Oriental Forays: The Last Gods of Indochine

Oriental Forays: The Last Gods of Indochine

THE LAST GODS OF INDOCHINE by Samuel Ferrer. 422 pages. Signal 8 Press. Also available as a Kindle ebook. I can’t recall when I first read Edward Said’s groundbreaking book Orientalism, which critiques the oversimplification and romanticizing of the East by colonizers...
India Currents Wins Big at SF Press Club Awards!

India Currents Wins Big at SF Press Club Awards!

The San Francisco Press Club’s 40th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards were held at the Hilton SFO Airport Hotel on November 16. India Currents magazine won a total of nine awards under various categories. Here are the winning entries: Overall Excellence:Third...
Myanmar – All That Glitters Is Really Gold

Myanmar – All That Glitters Is Really Gold

Rangoon, the capital of Burma during British colonial rule in the first half of the 20th century, changed its name to Yangon. The country then officially adopted its Burmese name Myanma, and a ‘r’ was added to allow the peoples of the world to correctly pronounce it...
Resolving Conflict In Relationships

Resolving Conflict In Relationships

Conflict with loved ones is unavoidable. If anything, conflict is useful, provided that it’s taken as an opportunity for both personal and relational growth, and not allowed to devolve into a heated argument. How do you utilize conflict in this way? These five tips...
Advice for Parents of Highschoolers

Advice for Parents of Highschoolers

Advice for Parents Of Highschoolers As school buses start rolling down the street, we know that the new school year has begun. Whether your child is an 8th grader or a 12th grader, making the right decision that serves as the best fit for your child’s dreams is...
200 Million Reasons to Care About U.S. Healthcare

200 Million Reasons to Care About U.S. Healthcare

Doctors Kiran and Pallavi Patel have committed more than 200 million dollars to the Nova Southeastern University in Florida—the single largest donation made by an Indian American individual or family in the United States. The Patels will largely impact healthcare in...
When Sexual Assault Happens What Should You Do?

When Sexual Assault Happens What Should You Do?

Rape happens. It happens in “good families.” It happens to women and to men. Rape is non consensual sexual assault. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in seventy one men will be raped at some point in their lives. The...
Iconic Poet of Mughal India: Mirza Ghalib

Iconic Poet of Mughal India: Mirza Ghalib

Quaide hayaat band o gham Asal mein dono ek hain Maut se pehle aadmi Gham se bisaat khaye kyun The prison of life and the bondage of grief are one and the same Before death, how can a man expect to be free of grief? Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan, (1797–1869) was a...
Bollywood: Can You Make Up Your Mind?

Bollywood: Can You Make Up Your Mind?

“Dekhiye,” snaps Kajol, staring fiercely into Shah Rukh’s playful gaze. “Please leave me alone.” Her words are powerful, and her message is clear. It’s a warning sign, one as clear as crystal and firm as stone. Yet her words are accompanied with the romantic...