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Goodbye, “Mr. Chips”

He always arrived at our door at 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons. Dressed in shirtsleeves, a jacket, and perfectly polished shoes, he seemed an anomaly in a world where casual is confused with sloppy and self-employed is mistaken for lazy. Taking his jacket off and...

Congress Must Investigate Enron in India

While Capitol Hill is engaged in a charade called the Enron investigation, some real questions regarding the collapse of Enron are being pushed under the rug. And one of those questions is what role did Enron’s ambitious power venture in India play in its...

Violence against women

Indian women face several levels of violence: physical, mental, and emotional. Indian women, whether educated or not, are liable to be sexually harassed in the workplace or public places. They are victims at the hands of men. Even infants are not spared. Girls are not...

Violence against women

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X+1 Syndrome

One popular urban legend that is familiar to the Indian immigrant community deals with the so-called x= x+1 syndrome. This equation is a mathematical representation of the dilemma faced by the well-established Indian immigrant (typically a male) who has embraced...

Life is a Voyage

When I was a little girl, I once read a review of a book called A Ship of Fools in the local newspaper in Nagpur. I can’t remember if it was in the English language newspaper Nagpur Times or in the Marathi newspaper Tarun Bharat (Young India). But the title left an...