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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.

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.

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.

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.

Lucknow Version 2.0

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, in India, has for centuries played its part as the nerve center for artistic, cultural, culinary and political discourse in the country.

India a New Haven For Sex Change Surgeries

Socially conservative India is attracting a stream of Americans and Europeans looking for sex reassignment surgeries. Hospitals are providing everything from world class service to post op sightseeing visits to the Taj Mahal.

From The Kamasutra to Tinder: Sex And Love in India

India is a country much written about by outsiders, a legacy, perhaps, of European colonialism. But when it comes to writing about sex in India, being Indian probably helps.

Stop The Band

We are consumed every time an Indian gets however passing a recognition abroad.

Pink Ball? Hello Amrika?

India’s ex-cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly set the cat among the pigeons when he forcefully advocated for pink balls in cricket.

Moksha Mantra

Conquering the Rodent of Greed

Meringue Over Mithais

If there were ever a beauty pageant for desserts, the exquisitely elegant French pastries would win hands down.

Gold Plated Illusions

The national obsession with India’s performance in the Olympics is misdirected.

Behind the God-Swapping in The South African Indian Community

Hinduism is a religion of vast diversity with different philosophical views and religious practices.

Hey Ram

Mispronouncing Indian Words. Is it Raamaa or Raama

Moksh Mantra: Right Effort

When we perform actions without worrying about their success or failure, victory or defeat, loss or gain, we are more tranquil and it also leads to greater skill and concentration in the performance.

Sari State of Affairs

Even though designers are constantly churning out both newer and classical representations of saris on runways and in Bollywood, in the pace of our everyday lives, saris are increasingly taking a back seat.

Wedding Gift Registries

Is the register ringing for wedding gift Registries.

Contested Citizenship

Indian Americans are conflicted over abandoning their Indian nationality to acquire U.S. citizenship.

Widening Our Lens

We celebrate Little India’s 25th anniversary with a radical transformation of the magazine to reflect the seismic shifts in our times.

Citizens of The World

Perhaps in today’s increasingly unstable fundamentalist environment, it is necessary for us to choose our country — one country — and remain staunchly loyal to it.

Indian Chinese Cuisine’s WOK of Fame

Fusion Indian Chinese recipes, with touches of familiar Indian spices became one of the most addictive food trends in India.

The Potluck

The potluck was a shimmering event in my uneventful life as a stay-at-home spouse. I finally had a purpose.

Is The Spelling Bee Success of Indian Americans a Legacy of British Colonialism

South Asian American spelling success is connected to the history of this ethnic community’s immigration to the United States.

Karma Sutra Our Karmic Ledger

Our rational knowledge is based on conditional truth, whereas our intuitive wisdom helps us see beyond the manifested world.

Things Matter. Or Don’t

Life is full of paradoxes. We might be as inconsequential as a drop in the ocean.

The Spice is Right

Chefs in India say it is also an exciting time as many Michelin star chefs are travelling to India to experience real Indian cuisine.

Handloom Turns Hip

The conventional is not uncool and vintage is the new alternative has awakened the handloom to a younger, more evolved clientele.

A New Beauty Story

There is enough anecdotal evidence that women have used make up both to make and break rules.

The Changing Ki & Ka of Millenial Relationships

In Indian households the change has been particularly exemplary given the country’s patriarchal history.

Tagore And His Women

He strongly believed in fighting for women’s upliftment using his pen as a weapon.

(Dis)Advantage Sharapova

Is corruption in sports just part of the territory.

India's Ed Tech Start Ups Opportunities And Challenges

The startups are finding out that doing business is not as simple as learning ABC.

Rise of The Falls

Part peer-pressure and part awe inspires starry-eyed Indian travelers to take that obligatory trip to Niagara Falls

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