Politics

Indian Americans Not Shy About Testing Political Waters in Mid Terms

Indian Americans Not Shy About Testing Political Waters in Mid Terms

Indian Americans have set the stage for a potentially record-breaking year in U.S. politics as nearly 100 of them are on ballots accross the nation in next week’s mid-term elections. And many are first-timers. There’s even a race for Congress pitting two Indian...
Measure T – How Will We Measure Up?

Measure T – How Will We Measure Up?

On a pleasant October afternoon, a diverse group of media representatives gathered on a quiet street in San Jose, around a picnic table laden with goodies. This was not a mere picnic.The meet was hosted by Ethnic Media Services (EMS), a Bay Area non profit...
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...