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Seniors

Grannies go to town, and so do grandpas: a field trip to the DIA

The year’s end was fast approaching; social calendars were filling up. Yet, when Hema Rachmale, Anita Rajpal and Seema Shah, three enterprising women, invited the seniors at the Bharatiya Temple on a field trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts, elders, middle aged couples and even a teenager or two eagerly responded. Two buses would

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Our Future

The Madhavans: A Story of Adaptation, Again and Again

On a sunny fall morning, I turned into a wooded driveway to find a gentleman waiting with a bright, welcoming smile. After weeks of planning, numerous texts, missed phone calls and several garbled messages, we were finally meeting in person. Both of us are busy grandparents, so finding the convenient time had been a bit

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Seniors

The story of a renegade Aji

Since the sixties, when immigrants from the Indian subcontinent started streaming in, they have learned to carve out their own paths for each of life’s stages. These unsung pioneers of modern America are often not given credit for their adventurous spirit. With no elders to guide them, and lacking extended family or community support, these

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