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KISSism - A new religion


It’s Diwali 2014….the ‘festival of lights’ for Hindus. The ‘light’ symbolizes, among many things, victory of good over evil; knowledge over ignorance. 

For years I have scrambled, like many of my fellow Indian Immigrants in the US, to recreate the Diwali of our Indian childhood days, before and/or after working hours and all after-school sports activities. 484 more words


Indian-American jailed in US for selling fake sculptures

New York: An Indian-American foundry owner, who claimed that he had been invited to participate in building the world’s largest statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in Gujarat, has been sentenced to prison for selling fake bronze sculptures for millions of dollars in the US. 242 more words


How Narendra Modi made history in New York

There is a great song in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita on Broadway (and in the movie starring Madonna) that explains preparations for Eva Peron’s 1947 “Rainbow Tour” around Argentina, then Europe, to promote her husband and herself as icons of the people. 463 more words

America's protesters are getting ready for Narendra Modi, too

Narendra Modi will visit the US this weekend, and a welcome befitting a rockstar awaits him. Even the king of Bollywood would be envious of Modi’s reception in New York City: crowds, dances, fireworks. 409 more words

10 Common Questions Indian-Americans Are Asked

1. “Where are you from?”

When one is living in a city that isn’t fully diverse, others often wonder where they are from. This question doesn’t only come up to Indians living in America, but also to Indians living in other countries. 957 more words

First openly gay Indian American official quits White House position

New York: The first openly gay Indian American official in the Obama administration has quit his position as White House’s liaison to the LGBT community. 256 more words