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Sakshi Venkatraman


Sakshi Venkatraman is a reporter for NBC Asian America.

Sakshi Venkatraman is a reporter for NBC Asian America.

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Fresno becomes second U.S. city to ban caste discrimination

Fresno, California, has become the second U.S. city to ban caste discrimination, after Seattle did so earlier this year.

Vivek Ramaswamy and Nikki Haley’s identities are in the spotlight. But Asian Americans aren’t voting based on race.

Vivek Ramaswamy's and Nikki Haley's race remains in spotlight after sharing the stage at another GOP debate. But for Asian American voters, it's hardly a factor in how they cast their ballots, new data shows.

Indians surpass Chinese as largest 'Asian-alone' group in U.S.

Indian Americans are now the most populous Asian-alone group in the United States, according to a new report from the Census Bureau.

South Asian activists’ hunger strike to ban caste discrimination reaches day 18

A group of caste equity leaders have been fasting for over two weeks to convince Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign SB403, a bill that would make caste discrimination illegal in California.

'It Lives Inside' star Megan Suri talks the cultural discomfort of growing up Indian American — and slaying demons

"Never Have I Ever" star Megan Suri talks going from Mindy Kaling Netflix comedy to South Asian American horror movie in "It Lives Inside."

Second-generation, young and Democrat Asian Americans most likely to hide their culture from non-Asians

For immigrant and second-generation Asian Americans, concealing one’s background can sometimes be a means of survival, experts have said.

Engineering student run over by Seattle police remembered as ‘brilliant’ and ‘full of hope’

After footage was released this week of a Seattle police officer saying 23-year-old Jaahnavi Kandula’s life “had limited value” on the night of her death, those who knew and loved her want the world to know that the opposite is true.

Anti-Asian racism in the medical field is a common reality, Yale-led survey finds

Anti-Asian racism in the medical field is a common reality, a Yale-led survey found.

How big-name concerts became unlikely places for immigrant parents and kids to bond

From Taylor Swift to Beyonce, big-name concerts are a way immigrant families say they find common language

Filipinos in Lahaina say they’ve been overlooked in wildfire response

Filipinos in Lahaina, the second-largest racial group in Hawaii, say they faced unique hardships in fire’s aftermath

Destroyed schools and burned computers leave Lahaina parents with few options for their kids

Two days after she watched fires consume Lahaina, first-grade teacher Mindi Cherry stood in the ashes of her classroom.