In Vishnu’s Classroom With Darwin and Newton

In Vishnu’s Classroom With Darwin and Newton

MahaMementoMori: Fables Beyond COVID’s Warning Wall  – A monthly series that gently reminds us to remember what life would be like if we succumbed to a p...

There Is No Good Time For Bad News: Voices Suffering From Insurgency

There Is No Good Time For Bad News: Voices Suffering From Insurgency

Aruni Kashyap is a writer and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, Athens. Originally from Northeast India, he has published...

The Chitti-nāmā: A Disastrous Start to a Historic Vice Presidency

The Chitti-nāmā: A Disastrous Start to a Historic Vice Presidency

Beyond Occident – an opinion column that explores a native perspective on the Indian diaspora Kamala Devi Harris, the US Vice President, recently made history...

Dhrupad Jhankaar Raises Funds For Marginalized Artists in India

Dhrupad Jhankaar Raises Funds For Marginalized Artists in India

I am not Indian. Not even a little. So, this review will be from the viewpoint of an outsider without a background in Indian classical dance. But I am fortunate...

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Arunay Foundation Installs Life Rings. Have You Heard of Sneaker Waves?

Arunay Foundation Installs Life Rings. Have You Heard of Sneaker Waves?

Arunay Foundation unveiled its first of many Life Ring Stations at Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay. The goal is to take the project beyond the San Mateo cou...

How Anjali Got Her Son Back: A Story of Transnational Abandonment & Child Custody

How Anjali Got Her Son Back: A Story of Transnational Abandonment & Child Custody

Anjali Kour was expecting her first baby and living with her husband’s family in New Delhi, when her in-laws told her in no uncertain terms, that she needed t...

My Own Kind of “Native” American

My Own Kind of “Native” American

Desi Roots, Global Wings – a monthly column focused on the Indian immigrant experience. Did you know that 2021 is, literally, the 400th anniversary of the ...

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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 ...

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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...

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 ...