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December 2011 -
We heard the parochialism of a state senator criticizing his governor and political rival for participating in a Hindu ceremony--but the incident also pointed out that Hindus' push to combine business with ceremony can be inconsiderate.
November 2011 -
Remember early immigrants' fears of losing their traditions, that they'd have to eat mashed potatoes and black-eyed peas forever? Thanks to the technological revolution and our global village, the tables have turned--and our young people are turning to their spiritual roots!
October 2011 -
Indian homes are being targeted by robbers because they believed they can steal cash and gold. Forty incidents have been reported in Cobb, North Fulton, and Gwinnett counties alone.
September 2011 -
As Anna Hazare fights for a powerful watchdog office, can we throw our support behind such a noble and necessary movement, and yet be open to blind spots in the Jan Lokpal Bill? And will 1.2 billion people—consumers, bureaucrats and all—be willing to embrace a shift in culture and habits, away from bribery and corruption?
August 2011 -
Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, may be authentically proud of her Indian-American roots, and yet she can no more be a champion of minority issues—such as, for example, immigration—than can Speaker Nancy Pelosi project herself as a champion of tax cuts.
July 2011 -
On the face of it, proponents of HB 87 seem to have a point. After all these aliens did sneak into the country illegally, didn’t they? Wouldn’t letting them live and operate freely amongst us amount to a mockery of the law of the land?
May 2011 -
HB 87 Anti-immigration bill does not only target Latinos. It is designed to make all immigrants suffer. It is now time for South Asians to stand and be counted with other immigrants.
April 2011 -
Today we are living in an America that is fighting for financial solvency and facing concerns that many Third World nations routinely face. Does it mean it is all over for America?
February 2011 -
For many of these applicants, the consulate may as well be a fortress surrounded by a moat in the form of a communication void that no amount of e-mails or phone calls can penetrate.
December 2010 -
When the diversity within a people is seemingly endless, how can anything about them be generalized? Still daunting, how can one peg the very crux of such a culture and a nation?