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It’s #GirlGab, what did you think this would be? And yeah, I can gab. You’ll get a Desi view of what’s up in food, writing, politics, and science. You’ll get to meet my family virtually, and our immigration journey. You might get insights into oncology and infectious diseases’ diagnostics, and my rants on politics and raves about community organizing as well as neighborhood gardening. And books, lots of books. Especially from POCs on all kinds of things.
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On Oct 2, 2023, the San Diego Writers Festival presents an honest and raw dialogue about immigrant experiences and the food that shapes their lives.
TEDxSanDiego hosted its 13th annual event, “Seeds of Change” in June 2023
Spectacularly excited to tell you that my essay was selected for Mariner Books…
Sabudana payesh, or a milk-based tapioca boba dessert is a delicious alternative to the standard rice pudding. It is served after meals to celebrate festivals, birthdays, weddings, or any and all happy occasions.
By Maureen Cavanaugh / KPBS Midday Edition Co-Host, Megan Burke / Senior Producer, Andrew Bracken / Producer, KPBS Midday Edition
Published August 15, 2022 at 3:59 PM PDT
A great collection by Wendy J. Fox at BuzzFeed. These fiction and nonfiction reads are great for summer.
CULTURE & LIVING – How an Indian immigrant holds on to her memories of home through Jabakusum oil. Author Madhushree Ghosh explains how oiling her hair has become an inextricable part of her Bengali identity
Community garden helps immigrants put down roots. Author Madhushree Ghosh reflects on gardening as a source of resilience and neighborhood joy
Book lists, Reviews and Upcoming Releases
This is 51: Madhushree Ghosh Responds to The Oldster Magazine Questionnaire. A Substack newsletter by Sari Botton
What People are Saying about Khabaar
Hi, hi! Happy end of year! I hope you’re staying safe, not listening to the news as much, spending time with people who matter and in general, surviving. I say that, because that’s what I’m trying to do.
Hope you bought tons of books from your favorite indie bookstores as holiday gifts post-Thanksgiving. Mine is in La Jolla and is the country’s oldest family owned one. Which one’s yours?
Happy belated Durga Puja, belated Bijoya Dashami, belated Dussehra and early Diwali. Yes, desis have a whole lot of festivals we celebrate at this time. We tend to celebrate throughout the year, but October-December, we go full throttle, on festivals, weddings, and celebrations all round!
Did you hoard (toilet) paper? Be honest. It’s the same ole, same ole, isn’t it? But hey, we have vaccines, boosters, flu vaccines and many options that can help us stay alive. It’s up to us on how much common sense we have to want to stay alive, don’t you think?
Yes, yes, we are still in a pandemic. Yay for the FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and yay for Moderna that’s submitted its validation and trial data to the FDA this week—spectacular week for science, and even more spectacular week for anti-vaxxers who are hard at work moving goal posts, again. And again. And again.
Hi, hi! This newsletter will be a full-on data-driven and yet fiery one, you have been warned. My books, music, food, newsletter list will be on the next one. Today’s topic is yeah, again, COVID vaccines. Because we need to discuss this pronto.
Oh, hi, hi! It’s still June, so here’s your June irregular newsletter. Hope you’re well and here we go! I wanted to talk food, friends, and what it means to us in this pandemic this time. Why? Well, now is as good a time as any, right?
Oh, you know, talking about light and fluffy things
On vaccine privilege in America and COVID-19 inequities in India.
The performative commoditization of diversity, equity and inclusion and two decades to be an overnight success.
I am so excited to talk to you about these authors. You’ve been warned, I’ll talk more about their work and the authors in my next few newsletters, yes, that’s how excited I am.
On misogyny, gender pay parity, political party symbols and hashtags in this pandemic
On “curve flattening”, hoarding, waiting, vaccinating & reading, American-style
Are we waiting for the other shoe to drop?
On cancer, clinical trials, chicken curry and citric acid.
What is it about rituals?
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