There’s something appropriately musical about the spot Falguni Shah, front woman for the band Falu, selects for our rendezvous. Tucked inside one of Manhattan’s more tranquil folds, Café Doma pulses with the buzz of espresso machines, rhythmic keyboard clicks and clandestine conversations. Against the inky black walls, Falu (as she prefers to be called) is a contrast, clad in a topaz kurta... read more
Nowhere Man – The Wall Street Journal
About two months ago, armed with a range of artifacts that served as visual testaments to our love and commitment for each other—a monstrous wedding album, the lease to our New Jersey condo and a range of mementos that chronicled a two-year courtship—my husband and I appeared for our green card interview. Inside a gritty government building in downtown Newark, I regurgitated my personal... read more
A Beautiful Mind – Vogue India
On a brisk Saturday in December, Harvard University stirs awake. Scant clusters of students shuffle through the legendary Quad, while the occasional camera-wielding tourist pauses, entranced by the brick and ivy. Such is the view from the office of Professor Gita Gopinath who is far from sleepy this morning. Perched behind her desk, the striking economist finds peace here on the second floor of... read more
Conflict’s Intimate Side – Metro
It’s an overcast Saturday afternoon, and inside a swanky, Manhattan hotel room, Natalie Portman delicately sips on a cup of tea.“I’ve been doing interviews since I was 12,” muses the 28-year old, almost incredulously. For her latest film, Brothers, in theaters Friday, she plays a mother — and a heart-breakingly courageous one, too — for the very first time. It’s tempting... read more
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