Links for your Weekend

by Dr. Punita Rice Miscellaneous

Links for your Weekend

It’s my birthday weekend! Every year, the week before my birthday is designated as Hindi Movie Week in my house. But with a toddler, Hindi Movie Week has been way less successful than in years past. So far, I’ve made it through Neerja, and a re-watch of about fifteen minutes of Jab We Met (but didn’t catch this amazing song this time). Anyway, since I don’t typically post over the weekend — unless I have a parenting post scheduled for a Saturday morning (I schedule motherhood posts for the weekend since that’s when many of my own Mama friends get a chance to sit down with a cup of coffee and their phones!), and I don’t this weekend — I thought I’d share some links for your weekend now.

So, if you’re interested, here are five links for your weekend…

(1) For ISAASE’s Diversity & Representation Initiative, I chatted with Raj Rawal, a social producer for a cable network, about seeing himself reflected in Hollywood, and diversity in the post-Apu era. You can read what Raj had to say here.

(2) This is an amazing read (from last month): Evan Osnos (for The New Yorker) on the risk of nuclear war with North Korea, and what it’s like in North Korea right now. Says Pak Song Il, a North Korean government diplomat affiliated with the United Nations New York Channel:

“Is the American public ready for war? Does the Congress want a war? Does the American military want a war? Because, if they want a war, then we must prepare for that.”

(3) Here’s how Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. avoided a criminal indictment (The New Yorker).

(4) A nice Twitter war between the cathedrals of the world. (Also, add me on Twitter at @punitarice!)

(5) Have you heard of Coke Studio? Here, Meesha Shafi and Naeem Abbas Rufi sing a version of the traditional Punjabi folk wedding song, Aaya Laariye, for Coke Studio Pakistan.

Send me the best things you’ve found online on Twitter or DM me on Instagram.

P.S. – Here are last week’s links. Happy weekend!

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Dr. Punita Rice

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Dr. Punita Rice is a wife and mama, an education researcher, a writer, the founder and director of ISAASE, and an advisor with Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Doctor of Education program. Her work centers around multicultural education and equity, and South Asian American experiences in school. You can read more about Punita and her work here. Punita also writes about life, culture, education, and motherhood here on her blog. She works from home in Maryland, and drinks a great deal of coffee.