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Community Seva at a Homeless Shelter

Community Seva at a Homeless Shelter

I stumble out of bed at 4 a.m. groping for my glasses and slippers. Wondering what in the world possessed me to volunteer for such an early service, I am mindful of my sleepiness as I carefully drive the 30 minutes from Palo Alto to the Orchard St. homeless shelter in...
Should Banks Be Raising the Citizenship Question?

Should Banks Be Raising the Citizenship Question?

By Ethnic Media Services, San Francisco. Candidate Donald Trump rode his anti-immigrant rhetoric straight to the White House. Since then, he’s banned people from heavily Muslim-populated countries, taken children from their parents upon arrival at the Mexico border,...
Math Problems

Math Problems

Hot, sweaty fingers run fruitlessly along the blurring lines. Under the spreading arms of a gnarled neem tree, she sits hunched over her Math homework, desperately holding back tears of humiliation. Yet another tutor glares at her reproachfully. “Why can’t you...
Amit Bhandari Donates $50,000 to Ekal

Amit Bhandari Donates $50,000 to Ekal

By Manu Shah Houston based entrepreneur Amit Bhandari and his wife Arpita shaped their own American dream but along the way they also nurtured the aspirations of thousands of children, whether in the remote village of Rampura or the slums of Mumbai. Ekal was one of...