Documentary About Spelling Bee Champs Creates Buzz

Documentary About Spelling Bee Champs Creates Buzz

[addtoany]A dynasty unnoticed yet really intriguing and amazing! It’s been 19 years in a row that Indian American kids have been emerging as winners at the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. 19 out of the last 23 winners of the spelling bee competition have been...
Summer Meditations on Delusion

Summer Meditations on Delusion

[addtoany]Summer is when time slows and there are comings and goings, family reunions and outings. It seems that the days are longer, and there is more time, to read, and to just be. This might be a delusion, but for one, I was able to make some headway in my summer reading:...
Sabyasachi’s Endless Summer

Sabyasachi’s Endless Summer

[addtoany]At the outset, I would like to confess that I have been a huge fan of the internationally renowned designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, and his artistic creations for quite some time now.  I am sure I am not the only admirer of this designer’s exquisite creations, who now...
Sikh American Story Airs on CNN May 6

Sikh American Story Airs on CNN May 6

[addtoany]CNN’s Emmy Award-winning United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell will feature the first-ever hour-long cable episode exclusively focusing on the Sikh American community. The episode is scheduled to air on Sunday, May 6th at 10 pm EST/PST. W. Kamau Bell interviews...
The Simpsons Show and the “Uh” Moment

The Simpsons Show and the “Uh” Moment

[addtoany]In my first year as a graduate student in America, I started collecting bills and envelopes with misspellings of my rather conspicuously foreign-sounding name. Despite the care with which I enunciated it and spelled it out over the phone when I spoke to pizza places,...
Ramayana and Its Impact on Indian Society

Ramayana and Its Impact on Indian Society

[addtoany]During the final exams for my Masters degree, Banaras Hindu University hosted a festival celebrating the Rāmāyana from various South-East Asian countries; every evening a different country presented a retelling of their version in dance drama format. That was my first...