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Cricket and Bollywood Themed Cruise

Cricket and Bollywood Themed Cruise

At a glittering ceremony in Mumbai, India’s legendary cricket star Sachin Tendulkar launched the first ever luxury Monarch Cruise featuring the best of Cricket and Bollywood. Apart from Sachin Tendulkar, Monarch named Aussie cricket greats Shane Warne and Brett Lee as...
The Taste of Conflict

The Taste of Conflict

Four different kinds of mouth watering arepas (golden crispy corn cakes with an array of stuffing) catch my eye on the menu. And then there is the Ensalada Palmito (a fresh salad of marinated palm with tomato, red onion, bell pepper and avocado), Pabellon Criollo...
Kamasutra Wine

Kamasutra Wine

White wine goes with white meat like chicken and fish, and red wine goes with red meats. So what do you drink the Rose with?” I asked Rene who was from France and now lived in the valley. We were both watching the soccer ball being chased by our sons. “No,” he...
The Story of Brown Girl Surf

The Story of Brown Girl Surf

My name is Farhana. I am the daughter of immigrant parents from Pakistan and Bangladesh. I am the founder and chief trailblazer of a unique idea—Brown Girl Surf. This is my story. My family came to America nearly 40 years ago. My mother was the first woman in our...
Going the Distance!

Going the Distance!

Nishad Singh should never have been a runner. Asthmatic and naturally slow, 15-year-old Singh bitterly resented timed runs in middle school; the last thing on Singh’s list of aspirations should have been a masochistic slog through 100 miles. But Singh certainly seems...
A Young Samaritan

A Young Samaritan

Built on government-owned land in a rural suburb of Bangalore, India is the Government Higher Primary School, which, until this year, made the best of operating without electricity or running water. The dilapidated two-story flat is no bigger than the interior of a...