Month: July 2020

Seema Kumar Talks About Independence Day

“Indian Matchmaking” Is a Major Setback

The new Netflix show relies too heavily on stereotypes and age-old traditions that need to be rethought. f you can see it, you can be it. As a young girl in India,…

Resilience Is the Key to Surviving and Thriving

In 2018, I fell suddenly and critically ill. I lost all clients and business, cancelled public speaking events, and, paused my successful fall 2018 book tour. My doctor and surgeon were shocked…

Roopa Unnikrishnan Melds Innovation with Career Advice

New York City-based innovation consultant Roopa Unnikrishnan has hit the bullseye many times in her career, and beyond. As a youth in Madras, India, she competed in sports riflery, winning medals at…

Monique Chheda’s New Book Celebrates Indian Culture

Monique Chheda, a dermatologist with a penchant for writing, is set to publish her first children’s book, Bindiya in India, this fall. The book tells the story of a young Indian-American girl,…

SEEMA Cooks: Fennel Strawberry Shortcake

On her food blog Zheelicious, writer and mom Zheel Patel makes fresh, inspired recipes that are simple, delicious and fun. She recently shared her twist on strawberry shortcake with SEEMA. We love…

How to Negotiate With Your Employer to Continue WFH

When the COVID-19 lockdown began, suddenly being thrust into a work-from-home environment might have been stressful at first. However, as time goes on, many people are finding that they actually prefer it.…

chai

Uppma Virdi Brings Chai to the Western World

Making and drinking chai is woven into the very fabric of life in India and amongst Indians. If you’re a chai drinker, then you have experienced the soothing and calming ritual of…

furniture

Reeta Gyamlani Creates Furniture with a Special Connection

Multi-faceted and ever-growing, Reeta Gyamlani, co-founder of Farrago Design, a New York-based furniture and design boutique, creates beautiful, custom furniture pieces for interior designers and architects. Her success stems from embracing her…