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
Our Path to Climate Change

Our Path to Climate Change

June 24, 2020 |
Author: Shefali Mehta, Founder of Open Rivers and Anshul Mathur, Co-Founder of One Resilient Earth
Sharing our personal journeys to working on climate In an earlier post on Indiaspora’s blog, we discussed the value of art and science in building regenerative resilience for individuals and communities in the face of environmental and climate change.  In… Read more
Why Be Happy?

Why Be Happy?

June 18, 2020 |
Author: Scott Haas, Author of “Why Be Happy? Japanese Ways of Acceptance”
Our Happiness Depends on the Happiness of Others “We must not live in silos.” This observation was often expressed to me by individuals whom I interviewed for my recent book, “Those Immigrants! Indians in America: A Psychological Exploration of Achievement.“… Read more
My Journey to Mathematize the Power in Light

My Journey to Mathematize the Power in Light

June 12, 2020 |
Author: Dr. Pravir Malik, Head of Organizational Sciences at Zappos Family of Companies
I am not exactly sure when my journey to attempt a mathematization of the power in light began.  But as with any compelling journey there are likely many entry points along the way to ensure that it is indeed made.… Read more
Going Beyond Wins

Going Beyond Wins

June 11, 2020 |
Author: Mala Subramaniam, Executive Coach & Public Speaker
The day I was laid-off from IBM was a revelation for me. The year was 2005, and as I sat in the parking lot reflecting on my time with the company and all I’d achieved there, I felt a profound… Read more