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For The Greater Common Good

For The Greater Common Good

The bread I bought in the supermarket this morning caused a small farmer to become insolvent, giving up our life-sustaining agriculture into the hands of transnational business giants. When I washed my car this afternoon with water and a strong car detergent, I hurt...
The Gift of Education

The Gift of Education

It is said that in any aspect of life, the difference between the numbers one and zero is greater than the difference between the numbers two and one; nowhere is it as clearly illustrated as in the case of education, where a little bit can go a long way in improving...
Feel the Beat!

Feel the Beat!

As the curtain separates, the audience hushes. The lights gradually brighten to reveal a stage filled with college students, mostly Caucasian, some Asian, with an assortment of “foreign” looking instruments. The music begins with the mystical strumming of the sitar...

Native NRI with Son

They said Saffron. It has more value than gold. Sprinkle into milk for a fair complexion, insisted one family member, then they said never mind just add it to everything you eat. Suryagrahan. Last solar eclipse of the millennium. Stay indoors all day, my frantic...
Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

  Everyone has one of those cousins you know—the guy who you’re afraid to invite to parties because you know he is going to drink a little too much and hit on all your female friends. You reluctantly say hi when you see him, hoping that you don’t have to see him...