Articles by Neera Siva

About Neera Siva
Neera Siva is a health enthusiast, mom, patent attorney and writer, in no particular order. She and her family live in Santa Clara County. Check out her website at, or follow her on twitter @neera_avis.

Light of the lamp

It’s mid-October, and in a quiet South Valley neighborhood this past weekend, several residents were out wrangling Christmas lights that they had hastily put away in January. Some chided themselves for not having done a neater job packing the lights away and fussed over fused [...]

Festival feasting

In our last article we highlighted the fact that some communities, including several South Asian communities, would start their “holiday eating” well before the typical Thanksgiving-through-Christmas binge. Starting in late September, the South Bay’s Hindu community began [...]

Healthstyles: East Indian diet

It’s September, and for most Americans, the eating frenzy of the holidays is still safely out of mind, tucked far off into the future somewhere behind Halloween and Thanksgiving. For many American Hindus, however, holiday season—and the eating that it brings—begins in fall [...]