Using My Voice for Change

Using My Voice for Change

September 15, 2020 |
Author: Bombay Jayashri Ramnath, Carnatic Musician
My days in school are some of my most cherished days. Memories of friends, of learning, of teachers that I have tried to emulate, of school premises... Trips, conversations over lunch breaks, the excitement of preparing for sports days and… Read more
Define Your Own Meaning of Success 

Define Your Own Meaning of Success 

September 4, 2020 |
Author: Dr. Sonia Ashok, Founder of Connective Coalition
Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer. We in the South Asian diaspora know all too well that these are the only “acceptable” career choices in our communities. As the eldest of three children and the most academically and science-inclined one, it was expected… Read more
IAM’s Community Engagement in Times of Need

IAM’s Community Engagement in Times of Need

August 21, 2020 |
Author: Ram Gada, Founder and President of Gujarati Samaj of Minnesota
I have served several different non-profit organizations during my 56 years in the United States. I have been asked this question on several occasions: what is my motivation for these activities? My humble response is, I am paying back my debt… Read more
The Origins of International Indian Film Festival Toronto

The Origins of International Indian Film Festival Toronto

August 5, 2020 |
Author: Malik Ahmad, Founder of the International Indian Film Festival Toronto
Few things galvanize communities like film, art and culture. While some argue that culture can be divisive depending on where you live in the world, when combined with understanding and openness it becomes a very powerful thing that can bring… Read more
Untold: Defining Moments of the Uprooted

Untold: Defining Moments of the Uprooted

July 31, 2020 |
Author: Anita Wadhwani, Contributing Author of Untold: Defining Moments of the Uprooted
untold: defining moments of the uprooted "My journey from living a completely ordinary life of a young professional in Washington, D.C. to taking on the role of a single, caregiver has been monumental. My story in the anthology is an… Read more
Activated! Indian Americans for Black Lives Matter

Activated! Indian Americans for Black Lives Matter

July 23, 2020 |
Author: Murali Vullaganti, Founder and CEO of PeopleShores
PeopleShores, a Public Benefit Corp., Focused on Serving African Americans in the Mississippi Delta As an Asian Indian, you know that the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests are hardly a cathartic, final solution to the terrible reality of African Americans’… Read more
South Asians for Black Lives Matter

South Asians for Black Lives Matter

July 1, 2020 |
Author: Karen Kagoo, Co-Founder of Aram Sei
It surrounds you everywhere and you cannot leave the house without fear of getting affected by it. You teach your child every day the precautions they need to take before stepping out. You wear a mask to work. For some… Read more
50 Years of Pride

50 Years of Pride

July 1, 2020 |
Author: Parag V. Mehta, Executive Director of the Center for Inclusive Growth at Mastercard
This week fifty years ago, the first gay pride march took place, marking the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Stonewall was the beginning of the end. The end of bigotry fueled by fear and ignorance. The end of police… Read more