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This winter, we could all use a little Holi – PRI

  I was about 10 years old the first time I went out with my friends to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors. A group of boys came to…

I’m supposed to be my sister’s keeper, but she’s the one who looks after me

I am the eldest of three siblings. I have one sister who is three years younger than me. As kids, we played, laughed and had fun together. But…

‘Papa, you are brown, and I am white’

I’m the father of a 5-year-old girl whose skin color is several shades lighter than my own. Listen and Read More on: PRI

I never knew traffic could smell so sweet – PRI

In India, there’s always some kind of smell in the air, and it’s usually a strong one. Growing up in Lucknow, I’d wake up to the aroma of…

Bicycling In India Has Its Risks (Cow Ahead!) And Its Rewards – NPR

Growing up in India, I learned to ride a bicycle on my dad’s 22-inch bike with no training wheels. I was 8 years old. I couldn’t get on…

I’ve never sent my mother a Mother’s Day card – PRI

Every year on Mother’s Day I see people shopping for cards, and I get the urge to pick one up too. But then I think how my mother would feel about…

He’ll eat a piece of the July 4 cake to celebrate 5 years of being an American – PRI

July 4 is the day when America became independent, and July 4 is the day when I became an American citizen. It’s a big day for America. It’s a huge day…

Learning The Hard Way Why You Just Shouldn’t GetTooClose : Goats and Soda : NPR

In India, writer Deepak Singh was always bumping up against humanity. In the U.S., he found out about personal space. And he wonders: Is something lost when you…

I yearned for an Indian version of an American version of a Chinese dish

  India has its own versions of international foods, like pizza and burgers. And those are some of the dishes that I miss now that I live in…

Indian Minister To Schoolkids: No Eggs For You! NPR

  Growing up in India, Deepak Singh loved eggs. He sang the jingle, “Sunday or Monday, make every day an egg day.” So he was sad to hear…