Isha Foundation Retreat: My Experience

Isha Foundation Retreat: My Experience

Last Saturday, I entered the Long Beach convention center about 2 hours before the Isha Foundation’s Shambhavi mahamudhra program was to start, feeling confident that I was very early for the check-in process. I entered the lobby and gasped as I saw what looked...
As American As Apple Pie?

As American As Apple Pie?

This article was first published on November 1, 2017. Mass shootings: There were 372 mass shootings in the US in 2015, killing 475 people and wounding 1,870, according to the Mass Shooting Tracker, which catalogs such incidents. A mass shooting is defined as a single...
Navigating an Indian Marriage: A tour-de-force of a book

Navigating an Indian Marriage: A tour-de-force of a book

Reading Elizabeth Flock’s nonfiction book, “The Heart is a Shifting Sea,” is a revelation in myriad ways. The book is a look into the institution of marriage in modern-day India and is an intimate look at the lives of three couples who live in...
Be A Man

Be A Man

Males and the power they exercised in the last election cycle continues to be discussed. Male sexual impropriety in the fields of technology, Hollywood and television are hard to miss. Discussions of the actions of men seem to be all around us. Something that rarely...
Racism Of The Every Day Kind

Racism Of The Every Day Kind

A couple of weeks ago, we witnessed a racially charged demonstration on the grounds of a premier American University at Charlottesville, Virginia. White supremacists, Klansmen and Neo-Nazis marched with torches spewing hatred. To most Americans, the march was an...