Shefali Kulkarni

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This woman's gaming career took off in the back of her parents' Chinese restaurant

As a kid, Lilian Chen spent hours in the back of her parents’ Chinese restaurant, Peking House, watching her brother play video games.<p>“I played a bit, but I was much more of a studier in his ways of playing — except for this one game that I play.”<p>That game was Super Smash Brothers Melee — Smash.<p>For …

BollyX combines Bollywood dance moves with aerobics to make you more fit

Are you ready to shake your hands, shimmy your shoulders and strike a pose?<p>Try BollyX Fitness.<p>Like Zumba, BollyX is based on the idea that dancing makes a workout fun. BollyX marries Bollywood dance moves with aerobics. The music is mostly Indian Punjabi Bhangra songs with some American hip-hop …

Immigrants in New Hampshire are creating an unlikely ethnic food hub

There’s one experience that unites many immigrants in the United States: that bewildering first trip to a supermarket and its vast aisles.<p>Wesley Tiku, from Cameroon, remembers going to the supermarket in Concord, New Hampshire, and not seeing any of the food he ate back home. “Spinach was the only …

How to walk on ice, and other essential winter-survival tips for newcomers to America

Until recently, Ehsher Mu has lived his entire 24 years in a Thai refugee camp. Last month, he boarded a plane to Minnesota, wearing flip-flops suited for the only climate he's ever known.<p>A day later, he remained sockless in frigid, toe-curling temperatures while attending a winter-survival class …

Forget Dora The Explorer: Where are all the kids books on immigrant communities?

In the 10 years Caroline Sweet has been teaching bilingual fourth grade in Austin, Texas, she’s had one white student.<p>“We can’t really ignore talking about immigration here,” she said. Her school, Metz Elementary, is about 95 percent Latino.<p>For the first time this year, minority children in US …

There's nothing traditional about an immigrant Christmas

Every year the same question crops up to a growing handful of us who are the children of non-Judeo-Christian immigrants: "Do you celebrate Christmas?"<p>It's a tricky question. Christmas is unavoidable and usually less about Jesus's birthday than the fact that many of us have days off and a hankering …

Finally, the chemical weapon materials are moving out of Syria

Russian and Chinese Navy warships have escorted the first batch of Syria's chemical weapons material out of the country's port of Latakia. A Danish ship carried the material into international waters.<p>It's an unprecedented effort to destroy chemical weapons in a country embroiled in civil war — and …

"12 Years A Slave" Posters In Italy Promote White Actors, Ignore Its Black Star

Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender get the focus of the promotional posters, with actual star Chiwetel Ejiofor getting the shaft.<p>Chiwetel Ejiofor has won great acclaim — including a nomination for a Golden Globe — for his leading role as Solomon Northup in the devastating film <i>12 Years a Slave</i>. But …

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