LIFESTYLE

My Mom is a Blonde With Blue Eyes: Identity Crisis and Other Struggles of Indian Children Raised in White American Families

Americans adopting children from India is not new. In 2021, India sent 245 children, the…

Singer Lizzo Wears Indian Designer Gaurav Gupta’s ‘Endless Swirl Gown’ for Poster of Her HBO Max Documentary

Globally acclaimed Indian fashion designer Gaurav Gupta was the genius behind the “Endless Swirl Gown,”…

What’s Marital Intimacy Got to Do With Parenting? A Lot. Parenting is Mostly About Parents, Not Children

Over the years, I have seen so many books written about marriage, relationships, long term…

Depression Visa: The Story of One Woman Whose Life was Upended by H-4 Dependent Visa and an Abusive Spouse on H1-B

In early December 2022, I got a message from Priya* in Hyderabad. “I read your…

Meet ‘Kavi Sharma,’ American Girl’s Indian American ‘Girl of the Year’ Doll

American Girl, a line of 18-inch dolls, has announced Kavika Sharma, Kavi for short, as…

Ali Ahmed Aslam is Dead. Long Live Chicken Tikka Masala, the Ubiquitous Dish in Indian Restaurants World Over

Chicken Tikka Masala, much like Chicken Vindaloo, is not a staple dish known widely in…

A Christmas Album: Indian and South Asian Americans Display the Spirit of Holiday Season

Indian Americans of different faiths are celebrating Christmas across the United States and around the…

10 Days of Christmas in India: Remembering Nativity of My Childhood With Carols, Cakes, Family and Food

This time of the year. Makes me happy and sad. This is about the time…

Setting Sights on Stars: Manju Bangalore Uses Her Miss Oregon USA Title to Inspire Young Brown Girls

Manju Bangalore wanted to be an astronaut since she was 4. A visit to the…

In ‘The Song of Cell’ Author Siddhartha Mukherjee Uses Stories to Decipher and Explain an ‘Unsung Hero’

Siddhartha Mukherjee believes that science is an act of storytelling. “We tell each other stories…

Param Shakti: BAPS Founder Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 100th Birth Anniversary Celebrated Across North America

To celebrate Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 100th birth year, BAPS centers across North America hosted events…

The Moor Sighs Again: Salman Rushdie Releases Excerpt From New Novel Four Months After Stabbing Attack

Salman Rushdie has released excerpts of a new novel, four months after he was severely…