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The Impact of Hinduism on the West

The Impact of Hinduism on the West

I had known Philip Goldberg as a prolific writer of self-help books and a regular blogger on spiritual issues. When I met him a few months ago he mentioned that he had been interested in Hindu spirituality for many years and had practiced and taught Transcendental...
“Food Memory is Like a Computer”

“Food Memory is Like a Computer”

From your own experience raising children in the United States, do you think homeland food has a different significance for the immigrant versus their children? I think it’s even more important for the second generation. I can speak for my kids. They wanted so...
A Big Idea

A Big Idea

Shree Nayar is T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science and the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Columbia University, Director of Columbia’s Computer Vision Laboratory, and Co-director of the Columbia Vision and Graphics Center. A pioneer in the...
The Gulf Oil Spill and its Ecological Impact

The Gulf Oil Spill and its Ecological Impact

Prosanta Chakrabarty is a fish zoologist at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the curator of ichthyology (fish zoology) at The LSU Museum of Natural Science. The native of Bayside, Queens earned a B.Sc. in applied zoology at McGill University, then...
Grooming Future Leaders

Grooming Future Leaders

Satyam Khanna is a board member and alumnus of the Washington Leadership Program, a program that provides internships on Capitol Hill for college students of South Asian descent from throughout the U.S. From 2007 to 2009, Khanna worked for the Center for American...
A Path Less Traveled

A Path Less Traveled

Kevin Negandhi is the first ESPN SportsCenter anchor of Indian descent. The award-winning sports journalist anchors multiple ESPN shows in addition toSportsCenter, including Baseball Tonight, College Basketball Final, College Football Live, ESPNews, First Take, and...