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The Ultimate List: All 30 Things You Should Do Before You Turn 30

You may have skimmed our lists of 30 things to do before you turn 30. See the complete list all at once and learn more about each item, with additional resources, links and photos. Read the rest of this entry »

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An alternate path: Community living experiments in the city

Cooperatives. Communes. Intentional communities. Utopian experiments.

Whenever the idea of “living in community” gets thrown out, at least one and (more likely) all of these terms will inevitably appear in the conversation. “Utopian” risks sounding naïve in the cynical, postmodern era, and “commune” is often flat-out wrong (properly, it’s only used to describe communities that pool all their finances, which most do not). Read the rest of this entry »

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New takes on old media

I previously discussed the burgeoning market of ethnic media, which got me thinking about different storytelling methods. Lo and behold, what I found were unique ways in which ethnic media and/or their audiences were taking steps to change news.

Take a look at the models I found: Read the rest of this entry »

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The Moving Diaries

Meet Chris and Lisa. They are among the many college graduates in the U.S. each year who are uprooting their lives to move to a new city and advance their careers. In the process they must come to terms with departing familiar surroundings and the nitty-gritty of physically relocating across the country. Get a look inside their (messy) homes as they pack up boxes and consider life at their future addresses.
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Urban Desi Radio

Get ready to jive to the beat of tablas while rocking out to hard metal. That is, only if you live in the Bay Area.

Since Aug. 12, South Asians in the Silicon Valley have been able to tune into KLOK 1170 AM every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Urban Desi Radio. The show features music from around the world, with a South Asian focus, and plans for guest speakers and discussion topics on entertainment and lifestyle are in the works. Read the rest of this entry »

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30 Things Before 30: Part Three

The last installment includes a special bonus option for your 30th year. Leave a comment and let us know what you would add or what you’ve done! Missed the first two? Read the first ten here and the second ten here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bollywood the American Way

All it took was a dash of insomnia, a long plane journey and a big helping of boredom for Jennifer Hopfinger to get hooked on the world of Bollywood.

Listening to her relate the experience of watching her first mass dance sequence, the lip-synching stylings of actor Shah Rukh Khan, or the sultry moves of actress Rani Mukerji is an out-of-body experience for me – having grown up watching Amitabh Bachchan and Brad Pitt on screen (although not together… yet!)

But while most fans would keep their obsession limited to the couch and perhaps a cup of steaming chai (maybe a bhangra lesson or two), Hopfinger turned it into a full-time project and created  The Bollywood Ticket. Watch the video and see what I mean: Read the rest of this entry »

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Jennifer Hopfinger works on her blog, The Bollywood Ticket. PHOTO BY HAMSA RAMESHA

This Muslim-American life: Allah and the Arts

With bold, messages on contemporary religious, social and political issues, young Muslim-Americans are stepping onto the stage and into the studio. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bay Area Filipino newspaper reaches for the stars

In the face of today’s recession, the poor health of mainstream media, and the general decline of print outlets, one San Francisco-based newspaper is given a strong bill of health.

The FilAm Star expanded circulation on August 13, from a bimonthly to a weekly, based largely on audience demand, said the paper’s editor-in-chief, Jun Ilagan. “The complaint we have been receiving from our readers and consequently from advertisers, is we have a visibility problem,” he said. “It takes us about three days after the issue comes out to the press and we distribute to the outlets. When all those copies are gone it takes about 11 to 12 days to come out with another issue.” Read the rest of this entry »

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The San Francisco-based FilAm Star began in December 2007. It became a weekly paper Aug. 13.

I am proud to be South Asian because…

So I took a hike to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. for the South Asian Carnival on Aug. 15 and Aug. 16. In light of India Independence Day and Pakistan Independence Day, I thought it’d be neat to ask people there just why they were proud to be who they are. Listen to their responses and share your own below.

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Hindu mythology + Twitter = Philosophical musings of the 21st century

When Lord Ganesha (the elephant-faced Indian deity who removes obstacles) wrote the Mahabharata as dictated by Sage Veda Vyasa, it was probably written on the 4th century BCE equivalent of bamboo paper.

These days, you can follow140-character pieces of this Sanskrit epic on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Follow the tweets of @epicretold to partake in this project. This version of the Mahabharata is a retelling of the epic poem by Prem Panicker, tweeted by Chindu Sreedharan.

Moving to the motherland: Finding work and community in Korea

The end of August marks a special anniversary for 25-year-old Linda Kye. She will have lived and worked in Korea for one year. It will most likely be the beginning of a few more years of her sojourn in the motherland.

Kye moved to Seoul from her hometown Vienna, Va., after graduating from college and working at World Vision. She needed a change of scene.

“I wanted to live overseas and the job opportunity I had to teach English at a public school offered an ideal living situation,” she said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Despite Khan-troversy, Bollywood ‘Badshah’ keeps his cool

By now you may have heard the story of how Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, also known as ‘King Khan,’ was questioned by airport security for 66 minutes (previous reports say two hours) at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday. Khan’s name reportedly appeared on a security checklist, and he wasn’t released until after Indian diplomats intervened.

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Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan entertains the crowd during a South Asian festival at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. PHOTO BY HAMSA RAMESHA

Mapping out Marfa

For many graduates, the first years after college are the time to figure out the direction their lives will take. Some find themselves in places such as New York City, Portland, or Austin.
But for others, there is Marfa, Texas.
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Fed up with abuse, young Muslim activists take back their faith

Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. It transcends ethnic, religious and gender boundaries. Men beat women, women beat men, and both abuse children. But when domestic violence hits the Muslim community, it seems the whole community – and faith – is damned by Islamaphobes who already use a broad stroke to paint even the faithful as terrorists.
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