Politics

Before The Waters Rise Again – Measure T Will Get San Jose Ready

Before The Waters Rise Again – Measure T Will Get San Jose Ready

Measure T, on the Nov. 6 ballot, would put $650 million into upgrading San Jose’s aging infrastructure that puts our communities at risk.  Many of our bridges and overpasses are old and deteriorating, and at risk of collapse in earthquake. Two of our City’s fire...
This Diwali, Remember to Vote

This Diwali, Remember to Vote

Next month’s mid-term elections represent a special challenge for Indian American groups trying to get their constituents to the polls: Election Day falls in the middle of Diwali celebrations. With this in mind, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) unveiled...
Yazidis Face Persecution under the Islamic State (ISIS)

Yazidis Face Persecution under the Islamic State (ISIS)

With the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize to Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, we have drawn from our archives a story where a Yazidi survivor Dr. Uday Aloka spoke with India Currents staff about his plight in 2014.  California resident Dr. Uday Aloka talked to India...
In This High-Stakes Games, Each Vote is Crucial

In This High-Stakes Games, Each Vote is Crucial

Optimism and excitement fill the air when you speak with Beej Das. He has the chance to become the first Indian Congressman in history to fill any of the 174 seats spanning from Maine to Florida. Beej is hoping to serve all of the citizens within Massachusetts’ 3rd...
Withdraw Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

Withdraw Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking public comments on its 2020 Census plan, which includes a citizenship question on the census form all households must answer.  Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross directed the bureau to add the untested question in March, after...
Appeal to Aunties: Help End Family Detention

Appeal to Aunties: Help End Family Detention

Auntie, I feel like I grew up with you. When I pass you in the street or see you in the spice store, I feel like you’re one of the people who saw me grow up, kept my welfare close to your heart, and had an unspoken authority in my community. I grew up in one of the...