War on Immigrants

War on Immigrants

President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant attitude stems from seeing immigrants as job stealers and criminals--hence his sweeping executive orders, deportations, “Muslim Ban,” attack on visas, border walls...and we have a war on immigration. A lot of folks are terrified. . Hate violence is up, including shootings, as Trump has fueled anger against minorities and people who look different. Trump has widened the net so that up to 8 million people could be considered priorities for deportation--and Indians are the fastest growing illegal population in the US. Trump’s mass deportation policy takes aim at people who go to work every day. They are not criminals. This will gut businesses that rely on immigrant labor. It will split up families. H-1B professionals and H-4 spouses are threatened. Among entrepreneurs, laborers, academics, and institutions such as universities and hospitals, immigrants have an outsized positive impact. The more Trump succeeds in his agenda, the worse, not greater, the country will become. Read more »

Perspective: Some Less Acknowledged Upsides of ‘Notebandi’

NOTEBANDI: STEPPING UP INDIA’S CASHLESS ECONOMY. The massive rise in digital payments since India’s bold experiment with demonetization is just one of the many upsides of this move. Read more »

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Activism through Pop Media: "Priya's Shakti" against Rape Culture

Can mythology-inspired comic books make an impact against Indian society’s contemporary ills such as rape, acid burning, and sex trafficking? Showing teens a strong female is part of the answer. Read more »

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TalkTime: The Vaccine Guru

Dr. Rafi Ahmed, world-famous immunologist, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and Director of the Emory Vaccine Center, works on cancer treatments and a universal flu vaccine. Read more »

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“What Part of ‘Illegal’ Don’t You Understand?”

We employed illegal immigrants for years, in construction, farming, hospitality, etc. We didn't stop the influx before these 'illegals' became entrenched into their American lives. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Winds of Disruption or Dysfunction? (re “The People and the Presidency,” March editorial) / The Trump and Modi Show (re Prof. Tinaz Pavri’s March cover story): Indo-American relations. Read more »

Should the Self-Employed Plan to Work Past Age 65?

Some solopreneurs think they will “work forever,” but they may not. See how much retirement income you need and how to save for it. Look at your investment risk and see when to collect Social Security. Read more »

HOW TO SURVIVE (AND THRIVE) AS A MINORITY OWNER

Although minority owners are at a disadvantage, certain agreements can be made up front which will benefit all parties and reduce time spent by the company and management on these issues. Read more »

Be Wise When You Exercise

Here are tips on avoiding accidents during exercise, including warming up, proper form, recovery/rest time, cross-training, proper shoes, existing injury or pain, and adequate nutrition. Read more »

Documents Immigrants Should Keep Handy

New policies increase immigration enforcement, speed deportations, and discourage new asylum seekers. A new office in DHS will work with victims of crimes committed by unauthorized immigrants. Read more »

Katrina, Lulia avert face-off, Salman misses both!

At Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay's wedding, who stole the limelight? Salman’s former flame Katrina Kaif and his rumored present girlfriend, Lulia Vantur. Sallu missed meeting both. Read more »

Good Sports: HOOPS CREATING HOPE

Boston-based Shaun Jayachandran founded Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy to help marginalized students use basketball as a vehicle to do better in the classroom—and in life overall. Read more »

Woodward student is outstanding senior in French

American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) named Woodward Academy senior Krithika Nayudu Outstanding Senior in French. Krithika has traveled to France and also hosted a French student. Read more »

Quiz, Peeks at Partition, Farewell Amby, Rise of Resentment, Intel Trend Continues

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, & WHY / PEEKS AT PARTITION / FAREWELL, AMBY / RISE OF RESENTMENT / INTEL TREND CONTINUES Read more »

How Yoga Intrigued America in the 1920s

In the early 1900s, with few South Asians in the USA, America had fantastic ideas about yoga’s power and the itinerant men from India who taught it. Yoga even played a part in an impeachment! Read more »

Where Do You Find the Divine?

You cannot see anything outside. You can only see that which happens in your mindscape. There is only one place. You do not need to go anywhere. Wherever you go, “The Only Place” goes with you. Read more »

 

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