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Life with Crohn’s disease, the invisible illness

For Sanjeet Subramanian, March 3, 2009 is a date that stands frozen in memory, one that culminated with his first diagnosis for Crohn’s disease — inflammation of the small and large intestines. His memory is vivid, recalling everything from specific dates and times to sequences of events. “My first symptoms were that I had absolutely

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Style Profile: Comedian Rajiv Satyal on self-image and shoes

When Rajiv Satyal told his parents he wanted to be a comedian, he says “they freaked out.” But by day two, they’d come around to the idea. “My dad said, ‘Now that you’re doing this, go get on Jay Leno’s show.’” The Fairfield, Ohio native graduated from the University of Cincinnati and worked in marketing before pursuing

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First person: For Dhairya, and the spirit of the game

The Detroit Royals’ start to the 2017 season was not great — we needed more energy. We had great players, but still, something was missing; we needed a spark. That’s when our most memorable game came: the Royals were down 8 wickets, with merely 50 runs on the board and finally managed to score over 120

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Association Spotlight: Detroit Indian Women’s Association

In December of 2018, when Savita Monroe (co-owner of Perfect Brow Threading Spa and Wellness) and Rachna Chandra (owner of Taj Cottage) met at a restaurant, little did they know that their seemingly never-ending lunch would actually turn out to be the beginning of their journey of empowering women of the community. They reached out

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Style profile: Fitness guru Shyam Thakker on living your best life

Shyam Thakker’s energy is infectious—and, it seems, limitless. He’s a public school teacher, a dancer who’s performed all over — including Pistons halftime shows and Fox 2 News segments, and he’s built up a large and loyal following in his role as a dance and Zumba instructor at Lifetime Fitness. Thakker cites his daughter Meera

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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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Association Spotlight: Detroit Education Society

Detroit Education Society is an Oakland County-based charitable organization founded in 2013. It was formed by professionals of Indian origin as a means of giving back to the country that had provided them so much. The organization comprises doctors, engineers and scientists who value education, and believe that education is the best gift to provide

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