• The Beef Nazis

    The Beef Nazis November 2015 - The following hypothetical question may seem absurd and extreme, but it is precisely the question that needs to be posed to the Hindu mob which, in a ruthless lynching incident, killed 52-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq Saifi, a Muslim, for allegedly eating beef: Would you do business with the killers of your mother? For that matter, why would you have anything to do with the killers of your mother?


    CONFEDERATE HERITAGE vs. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY August 2015 - While my respect for the three Civil War leaders depicted on Stone Mountain, as brave men willing to die for their cause, has never receded, I can’t say the same for their cause or ideology.

  • Demystifying Yoga

    Demystifying Yoga July 2015 - Yoga can transform our lives—the mental, physical, and psychical transformations are profound—but yoga is not a religious activity.

  • Of Perceptions and Stereotypes

    Of Perceptions and Stereotypes June 2015 - Entrenched patriarchy is the norm among the rural masses of a large swath of the country. But establishment India—what drives the nation—is not so deeply colored by patriarchy.

  • Guest Editorial: The Taste of Justice

    Guest Editorial: The Taste of Justice May 2015 - After almost 10 years, Annamalai (aka Dr. Commander Selvam Siddhar) was sentenced to 27 years for 34 counts of fraud, obstruction of justice, money laundering, conspiracy, and more.

  • The Sureshbhai Patel Police Incident: Keeping it Real

    The Sureshbhai Patel Police Incident: Keeping it Real March 2015 - Swift corrective (as much as possible) action for Sureshbhai Patel came from the evidence of his absolute innocence, leaving the police with absolutely nothing to justify their violence.

  • Stop Being Indian-American!

    Stop Being Indian-American! February 2015 - An Indian-American response to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's statements: “I do not believe in hyphenated Americans.” And, “My dad and mom told my brother and me that we came to America to be Americans—not Indian-Americans.” And, “If we wanted to be Indians, we would have stayed in India.”

  • “Illegal” or “Undocumented”?

    “Illegal” or “Undocumented”? December 2014 - The presence of undocumented Indians in the U.S. in large numbers is a relatively recent phenomenon. Is it appropriate, or dehumanizing and counterproductive, to refer to them as "illegal"?

  • Shapeshifter PM: Who’s the Real Modi?

    Shapeshifter PM: Who’s the Real Modi? November 2014 - India’s charismatic new Prime Minister is seen in strikingly opposite images. Is he the greatest threat to India’s secular and progressive values, or the best thing to happen since Independence?

  • Racism and South Asians

    Racism and South Asians October 2014 - HOW DOES RACISM AFFECT SOUTH ASIANS? An editorial perspective on the actions and attitudes that can help us navigate an America which appears far from post-racial.






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