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After leaving Michigan, Tribalfare boutique owner plots her next steps

Ojas Akolkar, 46, the entrepreneur behind Tribalfare has moved a lot. Her husband’s work has taken her all over the country, and globe — from Michigan to Florida, China to Mexico. But that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her dream, curating a different kind of artisanal shopping experience. In fact, every time she has moved

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Association spotlight: Sudden Cardiac-death Awareness Research Foundation

S.C.A.R.F. (Sudden Cardiac-death Awareness Research Foundation) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 by Drs. Paul and Rubina Nguyen. Its mission is to eradicate the deadliest healthcare epidemic in the United States today – sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). This is accomplished through four pillars: (1) increasing knowledge and awareness of sudden cardiac arrest among the

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Association spotlight: Michigan Indian Community Service seeks to meet local needs amid coronavirus pandemic

Spurred into action by the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders of 25-plus local Indian organizations created the Michigan Indian Community Service Group (MICS) to serve the Indian-American community during this time of crisis. MICS is a collective initiative with the mission of uniting the Indian-American community in order to effectively meet local needs in response to

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COVID-19 is complicating domestic violence reporting

Following the March 23 issuance of a stay-at-home order, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) warned community organizations to prepare for a spike in domestic violence reporting. So Swatee Kulkarni, acting president of non-profit Mai Family Services (MaiFS), was surprised to find that the organization’s domestic violence

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Association spotlight: The Green Indians

“If you don’t say the honest thing, it never becomes true,” the writer John Green has said. It’s this kind of attitude we all need to conquer one of the biggest problems of this world. Pollution, carbon footprints and plastic waste are among those things buried under the shiny cover of globalization. The honest truth:

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Association spotlight: South Asian Bar Association of Michigan

The South Asian Bar Association of Michigan (SABA) is a dedicated organization of South Asian attorneys practicing in Michigan. The association provides a vital link between South Asian attorneys while promoting development through networking, advocacy, and mentoring. SABA seeks to strengthen the rapidly growing legal community with a recognized and trusted forum for professional growth and

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Association Spotlight: Key2Finesse

Key2Finesse is a student-run non-profit organization that started in 2015 with the mission to create leaders for tomorrow. Even in a fast-paced, technology-driven world, there is a multitude of obstacles in the way of children’s growth and their future. Many are faced with hunger, poverty, unsatisfactory education, and Key2Finesse wanted to change this. They have

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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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