Two Indias, Near and Far
Indian immigrants are the fastest-growing immigrant group in the country, and the pace of growth is faster in our area than just about anywhere else.
In Redmond, Seattle’s tech hub, one in 10 residents are Indian. This deluge of workers and families has shaped life on the Eastside, and it’s having ripple effects on life in India as well.
KUOW reporter Liz Jones travelled to South India for three weeks on an international reporting fellowship to explore this immigration trend. This series was possible thanks to a grant from the Ford Foundation, administered by the International Center for Journalists. Carol Smith is the editor.
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HYDERABAD, INDIA – The road to Hyderabad winds through a landscape of ancient boulders – some three or four stories high. The earth-colored stones fill...
HYDERABAD, INDIA – If you ask engineering students in India about their career paths, the conversation often leads to America and if they’d like to go...
HYDERABAD, INDIA – Decades ago, when immigrants moved to Seattle from India, they asked each other: “Why would you ever leave the U.S.?” But now, a...
REDMOND, WASHINGTON -- Two young Indian co-workers face off across the table at a café on Microsoft’s main campus. The challenge? Who can eat the most...
BANGALORE, INDIA – Three generations live under the same roof in this bustling home: two rambunctious kids, their weary parents and an 80-year-old...
REDMOND, WASHINGTON – Long before Microsoft set up its headquarters here, and before the 520 highway extended this far, the RajGuru family moved to this...