An Unusual Guru Purnima Remembrance

An Unusual Guru Purnima Remembrance

I have a strange habit. I remember people who have passed by the shape of their fingers, the texture of their hands, the lines in their palms and the curve of their wrists. Oh yes,  I do remember their faces – their eyes, smiles, voices, but never in as much...
How Does One Respond to the US President?

How Does One Respond to the US President?

By the time this essay is read, news channels and stories have already flogged to death the comment made by President Trump – “These are not humans, these are animals,” he uttered these words in a public meeting with sheriffs while discussing current...
How Does One Respond to President Trump?

How Does One Respond to President Trump?

By the time this essay is read, news channels and stories have already flogged to death the comment made by President Trump – “These are not humans, these are animals,” he uttered these words in a public meeting with sheriffs while discussing current...
Academics and Artists Unite: A Day on Muthuswami Dikshitar

Academics and Artists Unite: A Day on Muthuswami Dikshitar

UC Davis hosted a symposium on the celebrated Carnatic composer Muthuswami Dikshitar on April 7th 2018 which brought together academics, performers, and rasikas in one space to examine and celebrate his life and contribution. Dr. Archana Venkatesan, Chair, Department...
Amar, Akbar, Anthony – We are all the same

Amar, Akbar, Anthony – We are all the same

Kevin Yoder, Republican Congressman has invited Sunayana Damala to attend the State of the Union address by President Trump this evening. His Twitter message reads, “I asked Sunayana to be my guest as a recognition for her tireless efforts to promote peace, and...