Month: May 2021

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Officer Geena Kaur on the Meaning of Memorial Day

Navy Ordnanceman Geena Kaur Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Geena Kaur Sidhu of the US Navy has broken the glass ceiling many times time over. Born Guldeep Kaur Sidhu, this officer goes by the…

Sundays with SEEMA: Geena Kaur Sidhu

For episode #17 of “Sundays with SEEMA,” our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Geena Kaur Sidhu.

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Kandi (Pigeon Pea) Powder, a Nutritional Powerhouse

Also known as pigeon pea or arhar dal, toor dal is a staple in Indian households. The yellow pulse is an integral part of the daily diet all over India, and is…


Rice Krispy Treats: Naiya’s Take

I love to cook. I am a sucker for quick and easy recipes, especially ones that kids can make with you. I love kitchen gadgets and sharp knives. I am currently obsessed…


Motherhood and Its (Dis)contents in 7 Books

The challenges of motherhood are often ones we look over, glossing over the nuances and complexities. Here are some works of fiction that capture it best.


All the Rosés of the Summer

Sure, we love our rich reds and zesty white wines, but is there anything more synonymous with summer than a chilled bottle of rosé? Those longer days and balmy evenings seem to…


Toughing It Out: Being a Mother in a Pandemic

Here’s some stories on how some mothers who also worked in healthcare navigate an ongoing pandemic Rashmi Prakash, a resident doctor, found out last July that she was pregnant. Prakash’s first pregnancy,…


The Art of Speaking up and Communicating

On April 30, 2021, when Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history, marking the first time two women sat behind the president during an address to a joint…


Kanika Chadda-Gupta: Total Mom Sense

CNN anchor-turned-mompreneur tackles parenting concerns in her podcast Kanika Chadda-Gupta has worn many hats in her lifetime. This mom of three (including twins), hosts “That’s Total Mom Sense,” a podcast about parenting…


Nandana Sen: An Elegy To An Acrobat

The daughter of two famous parents— Padma Shri award-winning literary legend Nabaneeta Dev Sen and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen—Nandana Sen has charted her own path in life, juggling intersecting roles as author,…