Fear of Flying in Trump’s America

Fear of Flying in Trump’s America

I walk onto the plane, and head toward my seat. I look over, and see an older white couple, maybe Midwesterners. And just for a second, I remember the stories that have been circulating on my Twitter timeline over the last 24 hours. An Arab American man murdered by...
Black and Desi: A Shared History

Black and Desi: A Shared History

In January 28, 1900, Swami Vivekananda looked out at the white audience at the Universalist Church in Pasadena, California, and spoke out against anti-Black racism. “As soon as a man becomes a Mohammedan, the whole of Islam receives him as a brother with open arms,...
Rebel Legacy

Rebel Legacy

As chapters of history are written, what relevance do individual events, like the Ghadar movement, have on shaping the values of newer generations? The past speaks in audible syllables, conveying the experiences and perceptions of those who came before in ways that...
Lanka is Drowning!

Lanka is Drowning!

Lanka was finally drowning. At the worst possible time. Prime Minister Rama was in the middle of a press conference about Ayodhya’s upcoming Olympic bid, when a voice squawked in his ear with the news. He kept smiling. Maybe they wouldn’t notice. “Sir, how will...