If you are looking for a new book to start the spring season, check out recently released Ganges Boy, by Archana Prassana. A timeless story set against the backdrop of a small village in Varanasi, Ganges Boy weaves the reader into the life of a young boy trying to find his place in a world [...]
Imagine that you are at the store with your child, walking down one of many isles of toys, secretly hoping they don’t ask you for some two-bit plastic character with eyes too big for it’s head and a price too big for the here-one-minute-gone-the-next frenzy. You are ready to say ‘No’ but instead, they pull [...]
Yesterday morning, I got a call from my friend Anurag. After making a few jokes about a ridiculously long text he had sent me the day before and confirming dinner plans for later this month, he then asked me, “Have you heard about Amit Gupta?”. Now as far as Indian names go, Amit Gupta is [...]
I recently spoke at the University of Missouri-Kansas City about the effects of cultural on perspective and identity. On the surface, this topic is fairly obtuse- of course culture shapes our perspctive. However, it is surprising how deeply it affects the way we function in the world, and also how we process information. Moreover, diversity [...]
Every year during this time you’ll find Indian homes preparing for the holiday by making large quantities of sweets, purchasing gifts and flowers, and arranging pictures or statues of deities.
Ean Williams, Executive Director of DC Fashion Week
If someone had told you there is a fashion designer who once worked on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope project, you might assume that it was for uniform design. Or if you had heard that an NSA intelligence analyst for the U.S. Airforce had designed his own collection you [...]