The Trump and Modi Show

The Trump and Modi Show

BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN TWO OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST DEMOCRACIES: A lucid overview of the Indo-American relationship over the decades. What’s in store for it in the face of Trump’s “America First” reorientation of American foreign policy? The post-Cold War thaw in U.S.-India relations progressed, guided by principles of mutual benefit and shared democratic values. India’s foreign policy, buoyed by growing economic clout, is more muscular than before. India is poised to continue its assertive foreign policy, but much depends on its continued economic success, domestic stability, and positioning vis-à-vis the rest of the world’s actors and powers. There are problems of poverty, inequality, infrastructural breakdown, and healthcare challenges. Yet large portions of its population have come out of destitution. If India can go from strength to strength in the domestic realm, its foreign policy power will increase accordingly and it will have the strength to negotiate its bilateral relationships from a position of confidence. Read more »

The Sense of an Ending: Movie Review

A man leads a quiet life until secrets from his past force him to face his flawed recollections, the truth about his first love, and the consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Read more »

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Commentary: Trump's Travel Ban Hurts Tech Industry

TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN WILL HURT TECH INDUSTRY: Almost all major tech company leaders—
including Google, Facebook, and Apple—are worried about the future of their industry in the U.S. Read more »

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Tribute: Remembering Bharati Mukherjee

Bharati Mukherjee wrote about hyphenated lives but wanted to be an American writer, not relegated to a particular bookshelf--"a demand that America deliver the promises of its dream to all its citizens equally.” Read more »

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The People and the Presidency

Our choices can be emotionally charged with pride and prejudice--but this is not the time for partisanship, for party loyalties, but for holding the president accountable. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Nostalgia in November (“To America by Sea,” “The Disappearance of America’s Noble Savages,” “Raising the Third Generation”) / Waiting for the real India (“When Paper Money Becomes ... Just Paper”) Read more »

Life Insurance before Age 40

Millennials have reasons to obtain coverage now: before age 40, before marrying, for lower premiums, for the value of a whole life policy--it may be money-smart as well as a great life decision. Read more »

Managing Campaigns, Protests, and Diverse Opinions in the Workplace

This contentious time for the country has brought political discussion to the workplace--a challenge for management, affecting productivity, employee rights, morale, and company culture. 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 »

Immigration News Briefs

Trump travel ban: Aftermath / Proposed changes to work & investment related visas / Proposed bill to significantly cut immigration / APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES & DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS Read more »

Ranveer Singh plays a rapper in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy

Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy will have Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt as the romantic leads. The two have already enthralled viewers with their crackling chemistry in advertisement commercials. Read more »

QUOTA of QUOTES

Quotes from comedian Aziz Ansari, a woman walking while brown, Pramila Jayapal on immigration, Bharati Mukherjee's husband, a litigator who brought a case vs. Trump, and actor Dev Patel. Read more »

Atlanta dance teams win in three national competitions

Atlanta dance teams place 1st, 2nd, 3rd in different national competitions: GT Qurbani 1st in Bollywood fusion; Emory Savera 2nd in classical dance; and Emory SaRaas 3rd in Garba-Raas. Read more »

Quiz, Fruit & Tree Girls, Mayors, Madam's & Mother's Museums, Little India, Books

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, & WHY / FRUIT AND TREE GIRLS / MAYORS, NOW AND THEN / MADAME’S AND MOTHER’S MUSEUMS / LITTLE INDIA OR LITTLE SOUTH ASIA? / BOOKS 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 »

Entrepreneurial Stress

If you can’t manage your mind, how will you manage thousands of minds as you run your business? If you manage your mind, work is not stress. Your inability to manage yourself is stress. Read more »

 

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