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Anyone Can Become an Entrepreneur

Anyone Can Become an Entrepreneur

With a billion people becoming connected via smartphones with the computing power of supercomputers, India has the ability to build a digital infrastructure that is as monumental as China’s Great Wall and America’s interstate highways. There are opportunities to...
If My Mother Met Marie Kondo

If My Mother Met Marie Kondo

  Marie Kondo reminds me of my mom. Petite, photogenic Marie, with her perfect hair and business savvy is nothing like my pleasantly plump, saree-clad, stay at home mother. To paraphrase a cliché, Marie and Amma are as different as sushi and curry. What connects...
Lost Coast Blues

Lost Coast Blues

What would you do if you were told you were going to the “Lost Coast?”  When an area is named thus, you envision undiscovered lands, pioneers and pirate ships on swirling seas. Most people who visit California head to Southern California for crowded beaches and warm...
Oh Rapturous Spring!

Oh Rapturous Spring!

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” – Rachel Carson: The Sense of Wonder Growing up in the Nilgiri hills in South India, I must admit that I...
Whose English Is It Anyway?

Whose English Is It Anyway?

Life is full of surprises of every kind. The pain of being frequently corrected by your young child as you hold normal everyday conversations is hard to overcome. The corrections I am talking about involve simple conversational English. “Papa,” my daughter often says,...
Breaking Free From Hinglish

Breaking Free From Hinglish

Recently I had to call India and talk to an elder in my family expressing my sadness and condolence over the loss of a family member. It was a conversation full of tears and love. With this sense of loss of family, I felt another strange sense of loss, and that was...