A Long Awaited Call Leads to a True Connection

On a Saturday in June 2018, Vaibhavi Kamat, then a rising senior at North Carolina State, took a seat at a busy table at Darbar Indian Cuisine, a restaurant in Manhattan. Soon, she was talking to Jaideep Rao, then a rising senior at the University of Mississippi.

Ms. Kamat and Mr. Rao had each traveled alone to New York City to be a part of a Konkani Youth Convention. The event brings together young people whose ancestry dates back to the city of Mangalore, in Southern India, for the sole…

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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

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