How Sabyasachi Made the Sari Haute

As his country’s most famous designer, Sabyasachi has persuaded Indians to see the luxury in their fashion heritage. Can he persuade Americans too?

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What I Want My Kids to Learn About American Racism

Calling out racism is part of the work, not all of it. After you get rid of the things you don’t like, you need to build the things you do.

#discrimination, #education-k-12, #indian-americans, #muslim-americans, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity

They Grew Up Legally in the U.S., but Can’t Stay After They Turn 21

Children of temporary visa holders who can’t gain permanent residency are one of several groups urging the Biden administration to act on an immigration overhaul.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #deportation, #families-and-family-life, #foreign-workers, #green-cards-us, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #indian-americans, #united-states-politics-and-government, #visas

Vauhini Vara on ‘The Immortal King Rao,’ Her Dystopian Novel That Crosses Into Reality

In Vauhini Vara’s debut novel, a boy from rural India becomes a tech mogul in a world consumed by Big Tech. What seemed impossible, she said, has become real, in life and in technology.

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Akaash Singh and His Case for Bringing Back Apu

The stand-up comic, whose special has gone viral, takes issue with how some South Asians like Hari Kondabolu portray their experience in the United States.

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Sari or Lehenga: Difference Between the Traditional Indian Garments

Worn at weddings, festive occasions and most recently on an episode of the “Sex and the City” reboot, these traditional Indian garments are not the same.

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Restaurant Review: Semma in the Village

The latest restaurant from the creators of Dhamaka and Adda finds excitement in deep cuts from Tamil Nadu and other states.

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Book Review: ‘Both/And,’ by Huma Abedin

“Both/And” may not be the most introspective memoir, but it gives readers a front-row view of heartache and humiliation.

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The Myth of Asian American Identity

We’re the fastest-growing demographic group in the U.S. But when it comes to the nation’s racial and ethnic divisions, where do we fit in?

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #indian-americans, #korean-americans, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #vietnamese-americans

Finding Common Ground in the South, San Francisco and South India

Sree Arimilli and Sandheep Surendran lived nearby in San Francisco and shared striking similarities. But they didn’t come together until they called on astrological forces (and a dating app).

#indian-americans, #online-dating, #weddings-and-engagements

How Indian Americans Came to Love the Spelling Bee

Since 2008, a South Asian American child has been named a champion at every Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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They Live in the U.S., but They’re Not Allowed to Come Home

Thousands of immigrants who live in the United States on temporary visas and traveled to India in recent weeks have been stranded there under the Biden administration’s travel ban.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #india, #indian-americans, #state-department, #travel-warnings, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #visas

Hindu Sect Is Accused of Using Forced Labor to Build N.J. Temple

Federal agents descended on the massive temple in Robbinsville, N.J., as a lawsuit claimed low-caste men had been lured from India to work for about $1 an hour.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #bochasanwasi-akshar-purushottam-swaminarayan-sanstha, #caste-systems, #foreign-workers, #human-trafficking, #immigration-and-emigration, #indian-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #modi-narendra, #new-jersey, #pramukh-swami-maharaj-1921-2016, #temples-religious, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Amid India’s Covid Crisis, a Community Mobilizes

Friday: Indian-Americans are finding ways to help as relief efforts amp up. Also: A lotus ritual offers healing.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indian-americans, #khanna-ro

‘Every Time I’m Calling, Someone Has Died’: The Anguish of India’s Diaspora

In WhatsApp chats, video calls, Facebook groups and forums, a global community has scrambled to save, and sometimes mourn, Covid-stricken loved ones.

#ahmedabad-india, #bihar-india, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #india, #indian-americans, #london-england, #national-health-service, #politics-and-government

Biden Bans Travel from India

As they discussed the decision this week, top health officials warned the White House about uncertainty over how vaccines might respond to a homegrown virus variant in India.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #humanitarian-aid, #india, #indian-americans, #medicine-and-health, #travel-warnings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

New York City Takes Another Step Toward Fully Reopening

Tens of thousands of middle school students will be able to return to classrooms later this month for at least part of the week.

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Asian-American Voters Can Help Decide Elections. But for Which Party?

They surged to the polls in 2020 and could help swing the Georgia Senate runoffs. Activists and experts say it is long past time for both Democrats and Republicans to pursue them.

#asian-americans, #harris-kamala-d, #indian-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Biden Expected to Expand US-India Relationship, While Stressing Human Rights

Most experts agree that China will be the driving force behind how India’s relationship with Washington changes in a Biden administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #harris-kamala-d, #immigration-and-emigration, #india, #indian-americans, #modi-narendra, #muslims-and-islam, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy

Indians Love Cadbury Chocolate. These Rivals Would Love to Woo Them Away.

In India and its diaspora, a new array of small companies are using Diwali and its tradition of giving sweets to popularize a different kind of bar.

#chocolate, #diwali-hindu-festival, #hershey-company, #india, #indian-americans, #mondelez-international-inc, #united-states

British Peer Criticized for Calling Kamala Harris ‘the Indian’

Lord Kilclooney, a member of the House of Lords, claimed not to know the vice president-elect’s name when he wrote the offending Twitter post.

#discrimination, #harris-kamala-d, #house-of-lords-great-britain, #indian-americans, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #lord-kilclooney, #northern-ireland

‘It’s a Big Deal’: TV Coverage Notes Magnitude of Kamala Harris Victory

On Fox News, Donna Brazile recalled that her mother and grandmother could not vote. “Just scoot over and let women also share in the leadership of this country,” she said.

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Biden Sees Overwhelming Support From Indian-Americans, New Poll Shows

Kamala Harris has had a galvanizing effect on Indian-American voters — but she’s not the only reason they support the Democratic ticket.

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Full Transcript: Nikki Haley’s R.N.C. Speech

The former ambassador to the United Nations and former governor of South Carolina warned about socialism in America.

#haley-nikki-r, #indian-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

Sabudana Khichdi Is Your New Favorite Comfort Food

Perfectly balanced in flavor and texture, this savory tapioca pilaf has a secret ingredient you’d never expect: a microwave.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #india, #indian-americans, #maharashtra-india

How Kamala Harris’s Family in India Helped Shape Her Values

The Democratic vice-presidential pick gained part of her foundation from her mother’s side of the family, which defied stereotypes in India and promoted equality for women.

#harris-kamala-d, #india, #indian-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020

Kamala Harris, Daughter of Immigrants, Is the Face of America’s Demographic Shift

Her parents’ arrival to Berkeley as young graduate students was the beginning of a historic wave of immigration from outside Europe that would change the United States in ways its leaders never imagined.

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‘Kamala Harris’s Nomination Is Everything to Me’

For some, the senator’s being on the Democratic ticket is about more than just the vice presidency.

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‘Feeling Seen for the First Time,’ Indian-Americans Cheer Kamala Harris’s Selection

Asian-American political leaders and community advocates described the choice of Ms. Harris as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee as a powerful statement on American possibility.

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Why Kamala Harris Matters to Me

As an Indian-American professor of African-American history, I am experiencing Biden’s vice-presidential pick as a personal gift.

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In Kamala Harris, a Choice at Once Safe and Energizing

Her selection as Joe Biden’s running mate was conventional by some political standards. But it was historic most of all, and especially sweet for many Black women.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #indian-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us

We Need to Talk About ‘Indian Matchmaking’

The Netflix show is controversial. But it tells awkward truths about my community.

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The Specter of Caste in Silicon Valley

Indian immigrants from Dalit backgrounds are rising up against caste discrimination at their workplaces in the United States.

#affirmative-action, #caste-systems, #cisco-systems-inc, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #immigration-and-emigration, #india, #indian-americans, #silicon-valley-calif

Golfer’s Pro Journey Starts With a Burst Bubble

Sahith Theegala is starting his PGA Tour career just as the coronavirus infiltrated pro golf’s caravan.

#golf, #indian-americans, #pga-tour-inc, #race-and-ethnicity, #theegala-sahith-1997

India Debates Skin-Tone Bias as Beauty Companies Alter Ads

America’s intense conversation on race has focused attention on a type of discrimination that has long vexed India.

#caste-systems, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #india, #indian-americans, #shaadi-com, #skin, #unilever-nv, #women-and-girls

John McEnroe Is Mindy Kaling’s Voice of Teen Angst. Seriously.

McEnroe, the former tennis star, narrates Kaling’s new Netflix series about a 15-year-old Indian-American girl with family and boy problems. “I don’t know why it works,” he said.

#indian-americans, #kaling-mindy, #mcenroe-john, #never-have-i-ever-tv-program, #television, #tennis

An Adoption, a Pandemic and an Evacuation

The Mosiers flew to India in March to pick up their daughter. The country locked down before they could leave.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #baby-foods, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indian-americans, #orphans-and-orphanages, #parenting, #visas

Tejal Rao’s 10 Essential Indian Recipes

Our California restaurant critic, whose taste was shaped in family kitchens far from the subcontinent, picks dishes that show the cuisine’s many facets and techniques.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #indian-food-cuisine, #indian-americans, #vegetables