“Let Freedom Ring”: A Reflection During Black History Month

“Let Freedom Ring”: A Reflection During Black History Month

February 24, 2022 |
Author: Mary Millben, Singer, Founder and CEO of JMDE Enterprises, Inc
As a child, the voice and stories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. echoed in the halls of my home. My father, Reverend Michael Millben, would reminisce about his days marching with Dr. King in the Civil Rights Movement and… Read more
Reflections on Contemporary Indian American Art: An Inward Journey

Reflections on Contemporary Indian American Art: An Inward Journey

February 8, 2022 |
Author: Padma Rangaswamy, Co-Founder of National Indo-American Museum (NIAM)
I had always seen myself as a writer and a historian, with no more than a peripheral interest in contemporary art, mainly because I never had the opportunity to delve into it deeply enough to understand its abstract complexities.  That… Read more
Diaspora: The feeling of being neither here nor there, solved!

Diaspora: The feeling of being neither here nor there, solved!

January 8, 2022 |
Author: Nupur Dave, author and NRI consultant
Is the Indian diaspora really confused about their identity? We often used ABCD (American born confused desi) for an Indian who grew up in America—and I challenge that. I really don’t think they are confused. The really confused person is… Read more
UNEARTHED: Untold Stories from The Ramayana

UNEARTHED: Untold Stories from The Ramayana

December 17, 2021 |
Author: Ishika Seth, Choreographer and Dancer & Amit Patel, Dancer and Dance Instructor
There is something about story-telling that captivates my imagination; it is an intrinsic part of South Asian culture. I grew up in New Delhi, India, in the 1980s, at a time when watching the Ramayana and Mahabharata were the beginning… Read more
Fostering Inclusion and Allyship with Desi Rainbow

Fostering Inclusion and Allyship with Desi Rainbow

December 3, 2021 |
Author: Aruna Rao, Founder & Executive Director, Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies
My child came out to me several times, from early childhood to adulthood, before I actually understood what he was saying. When he told me, as a 6-year-old child, that he was a boy, rather than the girl he had… Read more
The Power of a Role Model

The Power of a Role Model

November 8, 2021 |
Author: Jyotsna Sreenivasan, Author of These Americans
For years, I’ve told the story of my transformation from a child who rejected her Indian heritage, to a child who embraced it. But until recently, I was mystified about the reason for this change.  As a child growing up… Read more