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February 2021 -
There are many young Indian-American girls who are now—thanks to the example set by Kamala Harris—emboldened to dream of one day becoming the president of this great nation. That’s a far cry from a couple decades back when young Indian-American kids, feeling alienated because of their names and their skin color, would not even dare to dream of belonging, let alone becoming leaders in an increasingly inclusive society.
October 2020 -
Nothing less than democracy, and our future, is at stake.
September 2020 -
For Indian-Americans, bicultural identity is an everyday reality. But while this cultural identity works to uphold our Indian traditions and values, we need to remember that when voting as American citizens for an American President, it is our moral and civic duty to vote based on which candidate will be best for America. Other considerations such as the bilateral relations between the two nations should only come in as secondary concerns.
August 2020 -
As Democrats and Republicans get ready for the final stretch of an unusual, pandemic-scarred election year, and Americans brace for an ugly campaign season, much of the world remains baffled by Trump.
July 2020 -
Systemic and structural racism continue to shackle Black lives, while police brutality against them has become epidemic. Genuine alignment with BLM, however, also requires courage to call out extremism in the movement.
April 2020 -
Why do I suddenly feel relieved in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis? Because with no events to attend, I can almost relax! We Indians love socializing, but we overschedule ourselves!
February 2020 -
The Modi roller coaster has been, at times, an exhilarating ride; lately though, it’s gone into a frightening free fall, weighed down by his increasingly insidious communal designs.
September 2019 -
When it comes to India’s approach towards Kashmir, what matters is, where do Kashmiris themselves stand? A forceful occupation would prove India’s democracy a sham, and may ensnare for decades.
February 2019 -
We live in an abundance of Indian influences: the “Indianization” in America is going strong. Now if only the Trump camp could see immigrants differently and get in step with the times!
November 2018 -
The glamour of aligning with rich, white Americans is tempting when the GOP brands Democrats as the Party of minorities on welfare. Indians in the Republican camp don’t realize the con job.