Celebrating Diverse Experiences

Celebrating Diverse Experiences

By Paromita Pain September 2019

The New Americans Museum in San Diego presents and preserves the stories of diverse immigrant experiences.

Kalpana Chawla and the Space Shuttle

Kalpana Chawla and the Space…

Jan/Feb 1998

Indian American Kalpana Chawla was part of the international crew aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle Columbia Flight STS-87 who completed a successful mission last December. While Earth-bound humans were embroiled in politics and other quirks of the third planet from the Sun, the six-member crew space-walked, manipulated remote control devices and orbited millions of miles performing experiments.

Transcending Borders Through Art

Transcending Borders Through Art

By Candice Yacono October 2021

Rina Banerjee draws on her personal history as an immigrant for her artistic work, which focuses on ethnicity, race, migration and diasporic histories.

Filming Gender Complexities

Filming Gender Complexities

By Paromita Pain July 2020

Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence fellow Harjant Gill aims to deconstruct the concept of masculinity in India through his films.

Telling Stories Through Dance

Telling Stories Through Dance

By Paromita Pain January 2019

Preeti Vasudevan helps build a cultural bridge between India and the United States using traditional and contemporary styles of performing arts.

Poems and Performances

Poems and Performances

By Trevor Laurence Jockims November 2018

Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay, Nashville’s first Youth Poet Laureate, talks about her journey, the future of poetry and the power of narration.

Indian Classics for American Palates

Indian Classics for American Palates

By Steve Fox September 2017

The mother-daughter duo of Anita Jaisinghani and Ajna Jai is taking Indian food mainstream for American audiences through their Pondicheri restaurants.