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Illinois peeps, check out - Indian Woman Being Treated in U.S. for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The woman could be at a federal hospital for a year or more, and health officials have tried to find who was in contact with her in three states and on a plane.. 7 more words


What Does Race Have to Do with the Spelling Bee?

It’s #NationalSpellingBee time! Tonight, two winners prevailed over the 285 contestants who sought to become national speller-in-chief. Congratulations to Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of Chesterfield, Missouri, who are dual champions in the 88th annual National Scripps Spelling Bee. 420 more words


National Spelling Bee Ends In A Tie For The Second Year In A Row

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn’t be rattled. They couldn’t be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. 497 more words

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Priyanka Chopra: Proof Bollywood breaking into Hollywood?

Sexism in Hollywood has gotten so bad that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has urged federal and state civil rights agencies to investigate “the systemic failure to hire women directors at all levels of the film and television industry.” 599 more words

Women's Rights Are Human Rights

Straddling The Culture Divide . . . And The Closet Space It Takes Up

If you walk around my house and peek into our closets, you will find that five out of the six closets are filled with my clothes. 580 more words


Profiles of a Few Extremely Impressive South Asian Americans

South Asian Americans have been making their mark on the United States for many years. Here are some impressive professionals of whom you may not have heard: 83 more words

LGBT While South Asian

Parag Mehta and his partner Vaibhav…Photo courtesy of The Guardian

The Guardian recently wrote a piece on how Indian Americans accept their sexual identities while maintaining their positions in South Asian American communities. 310 more words