Profiles

Picking Waste

Picking Waste

Bengaluru is known as the Silicon Valley of India, but the increase in information technology (IT) jobs has come with an increase in waste and garbage. All over India, waste picking has been the unacknowledged labor of Dalits and lower caste people. Due to the...
Needlessly Blind

Needlessly Blind

As she groped her way around the floor of a house in Kanpur, India, swishing the wet mop from side to side, missing a spot here and accidently spreading a spill there, Channo had little idea that her impending blindness could be halted in its tracks, stopped from...
A Storyteller’s Tale

A Storyteller’s Tale

Whether he’s setting up a living museum in coastal Chennai, arranging storytelling workshops across the state, or training executives in the art of public speaking, Eric Miller (originally from New York) is at the heart of the modern storytelling revival that is...
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...
Microsoftie Nadella

Microsoftie Nadella

After a prolonged and much publicized search, technology behemoth Microsoft selected Indian American, and longtime Microsoft veteran, Satya Nadella, as its next CEO. Nadella follows the hallowed footsteps of Steve Ballmer and founder Bill Gates as only the third CEO...
Aziz Ansari: Comedy and Commentary

Aziz Ansari: Comedy and Commentary

I was walking in downtown San Francisco, one evening, when I overheard two men talking: “I hate technology. I forwarded the email to her, and she posted it on …” It seemed to be a discussion about singles, dating, and technology and the first person that came to...