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The Philadelphia Inquirer Covers Indian Americans: Gets it 100% Right

Photo Credit: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Dear Editor Wischnowski,

I am writing today to thank you and the rest of The Philadelphia Inquirer team for your wonderful front-page coverage of the South Asian American community in the Sunday, July 3rd edition. The article titled “Indian population booming in Philadelphia area” certainly constitutes one of the finest pieces of research-driven feature-writing I have seen in quite some time. As one of the 477,586 Sunday readers of The Philadelphia Inquirer, I am thrilled to see that the third-oldest, eleventh-largest daily newspaper  the United States continues to maintain its reputation as the Pulitzer Prize winning publication of its yore.  With the advent of joke publications, such as The Onion, arriving in this town, it’s heartening to see some hard-hitting news in the Inquirer.

First and foremost, I would like to tip my hat to journalists Michael Matza and Joelle Farrell for their wonderful reporting. To echo the first quote in the article, “Stereotypes be damned.” Such breadth of interviewees! What segues! The software-developer. The dentist groom and the physician bride. The retired chemist. The civil engineer turned motel-owner. The managing partner. The real estate agent.  And lest we grow too comfortable in our community’s affluence, the additional video on your website featuring the taxi driver. A moment of silence for this lone unskilled Indian American man who aspires to achieve the American dream. And a hat tip to you guys for featuring him! I bow to your benevolent reporting. Nick Kristof could learn something from you people. Continue reading

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Fashion fashion everywhere

Guest blogger Mr. Jones on fashion shows:

True story: my BFF since junior high @lulubird00 sneaked into the tents at Bryant Park one year and watched all of the fashion shows. Oh if I only had the nerve to do the same thing. Tomorrow kicks off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City and if you like I have a job and no car, that seems woefully out of reach. Luckily, our friends at the King of Prussia Mall have brought a little bit of New York Fashion Week to Philadelphia with their Fashion’s Night Out.  What are they bringing us in the City of Brotherly Love? Champagne, trunk shows, DJs and custom products. Check it: Continue reading