Letter from the editor: April 2020 – The Indian SCENE

Letter from the editor: April 2020

In what will be another difficult month for our community and country, we're committed to bringing you smart, thoughtful coverage of the ongoing pandemic.

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An interview published in the Harvard Business Review last month put a name to what I imagine many of us are experiencing right now. “We’re feeling a number of different griefs. We feel the world has changed, and it has. We know this is temporary, but it doesn’t feel that way, and we realize things will be different,” the author David Kessler said. “The loss of normalcy; the fear of economic toll; the loss of connection. This is hitting us and we’re grieving. Collectively.”

To preserve the sense of togetherness and unity that characterizes our community will be challenging in this time of physical distancing. It will be especially difficult for those of us who looked forward to celebrating Easter, Passover or the holy month of Ramadan, typically occasions for gathering with family. Like you, we’re adjusting to this uncertain moment with continued coverage of the coronavirus and its implications for the Indian-American community. I am particularly proud of our contributors, who have worked tirelessly and generously to share their expertise with us on a number of virus-related topics: dealing with kids, managing ER visits, coping with stress, and killing time at home. We’ve also put together a coronavirus resource guide for those looking for local and accessible sources of household and financial support, and those looking for opportunities to help.  We’re always adding to this list; if you’re aware of relevant services and programs in metro Detroit, please be in touch.

As always, we welcome your thoughts, feedback and questions at editor@theindianscene.com.

Maitreyi Anantharaman

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