November 2016

Modern Indian Cuisine

Unlike its French counterpart, wherein nouvelle cuisine was characterized by inspirations from regional instead of classique dishes, or modern Japanese, which heavily incorporated American flavors, modern Indian cuisine turns to Indian cooking legacy not just for ingredients, but also techniques.

Overturning Fighting Faiths

The palpable anger that angers Donald Trump’s followers will outlast him. Both political parties risk alienation and irrelevancy if they are unable to sever the shackles of dogma and orthodoxy that have outlived their lifespan.

Bard Knows No Boundaries

In what can be termed as one of the most romantic colonial hangovers, Shakespeare continues to inspire a generation of Indians. The poet has been able to cross over and become adopted in mainstream Indian culture.

Shakespeare And Bollywood: To Be or Not Be?

What makes Shakespeare so seductively fascinating and relevant to Bollywood is the commonality of tensions and issues that plague mankind — immigration, racism, sexual violence, homelessness, etc. These leit motifs do not belong to the privileged, elitist, educated or intellectuals, but to the human race, rooted as they are in human nature.

The Brain on Interracial Marriages

Biases about interracial relationships are rotted in deeply ingrained societal attitudes about race in our culture – and there is a new and growing field of research on methods to reduce these biases.

Multiracial Beauty

It’s not just important to point out who we find attractive; just as important is why we find them attractive. Racial self-identification influences these perceptions.

Innovation in Emerging Markets

Why innovations succeed or fail in emerging markets.

India’s Educational Challenge

Leveraging technology to meet India’s technology challenge.

Dreams Lost and Found

Three recent books by overseas Indian writers, two fiction and one nonfiction, deal with the heartaches, trials and triumphs of emigration. The authors honestly and eloquently chronicle how leaving one’s past behind and starting over can result in loss, mourning and sacrifices.

Chitra Divakaruni: Truth is Complicated

The lives of Indian immigrants are central to Chitra Divakaruni’s work. Her focus is shifting to include children of immigrants who face a different challenge in assimilating into the world they live in.

Fashion in a Time of Unease

In a world rife with uncertainties and upheavals, the fashion industry continues to flourish and give hope. Historically, fashion adopts the struggles of the moment to come up with the most iconic style statements that continue to inspire.

The New Beauty

As pageants around the world have been associated with traditional ideals of race and beauty, choosing mixed origin pageant queens as representatives of a particular country or culture has often invited criticism in the conformist circles of beauty parades.

Moksh Mantra Our Innate Mental Tendencies

Our karmic residues and their attached samskaras determine our future incarnation and our character. It is also responsible for the kind of nature we are born with. Our nature or mental make-up plays a vital role in our life, since it determines how we relate to our surroundings.

I Spy November 2016

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Go Figure November 2016

Are you ready to start cracking the next Go Figure mystery? Deadline December 15, 2016 Enter Go Figure Contest   The winner of the September mystery image is Sowmya Janaki of

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