Politics

Why Indians Need An Urgent Lesson In Identifying Racism

Why Indians Need An Urgent Lesson In Identifying Racism

For too many Indians racism is a one-way street. We can be its victims but we are never the perpetrators. We are quick to recognize it when it happens to us. For example, when Indian students were attacked in Australia, then prime minister Manmohan Singh said he was...
What Does the Bully Want?

What Does the Bully Want?

When I was a teenager, I used to get bullied a lot. My bullies were relentless. I could barely be in a class with them or pass them by on my way to get some water and they would seize the opportunity to say something hurtful or make a face, a smirk – hard to catch and...

Reza Aslan’s Show: American Hindu Student Council Objects

Hindu students from all over the United States have expressed strong disappointment and opposition towards CNN’s Believer episode on Hinduism, which aired on March 5th and showed a heavily derogatory and out-of-context depiction of Hinduism and India. In the episode,...
Indian Americans, Do We Belong?

Indian Americans, Do We Belong?

The killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Olathe, Kansas hit close to home for many of us. It’s tempting to assuage our concerns by labeling the shooting as an outlier incident in a conservative “red” state. But I keep coming back to two questions posed by Srinivas’s...
San Jose Flooding: Ro Khanna’s Directive to Help Victims

San Jose Flooding: Ro Khanna’s Directive to Help Victims

Rep. Ro Khanna released the following statement in response to the flooding in San Jose and mandatory evacuation orders. “I am concerned by the dislocation of so many residents by the flooding, and my heart goes out to them. We will work with the local, state and...
UC Berkeley Vs. Trump: Get the Facts

UC Berkeley Vs. Trump: Get the Facts

Last night, the proposed speech by provocative alt-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled two hours before it began because the peaceful protests turned violent. Chancellor Dirks’s message reaffirmed the University’s adherence to free speech...