Millennials in Public Service

Millennials in Public Service

November 11, 2018 |
Author: Nisha Jain and Harin Contractor, WLP Co-Chairs
Back in the mid-90’s, when the most recognizable South Asian American was Apu from The Simpsons, one individual had a dream to bring relevancy and a political voice to our growing community. Gopal Raju, founder of the newspaper India Abroad,… Read more
The Road to Paper Jewels

The Road to Paper Jewels

October 28, 2018 |
Author: Omar Khan, author of the new Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj
It was around 1995, and I found myself in Concord, near San Francisco at a vintage paper fair I had discovered. I picked up a postcard, "Women Baking Bread"  and it transported me right back to my childhood visits to… Read more
Harmony with A. R. Rahman

Harmony with A. R. Rahman

September 30, 2018 |
Author: Sruti Harihara Subramanian, award-winning filmmaker and entrepreneur
I am an "accidental" documentary filmmaker. That is what I tell people if they ask me how I started making documentaries. After assisting in many mainstream commercial Indian films across various languages in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu in 2015, I… Read more
Women Changemakers: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: It’s all Ours!

Women Changemakers: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: It’s all Ours!

September 23, 2018 |
Author: Shaloo Garg, Oracle Global Innovation and Startup Ecosystem | UN Women | Gates Foundation
It was a sunny Saturday morning. I had my Nike’s on, airpods buzzing with my playlist, and I was ready for that 5 mile run.  After a hectic week, I was looking forward to this one. But… my body was… Read more
Making the NextMove in Diaspora Research – How Does India Benefit?

Making the NextMove in Diaspora Research – How Does India Benefit?

August 12, 2018 |
Author: Joseph Kolapudi, Interserve International worker and diaspora researcher
I recall the moment I first heard of the term “diaspora,” from it’s Greek root word meaning ‘to scatter’. As a member of the Indian diaspora--albeit born in Australia, but living in Southern California--it moved me to take the next… Read more
Making India a leader for scaling social change

Making India a leader for scaling social change

July 15, 2018 |
Author: David Wilcox, founder of ReachScale
Every Indian citizen grows up with the need to consider the issue of scale. The democratic aspiration to improve the life conditions for all Indians (and more broadly, the world) is fundamental to Indian society. To achieve these aspirations, India's… Read more
Educate Girls Globally

Educate Girls Globally

July 8, 2018 |
Author: Anjula Tyagi, Executive Director, and A. Lawrence Chickering, Founder and President-Emeritus, Educate Girls Globally
Educating girls is the most important issue promoting development because educated women are the most powerful agents of social change everywhere.  Despite significant initiatives in many countries, the overall record has been disappointing.  Learning continues to be poor, and girls… Read more