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Letter from the editor: June

A lesson to keep in mind during graduation season: success doesn’t always come easy, nor does it mean the same thing to different people.

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Summer and graduation season are upon us! In a season of celebrating past achievements and new beginnings, it seems only fitting to reflect on the exciting challenge that has been launching The Indian Scene — June marks month five of publication. We have an exciting slate of stories again, including an excellent profile of mental health awareness advocate and Troy native Palak Vani, who recently published a book on her journey with anxiety. She offers up her go-to dinner party conversation starter: “Any time you notice everyone is talking about what is going well, let them talk about the wins, and then ask, ‘What did everyone struggle with this week?’”

It’s an important reminder to be honest with ourselves and with each other about how we’re feeling, what’s going well and what isn’t. And that lesson is something to keep in mind during graduation season: success doesn’t always come easy, nor does it mean the same thing to different people.

Perhaps no one knows that better than our featured graduating seniors, who we’ll be profiling in the coming days — after weathering the challenges of high school, all of them, no doubt, are poised for exciting times in college (and I’m sure we’ll be covering their accomplishments very soon!)

With questions or feedback, please be in touch at editor@theindianscene.com. We’re also always considering ideas and submissions for reported pieces, cultural criticism and well-researched commentary relevant to metro-Detroit’s Indian-American community.

 

Maitreyi Anantharaman

Editor

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