I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


South Asian Journalists: 2010 SAJA Gala

July 26, 2010

To find work in journalism, it's usually about who you know. And a good place to start schmoozing is at events sponsored by journalism groups. Last night, I got a quality dose of networking at the annual fundraising gala for the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA). It was worth every penny of my $100 ticket.

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How to build your online brand

July 19, 2010

Want to know how to attract more followers to your blog and Twitter? Jinal Shah is a digital medial strategist who works for Electric Artists, which helps businesses create blogs, Facebook and Twitter accounts to build customer loyalty. She gave great advice to my New School "Introduction to New Journalism" class.

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Visiting Stuyesant High School exorcises some of my ghosts

April 11, 2010

I've always felt insecure about being a graduate of NYC's legendary Stuyvesant High School. Never went to reunions because I was such a pimple-y slacker. Well, I finally put the bad self-image to rest by visiting Stuy and exorcising some ghosts.

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How and where to eat Korean food

December 31, 2009

A former student, who is originally from Korea, shows me how to eat Korean food. We hit that special Manhattan neighborhood in the W. 30s which is filled with Korean restaurants. Lots of culture here!

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Feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving made us very happy

November 26, 2009

My daughter and I spent Thanksgiving at the Bowery Mission, feeding the homeless. It was hard, inspiring work that got us beyond our comfort zone.

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I learned a new word today: Diwali!

November 8, 2009

Went to my first Diwali party, in celebration of the Hindu festival of lights. Lots of fun. Sree Sreenivasan and his wife Roopa make great hosts.

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Chinese vegetarian restaurant in Chinatown!

October 18, 2009

Buddha Bodai is a Chinatown outpost for the popular Chinese vegetarian restaurant in Flushing, Queens. The food here is cut above the norm. Worth trying!

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