A Lifetime of ‘Seva’

Our story today features Kumud Kamran, a woman of true ‘Seva’ or service to her immediate and extended circle of family, friends and community. Her home was affectionately coined Grand Central Station by her children, as the doorbell was always ringing, someone was ‘stopping by’ to drop something off, pick something up or just to... Continue Reading →

This Grandma Is Unbelievable

Our story today features the versatile Sarla Arora, grandma extraordinaire and dynamic 83 year old. Sarla was born in 1939 in Multan, Pakistan. She came from a large family of 8, 5 sisters and 3 brothers. After Independence, the family left everything behind and moved to the Punjab, close to Delhi. Her father was a... Continue Reading →

Good Will Ambassador

Our story today features Prakash Puram, the moniker ‘Prakash’ metaphorically designating the bearer as a source of ‘enlightenment or wisdom’. For his family and friends, Prakash has made this world a better place, through the illumination, guidance and help he has selflessly provided all his life. In celebration of his 60th birthday, an 85 page... Continue Reading →


Our story today showcases the culinary skills of Asha USA’s ‘Hum Group’ members. Under the banner of AshaUSA, and in keeping with its mission of health and harmony, the ‘Hum Group’ program, supported generously by the Dr. Dash Foundation, was launched August 2014. It was ideated by residents of the local community, as an arena... Continue Reading →

My Little Fighter

Our story today features the heartwarming saga of Rijuta Pathre, and her 43 year quest, to give her daughter and other children born with severe mental and physical disabilities, a life that all children enjoy. “I see a young bud blooming into a new personality. She is not the unreachable soul with a twisted body.... Continue Reading →

How My Nervous System Became My Cup Of Tea

Our story today features the accomplished Niloufer Merchant, a Minnesota resident of thirty-one years, activist and advocate for underserved populations. TEDx St CLOUD On October 14, 2021, Niloufer reached a significant milestone in her multifaceted life journey, when she gave a Tedx Talk to an audience of 500+. This journey began in British Aden, and... Continue Reading →

Seven Rivers to Ten Thousand Lakes

Our story today features the versatile Preeti Mathur, a longtime Twin Cities resident and an active member of the Indian American community. THE BOOK Preeti’s crowning achievement in a career spanning many years as an Instructional Design and Technical Communication consultant, to now a freelance writer for her local paper the Shoreview Press, is the... Continue Reading →

Gardens: Inspiration and Remembrance

Our inaugural story features apprentice Master Gardener Vatsala Menon. Vatsala grew up in a large combined family in Trivandrum in the southern state of Kerala, in the charmingly named house ‘Anandalayam’ meaning joyous abode. Great grandparents, grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, siblings and cousins formed a wonderful web of love, knowledge and support for the first... Continue Reading →

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