Harmonizing Indian and American Values: Finding Common Ground
This year I will be completing three decades of residing in this country. Very early during my stay here, I pondered the question ‘Who am I?’ This was not the Upanishadic question but geopolitical identity. This introspection about one's identity and the clash of values between cultures is common to all immigrants. In this article, I have explored the core values that define both cultures and discuss the potential for convergence.
Rising Above in Love, Truth and Goodness - Celebrating MLK Jr.
Activist and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 94 years old on Sunday if he had not been assassinated. At the 5th annual Placer County MLK Jr. Day celebration which took place on Monday, Jan 16th, 2023 at Rocklin's Johnson-Springview Park, hundreds of locals came together to honor the legacy he left behind. The theme of this year's event was “Rising Above in Love, Truth, and Goodness”. It featured readings of Dr. King's speeches, a march, kid-friendly activities, poetry and poster contests with cash prizes for winners, and information booths. Food trucks, vendors, and DJ Madsticks' music were also present.