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An evening of ‘crazy love’ and charity for the Arman N. Roy Foundation

The snow and precarious road conditions on the evening of Saturday, January 18th did not deter over 250 supporters of the Arman N. Roy Foundation from coming out to “Spark Hope” at the charity’s inaugural Hope Gala. In fact, once guests escaped the frigid temperatures and entered through the front doors of Primavera Regency, an

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Lifestyle

College admissions have changed dramatically. What does that mean for high schoolers?

At one of Troy-based Finesse Academy’s monthly alumni sessions in early December, college counselor Arun Ponnusamy, the chief academic officer of college consulting company Collegewise, extensively explained the changing role of college counselors in students’ lives and offered advice for college applicants. The Indian SCENE caught up with Ponnusamy to discuss the daunting college admissions

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Organization

Association spotlight: The Green Indians

“If you don’t say the honest thing, it never becomes true,” the writer John Green has said. It’s this kind of attitude we all need to conquer one of the biggest problems of this world. Pollution, carbon footprints and plastic waste are among those things buried under the shiny cover of globalization. The honest truth:

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Plated

Recipe: cottage cheese pakoras

Saranya Mandava grew up in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India and immigrated to the United States in 1970. She has a B.A. in English and was a teacher in India prior to coming to the US, but her first love has always been cooking. She learned the art of Indian cuisine from her mother and grandmother

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Recipe: Moroccan-spiced roast turkey breast

Ingredients: Spice Rub 1 tablespoon orange zest 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Mix the spices, divide in half and keep aside. Compound Butter 4 tablespoons butter, softened ½ of the spice rub 1 tablespoon honey Mix all

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Organization

Association spotlight: South Asian Bar Association of Michigan

The South Asian Bar Association of Michigan (SABA) is a dedicated organization of South Asian attorneys practicing in Michigan. The association provides a vital link between South Asian attorneys while promoting development through networking, advocacy, and mentoring. SABA seeks to strengthen the rapidly growing legal community with a recognized and trusted forum for professional growth and

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Plated

Recipe: a fresh take on Thanksgiving green beans

Here’s the second in our series of recipes for the perfect Indian-American Thanksgiving. Skip the green bean casserole and try green bean thoran, an Indian-inspired stir fry popular in South India.  Ingredients: 250 grams green beans 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon mustard seeds 2 sprigs curry leaves 1/4 cup fresh shredded coconut Salt to taste

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Recipe: an Indian take on the American sweet potato

All month long, our contributor Preeti Sidhu will be giving you weekly recipes designed to help you put together the perfect Indian-American Thanksgiving. First up, this sweet potato chaat, a very popular Indian street food in winter months and a traditional Indian take on the American sweet potato. Ingredients 600 grams sweet potato 1/4 teaspoon cumin

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NextGen

NextGen: Sahil Deenadayalu

Next fall, Sahil Deenadayalu will attend Case Western University, where he was recruited to play tennis. But for now, he’s a senior at Greenhills High School in Ann Arbor, where he lives with his parents—whom he describes as “funny” and “forward-thinking”—and “two cute, fluffy, white bichons named Coco and Louie.” The Indian SCENE caught up

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