I knew I was different, but I also knew the world was big. If I didn’t fit-in in the Midwest, I would fit in elsewhere.
If there could be two lands and cultures that are a total opposite of one another, then surely Sweden and India are it.
The stories of three Indian immigrants as they make the journey to America, build memories along the way and wrestle with the eternal question facing those away from home — are we here to stay or is there a road that leads back to where we came from.
The nearly 14 million Indian migrants dispersed all over the globe in mid-2013 are the highest for any country, according to a United Nations report.
As I breathe in, my mind takes a flight down memory lane as my sense of smell dreamily hovers over the many delicious fragrances of my motherland, India.
A United Nations Report on international migration reported that Indians are the largest migrant group in the world.
When we travel in Europe we search for Indian restaurants. Not just for the food, but for the Taste of India abroad.
The most popular universities in the United States for Indian students are ones you likely have never heard of.
They are caught in the middle, confused souls, who often want to return, but can’t, or desire to linger on just a little longer.
India has been “very accepting” of non-Indians arriving from the U.S. or elsewhere, armed with skills and good ideas for doing business.
If you are sweating over your Indian identity, don’t. You are liberated from its search. You can find it in what you already are.
Indians in Oregon are four times as likely to be multiracial and divorced than in New Jersey.
Vienna came alive with the colors of Holi.
Neither Satish nor his father, Shyam Yadav, have ever met his “bua” and their only connection to her is through an ancestor, Mahesh, who left for British Guyana about 110 years ago.
India’s notorious bureaucrats, who were unenthusiastic about the OCI Certificate to begin with — save for the nearly $250 million dollars in application fees that the initiative has generated — have been working overtime to chip away at even its modest benefits.
A series of high profile politicians from foreign countries make a pilgrimage to Bihar in search of their roots.
There’s a whole other side to New York that you likely won’t find in guidebooks.
Online and social media help NRIs hold on to tradition.
Overseas Indian oftentimes leave behind aging parents, many of who suffer the pangs of loneliness and abandonment.
American politics has assumed many of the unhealthy characteristics of its Indian counterpart, such as communal vote banks divided along religious and caste lines — reflected by Southern evangelist and white voters on the Republican side, arrayed against minority and women voters on the Democratic side.
Incarceration is always painful and it penalizes not just criminals — both white collar and “hardened types” — but equally innocent members of their families. But all this hand-wringing by those sympathetic to Gupta glosses over the enormous iniquities inherent in the U.S. justice system on a daily basis.
Returning NRIs are quickly realizing that the nostalgia of the past seldom withstands the harsh realities of an extended stay.
Gurmale Singh Grewal's third generation family-owned Singh Developments has become one of the largest Indian real estate empires in the United States.
Gurunanak Darbar is a heady mix of spirituality, tradition, modernity, opulence and the determination of a man.
The 21st century Indian professional is a global citizen. Well read, well travelled and yes, well fed! She knows her blue cheese from a feta, pita bread from a naan, dim sum from a momo. These up-worldly mobile Indians do not shy away from asking for New World Wines with specific harvesting years nor are they insensitive to subtle flavors like truffle oil, asparagus foam or recognizing the robust overtones of a genuine Thai bird eye chilli and galangal.
Of the 40,000 international students pursuing education in India, nearly half are studying in colleges in Pune.
Economic forces and Pres. Obama’s legendary timidity in the first half of his presidency could yet doom the Democratic Party’s presidential and Congressional aspirations during this election cycle.
The job of preserving the Marathi language and culture is left to the old.
The latest report estimates the current undocumented Indian population at 280,000, the seventh largest such group in the country.
The number of Indian tourists visiting Paris has breached 300,000, up almost 200 percent in the last decade.
Indians in Florida are three times as likely to be divorced or separated than those in Pennsylvania, North Carolina or New Jersey. Indians are five times as likely to be widowed in Maryland as in Missouri.
An estimated 30 million overseas Indians are spread all over the world, the second largest diaspora, according to the UNDP, after overseas Chinese, who are estimated to number more than 40 million.
New York’s Jamaica Bay has become a sacred pilgrimage spot for Hindus in Queens. On Fridays and Sundays scores of Hindu devotees descend on the beaches of North Channel Bridge, as well as Ferry Point Park and Rockaways, from dawn to dusk to pray and cast offerings into the bay, which many liken to the sacred Indian river Ganges.
Overseas Indian physicians may soon be allowed to practice and teach at medical schools in India. The union cabinet has endorsed a proposal from the National
Nearly half of America’s top 50 venture-funded companies have immigrant founders, and Indians top the list.
Sen. Chuck Grassley placed a hold on the bill
A primary school with predominantly Indian and Asian children has been rated as Britain’s best performing primary school.
A Lancaster University student shot dead may have been murdered for failing to give the gunman the correct time.
The 65-year-old yoga guru has filed a federal lawsuit to block Yoga to the People.
I could feel them taking inventory of my outfit, my hair, and my non-designer shoes, and inevitably, as soon as whomever I was talking to chalked me up as being a “fresh-off-the-boat,” they simply turned to someone more important.