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! My Desi: Many Shades of Desi Marriages

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England Columnist BELMONT, MA--In the old days there were only two types of desi marriages — arranged marriage or love marriage....

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: 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: Prom Time Tales

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England Columnist BELMONT, MA--It's that time of the year when many of our teenage kids are experiencing their first prom. For...

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: Get Ready for the NRIs

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England News Columnist As spring comes into Boston making our hearts lighter and our lives happier, the summer heat is spreading...

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...

We, the Humble Bragger Desis: So Humble, the Humbled and Truly Humbled

By Anu Chitrapu INDIA New England News Columnist BELMONT, MA--We are all so humble! Just look at your Facebook feed and you can see all the...

A first look at Chennai-III: Truth is stranger than fiction!

By Anu Chitrapu This is the part-III and the final recollections of my working on relief operations in Chennai. “This too shall pass”, was something that...
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