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Delivering Diasporic Diwali Dreams: A Story, An Epic

Delivering Diasporic Diwali Dreams: A Story, An Epic

  My parents moved from the South Asian subcontinent to the North American continent in the mid-1960s, never to again celebrate Diwali in the country of their birth.  But over the past 50 + years, they’ve never failed to light diyas, do pujas, enjoy mithais, and...
A Race To Admissions: The Harvard Story

A Race To Admissions: The Harvard Story

Her fingers flitted across the paper seal, trembling around the hallowed crest. She stuck her finger in and tore. Hard. The consequence of this letter would be the culmination of 18 years of hard work; academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, and careful...
2018 Midterm Elections Voter Guide For Indian-Americans

2018 Midterm Elections Voter Guide For Indian-Americans

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) released its 2018 Midterm Election Voter Guide, the only resource designed to engage, educate, and mobilize the growing South Asian American electorate in Congressional districts nationwide. At over 5 million strong,...
Marin County School District and ICE

Marin County School District and ICE

A small school district in affluent Marin County, California, serving about 2,000 youngsters in the bucolic West Marin towns of Fairfax and San Anselmo, has contracted with Thomson Reuters, a firm linked to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to check on the...
Ties That Bind: Why Women Don’t Walk Away from Abusive Marriages

Ties That Bind: Why Women Don’t Walk Away from Abusive Marriages

Why Women Don’t Walk Away  From Abusive Marriages The woman on the phone will talk only if I promise not to identify her—not her first or last names, not the town she lives in. This woman, let’s call her Geeta, lives in the United States with her husband and two young...
Over 200,000 Patels on voter rolls: How does this affect you?

Over 200,000 Patels on voter rolls: How does this affect you?

U.S. citizens across the country will soon vote on all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, for 35 U.S. senators and three dozen governorships. The House of Representatives and possibly the Senate are up for grabs. Given the high stakes, voters would do well to...