An Indian Reunion

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.

Queens of the Ganges

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.

Doc is in the Clear

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

Indians Fuel America’s Growth

Nearly half of America’s top 50 venture-funded companies have immigrant founders, and Indians top the list.

Green Card Holds on Hold

Sen. Chuck Grassley placed a hold on the bill

Britain’s Best Primary School

A primary school with predominantly Indian and Asian children has been rated as Britain’s best performing primary school.

Time for Murder

A Lancaster University student shot dead may have been murdered for failing to give the gunman the correct time.

Bikram Yoga Steams

The 65-year-old yoga guru has filed a federal lawsuit to block Yoga to the People.

Dinner at the Patels

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.

A Different Arrangement

Indian American filmakers hit their stride

$20,000 a Day Out-of-Jail Card

Every $20,000 in charitable giving may have saved Galleon Founder Raj Rajaratnam one day in jail.

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Raj Rajaratnam Sentenced to 11 Years

Galleon Fund's Raj Rajaratnam is sentenced to 11 years in prison, fined $10 million and ordered to forfeit almost $54 million.

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The Pre-Trip Gift Buyer’s Guide

For the past few weekends, my friend Tam has been hitting the shops assiduously, rifling through bargain aisles; stocking up enough shower gels to clean

The NRI Dilemma

The Never Return is a unique breed of people. Their uniqueness lies in the fact that they think they are the most fortunate people in this world. For them India is a third world country which is confined to those once-in-a-few-years visits for the sake of completing the formality of seeing their loved ones

Indians Behaving Badly

It is time for some soul-searching within the community, before more Indians discover themselves attracting the relentless public humiliation that Kaur’s boorish and arrogant conduct has subjected her to.

Rx for Murder

A Jersey City doctor has been charged with conspiring to have his wife, lover and a former business associate murdered. Dr. Ajit Jayaram, 63, of

India Calling

Second generation Indian Americans turn to India for professional opportunities.

The Big Move

Lakshmi Palacenda walks you through the steps of her move from Montana to Mysore.

Reverse Take

We return to the villages in India visited by US. presidents after the camera lights have turned off and the make-up washed away.

Season Of Giving

Indian Americans are increasingly stepping up to the plate and embracing philanthropy.

Knowns and Unknowns

Nonprofits List: 49 Indian nonprofits have annual revenues exceeding $1 million.

Return To India

As their fate becomes increasingly uncertain, a growing number of Indian immigrants are packing up and heading home.

Our Mind Blocks Keep Us Struggling

I, for one, make quite a hash of Appan Tampuram Kallathil Thiruvattukkal Ezuttacan Pappachan or Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas and Parthasarathy Bhattacharya myself! But that is my prerogative, as an Indian. Now if I were a Caucasian American, that would be a different matter altogether!

Split Personalities?

Indian immigrants strive for ways to balance their dual identities.

Kenya's Wahindis

The uneasy life of Indians in Kenya.

The Fading American Dream

The American dream is souring for tens of thousands of Indians in the financial sector.

The Brown Chronicles

Overseas Anglo Indians knock at his door in search of their roots.

Two Faced Struggle

Far too many are judgmental or prescriptive in their notions of what an authentic Indian American identity is, or ought to be.

Thatha's Faith

My grandfather was a vestige of our colonial past and India's nascent restorative democracy following independence.

Aye Mere Bichhade Chaman

Do you pine sometimes for the sounds, the images, the rhythms and the media constructions of your past?

The Brown And Gray Of Race

Indian Americans occupy a "third space" in this country, as they have neither been afforded the implicit privileges of whiteness nor damned by the historical burdens of blackness.

The Bilingual Dilemma

To speak or not speak? That's the question.

Murder and Mourning in Baton Rouge

Little India visits the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge after the media lights have dimmed.

Masala Mixers

While the lean-ins to swap contact info may seem casual, make no mistake: desis are hunting for a suitable mate as doggedly as they pursued master’s degrees and coveted internships a few years ago.

The White Sheep

So, the whole world might not know I am Indian, but I do.

Of Marriageable Age

So you are 30 and single!

Made in India, Remade in America

A look at how Indian festivals are being transformed in America.

Strangers in a Strange Land

We wouldn't be lifelong friends, but we both felt an immediate sense of familiarity.

The Heart Of Giving

Indian Americans are opening up their checkbooks for philanthropy...

Afghanistan's Favored People

It was an interest in elephants that led Shanthini Dawson to Afghanistan, a country of high mountains and rugged terrain where most people don't know

The Mating Game

THE MATING GAME: From marriage fairs to the Internet to speed dating to work place romances, the search is on for the ideal life partner.

The White Complex

What's behind the Indian prejudice for fair skin?

Dr. Ravi & Mr. Hyde

If the strange name doesn't catch your attention, the man behind the movie will!  He is a busy, successful doctor, happily married to an equally successful

The Deviant Diplomat

A diplomatic posting in Afghanistan is not everyone's cup of tea. Sandeep Kumar has made it his pot.

Indians in Malaysia: An Alienated Community

One of the largest overseas Indian community in the world, Indian Malaysians, have not quite fit in.

Bollywood Gamble

Indian Americans are investing in cinema, but will they lose their shirts?


So what really makes Indians Indian?

India Down Under

New Zealand is becoming home to a growing Indian community that has set its roots in big cities such as Auckland and Wellington and in small towns from Rotorua to Taupo.

Generation Next

The new generation steps into the spotlight.

Love And Loss On Two Continents

Can children ever truly understand what their immigrant parents have lost?

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