A Republican Journey

“I am the one who is ultimately accountable to the American people. No President should ever be protected from the truth,” President Reagan said. It was August 12, 1987. I remembered these words spoken by a Republican President, the one whose name is invoked...
What Does the Bully Want?

What Does the Bully Want?

When I was a teenager, I used to get bullied a lot. My bullies were relentless. I could barely be in a class with them or pass them by on my way to get some water and they would seize the opportunity to say something hurtful or make a face, a smirk – hard to catch and...
Indian Americans, Do We Belong?

Indian Americans, Do We Belong?

The killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Olathe, Kansas hit close to home for many of us. It’s tempting to assuage our concerns by labeling the shooting as an outlier incident in a conservative “red” state. But I keep coming back to two questions posed by Srinivas’s...
UC Berkeley Vs. Trump: Get the Facts

UC Berkeley Vs. Trump: Get the Facts

Last night, the proposed speech by provocative alt-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled two hours before it began because the peaceful protests turned violent. Chancellor Dirks’s message reaffirmed the University’s adherence to free speech...