Asian Indian American

The Spelling-Bee Obsession
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First, I was enticed by the prevalence of South Asian/Indian American winners over the past decade or so. Their dominance in the event is akin to the supremacy of Kenyans and Ethiopians in long-distance running. I wondered: What makes them so good? No tags for this post.

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Mindy Kaling's brother illustrates flaws of affirmative action
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Vijay Chokal-Ingam is a member of a wealthy Asian Indian-American clan whose claim to fame is being the older brother of TV comedienne Mindy Kaling, the creator, producer, writer and star of “The Mindy Project.'' Kaling, 35, told her only sibling that … No tags for this post.

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Myths About Palliative Care Persist Among Indian American Immigrants
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Vyjeyanthi “VJ” Periyakoil, M.D., director of Stanford University's Palliative Care Education & Training Program, is the co-author with Shalini Dara , M.D., of the paper, “Health and Health Care of Asian Indian American Older Adults.” This report notes … No tags for this post.

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Cultural Appropriation of Yoga and the Search for Indian-American Yogis
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In 2010, the Hindu American Foundation launched their “Take Yoga Back” campaign, which is designed to make people more aware of yoga's Hindu roots. Although the organization said they just want people to become more aware—not stop practicing—the … No tags for this post.

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Mindy Kaling's brother pretended to be black to get into med school
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Before long, the Asian Indian-American was interviewing at Harvard and Columbia, and found himself on wait lists at the University of Pennsylvania, Washington University and Mt. Sinai — despite his relatively mediocre 3.1 GPA and his family's … No tags for this post.

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Indian American Leader Inducted into Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame
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In addition, Sinha has helped grow his state's diversity and acceptance of the Indian community while serving as the president and trustee of the Federation of Asian Indian Association of Central Ohio; president of the Asian Indian American Business … No tags for this post.

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Stanford Program Educates Indian American Elders on End-of-Life Care
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“Family members may request the physician to withhold information from their loved one who is ill due to the concern that the truth about the illness may negate the will to live,” says a Stanford report, “Health and Healthcare of Asian Indian American … No tags for this post.

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'American Desis' Podcast Asks: How do you Identify—South Asian, Indian …
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When hosts Arjun Gupta and Akaash Singh began their podcast episode “DJ Rekha-Defiantly Undefiant“ with well-known Basement Bhangra creator Rekha, I was not expecting the conversation to boil down to a discussion about desi identity or lack thereof. No tags for this post.

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Indian American community activist Nirmal Sinha inducted into the Ohio Civil …
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Serving as President and Trustee of the Federation of Asian Indian Associations (FIA) of Central Ohio, President of the Asian Indian American Business Group (AIABG) and a member of the Asian Indian Alliance of Ohio, Sinha has helped Ohio grow in its … No tags for this post.

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American who left behind rat race to make fresh start on Fair Isle shows Ben …
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“I have a lot of multi-cultural dishes I make too – Asian, Indian, American and sometimes Mexican. The guests get really nice meals.” Tommy arrived on Fair Isle in November 2006 as a married man but is now single after getting divorced. With no … No tags for this post.

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O'Really? Irish Name Game Continues in Cook County Judicial Elections
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You are Sean Chaudhuri, an Asian Indian-American, appointed Circuit judge, and the slated Democrat? And your opponent is Carolyn J. Gallagher? Prepare yourself to go back to private practice. Well, maybe not, because you have five opponents, and … No tags for this post.

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