Three Cultures, Two Shopping Carts, One Desi Grocery Store

Three Cultures, Two Shopping Carts, One Desi Grocery Store

Masala Heroes is a three-part series on Santa Clara County’s South Asian (Desi) grocery stores and their contribution to their community’s health. Find the ...

There’s a Lot to Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

There’s a Lot to Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

With Irreverence Towards All – A monthly column on the musings and rants from a Bay Area Indian American about all that ails, affects, or matters to Desis he...

Sardar Udham: Punjab’s Son Stands Against Imperial Arrogance

Sardar Udham: Punjab’s Son Stands Against Imperial Arrogance

It was the worst of times. The British Imperial Legislative Council passed the Anarchical and Revolutionary Crimes Act on 18 March 1919, indefinitely extending ...

Desi-Centric Social Media. Is it Good or Bad?

Desi-Centric Social Media. Is it Good or Bad?

Tears welled up in Maya’s eyes. Sadness overcame her. Then, frustration. Then, anger. Why had her mom revoked her access to social media?  For Maya, social m...

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From Engineering to Filmmaking: Tushar Tyagi is Living His Dream

From Engineering to Filmmaking: Tushar Tyagi is Living His Dream

In a world where the growth of technology is booming by the hour, Tushar Tyagi could have easily pursued a lucrative career with his degree in computer engineer...

On the Record With California’s Surgeon General: Vaccination Protects Children From Danger

On the Record With California’s Surgeon General: Vaccination Protects Children From Danger

Our state experienced the most devastating point of the pandemic last winter. More than 21,000 Californians were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the last week of ...

Recipes Rooted In India, Inspired By California

Recipes Rooted In India, Inspired By California

Dig-In Meals – A column highlighting Indian spices in recipes that take traditional Indian food and add a western twist! With Thanksgiving around the corner,...

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How Priya Won A Second Chance At Her American Dream: A Story of Transnational Abandonment

How Priya Won A Second Chance At Her American Dream: A Story of Transnational Abandonment

Locked out of her Fremont apartment after a domestic dispute turned violent, Priya huddled terrified in a corner of the hallway. Her new husband had thrown her ...

Zilka Joseph’s New Poetry Is About Feeling Beautiful In Our Bones

Zilka Joseph’s New Poetry Is About Feeling Beautiful In Our Bones

Displacement, otherness, immigration, and homesickness are among a list of canonical literary themes that describe the immigrant Indian-American identity and li...

Sunnyvale’s Taarika Foundation Supports the Whole Child

Sunnyvale’s Taarika Foundation Supports the Whole Child

The Taarika Foundation, a local nonprofit that focuses on mental health in children and adolescents, recently gathered students for a back-to-school tie-dye eve...

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Are Bay Area Desi Parents Getting Their Kids Vaccinated?

Are Bay Area Desi Parents Getting Their Kids Vaccinated?

Fremont is home to one of the largest South Asian populations in the Bay Area. It is common to find our garages open, children playing outside, while parents bo...

Geeta Malik Penetrates the Indian-American Psyche in ‘India Sweets and Spices’

Geeta Malik Penetrates the Indian-American Psyche in ‘India Sweets and Spices’

About thirty years back, when I moved to America, anything Indian - a food item or random sighting of people - conjured a whimsical nostalgia. A few years passe...

A Winter Wonderland in Mussoorie

A Winter Wonderland in Mussoorie

La Villa Bethany is a charming homestay situated in the quaint Landour area of Mussoorie. Home away from home, the five units in the property have beautiful sto...