August 2010 -
July 2010 -
Not long ago, a visitor from India had a question about this magazine. Why, he wondered, did we write about our Indian-American rather than our American experience. To put it another way, the gap between ‘Indian’ and ‘American’ (whether one uses the hyphen or not) puzzled him. Why be on the margins, he seemed to be implying, instead of being in the mainstream.
June 2010 -
October 2009 -
“Do I want to marry?” “Am I ready to bite the bullet?” “How do I know—really know—if I have found my soul mate?”
September 2009 -
Should we blindly support “Indian-American” candidates—even if their politics can be damaging to us as a demographic group?
August 2009 -
Strictly from an objective stance, there is no risk that Mumbai would, anytime soon, make it to any list of the Top 10 Most Livable Cities.
May 2009 -
“Don’t we live in a great country,” goes the joke. “If you are late paying your charge card bill, you incur a late fee. But if you simply can’t or won’t pay the bill at all, then you are off the hook altogether.
March 2009 -
The fact that the story is set in Mumbai, my hometown, made it that much more personal and discomforting. My impulsive reaction was to cry foul—that this was not the Mumbai I remember growing up in.
January 2009 -
Secularism, a product of a mature civilization, is certainly advantageous to all demographic groups. But for the minority, it is an outright boon—something to be cherished and preserved at any cost.
November 2008 -
Most of us grew up experiencing—either first hand or at close quarters—real hardships. Regardless of the economy (which did not seem to have such a pronounced sway on our everyday lives in those days), we always knew what it meant.