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Junglee Girl

A suspicious old grandmother laboriously climbing up the stairs to see what mischief her grandchildren are up to, a maid shelling peas, a schoolgirls’ game of Lucky Dip—familiar, even mundane images plucked from day to day life. But in Ginu Kamani’s hands...

“I Don’t Hesitate to Chase My Dream”

Abraham Verghese is a medical doctor who has just published a book, My Own Country, about his experiences with AIDS patients in rural Johnson City, Tennessee. Through the process of caring for his patients, Verghese chronicles, he learns not only about AIDS and how it...

Evolution of the Saree

To people from the West, the most familiar and paradoxical images of Indian women come from the extremes of a very broad and compli­cated spectrum. One is the image of In­dira Gandhi, clad in a starched white sari, serving as the powerful leader of a largely...

The Evolution of the Indian Sari

To people from the West, the most familiar and paradoxical images of Indian women come from the extremes of a very broad and compli­cated spectrum. One is the image of In­dira Gandhi, clad in a starched white sari, serving as the powerful leader of a largely...

A Pot Melting

Bharati Mukherjee came up the street, a New York Tunes tucked un­der her arm. The front page announced that Toni Morrison had won the Nobel Prize for literature, becoming the first African American and the eighth woman to do so. It seemed to be an auspicious beginning...

U.S. & India: Coming Closer?

Ever since the declaration of the US presidential election results, Indian commentators have been speculating about the direction of Indo-US rela­tions. While some expect “Little for India in Democratic Win,” others predict a “Re­birth of Idealism...