The Daily Delicious for May 15, 2008

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Image from a Tulir poster.

Genes ‘up Indians’ obesity risk’
“The finding might provide a possible genetic explanation for the particularly high levels of obesity in Indian Asians, who make up 25% of the world’s population, but who are expected to account for 40% of global cardiovascular disease by 2020.”
(tags: health medicine india(n) genetics)

TULIR- Centre for the Prevention and Healing Child Sexual Abuse
Chennai-based TULIR is dedicated to preventing and bringing awareness to child sexual abuse. TULIR created colorful posters in English, Tamil and Hindi that define child abuse (e.g., “employing a child in your home” is on the list) and show kids how to protect themselves. —Pavani
(tags: children health chennai india(n))

R.I.P. Gopal Raju, founder of “India Abroad”
His legacy extends beyond the well-thumbed pages of IA gracing many coffee tables in the desi diaspora. Raju founded the IA newspaper, the Indo-Asian News Service, the Indian American Foundation and the Indian American Center for Political Action. —Pavani
(tags: journalism india(n))

A Brown Paper: The Health of South Asians in the U.S.
Seeing the importance of addressing the health and well-being of SA communities, a group of public health professionals and students formed SAPHA in 1998. In 2002 came the Brown Paper, the “first ever health literature review of South Asian Americans.”
(tags: health south_asia(n) activism)

Payal Singhal trunk show
Thursday, 5/15, 3 -8 p.m. Indomix, 232 Mulberry St., NYC. View the Fall 2008 collection of cocktail dresses inspired by 1920’s flapper fashion. Cocktails will be served.
(tags: fashion shopping history)

Obama Statement on APA Heritage Month
“The APA story and community are also personal to me. Members of my family are of Asian descent and it is a community that I became a part of while growing up in Hawaii and Indonesia and living in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.”
(tags: politics barack_obama)

May 15, 2008
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