America

“Think of the starving children in India before you waste the food on your plate,” my friends’ mothers would say to them. This was in the 1960s in New York City, where I lived as a child. It was really hurtful and made me feel inferior. So were the taunts by the bullies about my being a “Hindoo” and “cow w...

Deccan Cultural Academy (DCA) & Masti hosted “Farha Anwar Live concert in Chicago” was a collective effort of Dr. Siraj Ahmed and Mujeeb Ahmed. The renowned singer Farha Anwar rocked Meadows Club, Rolling meadows, IL on 8:30 PM, Saturday, May 16, 2015. Chicago saw one of the finest concerts of all times. Farha mesmerizes the enthusiastic crowd for abo...

It was November 23, 2006. I woke up in the morning with a sad feeling that I had only a few more hours left to spend in Luang Prabang. The day before, I had been out all day, exploring the town. Area-wise, it doesn’t take one full day to cover the length and breadth of the town, even on foot. But there is something exotic ...