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My Exploration of Colorful Colombia, a Kaleidoscope of Mountains, Murals, and Magic

Do not bring back talcum powder, the crime rate is high, and you may get…

How Wedding Planners are Coping With Surge in Indian American Marriages Amid Lingering Pandemic

Indian weddings are a weekend-long extravaganza with many guests and numerous colorful fun and festivities…

We Must Decry Persistent Attacks on Exhibition on Hindu Civilization Hosted by Hindu Organizations in the U.S.

“I had the opportunity to be invited to the festivals over time. Sometimes I understood…

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi: Respecting the Idea of India

A very powerful idea of India that has sustained it over a millennia is that…

Jashn-e-Awadh: A Celebration of Love Ballads of Awadh in the American Heartland

After a lapse of over two years, we got to hear Pooja Goswami Pavan’s  stunning…

From ‘Love’ to ‘Legal’: How to Take a Good Relationship to the Next Level

It’s no secret that I met my husband at a matrimonial convention. He brags that he was…

On Every Mother’s Day, There’s One Memory That Reminds Me How Universal Motherhood Is

It all started with the day I joined the exclusive and universal Mothers’ Club. The…

Being a Firm Believer in Hinduism I Don’t Approve of Abortion. But I Support the Right to Privacy

On May 2, 2022, a draft copy of the Supreme Court decision on abortion rights,…

Ethnografilm Festival in Paris: A Documentary Film Festival With a Difference

I just returned from attending the Ethnografilm Festival held in Paris last month where my film “Road…

Message to Those Who Wish to Impose Hindi: Multilingual People Like Me Know to Swear in Many Languages

Hindi is less than a few hundred years old. My mother tongue Telugu is well…

A Day on a Houseboat in Kashmir: A Mother’s Day Down the Memory Lane

As Mother’s Day gets closer, I dream of a childhood trip to Kashmir. We took…

Western Racism Towards Indians is Filled with Jealousy, Envy, and Even a Form of Angst

The United States and India recently concluded the fourth annual 2+2 dialogue discussing security and…