India

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (center) sits with girls inside a classroom at a school for Syrian refugee girls, built by the NGO Kayany Foundation, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on July 12th. (Photo from Reuters / Jamal Saidi)

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How organizations working on global girls' education can get beyond oversimplified "one girl at a time" messaging.

Eeshan Tripathi, Dhruv Lohumi, Adam Dow, and Preeti Singh of Improv Comedy Mumbai — the first improv troop in India. The Mumbai crew was started by Dow and is in Seattle this month for a string of special performances. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Improv Comedy Mumbai, a group founded by Seattle native Adam Dow, is in town this week for "Bollywood themed" improv performances.

Rebecca Peacock in Seattle with her daughter Trisha. Both mother and daughter were adopted from India. (Courtesy Photo)

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I was always torn about searching for my birth mother in India. Instead I went there to become a mother myself.

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Do "Desert Dancer" producers equate "positive" with depicting Iranians as Westerners?

Mukesh Singh, convicted and sentenced to death for the 2012 gang rape of a woman in New Delhi, in a still from the BBC film "India's Daughter."

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A prison interview with Indian rapist Mukesh Singh has sparked controversy around the globe. Here's why I'm in no hurry to click the link.

Eco Kargha weaver Poonam Devi prepares bobbins of silk thread, January 2013.

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Extreme poverty is an unavoidable reality in India. The first time I traveled in the country — as an inexperienced and idealistic 20-year-old backpacker...

The author, Sweta Saraogi, practices yoga at a temple India. (Courtesy photo)

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What Americans are missing by only focusing on the physical aspects of yoga.

Nomadness travelers in Pushkar, India earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of Nomadness)

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Meet Evita Robinson, the woman behind the movement shattering the myth that people of color don’t travel.

Yoga instructor Sweta Saraogi shows one of her moves in the yoga studio she teaches out of in her condo in Seattle. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

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"That’s the face of yoga: a thin, white, blonde American teacher who can do crazy pretzel moves and pass for a super model.”

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Join this live chat at 8am Pacific Time/11am Eastern/8:30pm India on Thursday October 30th. Tune in here or by following the Twitter hashtag #susi2014.

A still from "Titli" about a young man trying to escape his criminal family in Delhi, one of the flagship films of the Seattle South Asian Film Festival's 9th year.

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Now in its ninth year, the Seattle South Asian Film (SSAFF) once again brings a wide array of radical, thought-provoking films to the Puget Sound...

Diwali oil lamps in Darjeeling, India. (Photo from Wikipedia by Benoy)

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Recreating the festival of lights in Seattle.

"Reassurance" from the series "Definitive Reincarnate," 2003/2006, belonging to the collection of Sanjay Parthasarathy and Malini Balakrishnan; © NANDINI VALLI MUTHIAH. (Photo and artwork by Nandini Valli Muthiah)

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SAM's new exhibition “City Dwellers” sets viewers afoot in the chaos of modern India as reconciles sweeping cultural shifts with its ancient roots and values.

(Illustration by Kamna Shastri)

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What's it like to be perceived as a race different than the one you identify with?

A rickshaw painted by Bobby Solanki depicts a classic Bollywood scene featuring Amitabh Buchchan and Rekha. (Photo from Flickr by Meena Kadri)

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From Facebook groups to festivals, dance parties to college courses, our region enthusiastically celebrates the global powerhouse that is Bollywood, the Indian film industry.

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC's) are hailed as democratizing higher education, especially in the developing world. Are they living up to the hype?

An FN Five-seven pistol similar to that used by Nidal Malik Hasan in the 2009 Fort Hood Shooting. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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Do foreigners still see America as the land of opportunity — or as the land of gun violence?

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Turns out the relationship between Jews and ethnic food runs deeper than just Chinese food on Christmas

Sanjay Bhadu, owner of Jucivana Smoothies and Coffee on Yesler Ave says even with just one employee, minimum wage hikes will threaten his business. (Photo by Senhao Liu)

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Monday’s historic city council vote unanimously approving $15/hour minimum wage was meant to reduce growing income inequality in Seattle. But one group has been particularly outspoken in opposition...

Anacortes-based group, Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, are a regular act at Folklife. Here, they perform at the annual Spring Festa in Skagit County, another one of their regular annual gigs. (Photo from www.goskagit.com)

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This weekend Seattle Center will transform into a microcosm of the Northwest’s prolific community of world music and arts. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the...

Dosa — a thin pancake made from rice and lentil batter pancake, usually filled. (Photo from Shutterstock)

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“You must have grown up eating chicken tikka masala.” Actually, no. I never ate it at home — because it’s not even Indian! Conceived by South Asian...