Opinion

Bush Must Resist Biotech Lobby

Imagine writing to a private mail-order company in Small Town, U.S.A., and purchasing several grams of plutonium. The very idea is laughable. Yet a man named Larry Harris of Lancaster, Ohio, did something similar in March 1995. A microbiologist and alleged white...

Native NRI With Son

They said Saffron. Sprinkle into milk for a fair complexion. Then they said never mind, just add it to everything you eat. Suryagrahan. Last solar eclipse of the millennium. Stay indoors all day, my frantic mother called to say. Stay indoors only during the eclipse my...

Freedom in America

As flights partially resumed on Friday Sept. 14 after the terrible attacks in New York and Washington D.C., I drove a guest to the San Francisco airport. After waiting at the airport all day, he finally got in line to board an aircraft that looked like it would take...

A Ministry of NRI Affairs?

India—the land of infinite opportunities, proclaim the announcements. Periodically, state and federal ministers stomp through the U.S. on a coast-to-coast yatra to exhort Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to invest and set up industries in India. Courted assiduously with...

More Than An Anomaly

L.B. Reddy was admired for his success in America, revered for his philanthropic contributions here in the U.S. and in his village, and his employees and townspeople who looked up to him as their savior trusted him. In the end, a successful wealthy charitable...

Are We Somebody?

Nuala O’Faolain’s memoir titled “Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman,” brought tears to my eyes when I first read it. For me, this one book captures the condition of women in the second half of the twentieth century better...