Culture

Vision in Focus Showcases 40 years of Seva Foundation

Vision in Focus Showcases 40 years of Seva Foundation

Photographs that speak of compassion and love, and each photograph conveys more than a thousand words. An amazing showcase of breathtaking photography as the Seva Foundation commemorates its 40th anniversary by organizing a wonderful exhibition of photographs that...
Bay Area South Asian Film Festival Comes to Town

Bay Area South Asian Film Festival Comes to Town

The Bay Area South Asian Film Festival, BASAFF, inaugurates its debut season, September 21-23, with Sony Pictures International Productions French-Indian-Belgian co-production The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir starring Bérénice Béjo, Barkhad Abdi, Erin Moriarty...
Legalizing Gay Sex in India Does Not Mean Getting Rid of Discrimination

Legalizing Gay Sex in India Does Not Mean Getting Rid of Discrimination

This revolution was televised. I watched on TV as friends of mine huddled together in a café in Kolkata as the verdict on Section 377 came out. They had come with rainbow flags and hope but until the last minute, there was an air of nervous expectation as if they were...
All in a Day’s Work: Subbing Senior Yoga at ICC Cupertino

All in a Day’s Work: Subbing Senior Yoga at ICC Cupertino

When I was a young girl, I read the Reader’s Digest “All in a Day’s Work” section with interest. Contributors would submit humorous or poignant anecdotes about interactions with co-workers and customers. On labor day, I offer a similar “All in a Day’s Work” style...
Documentary About Spelling Bee Champs Creates Buzz

Documentary About Spelling Bee Champs Creates Buzz

A dynasty unnoticed yet really intriguing and amazing! It’s been 19 years in a row that Indian American kids have been emerging as winners at the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. 19 out of the last 23 winners of the spelling bee competition have been...
Summer Meditations on Delusion

Summer Meditations on Delusion

Summer is when time slows and there are comings and goings, family reunions and outings. It seems that the days are longer, and there is more time, to read, and to just be. This might be a delusion, but for one, I was able to make some headway in my summer reading:...