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Should we protest the election results?

Should we protest the election results?

Let’s face it, Donald Trump is the 45th President elect. A lot of us are unhappy with this outcome. It saddens us to know that a person who can openly make extremely derogatory comments about women and is caught on camera bragging about sexually assaulting women can...
Silicon Valley Life – Winning and Losing – A Personal Take

Silicon Valley Life – Winning and Losing – A Personal Take

  Us and Them : For months I actively debated and weighed in on the American elections in many conversations. I watched in awe as I saw how this country went through the same inflammatory campaign rhetoric that marked Indian politics. Here in the Silicon Valley, we...
Letter From College Student To Those Who Are Not Upset By Trump’s Video

Letter From College Student To Those Who Are Not Upset By Trump’s Video

I have been upset and emotional this past week about Donald Trump’s candidacy. You are probably confused as to why I have become so emotional about this. For the past few months, we have all been subjected to Trump’s highly inflammatory comments constantly; we have...
Navratri More Than Just A Celebration

Navratri More Than Just A Celebration

Navratri (Nav Durga) is a nine-day festival of Hindus honoring the Mother Goddess. This celebration occurs twice a year: The first one is in the spring during March/April, and the second one is in the fall during September/October, based on the lunar cycle Navratri is...
Can We Get a Dog, Pleeease?

Can We Get a Dog, Pleeease?

As an only child, our son’s periodic refrain over the years went like this: “You guys didn’t get me a brother or a sister, at least get me a dog, a big furry one please.” My husband and I successfully dodged him with a multitude of excuses for almost a decade, until...
How I Keep Busy After My Youngest Flew the Coop

How I Keep Busy After My Youngest Flew the Coop

“You are going back to graduate school?  Oh!” is the usual response I receive when I tell people about my plans. The facial expression that goes with the “oh” is particularly interesting. Sometimes it signifies pity as in, “Why would you want to put your self through...