• Irrational Immigration

    Irrational Immigration 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.

  • A "Jai Ho" to Slumdog Millionaire

    A "Jai Ho" to Slumdog Millionaire 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.

  • If I Were an Indian Muslim

    If I Were an Indian Muslim 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.

  • It is the worst of times...and the best of times

    It is the worst of times...and the best of times 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.

  • Endless Terrorism?

    Endless Terrorism? September 2008 - These highly accomplished entrepreneurs and innovators trace back their roots to the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India. Here, they share their stories of risk taking and more that have earned them a place in an elite group.

  • The Paradox of Globalization

    The Paradox of Globalization April 2008 - A U.K.-based Indian writer once described ‘globalization heaven’ as follows: An Indian spouse, a British home, an American job, and Chinese cuisine. What, then, is ‘globalization hell’?

  • The Presidential Election

    The Presidential Election March 2008 - Rising above self-interest

  • Our Love-Hate Relationship With, um...Bollywood

    Our Love-Hate Relationship With, um...Bollywood February 2008 - There is a segment of the upwardly mobile middle class that tends to define its elitism by how much it has distanced itself from the “lowbrow” world of Bollywood.

  • Is Print Dying in the Digital Age?

    Is Print Dying in the Digital Age? January 2008 - Though the Internet is rising in popularity, according to Deloitte’s 2007 “State of the Media Democracy” survey, traditional media remain deeply engaging to consumers.

  • Being in the Now!

    Being in the Now! December 2007 - Sometimes the best thing we can do is to slow down enough to appreciate all the things in our lives and be grateful for our blessings. The world has always had turmoil and most likely always will.






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