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Illustration of a woman wearing a saree, a traditional Indian outfit

Beginning with Bollywood

Kripa Mayureshwar September 25, 2021
Reconnecting with my culture through Bollywood music
Photos courtesy of Pinterest

Indian misrepresentation in media

Diya Bahl September 12, 2020
Examining the inaccurate portrayal of Indians in Western media
Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” disappoints

Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” disappoints

Sreya Kumar April 29, 2020
Netflix’s new boundary-breaking series could have handled mature themes better

The US versus Africa: Toxic Individualism

Lakshanyaa Ganesh December 13, 2019

ords, the corporate ladder, and individualism are cornerstones of the American experience. Our culture is one defined by self-driven success, where relying on a network or community is only used for individual...

Community members celebrate Diwali at the annual Cupertino Diwali Festival

Community members celebrate Diwali at the annual Cupertino Diwali Festival

Anushka De, News Editor October 23, 2019
17th annual Diwali Festival lights up Memorial Park
IASAs plans for the year

IASA’s plans for the year

Shuvi Jha September 28, 2018

IASA, which stands for Indo-American Student Association, held its first meeting of the year on Sept. 20 in room E201. The room was abuzz with rounds of laughter, as students from different racial backgrounds...

Taking the floor: What makes different Indian dances unique

Taking the floor: What makes different Indian dances unique

Michelle Wong November 15, 2017

n a school where the student body is 83 percent Asian, influences from different Asian cultures are especially prominent. One such way for South Asian students to express their cultural heritage is through...

Desi pride

Desi pride

Karishma Mehrotra May 24, 2010

https://elestoque.org/images/stories/topheadlines/spotlitetop.jpg Spotlite on India amazes the audience yet again     Backstage: panicked expressions and hurried...

Vegetable Samosa

Vegetable Samosa

Aafreen Mahmood November 19, 2009

This week we get sassy with samosas   JCC - Samosas from Minh Bui on Vimeo. Every two weeks, culinary noobs Julian (Laguisma) and Child (Minh Bui) get together to create  some...

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