• Of Apple Pie and Curry

    Of Apple Pie and Curry 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!

  • ISIS, the American Right, and Hindutva

    ISIS, the American Right, and Hindutva 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.

  • The Beef Nazis

    The Beef Nazis 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?


    CONFEDERATE HERITAGE vs. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY August 2015 - While my respect for the three Civil War leaders depicted on Stone Mountain, as brave men willing to die for their cause, has never receded, I can’t say the same for their cause or ideology.

  • Demystifying Yoga

    Demystifying Yoga July 2015 - Yoga can transform our lives—the mental, physical, and psychical transformations are profound—but yoga is not a religious activity.

  • Of Perceptions and Stereotypes

    Of Perceptions and Stereotypes June 2015 - Entrenched patriarchy is the norm among the rural masses of a large swath of the country. But establishment India—what drives the nation—is not so deeply colored by patriarchy.

  • Guest Editorial: The Taste of Justice

    Guest Editorial: The Taste of Justice May 2015 - After almost 10 years, Annamalai (aka Dr. Commander Selvam Siddhar) was sentenced to 27 years for 34 counts of fraud, obstruction of justice, money laundering, conspiracy, and more.

  • The Sureshbhai Patel Police Incident: Keeping it Real

    The Sureshbhai Patel Police Incident: Keeping it Real March 2015 - Swift corrective (as much as possible) action for Sureshbhai Patel came from the evidence of his absolute innocence, leaving the police with absolutely nothing to justify their violence.

  • Stop Being Indian-American!

    Stop Being Indian-American! February 2015 - An Indian-American response to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's statements: “I do not believe in hyphenated Americans.” And, “My dad and mom told my brother and me that we came to America to be Americans—not Indian-Americans.” And, “If we wanted to be Indians, we would have stayed in India.”

  • “Illegal” or “Undocumented”?

    “Illegal” or “Undocumented”? December 2014 - The presence of undocumented Indians in the U.S. in large numbers is a relatively recent phenomenon. Is it appropriate, or dehumanizing and counterproductive, to refer to them as "illegal"?






Sign up for our weekly newsletter


Potomac_wavesmedia Banner ad.png

asian american-200.jpg




Krishnan Co WebBanner.jpg


Embassy Bank_gif.gif