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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the editor: December

As I reflect on the Indian Scene’s 2019, I’m so pleased with what our contributors have put together this year. Among my favorite pieces we’ve published are a profile of the beloved NeeHee’s restaurant, a searing personal essay by high school senior Om Pattabhi, and the story of a local cricket team, playing in a

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Health

Adjusting to a new normal: a story of Alzheimer’s disease

This is the second of a two-part series from The Indian Scene. Last week, we told the story of one family and a life-changing diagnosis. This week, we’ll follow them as they navigate their new normal, and explore the financial and logistical realities of Alzheimer’s and caregiving. A difficult thing about Alzheimer’s disease is that

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Feature

Love, Care and a Life-Changing Diagnosis: A Story of Alzheimer’s Disease

This is the first of a two-part series from The Indian Scene. In this installment, we’ll tell the story of one family and a life-changing diagnosis. Next week, we’ll follow them as they navigate their new normal, and explore the financial and logistical realities of Alzheimer’s and caregiving. Sumi Mehta’s husband was worrying about her.

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the editor: September

September’s a month of transition for just about everybody, and as we’ve put this issue together, I’ve been reminded of the talent and expertise of our contributors, from whom I’ve learned so much about making transitions big and small. Rajeshri Gandhi Bhatia’s article last month on preparing to go back to school will be handy

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the editor: July

With summer in full swing, I’m excited to share our July issue, which is filled with an especially strong batch of reported profiles and stories. My favorite is a touching essay from Jinansh Shah, whose cricket club, the Detroit Royals, has spent the last three years playing in honor of their late teammate Dhairya Lalani,

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the editor: June

Summer and graduation season are upon us! In a season of celebrating past achievements and new beginnings, it seems only fitting to reflect on the exciting challenge that has been launching The Indian Scene — June marks month five of publication. We have an exciting slate of stories again, including an excellent profile of mental

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Feature

After darkness, finding the light

Even if you didn’t know Abhi, the way Pratik and Sangeen Shah talk about their late son can make you feel as though you did. He was intensely thoughtful and detail-oriented, traits that were as evident during shopping trips with his mother as they were when he cheered up friends and family members with jokes

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Seniors

Through hardship and heartbreak, Usha Ram is an open book

Usha Ram has always felt prepared to stand on her own two feet. That’s why, she tells us one blustery February afternoon in the living room of her Bloomfield Hills home, the 75-year-old OB-GYN didn’t think twice before shoveling her own driveway the night before. It’s the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves pragmatism that was instilled in

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the editor: May

We’re now in our fourth month of publication at The Indian Scene — I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to do thus far and excited for the stories we’re sharing this month. Among my favorites is a conversation we had with Usha Ram, who invited the editorial staff into her home for dosa

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April Issue

I’ve just finished reading a magnificent collection of short stories by Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali writer and musician whose sublime, elegant lyricism earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1916, making him its first Asian recipient. Tagore loved his country — perhaps his most famous composition is “Jana Gana Mana” — but he also

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