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Time to Outsource the President’s Security

I was stunned to hear that an armed security contractor with a criminal record recently rode an elevator with President Obama. According to news reports, the Secret Service didn't do anything about the man until he started taking photos with his cellphone and acting unprofessional. I'm not sure what "acting unprofessional" means, but if I were in an elevator with the president and his bodyguards, the last thing I'd be doing is taking selfies. "My pal, Barack, and I riding an elevator" would … Read More

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What’s in a Number? Two Much

My sister, Irene, and brother-in-law, Santosh, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. It's a very significant anniversary, and like many couples who are lucky enough to reach the … Read More

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The Rice Bucket Challenge Gathers Steam

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been a huge success around the world, generating more than $100 million for the ALS Association. Conceived as a way to raise awareness about ALS (amyotrophic lateral … Read More

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Loading up the Book of Faces

Ranjit and his father, Ravi, were visiting Ravi's father in the village. It had been a few years since Ranjit had seen Dadaji, and he was eager to hear one of the old man's stories. "Dadaji, tell … Read More

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The Punjab-Georgia Farmer Exchange Program

The word spread quickly through the farming community in Georgia: thousands of Indian farmers, mostly from the northern state of Punjab, were heading to Georgia to buy large parcels of fertile … Read More


Letter to your child’s teacher

Both my daughters are in school –- Lekha in third grade and Divya in first grade –- so I know firsthand the challenges of being a parent of school-going kids. That’s why I’ve decided to create a form … Read More


Facing up to an addiction

The 76-year-old woman walked down the hallway of Clearview Addictions Clinic, searching for the right department. She passed signs for the “HeroinAddiction Department (HAD),” the “Smoking Addiction … Read More


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