November 2023 -
What is stand-up comedy if not the telling of stories—embellished, exaggerated, and even fictional? Take that away from comedians and there is not much they can offer.
October 2023 -
The Opposite of Patriotism: The rise of jingoism, ultranationalism, and parochialism doesn’t bode well for a healthy love called patriotism.
May 2023 -
Societies and communities are increasingly not conducive for raising children who are resilient and joyful.
February 2023 -
Making Good Entertainment: Tastes may differ, but doesn’t quality still count? Some thoughts on what makes a movie worth watching—or not.
December 2022 -
Why is India not the most dominating and formidable cricket team in the world when all ground realities are overwhelmingly in favor of it being so?
October 2022 -
We have entered a new, even more frightening, era of extremism. This may be our last chance to reverse course.
September 2022 -
The vitriol against the actor in the form of the hashtag, #BoycottLaalSinghChaddha, is just the latest of many such campaigns against him.
August 2022 -
What I learned from three decades of chronicling the Indian-American community, particularly that of Atlanta.
July 2022 -
Teen fans will soon be hanging flashy posters on their walls of Ms. Marvel—the latest of American superheroes.
June 2022 -
Our communities are stuck in archaic attitudes, especially when it comes to accepting, let alone embracing, the varied shades of sexual orientation and gender identification that are increasingly becoming evident as prevalent.