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Category: Perspectives

Pizza and Molagapodi

That well-loved Indian accompaniment that can spice up anything bland and boring, including pizza!

Diwali, Dharma and De-cluttering

Another Diwali has come and gone. The desi stores of Artesia’s Little India were busy as usual this year. Sweets and savories were flying off the shelves at my favorite desi restaurant. I don’t do gold, but I suspect the many jewelry stores did brisk business as ...

Breasts, Cancer and Me

Istarted feeling that I didn’t look good anymore. I hated the fact that I felt that way. But, the feeling stayed, lurking stealthily and showing its ugly head on occasion, making me feel less than I was. I have always believed that looks are not paramount. Then why ...

The Business of Fish

Bangra, Boi, Boomla, Bombil anyone?

Has Democracy Been Compromised?

After nearly a decade, I am back in Washington, D.C. wandering the majestic monuments. And even though I have been to DC several times during the aughts, I feel inexplicably nostalgic. Is it because I first walked these streets nearly three and a half decades ago, I wonder? Or ...

The Sari Story

sari [sa-ari]: noun, also saree, long, wrapping garment of silk or cotton worn by Hindu women, 1785, from Hindi sari, from Prakrit sadi, from Sanskrit sati “garment, petticoat.”

Adultescence, or On Turning Thirty

I remember when thirty seemed old. My parents were in their early-thirties then; I viewed them as aged specimens, too preoccupied with the labor of rearing two school-going children to realize their mounting years. Older friends of theirs, on the wrong side of thirty-five, were more attuned to the specter ...

letters to the editor

On Religion and Blind Faith I commend the editors at India Currents in their choice of letters responding to the article by Vamsee Juluri (Who is a Hindu? India Currents, September 2014)—the more one contemplates this issue and hears others, the more the question becomes further answered. Although Sanatana ...

Should Global Warming Concerns Drive Economic Policy?

No, it has nothing to do with economic policy The primary purpose of economic policy should be to promote growth in employment and GDP, with a strong dollar and stable prices. Any other goal such as combating global warming can be peripheral—so long as it does not negatively impact ...

The Secret Annex

My grandmother’s diary was so not like Bridget Jones’. When my grandfather died, leaving her a widow at the age of 37, she began writing. A small, slender, self-effacing woman, her life centered around her children and her grandchildren. By then, I—her first grandchild—had already been ...
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