This Independence day I’d like to reflect on what a wonderful country we are living in with liberty and justice for ALL.
Think about it. Most of the Indian Americans came to the US only 30-40 years ago. Two of our children are state Governors. Another one was in two space missions. One of us is one of the most influential women CEOs of world. Countless of us are CEOs or other very Senior Executives of/at some of the leading US based corporations in the world. Thousands of highly recognized ...
The festival of Raksha Bandhan (Rakhee) falls this year on August 13. Big and small stores display Rakhee (hand bands) in all shapes and colors. These bands are lovingly bought by sisters to be tied around their brothers’ wrists on Rakhee day. This symbolizes the commitment by the brother to take care of his sister for the rest his life. The sister in turn prays for the welfare of her brother.
Today even brothers tie this thread around their sisters’ wrists as a symbol ...
Thanksgiving Thoughts and Recipe
I have just returned home after spending almost three months in China with my husband who was conducting a series of seminars there. It was wonderful to be welcomed with the pure, clean crisp autumn air and the magnificent bouquets of colorful leaves on the trees that my eyes feasted on when I woke up after the first night back on “terra firma”. I clicked on the Facebook shortcut and the page actually opened up!
Although the news around us is filled with the grim realities of the ...
Preparation time: 30 mins.
Cooking time: 25 mins.
1 pound pumpkin or butternut squash
1 ¼ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
½ teaspoon red chili powder
2 ½ tablespoons coriander powder
2 ½ tablespoons dry mango powder (amchur)
¾ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon green chilies, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons oil
¾ cup water
2 tablespoons coriander, ...