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Transgender Sari Models Turn Heads

Transgender Sari Models Turn Heads

Transgender people, often spotted at weddings and births, have always held a distinctive place in Indian culture. Considered special, their blessings are sort at every momentous occasion. They are rewarded with a gift of money in exchange for their benediction. In the...
Sixty Minutes Talks to Roomy Khan

Sixty Minutes Talks to Roomy Khan

  Roomy Khan lived in the affluent Atherton neighborhood of Silicon Valley where the roads are paved with gold and diamonds shimmer on stalks. Their red Bentley matched the titanium watch she bought her husband. Friends called her a day trader. She made a lot of...
Coach Parents and the Kids Will Thrive

Coach Parents and the Kids Will Thrive

  The awe-inspiring views of New York City were stunning from every angle on that clear, clear day of blue skies and glittering buildings. I observed a family of Indian origin. While the parents posed for and clicked pictures perched atop the tallest building in...
Grammar Snobs

Grammar Snobs

These days the language used to communicate via cell phone and text is so far from the correct English we were taught. Mona Chalabi argues that those who correct others’ language are clinging to conventions that are unimportant. Grammar snobs are patronising,...
Mother Duck

Mother Duck

Samika and her mother Sharmila Kumar Turquoise wrinkles in the water Form circles atop the rising tides. I learned to swim from my mama, Green ripples remind me of her eyes. A mother duck floats in the current, It’s time her ducklings take a dive. I learned to...