Thursday, April 9, 2020

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...

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: 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...

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...

Desi O’ Desi: Goodbye Kids! Hello Netflix!

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By Anu Chitrapu INE Columnist BOSTON--Hundreds of families in the US are experiencing the ‘empty nesters’ syndrome this week.  Many of us have left our last...

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....

Desi O’ Desi: What ya, WhatsApp ya!

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...

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: 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....

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...
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