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Child loves playing outside, family worried she'll get too dark from the sun

Child loves playing outside, family worried she’ll get too dark from the sun

ASHEVILLE, NC – Manisha Kapoor, 9, loves playing outside but her family is concerned that she’ll get too dark from playing in the sun. Every time she comes inside after playing, her mother or father reminds her that she’ll get too dark. “I love playing outside,” said Ms. Kapoor, a 4th grader at Vance Elementary. “I play soccer with my friends and climb trees and go exploring. But whenever I go back home, someone has to mention how I’m going get ‘too dark’. It’s weird because my other friends are usually trying to get tans.” “Manisha is young and doesn’t … Continue reading

Gora still can’t pronounce Indian neighbor’s name right after 11 years

Gora still can’t pronounce Indian neighbor’s name right after 11 years

DETROIT, MA – A Caucasian man, next-door neighbors with an Indian family for 11 years, still cannot pronounce his neighbor’s name right. Rocco Sullivan, 45, first met Abhishek Bhattacharjee and his family when they moved in next door. Mr. Bhattacharjee’s first name is pronounced ‘Ub-he-shek’; Mr. Sullivan has always pronounced it ‘Ab-uh-shake’. Said Mr. Bhattacharjee, “Rocco kindly introduced himself while we were moving in. I introduced myself, lingering over each syllable to make it easy for him. I even pronounced it slowly and phonetically a second time. But when he asked me how I spelled my name, I knew it … Continue reading