The Hardest Battle Is Within

The Hardest Battle Is Within

A carpet of yellow leaves blankets the ground outside my window. The air is frostier, prompting me to hurry indoors. My mind soon turns inward reflecting on the past year. Confronting thoughts within is never easy; it is far easier to move ceaselessly from one thing...
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...
Traditions Renewed

Traditions Renewed

I once watched a movie which got me thinking about the traditions that I hold dear. I saw Kaadhal, a brilliant Tamil movie, that tackled inter-caste Indian marriages. The story went like this: Rich girl meets poor boy and falls in love. Poor boy resists because he...
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...
Of Weddings and A Milestone Birthday

Of Weddings and A Milestone Birthday

This month we celebrate the seventieth birthday of Indian Independence by saluting the flag of saffron, white and green. A generation who sacrificed their lives for freedom is no more. Newspaper articles and scratchy documentary reels remain. In these historical...