The Indian subcontinent on a 3D globe at the Seattle Public Library. The Seattle metro areas South Asian population grew 173% between 2000 and 2010. (Photo from Flickr by J Brew)

Storywallahs: True tales of the South Asian experience in Seattle

Storywallahs will showcase the experiences of our region’s growing South Asian community, with a focus on stories of cultural misunderstandings.
May 1, 2015
Niyati Desai, originally from Mumbai but living in Seattle on an H4 visa, will be eligible to work in the U.S. under a new plan detailed by Homeland Security this week. (Courtesy photo)

Unable to work, spouses of H-1B tech workers find roles limiting

Thousands of tech worker spouses — many of them with advanced degrees — reluctantly give up careers because their visas don't allow them to work.
Aug 31, 2015
Still from "For Here or To Go?"

Tech visa film vents frustrations of high-skilled immigrants

Can a movie change a law? "For Here or To Go?" takes a humorous look at flaws in the high skilled immigration system.
Feb 18, 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