Deepak Singh is a writer, radio producer and journalist. He has written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic and NPR. He's the author of two books: Chasing America: Of Lollipops, Night Clubs and Ferocious Dogs and How May I Help You? An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage.
Deepak Singh lived in Charlottesville when he first came to the US. Though he had an MBA and years of experience as a journalist, he found himself working retail, where he learned a lot about America.
It's not that Deepak Singh craves hearing Hindi or eating hot samosas all the time. It's just that something about being in a small town makes him crave them more.
Ram Advani ran a bookshop in Lucknow India for more than 60 years. For the past 20 of them, we were good friends.
You can get Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme in India now, but with distinctly Indian flavors
When Deepak Singh was growing up in India, he always bathed in cold water. Quickly. Now that he lives in the US, he's come to appreciate a hot shower. And luxuriate. When he went home for a visit to India recently, he realized that he'd gone soft.
Deepak Singh remembers excruciating moments watching TV with his family in India when a condom ad came on the screen.
India has its own versions of international foods, like pizza and burgers. And those are some of the dishes that I miss now that I live in the US.
He is grateful, but even at a cookout, he wonders: What is it to be an American? What was it to be an Indian? Why must the labels be so exclusive?
Indian American writer Deepak Singh says it's hard to find an authentic Indian scent in America, but recently he caught a whiff of something that reminded him of home.
How do you thank someone who's given you everything? Indian-American writer Deepak Singh says you don't do it by sending your mom a Mother's Day card.