Shabd – Culture Specific Words

Shabd – Culture Specific Words

January 9, 2015 |
Author: Jyoti Bachani, Associate Professor at Saint Mary’s College of California
First in a series of short posts on Hindi words and the lack of their English equivalents. The premise is that language embodies culture. If we don’t have words for it in a language, then it is not an important… Read more
BEYOND CURRY

BEYOND CURRY

December 13, 2014 |
Author: Rohini Dey, Intrepid restaurateur (NYC and Chicago), zealous ambassador of Indian cuisine, formerly with World Bank, ex consultant McKinsey, triathlete, avid reader and Mom
Join Rohini Dey on her irate journey into being a restaurateur and launching Vermilion restaurants, a stark deviation from her past, in her zealous mission to raise Indian cuisine to the preeminence she strongly believes in   Growing up in… Read more
Pearls of Wisdom: The Wealth of Indian Proverbs!

Pearls of Wisdom: The Wealth of Indian Proverbs!

December 3, 2014 |
Author: Madanmohan Rao, Founder, World of Proverbs project, Bangalore
From East to West, the power of proverbs as a vehicle of culture is well-recognised. As small, concentrated packages of insight, proverbs allow people around the world to share the wisdom of a local community. As Francis Bacon said, “The… Read more
Digital Literacy – a great way to give back to Mother India!

Digital Literacy – a great way to give back to Mother India!

November 20, 2014 |
Author: Ganesh Natarajan, CEO of Zensar Technologies and Chairman of the NASSCOM Foundation
A strong Prime Minister at the helm, a World Bank forecast for six percent plus economic growth in 2015 and a pervasive feeling that “acche din” or happy days are here again for India – for the diverse and well-meaning… Read more
Tackling 21st Century Challenges Together

Tackling 21st Century Challenges Together

November 13, 2014 |
Author: Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs
When its spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit earlier this fall, India joined a select group of nations who have revolutionized space travel in the 21st century, achieving what many never thought possible.  And, as Indians celebrated, Americans too shared in… Read more
Non-profit vs. For-Profit

Non-profit vs. For-Profit

November 9, 2014 |
Author: Dr. Jyoti Bachani, Associate Professor at Saint Mary’s College of California
Nonprofit organizations should not be managed like businesses, despite pressure to reframe their work as social enterprises. Nonprofit organizations have a few fundamental differences from businesses as organizations. These matter and must be considered by management.   In a business… Read more
India’s Diasporic Dividend

India’s Diasporic Dividend

November 2, 2014 |
Author: Dr Hemant Kanakia, CEO Kanakia Ventures
The Modi government has ushered in a new reality in Indian Politics. A promise of a clean and efficient government and focus on economic development creates the right environment to ask what we, as non-resident Indians, can do to help… Read more
Crafting the ‘Anthem of Us’

Crafting the ‘Anthem of Us’

October 26, 2014 |
Author: Director Prashant Bhargava (SANGAM, PATANG, RADHE RADHE)

We put together a video telling the story of the Indian American experience and our opportunity as Indians collectively to make change.  Over 20,000 Indian Americans watched the film and another 7 million were on-line.  This was an incredible experience. … Read more
Put Diwali’s Stamp on America

Put Diwali’s Stamp on America

October 23, 2014 |
Author: M R Rangaswami, Founder Indiaspora
In 2007, Indian Americans cheered when Congress officially recognized the significance of Diwali… In 2009, President Obama became the first president to light the diya himself...   In 2015, we want to send our American Diwali celebration worldwide!   Indiaspora… Read more