11 California-wide Propositions You’ll be Voting On

11 California-wide Propositions You’ll be Voting On

The Midterms are more about candidates and issues in your particular geographic area. There are 11 propositions, however, that affect all Californians. (There were initially 12 propositions; Prop 9 was removed by the California Supreme Court.) If you haven’t had time to do your ballot homework yet, here is a …

Tailored Prints: South Asian Greeting Cards

Tailored Prints: South Asian Greeting Cards

SAAFBA sat down with Krisa Tailor, founder and artist at tailored-prints.com. to discuss her journey as a greeting card artist, challenges facing South Asian creatives, and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Krisa Tailor started making greeting cards as an escape from Silicon Valley. Hailing from a large Gujarati …

Who is Beto O’Rourke?

Who is Beto O’Rourke?

The first televised presidential debate in the U.S. took place 58 years ago. We learn about the historic event in school: it was Richard Nixon vs. John F. Kennedy. Nixon wasn’t a villain yet; analysts and those listening on the radio judged him the winner of all four debates. But …

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

You might have heard of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as someone the Democratic party is afraid of. That is the wrong light in which to view her groundbreaking victory and immense leadership potential. The Courage to Change | Ocasio-Cortez 2018https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq3QXIVR0bs On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York’s …

Crimson Kitchen: An Indian Wine & Dine Experience

Crimson Kitchen: An Indian Wine & Dine Experience

SAAFBA sat down with Chef Meghna Agarwal of Crimson Kitchen to discuss the evolution of Indian cuisine in America, her own cooking journey, and the wisdom we learn from our grandmothers’ kitchens. When Meghna arrived in San Francisco in 2000, she had no idea she would be teaching Indian cooking …

7 Things You Didn’t Know About John McCain

7 Things You Didn’t Know About John McCain

1. He was born in Panama John Sidney McCain III was born at a naval station in the Panama Canal Zone, which was under U.S. control at the time. He comes from a family of naval officers – both his father and grandfather served. 2. He was almost killed by …

What to do in the Netherlands, Part II

What to do in the Netherlands, Part II

Whether it’s your first foray into Europe, or you’re already familiar with some famous capitals, the Netherlands is an excellent choice for a mini-vacation of one week. This itinerary is more on the budget-friendly side, but you still get a taste of the best Dutch offerings. The hotels we recommend …

South Asians and Elected Office

The mission of our organization might seem oddly specific at first glance. Though the civic engagement is important, why specifically the South Asian community in the Bay Area? How many people does this pertain to? The answer is many. Between 2000 and 2010, the South Asian American population became the …

An Open Letter to the Bay Area, from a Muslim

An Open Letter to the Bay Area, from a Muslim

Dear Bay Area, Let me start off by saying that I think you are the greatest place in the entire world. I’m biased, of course. That might be because I’m from Berkeley, born and raised. I know things about this region that others may not. For example, I know what …