UnDesi : Unconventional Choices

UnDesi : Unconventional Choices

[addtoany]I have come across many unusual careers, mostly from my couch potato moments. I learned about forensic odontologists because, thanks to my father who taught forensics, I am addicted to forensic shows. Forensic odontologists examine dental evidence to help police...
Kashmir’s Girls

Kashmir’s Girls

[addtoany]Wasia Jan was six years old when her father was killed in the India-Pakistan border conflict. The year was 1999. He was a tailor and had never been involved with the military, though his brother had been in the army, and Jan thinks that this may have had something to...
A Splash of Brown

A Splash of Brown

[addtoany]I am standing in line at the Chicago airport waiting for coffee. I have missed a connecting flight and I am tired and disheveled. The lady behind the counter tells me, “I love your nose ring.” “Oh, thanks,” I say to her and touch it self-consciously. She then asks me,...
Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

[addtoany]Montreal, 1989—Mukul Pandya, thirty-one, dark hair, affable demeanor, was a journalist based in India. Visiting Montreal to cover an event, he and his wife, Hema, also a journalist, intended to uncover a few stories in the United States on their way back, when illness...
The Ethnic Equation: I + Vote = Power

The Ethnic Equation: I + Vote = Power

[addtoany]IMPORTANT DATES: Election Date Voter Registration Vote-by-Mail Ballot Request June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary Election 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Online or Postmark by May 23, 2016 Must arrive by May 31, 2016 At a time when polarizing language about immigrants floods...