Lakshmi Sarah

Educator & Writer

Measure D, Berkeley’s Soda Tax: What’s the Deal?

This article originally appeared in The Berkeley Graduate. A measure taxing soda and sugary beverages is on Berkeley’s November 4 election ballot. A citywide tax, known as “Measure D,” could … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why has Mission Peak Become the Thing to Do?

This article originally appeared in Bay Nature. Apparently, no journey to the 2,000 foot summit is complete without a selfie. by Lakshmi Sarah on October 16, 2014 Hiking up to … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Debunking the Model Minority Myth with Humor: The Rise of the South Asian Comedian

This article originally appeared in Aerogram. One of Hari Kondabolu’s jokes begins with his observations while sitting on a bus in New York City. He describes a woman who is … Continue reading

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Berkeley Supports Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters from Afar

This article originally appeared in The Berkeley Graduate. 50 years ago, Jack Weinberg’s arrest helped set off UC Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement. Last week, commemorating the FSM, Weinberg spoke in … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Militant Maoists Are Attacking Mobile Phone Towers in India

This article originally appeared in Global Voices. Posted 23 September 2014 18:06 GMT Early in the morning on September 19, radical Maoists allegedly set fire to three telephone towers and a … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pop-up African home, in an Oakland park, marks Ethiopian and Eritrean New Year

Using the stories and voices of Ethiopian and Eritrean taxi drivers as inspiration, ten Bay Area artists have created a special pop-up art installation called “Home Away from Home” on … Continue reading

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5 Things You Should Know About India’s New Prime Minister Narendra Modi

This article originally appeared in Global Voices. Posted 18 May 2014 20:17 GMT Indians have chosen Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a historic landslide victory that unseated the ruling Indian … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

India: Mapping Street Harassment and Promoting Safe Cities

This article originally appeared in Global Voices Posted 13 May 2014 7:34 GMT It may be a challenge to find an Indian girl who has managed to avoid being harassed … Continue reading

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Training Videos by Farmers, for Farmers

Some days, community agricultural extension workers in India have to travel many miles between several villages in one day. Would it be possible to make these jobs easier through technology, … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

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