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December 2016 -
A little less Indian, a lot more American: Sikhs and Muslims have already found themselves on the firing line of bullying and hate crimes. We need to care about profiling and step outside our community.
November 2016 -
Are we heading towards a “flat world”—a global village that would be a level playing field for commerce and culture? Or are nativism, racism, and xenophobia building walls in India as well as here?
October 2016 -
“Trump’s a whacko, Clinton’s a liar,” is the word on the street. Editor-in-chief Parthiv N. Parekh's points support the Washington Post: "There is no equivalence between Ms. Clinton’s wrongs and Mr. Trump’s manifest unfitness for office.”
September 2016 -
The political discourse of the nation is no longer just about policy differences. Each side believes the other is stupid or sinister, or both, full of lies and propaganda. What sources shape these views?
August 2016 -
Black Lives Matter is a valid movement, and direly needed--but the polarization and damage to Black lives and Blue lives will get worse unless both sides shift from blame to introspection.
May 2016 -
“Bharat Mata Ki Jai” (“May Mother India be victorious”) shouldn’t be controversial words in India! But the right wingers insist that every Indian must proclaim those words to prove patriotism.
April 2016 -
The GOP is a dysfunctional mess, hijacked by loudmouths and haters, with a potential nominee more like a roadside hooligan than a contestant for the most responsible political office in the world.
January 2016 -
Who is more hardworking, the American or the Indian?...Confused? That’s the thing about stereotypes: they are inherently contextual, often contrasting, and rarely conclusive--shapeshifters!
December 2015 -
Extremists see themselves as righteous, morally superior, and God’s chosen ones. The consequence is the want to annihilate the “other,” who “obviously” is on the wrong side.
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?