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Aasif Mandvi on Religion, Identity, and Politics

http://youtu.be/E98qLDcwzwU Aasif Mandvi discusses the identity issues of being Muslim and South Asian with Huffington Post. He and his new book No Land’s Man is also featured on NPR’s Fresh Air.

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NPR: My Big Break – Ken Jeong: Doctor By Day, Comedian By Night

Image courtesy of NPR – Chris Pizzello/AP. Apparently, National Public Radio has started a new series of interviews titled My Big Break, and doctor / comedian Ken Jeong gives his account how he moved from being a doctor to a comedian … Continue reading

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Why Indian Americans Dominate Spelling Bees

With the 2012 Scripps Spelling Bee having taken place this week, this recent NPR story about how and why Indian-American students appear to dominate the annual bee is a fascinating read: “Indian-American spelling successes have also been fueled in recent years … Continue reading

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