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Letter from the Editor

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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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the editor: November

This month, I’m excited to share one of the most ambitious projects we’ve ever done: a two-part feature on caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease, anchored by a couple whose story is tremendously inspiring and illuminating. It’ll be one of the most important stories we’ve ever published, and a necessary one: Caregiving is a role more and

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Letter from the editor: October

After a summer of fun profiles and lifestyle advice for everything from graduation to relationships to wine, I’m excited that The Indian Scene is ringing in fall with a thought-provoking slate of columns and features in our October issue.  Early this month, we profile Anuja Gupta, a physician, entrepreneur and real-estate developer who’s hoping to

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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: August

I’m excited to introduce our August issue. This month, in addition to celebrating Indian Independence Day on August 15, we’re publishing a strong lineup of profiles, features and columns, including several on health and healthcare. We’ll explore issues of accessibility and affordability for patients, diversity in the field, and conditions affecting members of the Indian-American community.

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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: 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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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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March Issue

If you’re anything like me, you spend a good deal of time thinking about food. (Or even better, eating it.) What we eat is intimately linked to our families, histories and heritage. And the diversity of Indian cuisine, in particular, says so much about the country and its people. Indian food can hardly be reduced

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