My Intro to Life in Diaspora

I find myself in the world of immigrant stories.

Three distinct patches of a quilt stitched together.
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I’m the first of my family born in the US, two years after President Johnson signed a law to allow non-European professionals and their families to immigrate to the United States. I’m also a daughter of the Midwest. These needle-and-thread facts shaped my identity and connection to my world.




I share and explore my identity as an Indian-American woman through family stories, spices and more, combing the “foreign” with the familiar, in pursuit of inspired delight.

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Punita shares her musings about midlife, her immigrant family, and life at the intersection of disability and diversity. She loves history, words, and culture.

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