The Voices of Children: A Documentary Screening and Dialogue on Children’s Rights

Children have the right to be heard. Through language, drawings, movement, and play, children strive to communicate their beliefs, understandings, and needs. But often children’s experiences are discounted, their contributions to society minimized, and their voices silenced. If we listen to children’s ideas and closely observe their actions, what can we learn of their views about […]
Nov 7, 2017

Discover Astonishing Kashmir

Come explore the mysteries of Srinigar and Kashmir and learn about this once in a lifetime opportunity to join the delegation of Global Citizen Journey Kashmir in October, 2018 … or just to hear about the wonders and challenges of Kashmir. Have you wondered why the situation continues to challenge India-Pakistan-China? Did you know it […]
Nov 27, 2017

Diwali festival set to light up Seattle Center

People can celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, at an event this Saturday at Seattle Center.
Oct 19, 2017

Suravi

Dhrupad Music Institute of America presents “Suravi”, featuring Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya (Santoor), Indrajit Banerjee (Sitar), and Subrata Bhattacharya (Tabla) in a rare combination of strings and tabla exploring the depth and subtleties of Ragas and Talas from India. Suravi promises something new, fresh, and exciting to the audience.
Sep 14, 2017

Death of Gauri Lankesh brings focus on the risks of journalism

Gauri Lankesh, an editor and activist in India, was fatally shot last week, raising the question, "Is journalism worth dying for?"
Sep 11, 2017

It’s time for South Asians to “get stuck in the gossip”

A Tamil saying goes "don't get stuck in the gossip," i.e., mind your own business. But in the current political climate, this could do more harm than good.
Mar 24, 2017

South Asia reacts to Trump’s victory

We twitter chatted with journalists from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to get a feel for how the world is reacting to Trump's victory.
Nov 9, 2016
Dozens of small plastic candles sit on a display at the Festival of Lights Diwali celebration at the Seattle Center Armory in 2014. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

Hey Seattle, get in the Diwali spirit!

With a growing South Asian population, is Seattle behind the curve in public celebration of Diwali?
Nov 3, 2016

5 Hindi words I wish we had in English

Have you ever wondered how "namaste" is really used in India?
Oct 12, 2016
Old and new: Construction rises behind the second oldest museum in South India. Multi-story buildings, once absent in Bangalore, are springing up throughout the city. (Photo by Kate Clark)

What Seattle can learn from the Bangalore tech boom

Take every Seattle problem, multiply it by 10, add seven million people and a spoonful of corruption, and you’ll get a sense of what Bangalore is dealing with.
Aug 18, 2016

“What’s Done is Done” blends Bollywood with Shakespeare in touring show

Unique spin on "Macbeth" aims to appeal to audiences beyond Seattle's South Asian diaspora.
Jul 28, 2016

Film “The Song Collector” shows a lost Buddhist culture’s revival in India

How does Ladakhi culture, dying Buddhist tradition in Northern India revive itself? The story lies in legendary preservation activist Morup Namgyal.
Jun 4, 2016

Redmond Indian clothing co. takes on challenges of cross-cultural fashion

The owner of Ravishing Marketplace hopes her original designs can bring Indian clothing styles into the mainstream.
Mar 11, 2016

Are Facebook’s Free Basics for the developing world as great as they sound?

A recent ban in India on Facebook's Free Basics and similar services has reignited dialogue on net neutrality and Internet access equity.
Feb 29, 2016

A first day in the U.S. with birthday cake

There was a chocolate cake awaiting Sandhya van den Eijkhof in their new Chicago apartment on the other side of a long immigration line.
Jan 1, 2016

Connecting the movements for Dalit and Black lives

When a Dalit delegation visited Seattle to raise awareness of caste apartheid in India, they found intersections with the fight for Black lives in the U.S.
Oct 22, 2015

Tasveer’s 10th film festival brings South Asian geopolitics home

Six films to watch at the Seattle South Asian Film Festival explore complex issues of "#ComingHome" in the South Asian diaspora.
Oct 12, 2015
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (center) sits with girls inside a classroom at a school for Syrian refugee girls, built by the NGO Kayany Foundation, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on July 12th. (Photo from Reuters / Jamal Saidi)

10 ways to maximize global girls’ education

How organizations working on global girls' education can get beyond oversimplified "one girl at a time" messaging.
Jul 14, 2015
Eeshan Tripathi, Dhruv Lohumi, Adam Dow, and Preeti Singh of Improv Comedy Mumbai — the first improv troop in India. The Mumbai crew was started by Dow and is in Seattle this month for a string of special performances. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

India’s first improv troop seeks laughs in Seattle

Improv Comedy Mumbai, a group founded by Seattle native Adam Dow, is in town this week for "Bollywood themed" improv performances.
Jul 3, 2015
Rebecca Peacock in Seattle with her daughter Trisha. Both mother and daughter were adopted from India. (Courtesy Photo)

Finding my daughter, and my roots, in India

I was always torn about searching for my birth mother in India. Instead I went there to become a mother myself.
Apr 22, 2015