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The Big Fat Indian Wedding – East Meets West: Traditions, Tamasha and Tales to Last a Lifetime

The Big Fat Indian Wedding – East Meets West: Traditions, Tamasha and Tales to Last a Lifetime

At its core, a wedding is about nothing more than two people deciding that they want to spend the rest of their lives together—that they want to wake up and make breakfast, pick out furniture and take a walk after dinner until death do them apart. There’s a...
The Fair and the Unfair

The Fair and the Unfair

A Brown Culture and Its Light Canvases: Does Art Reveal Color Bias? My five year old daughter can be many things. Energetic, loud, playful, adamant and by turns devilish and angelic. But, curiosity dominates her worldview. And this curiosity leads her to question the...
Culturally Diverse Apps For  Kids

Culturally Diverse Apps For Kids

First, full transparency. When the editor asked me to check out Literary Safari—a company that makes multicultural  apps, she mentioned one possible angle to cover as, “the best results are felt when parents actively mediate digital content for kids instead of...
Dare to Speak Up?

Dare to Speak Up?

A REPORT ON HATE CRIMES AND HATE SPEECH NOW On March 19, 2017, Shivani Aggarwal decided to make a Costco run to pick up supplies for her son’s birthday party planned for later that day. She had just about finished and was headed to the checkout counter when a cart...
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

Founder – Publisher’s Note 1987: A new immigrant in a foreign land. Incredible loneliness. Phone calls to India are $3.50 per minute. Aerograms cost 36c. It takes 28 days to get a reply. Were there others like me? How did they cope? I scan the local...
Whitewashing yoga

Whitewashing yoga

American Counter-Culture and Yoga Jones Much before yoga could be accepted as a wholesome and family-friendly practice available at a yoga studio next to a Starbucks cafe at the local strip mall, many yogis would work assiduously to strip away yoga’s sinister...