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My Virtual Encounters

My Virtual Encounters

 A decade or so ago, when cell phones began appearing in streets and cafes, I witnessed the change from the balloons of inner thought to the blurbs of the spoken word. This was a bit scary because it became incontestable how shallow we truly are — “then she said, then...
Air India: The Pride of India?

Air India: The Pride of India?

I decided to travel to India this time by Air India from San Francisco. Since the 1980s Indians living in the Bay Area have had to use other major carriers to fly to India. The flights were long and not direct. They always had a stop over and the destination for the...
The Golden Age of Brown

The Golden Age of Brown

If you devote a good portion of your free time to watching TV like me, you may have noticed something — there are a lot more brown men and women looking back at you. And by brown in this case I mean Indian Americans, or Americans of Asian-Indian origin. Our portrayal...