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Letter from the Publisher: The Next Chapter

This past summer, after months of living a typical Michigan summer filled with a combination of work, family, friends, relaxation and travel, I woke up one Sunday morning feeling extremely disconnected. Simple tasks like using the remote control were impossible to navigate. My family sat in bewilderment when they saw I could not operate my

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The COVID-19 Diaries, Part Five: #Thisisourshot

Contrary to the previous claim, this is yet another and final installment of Dr. Asha Shajahan’s essay series on being a healthcare worker during a pandemic. Read the first, second, third, and fourth installments. My phone pinged. I looked over to see what the alert was about. Reading the message, my heart skipped a beat, “your invitation

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Q&A: Shivani Bafna on her Inspiring Journey as a ‘Desi Influencer’ and Building her own Unique Brand

Choosing an unconventional path from the very beginning has always been a norm and has had its share of highs and lows for influencer/entrepreneur/Bollywood TV host, Shivani Bafna. Since the inception of her intriguing journey through Bollywood, moving across continents to Mumbai, and making her mark on social media platforms, Bafna has undeniably charted her

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Siona Benjamin’s Beautiful Blue World

Lassi with Lavina/The Indian SCENE Siona Benjamin’s people are not black or white or brown – they are a vivid turquoise blue; the color of the sky, the ocean and of Lord Krishna. Her art world is suffused in blue which infiltrated her consciousness in India. You can leave a country but can a country

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15-year-old Aanya Patel Aims to Eliminate Period Poverty

Aanya Patel is just like any other high school sophomore. She is a member of her school band, is part of the volleyball team and loves arts and crafts. Unlike most other high schoolers, however, this 15-year-old from Tampa, Florida, is on a mission. She’s looking to fix ‘period poverty’. Period poverty refers to the

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Sunita Dass’ Diwali Makeup Look

Diwali is a time of new beginnings wherein our thoughts turn to love and light! I created this makeup look using a few old favorites like this foundation from “NARS” that gives the skin a radiant and natural base for any type of look. The concealer I used is by “Too Faced” and it adds a

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NextGen college tours: Why Julie Jaipati chose University of Chicago

With campuses closed to visits from prospective college students, The Indian SCENE is bringing the college experience to you. This time, The Indian SCENE spoke with Julie Jaipati of Farmington Hills, Michigan, who is a budding freshman at the University of Chicago. Jaipati is presently double majoring in Economics and Environmental and Urban Studies. She

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