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Native NRI With Son

They said Saffron. Sprinkle into milk for a fair complexion. Then they said never mind, just add it to everything you eat. Suryagrahan. Last solar eclipse of the millennium. Stay indoors all day, my frantic mother called to say. Stay indoors only during the eclipse my...

The End of Innocence

On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, I sent my children to school as usual. I hadn’t realized yet that this was the day their world was to change forever. But when my son came home from school that afternoon, he said, “Mom, I told everyone at school...

A Ministry of NRI Affairs?

India—the land of infinite opportunities, proclaim the announcements. Periodically, state and federal ministers stomp through the U.S. on a coast-to-coast yatra to exhort Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to invest and set up industries in India. Courted assiduously with...

Of Princesses and Frogs

It is interesting that Western culture has so many fairy tales associated with princesses. Princesses and Frogs. Beauty and the Beast. A princess has to kiss a frog to make him into a prince, but a princess never takes the shape of, say, an ugly lizard. I first heard...

More Than An Anomaly

L.B. Reddy was admired for his success in America, revered for his philanthropic contributions here in the U.S. and in his village, and his employees and townspeople who looked up to him as their savior trusted him. In the end, a successful wealthy charitable...