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Opinion  /  Published 10.04.21

A different welcome: Easter in America

Easter was celebrated on Sunday in America and around the world. Typically, parades and public Easter egg hunts mark the celebration, but this Easter and the last one were anything but typical. While ...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 27.03.21

Real danger: Crimes against Asian Americans

A little over a week ago, the United States of America had to witness yet another hate crime. Eight people, six of them Asian women, were shot to death by a white gunman at three spas in Georgia. The ...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 13.03.21

Stand tall: Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month — a month-long celebration and acknowledgement of the achievements of women throughout history who have had to overcome unique barriers. It started off as In...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 27.02.21

Portraits of the present: 'Subway Series'

During the pandemic, using the subway and other forms of public transport has taken on a different meaning. People are generally apprehensive as they try to socially distance themselves from others on...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 13.02.21

Different celebration: 55th Super Bowl

In the strangest of times, marked by a pandemic, the 55th Super Bowl kicked off in Florida, with Tom Brady taking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Super Bowl is ...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

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Opinion  /  Published 30.01.21

In celebration: America welcomes Biden

After Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America, most of the country is revelling in the stark contrasts between him and Donald Trump. Many people rejoiced through s...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 16.01.21

Different promises: New Year resolutions

People notoriously fail to stick to New Year’s resolutions, and this year it may be even harder. Common New Year’s resolutions each year include exercising more, losing weight, saving mone...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.21

Sweet spotlight: hot chocolate bombs

Of all the things to remember 2020 by, you would never have considered hot chocolate bombs to be one. They emerged slowly to grab attention in October on TikTok and then were everywhere on social medi...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 19.12.20

Hanukkah, the festival of light

The eight-day Jewish festival, Hanukkah, kicked off on December 10. Kwanzaa, an African celebration, will commence as usual on December 26 through January 1. For Hanukkah, some cities hosted safe para...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 05.12.20

Historical fiction: Racial injustice & Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was celebrated on November 26 this year. A tradition involving family gatherings was marked this year by six feet of distance and zoom calls with grandma. Historically, the day is a celeb...
By Suhashini Sarkar in


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