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Tag Archives: Silicon Valley
When Bravo put out a preview of their upcoming series, Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, one comment about it on Gizmodo said that Asians apparently don’t exist in the Hollywood version of Silicon Valley. As a Silicon Valley resident who watched the … Continue reading
When Vivek Wadhwa founded a tech company, he was advised by fellow Indian Americans to have a white “front man” to pitch company to venture capitalists. Moving to academia in an attempt to slow down from the hectic tech business … Continue reading
When you hear news about “College Admissions Consultants,” it’s often sensationalized and over the top. Take this article about a consultant who will guarantee a kid’s college acceptance or your money back or this article about Michele Hernandez, who is … Continue reading
College admissions officers have been criticized about things like caps on Asians Americans and decisions about who gets in and who does not. But what do they really think? The Daughter’s high school held a session where a college admissions … Continue reading
“I don’t want to go there – it’s too Asian!” That is the last thing I wanted to hear from the Daughter. Doesn’t she know I write for a blog on Asian American issues, and now she is going all … Continue reading
As we prepared to leave The Daughter to start her freshman year of college, she started crying. The Wife started crying also. I was mostly numb as I wondered, how did we get to this point? Is this the culmination … Continue reading
While I was driving home with The Daughter and one of her friends on an early November evening, the friend pointed to a house lit with Christmas lights. “Isn’t it early for Christmas lights?” she asked. “Not for Christmas,” I … Continue reading
While growing up, my family had a ping pong table in our basement — my brother and I would often play during the summers, when we had a lot of time during our summer vacations and when it was nice … Continue reading
“You Asians Ruined Everything!” My Brother-In-Law, a realtor in Silicon Valley, was taken aback when a white real estate agent suddenly said this to him. The agent was complaining about the negative practices of some Asian-American real estate agents. My … Continue reading
My sons finished their very long basketball seasons last month, and I was surprised how some of my own views on sports, basketball, and Asian-Americans changed after what seemed to be an endless season. Here are six lessons that I … Continue reading
One of the pleasures of living in Silicon Valley is seeing the interplay of many different cultures and watching how they mix and combine. A fascinating meld of art and culture has happened between Salsa and Indian Music. Giju John … Continue reading
My boss has been living in India (I like to joke that my management has been outsourced), but he is moving back to the United States. One of his concerns is how his daughter will deal with the move. She … Continue reading