Opinion

The Coming Outsourcing Boom

The Coming Outsourcing Boom

There seems to be no end in sight for the IT crash. Nonetheless, the IT boom of the last decade has created possibilities in other sectors that American corporations are rushing to exploit. There is a boom in outsourcing many business activities to developing...
Profile This!

Profile This!

Ann Coulter says a lot of outrageous things. In fact, the conservative pin-up girl has made her name being unforgivingly further to the Right than Ronald Reagan on his most addled day. Those who do not share her brand of lunacy have learned to respond to her ravings...
My Father Myself

My Father Myself

Hindu priests chanted mantras to invite the spirits of my father, grandfather, and great grandfather to a feast served on dried palash leaves. A murmur passed through the crowd as the sadhu invited only married women to gather around the altar. I had ignored my...
Graduation Party

Graduation Party

Some time back I attended a high school graduation party for my daughter’s best friend’s brother, Pat. There were about 50 people at the party and there was plenty of food, drinks, and laughter. Pat is an excellent student and will be going to an elite university on a...

Bush’s Record

In the months following the 9/11 attacks, President George Bush rallied the country together masterfully, infusing Americans with confidence and conviction. For a candidate who had squeaked into office with the barest of margins, it was his finest hour in office. But...
Am I Home?

Am I Home?

The other day I was reading a piece in the local newspaper written by an Indian woman, who’s an émigré to the U.S. She was describing her first couple of years in the U.S, the culture shock, and the adjustments that she had had to make in her new surroundings. What...