Editorial

The Biggest ISIS Threat is to Muslims Worldwide

The Biggest ISIS Threat is to Muslims Worldwide

ISIS has engaged in a war against the world. ISIS is engaged in a war against Muslims. Muslims living in the western world are continually being de-stabilized by the horrific and barbaric acts perpetrated against peaceful civilians in the world. In the last few weeks,...
Modi’s Invisible Suit

Modi’s Invisible Suit

He came to Santa Clara like an Indian messiah, rose up on stage, folded his hands in humble supplication, then stood straight and tall as he let his voice ring out exhorting the jubilant, worshipful crowd to repeat phrases after him at the SAP center on a hot, packed...
The Big, Fat Indian American Stereotype

The Big, Fat Indian American Stereotype

“Sanjay is sensitive about being from India, and he thinks it’s a cliche that a guy with his name runs a start-up in Palo Alto.” I quote from Adam Johnson’s recently released collection of stories, Fortune Smiles. In the story, “Nirvana,” the character Sanjay has a...
It’s a Dog’s Life

It’s a Dog’s Life

My mixed breed dog, Mishti, turned nine today, the day I write this editorial. No matter how many birthdays we celebrate, he will always be our baby, our companion, playmate and protector. The last we believe to be true despite the vigorous affection he shows to all...
To Kill a Finch

To Kill a Finch

With an instinctive distaste for the mutation of characters I’d grown up with, I began reading Go Set a Watchman, the manuscript written by Harper Lee, author of the much beloved To Kill a Mockingbird. I told myself that it was not Atticus Finch, at least not the...
Thumbs Up, Ekalavya!

Thumbs Up, Ekalavya!

As a child, I was dismayed at the story of Ekalavya, a boy of “humble birth,” who asked the sage Drona to accept him as a pupil. Seeing that the talented youngster was a potential rival to his royal students, (and no doubt remembering the non-compete clause in his...