Letter from the editor: December 2020 – The Indian SCENE

Letter from the editor: December 2020

With the year 2020 coming close to its conclusion, it's time to reflect upon the year's highlights.

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As we draw closer towards the end of the year 2020, December has me looking in retrograde upon the year in its entirety as something certain to go down in world history for its series of upheavals and changes. While the coronavirus pandemic evidently takes centerstage this year it is also worth noticing how time has slipped by so fast for a few and surprisingly slow for a few others. I am sure being confined to our homes and living with new alterations for survival was not something anyone had hoped or planned for at the start of this year. Unfortunately, this ‘new normal’, as we have begun to call it this year, is a looming reality of our lives that could potentially continue to persist into the subsequent year.

To me it feels like this reality has not been all that bad after all. Its propelled majority of us into testing our resilience and patience while effectively enabling us into realizing to never take things for granted. As rightly explained by Timothy Cook, CEO of Apple, Inc, “Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.”

Turning all this time in hands into your own eminent moment could perhaps be your true calling, if you haven’t already had a chance at seizing this fleeting moment. And, through our determined and thoughtful endeavor in consistently providing you with some of the most compelling and interesting stories of the Indian American community we really hope to lend you some major inspiration.

For the December issue we will be showcasing the inspirational life trajectories of Seattle-based artist, Rohit Batra and the Detroit-area entrepreneur, Tapan Kataria. Moreover, you may also look forward to our enlivening mix of lifestyle, fashion, and food recipes for the month that are certain to lift your spirits for the forthcoming holiday season.

It’s been an unusual yet extraordinary year full of mixed emotions for me and The Indian SCENE team. We really hope to continue bringing our solicitous coverage of reported pieces and forge stronger ties with you in the year to come. With questions or feedback, please be in touch at editor@theindianscene.com. We’re also always considering pitches and submissions for reported pieces, cultural criticism and well-researched commentary relevant to the Indian-American community in the United States.

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