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By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England News Columnist There was a New York Times article that talked about how desis love to wish each other good...

Desi O’ Desi: No stone unturned for sending kids off to college milestone

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Should Jallikattu, the traditional bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu, be banned or not?

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O Desi! My Desi: The Best Thing We Love About Shopping is Our Ability...

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England News Columnist The best thing we love about shopping in the US is the ability to return things we buy...

O Desi! My Desi: The Best Part of Being a Desi in America

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England News Columnist The best part of being Desi in America is we get to celebrate both Indian and American festivals. In...

O Desi! My Desi: We Are Like That Only

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O Desi! My Desi: From Costco to Chennai This Summer

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Women, Temples and Traditions: The Sabarimalai Conundrum

By Anu Chitrapu BOSTON--On September 28, 2018, the Supreme Court of India ruled that women of any age should be allowed to visit the Sabarimalai...

A First Look at Chennai–II: Working in relief operations gave me lessons in strategy

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England Columnist BOSTON--While in Chennai I had the opportunity to work with an amazing team of volunteers who helped with the...

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