The Indian SCENE

Recipe: cottage cheese pakoras

Saranya Mandava grew up in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India and immigrated to the United States in 1970. She has a B.A. in English and was …

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Style profile: Sunita Dass on her “eclectic, creative” style

Sunita Dass remembers poring over the pages of Vogue as a young girl growing up in Bramhall, England, and then in Michigan, when her father’s …

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Grannies go to town, and so do grandpas: a field trip to the DIA

The year’s end was fast approaching; social calendars were filling up. Yet, when Hema Rachmale, Anita Rajpal and Seema Shah, three enterprising women, invited the …

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Letter from the editor: January

The Indian SCENE debuted in 2019, ready and determined to tell the stories of metro-Detroit’s Indian-American community that had for so long gone untold. I’m …

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The Indian SCENE’s Best of 2019

First person: After abandonment and loss, searching for peace. Om Pattabhi on being left on the streets of India, losing his sister and finding a …

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Style profile: Zaim Becovic, bodyguard to the stars

Born in present day Montenegro, Zaim Becovic moved to the United States in 1986 with the hopes of pursuing acting and becoming a movie star. But …

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Top 10 Bollywood Music Countdown – December

1 – Shaitan ka Saala | Housefull 4  Sohail Sen, Vishal Dadlani For the end of 2019, #1 on DJ TIGER’s FM Radio Show is …

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Unlocking the potential of Indian-American identity

Over the past few months, I have written several articles on the Indian American marriage conundrum, family dynamics, empowerment, and mental health on this platform. …

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The truths about sugar are not so sweet

You might know sugar by its many other names: words ending with “ose” (sucrose, maltose, dextrose), high-fructose corn syrup, molasses, cane sugar, corn sweeteners, raw …

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NextGen: Dhruv Rathod

Dhruv Rathod, the only child of Manisha and Ashish, is a fourth grader at Novi’s Deerfield Elementary School who’s been singing since he was four …

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