Sooji Pudla Recipe

This is part of the ongoing Das Tor series “Global Eats,” in which T-birds share cooking stories and recipes unique to their culture or travels around the globe.

Diwali: Celebrating a Festival of Lights

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer The 29th and 30th of October is the celebration of the Diwali festival, which is the most celebrated Indian festival and one of the most important holidays of the year. Diwali is a very important holiday for Hindus, much like Christmas is very important to Christians. In fact, as India is a multicultural […]

Job Opportunities Back Home

By Makarand Gawade, Staff Writer Being an international student in the US, I have experienced the uncertainty and frustration that come from a job search, mainly due to visa sponsorship. H-1B visa cap and now the lottery system (random selection) make the job search more daunting for international students. Increasingly more and more US employers […]

Harvest Festivals in the East

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer Makar Sankranti, also known as the kite-flying festival is celebrated on January 15th of every year and is one of the most popular winter harvest festivals celebrated across India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Many Indians believe that the Sun ends its southward journey at the Tropic of Capricorn (known as […]

Diwali – The Festival of Lights

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer Diwali, also known as Deepawali, derives from the word diya/deepa, which means lamp. Diwali is a festival of lights that celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. It is celebrated on the New Moon’s night of the month of Karthik (according to the Hindu calendar). In the […]

Stay in Glendale!

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor You don’t have to travel all the way to India to get a taste of India’s famous festival culture. Last Friday, a group of about 20 T-Birds carpooled to Moon Valley High School in Glendale, dressed in their Indian finery, to take part in the Gujarati Cultural Association’s celebration of Navratri, […]

Tales From Abroad: The 2006 Mumbai Train Bombings

By Nash Wills, Staff Writer “Can you keep this anonymous? Because whatever I did in this, it was just something good I did for society…out of respect for other people.” In my time here at Thunderbird, I have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people and all of them have lived riveting lives with […]

Student Spotlight: Piyush Chandra

In our final student spotlight this term, we asked one of our first trimester MBA students, Piyush Chandra, to share a little about himself and what he carries in his messenger bag. What is your home country? India Where did you earn your undergraduate degree and what was your major? University of Delhi, New Delhi, […]

The Winterim’s Tale (Act I)

Every winter break sees T-birds flitting off to different corners of the world, hoping to enrich their minds (and add to their visa collection) on a unique adventure known as the Winterim. So if you think you missed out, take a short trip with these students… Rena James, ’14 Winterim: Big Emerging Market, India Places/companies visited […]