We’re now in our fourth month of publication at The Indian Scene — I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to do thus far and excited for the stories we’re sharing this month. Among my favorites is a conversation we had with Usha Ram, who invited the editorial staff into her home for dosa and a long conversation about coming to America, navigating the stigma of divorce and being an independent Indian-American woman.
Ram has always believed in her life being an open book; from her experience, she told us, she hopes others can learn. Sharing personal hardships isn’t always easy to do, which is why I’m grateful to the many members of our community who have allowed us to tell their stories, even the ones that aren’t necessarily easy to tell. Pratik and Sangeen Shah, who lost their son Abhi in November 2016, opened up about embarking on the surrogacy journey after his death. They’re now the parents of a beautiful baby girl, Alina, and are expecting a second baby this June. Their story is a powerful one about grief and hope, and I’m so glad they’ve shared it with us.
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