Opinion

Join Net Neutrality Day of Action Today!

Join Net Neutrality Day of Action Today!

Tech giants Google, Twitter and Reddit have joined several activist groups and the ACLU to stage a day of protest today against net neutrality rules. Given here is a link to submit a public filing on this issue. Net neutrality affects each one of us and it is vital to...
Memories of a Forbidden Love Story

Memories of a Forbidden Love Story

My aunt passed away recently. She was 88 years old. She was born at a time when India was gestating her freedom from British occupation and Pakistan was not yet a fetus. My aunt arrived into a world of Hitler, Stalin, Tamaka Giichi, Ramsay MacDonald, Kemal Ataturk and...
On The Fence

On The Fence

I suppose the block party last July at the end of our road was a success even though everyone in attendance knew that one family—let’s call them the Chens—treated the front yard of their home as if it were a dumping ground, totally unmindful of how their home was an...
Letter to Prime Minister Modi

Letter to Prime Minister Modi

Dear Mr. Modi: I am not your devotee, nor have I followed your career very assiduously. To tell you the truth, I am not even one of your citizens, having long forsaken my Indian passport. But I am writing today to bring to your attention a rare opportunity. As you are...
The Pursuit of Happiness This July

The Pursuit of Happiness This July

A nation defines itself through ideas. Every single day, ordinary Americans hurry to work and back, prepare meals and relax, rarely pausing to think about the ideas that they live by. A nation’s birthday is a good time to reflect on that collective national vision...
Living Inside a Dystopian Show

Living Inside a Dystopian Show

Whenever I’ve read about the Second World War, it has seemed such a romantic period to me: a period when the forces of good battled the forces of evil, and won.  The fact that I wasn’t even born helps of course. As does the fact that I know how it all ended. In...