takes many voices, or rather, pictures – to truly capture its essence. The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) www.saada.org is a Philadelphia-based...

Katha Contest Third Place Winner: Cherry Blossoms

Stepping out of the plane, that first day in America, it was the vastness that first struck me. I took in the wide blue skies, the unending green lawns, and the circuitous freeways as we drove from the airport in Arun’s convertible top-down silver gray mustang. I took...

Katha Contest Second Place Winner – Chapter 1: Subterfuge in the Septagon

The first time that I met her was in the conference room on the top floor of the Septagon.  Well, top floor sounds a bit misleading when you work in a secret bunker somewhere deep underground below Silicon Valley, California.  Even those of us who work down there have...

Katha Contest First Place: Alcatraz

The tour has not even started in earnest and Priya already regrets coming. The ferry slicing through the surf towards Alcatraz Island is stirring the first waves of nausea in the pit of her stomach. Tourists crowd one side of the ferry, jockeying for the best pics of...
How Can You Respond to the Paris Accord?

How Can You Respond to the Paris Accord?

Have you ever thought about the ecological stresses associated with modern agriculture? To put it simply, it all starts with our food supply. Specifically, let’s talk about my food supply! I spent three hours last Sunday at Seattle’s largest farmer collective, the...