Camp Amache: A relocation, internment, or concentration camp?
by Racheal Fabiani
     On June 14, 36 University of Wisconsin-Madison students, as part of a class studying firsthand the history of the multiracial West along the Santa Fe Trail, traveled to Grenada, Colo., to meet with Grenada High School students and discuss the restoration of a former World War II internment camp, known as Camp Amache.
(Left) UW-Madison students looking over documents from Amache at the museum; (R) The memorial that Grenada High School students erected at the camp site.
Sri Lanka after the Tsunami
by Ray Tierney

     The environmental trade mission to Sri Lanka last April was administered by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Trade Office and jointly funded by the Council of State Governments and the U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership, a program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that helps Asian countries solve environmental problems.
(Above right) Damaged buildings on the other side of the highway where the wave crossed the road and wrecked havoc in the island; (R) Elephants in a river basin in the interior section of Sri Lanka.
Jeganathan Sriskandarajah: Teaching more than numbers
by Laura Salinger
Known to his students as "Sri," Jeganathan Sriskandarah has been teaching mathematics at Madison Area Technical College (MATC) since 2000. His uncommon passion for his work has inspired his students and brought enthusiasm to a subject that is sometimes considered difficult or boring.
     Born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sri founded and advises the award-winning MATC Math Club, chairs the Mathematical Association of America-Wisconsin, and is the state director for the American Mathematics Competitions. (
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Jeganathan Sriskandarajah
  On July 10, about 30 people, most of whom are of Indian descent, converged at Neighborhood House to start a weekly Satsang of a new organization called Hindu Dharma Circle. The Circle's vision is "to inspire living in the Hindu tradition by offering educational, religious, spiritual, and service activities." It also aims to "promote peace and harmony by following the principles of Sanatana Dharma [Indian term for Hinduism, and roughly translates to mean, 'the eternal way of life'] and contribute toward the spiritual and emotional growth of all its members.
Hindu Dharma Circle
by Heidi M. Pascual
(Left) Krishna Sijapati offers flowers while praying before the images of Hindu gods and goddesses; (above left) women in prayer; (R) Mr. Kangayam Rangaswamy is an authority on Hinduism-related subjects.
        Emperor of Japan honors UW-Madison professor
     Professor Akira Miura (
left) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison was recently honored by His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan with the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette. The award, one of Japan's most prestigious decorations, was presented to Professor Miura by Mr. Yutaka Yoshizawa (right), consul general of Japan, during a special ceremony in Chicago, for Professor Miura's lifelong effort to promote friendship and cultural exchange between the United States and Japan.
    Kumud Gupta:
      Facing the challenges of leadership

        by Laura Salinger

Dr. Kumud Gupta (right) leads an organization that works to unify the Indian American community in the greater Madison area. She knows firsthand the challenges of this minority community; and through her leadership at the Madison Chapter of the Association of Indians in America (AIA), she hopes to increase awareness about the Indian culture and provide a place for Indians to come together.
Dr. Kumud Gupta (right) with her husband Siv, and son, Ashutosh (center).
August cover story

Editorial- Over a cup of tea - "Independence"

Immigrant Cafe - Polo Catalani

The erosion of freedom - John S. Pinto

Biotechnology - Gurdip Brar, Ph.D.

Fighting at home can get you in trouble - Carmel Capati

Other stories in print edition:
Special: Ethics of War - Tanya Kam
And many more!!