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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Desi O’ Desi: How Can You Make Your Next Event Earth Friendly

By Anu Chitrapu It is great that there are so many events run by the Indian community in the greater Boston area. Music shows, poetry...

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...

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