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On Raising Hindu Americans in Detroit, Michigan

By Chandru Acharya PARENTING THE SECOND GENERATION As a first generation American who grew up in India, it seems counter-intuitive, at first, to be writing about growing up Hindu in America. Reflecting on my experience as a parent raising two Hindu American teens, though, a 19-year old and a 13-year old, I feel emboldened to […]

Bee-Brained

Inside the competitive Indian-American spelling community by Vauhini Vara The final two contestants of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, held just outside Washington last May, had gone head-to-head for ten rounds. Nihar Janga, a toothy eleven-year-old with a bowl cut and the vocal pitch of a cartoon character, delighted the audience by breaking with custom: instead […]

Am I Indian enough yet?

By Naisha Roy and Saahithya Gutta Being the child of immigrants is amazing, until it’s not. We have twice the culture, twice the languages and twice the cuisines. But we also have twice the expectations and twice the gatekeepers. A gatekeeper is someone who takes it upon his or herself to decide which people deserve rights or […]

Hindu American Foundation Announces Launch of “I Am Hindu American” Campaign

#IAMHINDUAMERICAN Digital campaign to raise awareness of Hindu Americans’ contributions to society and clarify misperceptions about Hinduism; Hinduism takes center stage amid speculation about first Hindu American to run for president in 2020—Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) Media Contact: Margaret DeJesus FINN Partners 646-741-0352 Margaret.DeJesus@finnpartners.com New York, NY (December 4, 2018) —Today the Hindu American Foundation launched a new […]