THE EDITORIALS

  • 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.

  • Sexuality in Modern India: Paradoxes and Myths

    Sexuality in Modern India: Paradoxes and Myths August 2014 - Pop psychology or prurient interests should not set the agenda for the place of sexuality in societies. Is liberalism really a return to India's "glorious liberal" sexual past?

  • Our Many Worlds!

    Our Many Worlds! June 2014 - How energizing it is that thanks to globalization, technology, and media, we can have in our daily lives so many diverse worlds that were unavailable to past generations.

  • Deciphering Modi as Prime Minister

    Deciphering Modi as Prime Minister May 2014 - The rise of Narendra Modi—from his role in the riots of 2002 to his current popularity—shows India's desire to be rid of Congress Party rule. What would his leadership mean?

  • Indian General Election 2014: the Choices Are Ineptitude, Anarchy, and Communalism!

    Indian General Election 2014: the Choices Are Ineptitude, Anarchy, and Communalism! April 2014 - The Indian voter is faced with the painfully unenviable task of deciding which will be the least of evils: Rahul Gandhu (ineptitude), Arvind Kejriwal (anarchy), or Narendra Modi (communalism).

  • When individuals falter it is sad; when States falter it is serious!

    When individuals falter it is sad; when States falter it is serious! February 2014 - Of significance in the Khobragade case is how the officials conducted themselves. It is sad for Indian-Americans that both the countries dropped the ball in this diplomatic debacle.

  • A Diplomatic Debacle

    A Diplomatic Debacle January 2014 - Who would have thought that the diplomatic ties between the U.S. and India could be suffer a major setback, not by issues surrounding nuclear disarmament or Indo-Pak squabbles, but by the arrest of a relatively low ranking consular officer?

 

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