Covid is a microcosm revealing our worst impulses and how we are governed by them. In the summer of 1994, the coolest kid in school wrote seven words in my yearbook that in many ways capture the essence of the Asian American experience, then and today. In dark blue ink and perfect cursive he wrote: “You are the coolest slanty I know.” His words actually made me laugh out loud at first but saddened me an instant later because of their inherent tragedy. The real somatic element of the Asian American experience is not the ongoing incendiary slights, or even…

India’s Diwali festival of lights begins on Saturday and many people are already filling shopping areas in key cities like New Delhi and Mumbai. India has more than 8.7 million cases of the coronavirus, the second-highest in the world.

Kimberley Mulders suggests five life-giving practice that will encourage your soul as we live through this pandemic.