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The Fair and the Unfair

The Fair and the Unfair

A Brown Culture and Its Light Canvases: Does Art Reveal Color Bias? My five year old daughter can be many things. Energetic, loud, playful, adamant and by turns devilish and angelic. But, curiosity dominates her worldview. And this curiosity leads her to question the...
IIT Bay Area Alumni Meet

IIT Bay Area Alumni Meet

The Santa Clara Convention Center played host to hundreds of people gathered for the IIT Bay Area meet on June 17th 2017. The prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology have been declared as institutions of national importance by the Government of India. First...
India Currents Wishes Its Readers On the Occasion of Eid!

India Currents Wishes Its Readers On the Occasion of Eid!

Holiday Marking End of Ramadan  As the holy month of Ramadan draws to an end, Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid is a time for all Muslims to celebrate their month-long sacrifice while reflecting and sympathizing with the poor and hungry. Fasting has been prescribed...
A Timeless Family Tale

A Timeless Family Tale

Ghachar Ghochar, Vivek Shanbhag, Translated by Srinath Perur, 2017, 128 pages, Penguin Books, USA. I was thinking about Malati—why did she reveal avarice for money like this? What a crass display of newfound wealth, I mused. I shook myself out of my reverie after a...

My Father and Mojdis: A Daughter Remembers

In the black and white photo, I am three years old. My father is holding me. I am wearing a brocade outfit, a long skirt and a blouse–the formal attire for children. Dangling from my feet are brocade shoes with upturned toes called mojdis. In the background is a...
Four Strategies for Financial Freedom

Four Strategies for Financial Freedom

I considered myself to be “smart” when it came to managing my personal finances. Then I read Tony Robbins’s latest book, Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook. It truly opened my eyes to so many new possibilities. In his book, Robbins explains how anyone can...