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The Madhavans: A Story of Adaptation, Again and Again

On a sunny fall morning, I turned into a wooded driveway to find a gentleman waiting with a bright, welcoming smile. After weeks of planning, numerous texts, missed phone calls and several garbled messages, we were finally meeting in person. Both of us are busy grandparents, so finding the convenient time had been a bit

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NextGen

NextGen: Srushti Gubbi

With an enthusiasm for the vocal arts and a passion for music, Srushti Gubbi, 13, has taken the center stage at many events, including a Detroit Lions game and the U.S. Open, where she sang the National Anthem after Serena Williams competed. Poised and steady, Srushti performs with ease and shows that even a middle-schooler

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Health

Adjusting to a new normal: a story of Alzheimer’s disease

This is the second of a two-part series from The Indian Scene. Last week, we told the story of one family and a life-changing diagnosis. This week, we’ll follow them as they navigate their new normal, and explore the financial and logistical realities of Alzheimer’s and caregiving. A difficult thing about Alzheimer’s disease is that

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Organization

Association spotlight: South Asian Bar Association of Michigan

The South Asian Bar Association of Michigan (SABA) is a dedicated organization of South Asian attorneys practicing in Michigan. The association provides a vital link between South Asian attorneys while promoting development through networking, advocacy, and mentoring. SABA seeks to strengthen the rapidly growing legal community with a recognized and trusted forum for professional growth and

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Health

Her beautiful big brown eyes: a daughter’s journey with dementia

I walked outside the neurologist’s office of the renowned institution where I had just been told of the devastating diagnosis for my mother. After explaining her condition to me in a low-lit, sterile examining room, the eyes of his training residents on me, he said, “You can give her the diagnosis in a way she

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VERONICA BEARD Fashion Show – Neiman Marcus

The Indian SCENE has teamed up with Fashion X Plilanthropy and Neiman Marcus! You are invited to a fashion show and to meet designers of VERONICA BEARD anWednesday October 23rd 6pm-9pm Locataion – Neiman Marcus, Somerset Mall Level Two To reserve your seat – please email Info@theindianscene.com

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Seniors

The story of a renegade Aji

Since the sixties, when immigrants from the Indian subcontinent started streaming in, they have learned to carve out their own paths for each of life’s stages. These unsung pioneers of modern America are often not given credit for their adventurous spirit. With no elders to guide them, and lacking extended family or community support, these

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Feature

The funny brown mom Zarna Garg taking on New York’s comedy scene

She goes by @funnybrownmom on Instagram, performs her comedy in a salwar kameez and bindi and hopes to become a voice for Indian women getting back into the workforce. This is all part of Zarna Garg’s third act. “I’m nervous all the time,” says Garg, who is pursuing a career in screenwriting and stand-up comedy

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NextGen

NextGen: Sahil Deenadayalu

Next fall, Sahil Deenadayalu will attend Case Western University, where he was recruited to play tennis. But for now, he’s a senior at Greenhills High School in Ann Arbor, where he lives with his parents—whom he describes as “funny” and “forward-thinking”—and “two cute, fluffy, white bichons named Coco and Louie.” The Indian SCENE caught up

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Health

Medical Spa Star Laser Improves Skin and Overall Wellness

Sponsored by Star Laser In the world of spa medicine, Dr. Lakshmi Palakurthi operates in a league all her own. As owner of Troy-based medical spa Star Laser, she has focused on services that are not only personalized but work to treat the whole person. “I believe in treating inside out and outside in,” she

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