My mother & I are excited to share our new book: "Festival of Colors," published by Simon & Schuster. Get your copy: bit.ly/Festival_Colors It’s about the Indian festival of Holi: Siblings Mintoo and Chintoo are busy gathering flowers to make into colorful powders to toss during the festival. And when at last the big day comes, they gather with their friends, family, and neighbors for a vibrant celebration of fresh starts, friendship, forgiveness, and, of course, fun! #holi #holihai #festivalofcolors … See MoreSee Less
What is the purpose of HOME? To Pass the DREAM Act We’ve been asking "Where are you from?" to highlight that most of our families are from somewhere else. More importantly, we must ask, "Where are we going?" I hope the answer is "in the same direction, together." Generally, I like to be subtle when mixing arts & activism. But I can’t help thinking about the plight of Dreamers. We will highlight this issue until Dreamers can attain what matters most: peace of mind in knowing their future is here. #DreamActNow #hOMeWelcome … See MoreSee Less
My name is Deepak Chopra, and I’m an immigrant. #hOmeWelcome
A moving experience: I visited a NYC immigration court, as the fates of children got decided before their very eyes. These children come unaccompanied to the US seeking refuge. Often they’re fleeing perilous situations in their native countries. By law, they’re promised a "day in court" but not the right to a lawyer. When a child has a lawyer, their chances of remaining increase significantly.
Safe Passage Project is the NGO that organized my visit, and this group provides lawyers to "indigent immigrant youth" living in NYC. As they put it, "No child should face deportation alone." This organization is doing important work, and I’m encouraged by the compassion and commitment that they demonstrate towards the children of our world. Also, though these kids aren’t dreamers #DreamActNow #hOMeWelcome … See MoreSee Less
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