14 May 2006
Monika Jain and Leena Chawla have launched Kahani, "the first children's literary magazine for South Asian kids in the United States." The editors had found that "there was nothing for their kids to read that acknowledged their appearances or family backgrounds." I have not seen it yet but the reviews are good. In an interview in The Boston Globe, Chawla said she hopes to keep the illustrated quarterly free of ads and rely on sponsorships and subscriptions instead. If you have kids or know someone who does, this would be a fun way for them to get them to learn about the various south Asia cultures which I hope Kahani will include. Make a kid — doesn't have to be south Asian — happy. Become a sponsor or subscribe to Kahani. It will make a good holiday present.