Brown (and bisexual)

Off the Beat

Coming to terms with my Indian American identity was quickly followed by another recognition: The world isn’t as straight as I thought it was.
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How nice is sugar and spice?

Fresh off the BART

This disastrous miscarriage of health management is built upon a health care industry that too often caricatures its patients and treats them with a one-size-fits-all mindset.
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Here and away

Between America and Me

I’m a sucker for self-help routines. Over the years, I have compiled a rulebook of life advice ranging from “hacks” I borrowed from Silicon Valley gurus to virtues I learned from my grandparents. Sometimes these hacks entail waking up at 3 a.m. for an oddly specific meditation regimen or taking
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UC Berkeley graduation address goes viral

Padda wasn’t out of the limelight quite yet. His speech, “A Sikh’s Graduation Speech to Unite the World,” has gone viral in the past month — over a million people have watched since it was shared by Upworthy in early June.
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‘Black or pinto?’

I am now next in line and my heart is in my mouth. In the last 10 minutes I have scrutinized the menu multiple times, and I am still in doubt. My previous three meals have been in mid-air and the nearly 30-hour excursion from Delhi to Berkeley has left
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