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Ruta Sharangpani has a different lens on life

Exuberating pure, unadulterated joy, her gait lively and spirited, Ruta Sharangpani skipped down the stairs of her home and enveloped me in a warm hug. Though she seemed to have no such reservations, I wasn’t exactly sure how and where to start getting to know Sharangpani. The doctor, now medical director for the Wayne County

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Style profile: Sunita Dass on her “eclectic, creative” style

Sunita Dass remembers poring over the pages of Vogue as a young girl growing up in Bramhall, England, and then in Michigan, when her father’s job took her family to the United States. Now an attorney who attended the University of Michigan and a mother to two high schoolers, Dass stays in touch with her creative

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Style profile: Zaim Becovic, bodyguard to the stars

Born in present day Montenegro, Zaim Becovic moved to the United States in 1986 with the hopes of pursuing acting and becoming a movie star. But feeling cheated by Hollywood producers and managers, he decided to try a career as a bodyguard, and received an education in personal training and executive protection. Along the way, he worked

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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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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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