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Save Your Brain, Wear a Helmet

It's illegal to drive a motorcycle or scooter without wearing a helmet in India, but you wouldn't know that from watching all the two-wheelers on the road. Only a few people wear helmets, the ones who have decided that their brains are worth saving. The rest just shrug and say, "What are the chances I'll be in an accident? And even if it's my unlucky day and I'm in an accident and get thrown off my bike, what are the chances that I'll land on my head? And even if I do land on my head and … Read More

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India’s Economic Boom During Cricket World Cup

Cricket is the No. 1 sport in India by a wide margin. In fact, if you were to rank the popularity of sporting events in India, it would be something like this: (1) men's cricket; (2) boy's cricket; … Read More


Never Too Old to Impress a Young Fan

My 8-year-old son, Rahul, can't get enough of the Beatles. He never tires of listening to their music, much to the dismay of his 11-year-old sister, Divya. She groans whenever he plays "Hey Jude," … Read More

State of the Onion

Obama Delivers ‘State of the Onion’ Address

In case you missed it, President Obama gave a great State of the Onion address on Jan. 20, 2015. Here is an excerpt: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We … 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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