Exclusive: Indian American California lawmaker Ash Kalra on housing, the Twitter saga and the UC workers’ strike

Indian American Assemblymember Ash Kalra, who comfortably retained his California state legislature seat in the recent mid-term elections, spoke to indica on his 14-year public service journey, the challenges he faced, and his advocating for the ongoing University of California workers’ strike, Twitter’s legal battles, the homeless situation in California and urging the community to give back.

South Asian Literature and Art Festival 2022

The South Asian Literature and Art Festival (SALA) returned in style and with considerable substance on October 29 and 30, 2022 at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA, after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme of the festival was “Humanity.” As it explored the ways in which the world puts people in boxes, for example by caste, the festival aimed to highlight our shared humanity.