Women, Temples and Traditions: The Sabarimalai Conundrum

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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...

O Desi! My Desi: We Are Like That Only

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England News Columnist We may live outside India for decades, explore new paths fearlessly, travel the world, build companies, do cutting...

Desi O’ Desi: High Maintenance NRIs and Non-Returning Indians

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England News Columnist BELMONT, MA--We can very easily be identified in India with our bottles of mineral water in our hands....

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

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England News Columnist BOSTON--The past weeks have seen a lot of protests in the state of Tamil Nadu, against the ban...

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

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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...

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

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England Columnist BELMONT, MA--It is an emotional week all over the world as many parents are sending their kids off to...

O’ Desi: After-Work-Out Eating: Desi-Style

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England News Columnist BOSTON--There seems to be an opinion out there that once we come to the US we become more...

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...

A first look at Chennai after floods: I thought I knew Chennai, but how...

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England News Columnist BOSTON—(Editor’s note: INDIA New England News Columnist Anu Chitrapu writes about her experiences working on the ground in...

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

By Anu Chitrapu (Editor's note: We are pleased to introduce a new monthly column to our readers: O Desi! My Desi! by Anu Chitrapu. Anu...
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