Economy Two doctors and the MASALA factor: Overcoming the South Asian disadvantage Updated : March 08, 2019 03:50 PM IST For Dr Namratha Kandula, whose parents are from Telangana and who was born in England and grew up in Philadelphia in the US, heart issues were definitely in her family. Dr Alka Kanaya was born in Mumbai and came to the US when she was six years old. She is a first generation Indian-American who spent some years in Ohio and then moved to the Bay area in California. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.