I’m delighted to celebrate an exciting, challenging first year of publication for the Indian SCENE. In our first year, we’ve covered fascinating stories, with more in the pipeline and lots of ideas for stories being dreamed up every day. I’m struck by the power of this publication to better connect members of our community here in metro-Detroit to one other — which we’ve done well with probing features, profiles and interviews — and to help us understand our place in the broader Indian-American community through coverage of health, food and parenting. I’m tremendously grateful to our slate of regular contributors, photographers, the staff of Renaissance Media, and the Indian-American community members who have so generously embraced our mission.
Like Lipsa, I worried at first about the difficulty of getting people to open up about their lives or to take interest in others’, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the community’s response to what we’re doing. What I’ve heard, overwhelmingly, from people of all ages, is gratitude for what the Indian SCENE has done to start conversation and open up a new forum. In our February issue, we’ll continue that work with a few fascinating interviews and columns we’re excited to share.
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