The Indian-American underachiever

The Indian-American underachiever

INDIAN-AMERICANS are enjoying a dazzling coming-out party. For years they were stereotyped as convenience-store owners and overachieving children. Yet in American politics, media, entertainment and the arts, they are suddenly everywhere. Until 2016 only four Indian-Americans had served in Congress. At least 30 stood for this year’s congressional primaries. The first Indian-American of cabinet rank,…

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As America ages, it is sleeping longer and longer

As America ages, it is sleeping longer and longer

ON JULY 4th America will celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The holiday might be an opportunity for weary citizens to catch up on sleep, too. America’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the country’s health watchdog, declared sleep deprivation a national epidemic in 2014. It deems seven hours of shut-eye a…

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