NRI

Congressional Moonshot

2016 is distinctive in the number of Indian Americans who have a serious shot at entering the U.S. Congress.

Behind the God-Swapping in The South African Indian Community

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

Contested Citizenship

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

Many Citizenships

There is no better time to reflect on the idea of citizenship than now.

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.

The Potluck

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

The Case For Dual Citizenship

The need for dual citizenship is pressing, because of rising mobility, including digital connectivity. Mobile Indians, such as Portuguese Goans, NRIs, OCIs, and many business people would benefit from dual citizenship, as would the country.

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.

Rise of The Falls

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

Indians in UAE

The UAE is home to 2.6 million Indian expats, the largest expat community constituting 30 percent of the total population.

Indian in Sweden

If there could be two lands and cultures that are a total opposite of one another, then surely Sweden and India are it.

Visa God

Applicants for student and work visas to the United States and other countries pray at this temple ahead of their appointments with consular officers.

Multiracial Indians

New York is the most multiracial Indian city. No surprise there. But Hawaii and Alaska are the most multiracial Indian states.

R2i Dreams

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.

Weird Indian American

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.

Fragrances of India

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.

Indian State of States

Indians in Oregon are four times as likely to be multiracial and divorced than in New Jersey.

It's An Immigrant World

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.

Holi in Vienna

Vienna came alive with the colors of Holi.

Immigrants Are Us

A United Nations Report on international migration reported that Indians are the largest migrant group in the world.

Touch of India

When we travel in Europe we search for Indian restaurants. Not just for the food, but for the Taste of India abroad.

Indian Students in America

The most popular universities in the United States for Indian students are ones you likely have never heard of.

Demystifying 12 NRI Myths

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.

Opportunities and Pitfalls for NRI Entrepreneurs

India has been “very accepting” of non-Indians arriving from the U.S. or elsewhere, armed with skills and good ideas for doing business.

Will The Real Indian Stand Up

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.

Now You See It Now You Don't

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.

Passage to Bihar

A series of high profile politicians from foreign countries make a pilgrimage to Bihar in search of their roots.

Genealogical Searches Help Indian Diaspora Connect

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.

A Passage to Jackson Heights

There’s a whole other side to New York that you likely won’t find in guidebooks.

NRI Dreams and Parental Nightmares

Overseas Indian oftentimes leave behind aging parents, many of who suffer the pangs of loneliness and abandonment.

Borderless Festivities

Online and social media help NRIs hold on to tradition.

Bewitching Allure of Home

Returning NRIs are quickly realizing that the nostalgia of the past seldom withstands the harsh realities of an extended stay.

Divided States of America

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.

Crime & Punishment

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.

Far Away Home

Gurmale Singh Grewal's third generation family-owned Singh Developments has become one of the largest Indian real estate empires in the United States.

Keeping Marathi Alive in Jerusalem

The job of preserving the Marathi language and culture is left to the old.

Dubai’s Grand Gurdwara

Gurunanak Darbar is a heady mix of spirituality, tradition, modernity, opulence and the determination of a man.

Globalizing the Indian Diet

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.

Serial Blasts Rock Oxford of the East

Of the 40,000 international students pursuing education in India, nearly half are studying in colleges in Pune.

Right Side of History

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.

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