Embracing Adversity and Diversity
Never Have I Ever Seen a Teen Sitcom Like This
by Kaavya Butaney
How could they make a TV show about an Indian girl who was obsessed with losing her virginity, “popping her cherry” or “getting railed"?
Benefits of a Tiny Wedding
by Bhavya Mohan
Have you or a loved one had to rethink a big Indian wedding due to COVID? A tiny wedding might have unexpected benefits...
During a Pandemic
by Swathi Chettipally
I couldn't help but think that this SIP should come with more help for moms - especially for those that have children with disabilities.
What If Maternal Love Extended to Your Opponents?
by Geetika Pathania Jain
“As many mothers know, love is sweet labor... what would it look like to extend a fraction of that love, to ourselves, to others who don’t look like us, and even to our opponents?” - Valarie Kaur
Irani Cafes Influence Dishoom's Cuisine
by Prabha Iyer
Food recipes, stories, history - what more can you ask for from a book? Dishoom delivers on all fronts and leaves us salivating for the Irani-Indian meals detailed within.
Did You Know That You Have Been Scammed?
by Ritu Marwah
New York State paid a scammer $69.1 million for 1,450 ventilators — triple the standard retail price. No ventilators were delivered.
Aajibaichi Shala: Grandmother's School
by Ritu Marwah
Grandmothers, ajjis, tais, paatis of Fangane pick up their school bags and march off to school together at the age of 80.
The Caregiver Crisis is Brewing
by Mukund Acharya
Are you caring for someone? Child, parent, or someone ill? If you answered yes, you’re already in the Caregiver Club.
It Does Take a Village to Raise a Child
by Ranjani Rao
A mother’s day rumination on how it takes personal experience and the wisdom of hindsight to learn lessons in humility and still look to the future with hope.
"All Around Me Are Words" At the Matwaala Poetry Wall
by Kanchan Naik
This collaborative effort does not merely highlight South-Asian art, but rather the Desi experience as a whole. Smithsonian’s display proved to be interactive.
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