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After leaving Michigan, Tribalfare boutique owner plots her next steps

Ojas Akolkar, 46, the entrepreneur behind Tribalfare has moved a lot. Her husband’s work has taken her all over the country, and globe — from Michigan to Florida, China to Mexico. But that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her dream, curating a different kind of artisanal shopping experience. In fact, every time she has moved

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Facing a pandemic, metro-Detroit’s places of worship adapt to a new reality

On March 23, Governor Whitmer announced the first stay-at-home order for people in Michigan. While her order included exceptions for religious gatherings, many places of worship — temples, churches, mosques — temporarily closed their doors in efforts to protect their communities. But just because physical distancing is in place doesn’t mean people aren’t finding other

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The funny brown mom Zarna Garg taking on New York’s comedy scene

She goes by @funnybrownmom on Instagram, performs her comedy in a salwar kameez and bindi and hopes to become a voice for Indian women getting back into the workforce. This is all part of Zarna Garg’s third act. “I’m nervous all the time,” says Garg, who is pursuing a career in screenwriting and stand-up comedy

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After an epilepsy diagnosis, one family shares their story

The first seizure happened when Ria Sandhu was five years old. “I remember that day like it was yesterday,” says Jack Sandhu, 49, Ria’s father and the owner of Farmington Hills Manor, a banquet hall in metro Detroit. Ria came home from school early that day — she had fallen asleep in class and was

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