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Winning At Mothering

Winning At Mothering

I grew up during the 1960s in Mumbai. I lived with my parents, two siblings and my maternal grandparents. Our home was small — four rooms, each ten feet square, in a chawl tenement. The living room doubled as a bedroom at night. The home was too small for...
Air India Strikes Again

Air India Strikes Again

Air India’s low quality service is well known. The comment below from an Air India passenger is different. It describes insensitivity to its customers, age and gender being no bar. India Currents thanks our reader Sharmila Kumar for posting her bad experience. Air...
Call Your Mom

Call Your Mom

As a professor of Aerospace Engineering at a Midwestern university in the ‘90s, I taught a course titled “Introduction to Engineering,” designed to give incoming freshmen an appreciation for what engineering was all about. Every month, we invited a leading engineer...
Love Ya Arranged?

Love Ya Arranged?

Of the questions  that Americans ask that can annoy me, one of the most irritating is likely to be “Is yours an arranged marriage?” which trails only the legendary “Are there really elephants on the road?” I still clearly remember hearing that question for the first...