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Padma Atluri

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Learning to Love My Mother, Even As She Became My Child

Posted May 6, 2011 | 22:18:00 (EST)

My earliest impression of my mother was that I wasn't her favorite; my sister Jyothi was, and everyone knew it. Mom had no patience for an inquisitive, strong-willed daddy's girl like me. And though I wanted to fault her for her bias, I couldn't, because the truth was, I didn't...

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Voting Early May Be Smart, But Is It Sexy?

Posted November 3, 2008 | 15:26:03 (EST)

I do it for the sticker. That's partly why I opt against registering for an absentee ballot. And mostly why I revel in going to the polls. The rush from determining a candidate's fate aside -- let alone a nation's -- you just can't wear satisfaction on your lapel without...

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Campaign Journal: Knock, Knock, Knocking On Nevada's Doors

Posted November 2, 2008 | 22:24:48 (EST)

Padma Atluri is a Grassroots Correspondent for HuffPost's OffTheBus.

It's almost closing time. Still, in Clark County, Nevada we're hitting doors. Again. And again. Reminding people that November 4th is just around the corner. That this election is close. That their vote will make a difference-- and if that vote...

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Campaign Journal: Race Matters in Nevada

Posted October 27, 2008 | 16:21:09 (EST)

Padma Atluri is an OffTheBus grassroots correspondent. Each week she contributes a campaign journal documenting her life out on the trail.

I've been driving for change straight to Las Vegas. That's what Californians do, when neighborhood phone banking ceases to feel like enough.

Maybe because there's more satisfaction in getting...

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Is America Looking in a Skinny Mirror?

Posted October 22, 2008 | 12:12:47 (EST)

Between Suze Orman, Ali Velshi and Oprah Winfrey, I've taken to midnight sugar feedings. It's helped me stomach their fiscal rants, bleak reports and dismal optimism. And so for weeks now, just like a junkie taps her arm for a good vein, I've tapped the Ben & Jerry's carton --...

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