Editor's Desk

Editor’s Desk

“The Indian Diaspora,” says the acclaimed Indian author Kiran Desai, “is a wonderful place to write from, and I am lucky to be a part of it.” To paraphrase Desai, a bit, the Indian Diaspora is also wonderful to write on. Westwards or eastwards, from San Francisco to Singapore, and several continents in between, there is so much happening in the Indian Diaspora that we will be failing in our duty if we do not track some of it, given especially that we have been arguably the first predominantly Diaspora-focused magazine published since October 2004 from India.

Editor’s Desk

Barring one, chief guests across the 17 editions of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) held between 2003 and 2023 have all been prominent persons of Indian origin (PIOs), broadly those whose ancestors settled in distant lands during the colonial indentured system practiced by erstwhile European empires.