Kamla's Blog posts on ‘Life’

By • Apr 16th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Festivals & Events, India, Life, San Francisco

Yoga. Ever wondered how yoga evolved over hundreds of years in India? What? You thought yoga is a new, modern phenomenon? Well, it is in a sense, but there is also a long history of how yoga evolved over  2,00 years in India. There is more than “asanas” and “poses” to the history of yoga, [...]

By • Apr 21st, 2013 • Category: Life

Sunil Tripathi. Until April 19th 2013 most of us had probably never heard of Sunil Tripathi. Many probably heard about  Sunil Tripathi via Twitter  in the wee hours of April 20th 2013 as the supposed Boston bombing suspects chase was unfolding on the streets of  Watertown, Massachusetts. Within minutes of the first mention of Sunil Tripathi’s [...]

By • Mar 8th, 2013 • Category: Bangalore, Chennai/Madras, Ideas, India, Life, People, Women Achievers Special, YouTube Videos

We are doing a  ”Women Achievers Special” for the month of March and continue with it for the rest of the year. We will be highlighting women from different walks of life from the ordinary to the extraordinary and listen to their stories of how they did what they did and how they continue to [...]

By • Aug 14th, 2012 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Americas, Diaspora, India, India - Latin America, Life, YouTube Videos

According to one estimate there are about 22 million people of Indian origin in the UK, US, Canada, UAE and other countries. Many of them migrated  after 1947. However in the 19thc there was a mass movement of Indians to countries like Fiji, Mauritius and the Caribbean islands. This happened during the British rule in [...]

By • Aug 13th, 2012 • Category: Diaspora, India, Life, Living In America, Travel, Video, YouTube Videos

Chances are you read the latest article on paan in The New York Times. Paan has become the “icon of Jackson Heights,” as a South Asian denizen put it in the article. Those familiar red paan stains now dot the landscape of this New York neighborhood.  It is just not New York that is challenged [...]

By • Aug 9th, 2012 • Category: Diaspora, Life, Storify

[View the story "Oak Creek Sikh Gurudwara Reopens & Vigils All Across USA" on Storify] Oak Creek Sikh Gurudwara Reopens & Vigils All Across USA Last Sunday we watched in horror as the brutal killing & hostage situation at Oak Creek Gurudwara unfolded via CNN’s live telecast.Wade Page shot & killed 6 people. Page died [...]

By • Jul 17th, 2012 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Diaspora, India, Life, Living In America

Prof. Karen Leonard is the author of  ”Making Ethnic Choices,” a fascinating book about the small, tight-knit Punjabi community of California. The Punjabis were some of the earliest immigrants who came from what was then British India into the USA. In the early phase of the immigration they settled down in California and the neighboring [...]

By • Jul 10th, 2012 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Diaspora, Life

Desis in California and you are probably thinking of engineers and IT folks in Silicon Valley, or maybe doctors and lawyers, right? Well, they were not the first desis to arrive in California. Way before them were the Punjabis from British India, who came to California and became farmers. They came to the west coast [...]

By • May 31st, 2012 • Category: Bangalore, India, Life, Video

When Mona Webber, a die-hard Bangalorean, moved to Kuwait a few years ago she missed that familiar symphony of “Sounds of Bangalore.” She fixed that void in her life by recording the sounds of Bangalore and playing it every morning, and this ritual made her feel right at home in Kuwait. While I connected with [...]

By • May 22nd, 2012 • Category: Bangalore, Food, Life, Video, YouTube Videos

Craving for American food in Banglalore? Not a problem. The concierge at your hotel will rattle off a list of places where you can get your cravings fixed and might even mention a well-known fast food joint. But back in the 1960s and 1970s there was just one place that served American food like steak [...]