Commentary

Reimagining Liberalism

Liberals have become so accustomed to worshipping their icons at the temples of liberalism that they have lost touch with the fundamental tenets of their faith.

Riding the Political Rapids

The public mood is bitter and resentful, as is evidenced by the growing public opposition to trade deals.

Widening Our Lens

We celebrate Little India’s 25th anniversary with a radical transformation of the magazine to reflect the seismic shifts in our times.

Things Matter. Or Don’t

Life is full of paradoxes. We might be as inconsequential as a drop in the ocean.

Modern Day Paradox

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values, we talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

The Dispiriting Choice

The lethal combination of big money and growing voter apathy are seriously imperiling the core foundations of American democracy.

The Bleak Hour

Sadness is an eternal tale enacted in episodes, projected through situations — protean, ubiquitous.

UN Victors Council

“It is ironical that calls for democracy and the rule of law are being made in a (Security) Council that itself embodies the undemocratic stranglehold of the privileges of a few, forged by a wartime alliance that no longer exists.”

Immoral Morality

In this world, the rule of law — and the morality undergirding it — is defined not by grace or righteousness, but strength. This is the morality of power, not of truth. And it is strutting the world stage now.

Virtuous Wrong

Scott Dadich, Wired editor in chief, advocates intentional wrong as a design virtue.

Immigrants Are Us

A United Nations Report on international migration reported that Indians are the largest migrant group in the world.

Political Twists And Turns

In less than six years since driving the U.S., and indeed the global economy, into a ditch, Republicans are likely to reclaim both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in the upcoming Mid Term elections.

Touch of India

When we travel in Europe we search for Indian restaurants. Not just for the food, but for the Taste of India abroad.

Demystifying 12 NRI Myths

They are caught in the middle, confused souls, who often want to return, but can’t, or desire to linger on just a little longer.

It's Only a Game, Really

Call me, if you will, the Grinch, that mean-spirited curmudgeon, out to steal sports. But this needs saying. The world — or atleast the TV viewing world

Will Modi Unshackle India

Modi comprehends well that the mandate he received is for his promise of result-oriented economic development, which will be undermined if he became bogged down in divisive social issues and political conflict.

Displeasing Their Lord

A Supreme Court ruling is likely to open the floodgates to the reintroduction of Christian prayers in public forums, perhaps in far more discriminatory and coercive forms than was the case in Greece, NY.

The Moment and the Modi

In a political milieu reeking of opportunism and corruption, Modi is refreshingly (relatively of course) clean and incorruptible.

Pot That Called the Kettle Black

In fact it is the United States that has run most rough shod over the security council, frequently blocking motions from even coming to a vote.

Arrival of the Visa Babus

The particular objective of liberalizing the visa regime is to attract tourists.

On The Verge

We often value life, moments, people only on the verge of losing them.

Will The Real Indian Stand Up

If you are sweating over your Indian identity, don’t. You are liberated from its search. You can find it in what you already are.

Now You See It Now You Don't

India’s notorious bureaucrats, who were unenthusiastic about the OCI Certificate to begin with — save for the nearly $250 million dollars in application fees that the initiative has generated — have been working overtime to chip away at even its modest benefits.

Tarun Tejpal’s Other Rape

The muckraking magazine, which developed a reputation for exposing corruption in the public sphere seems to have engaged in shady financial shenanigans of its own, not unlike the ones it so loudly inveighed against.

Inmates Take The Asylum

The political dysfunction in Italy, India and other parliamentary democracies pales in comparison to the gridlock in Washington during the past decade and the dead end where it arrived this October. The inmates have indeed taken over the asylum.

Obama's Syrian Quagmire

Obama’s bizarre logic is that he had drawn a red line against the use of chemical weapons, which Syrian President Bassar al-Assad dared to cross.

Freed From Independence

India now has a higher proportion of the world’s poor and is home to fully a third of the world’s extremely poor.

The Price of Liberty and Order

The extraordinary lengths the U.S. government has gone to in its bid to block Snowden from securing political asylum shows just how much it fears exposure of its spying apparatus.

The Red Beacon Raj

With the extension of Z Security to Ambani one can expect a new arms race among the country’s business elite.

You Aren't Serious

People have opened up, and become wilder and naughtier in their gifting, which wasn’t the case a couple of years back.

India Liberates True Innovation

The fact is that the Indian Supreme Court is not rejecting the idea of patenting drugs. What it is repudiating is the attempt by pharmaceutical giants to use legal loopholes to extend the life of patents that have already expired.

Is Mom Your Best Friend

Things are a bit different in the West. A recent report identifies five distinct mother categories: The Perfectionist; the Unpredictable; the Me first; the Complete; and the one that is winning, the Best Friend.

The GOP Plot to Steal Elections

The GOP proposes to distribute the electoral college votes proportionately. That in itself is not a bad idea; indeed if it were implemented by all states, it would even improve the antiquated electoral college system.

Home - Start the Revolution

The horrific crime touched a raw nerve with millions of young Indian women who are frequently groped, taunted and harassed.

Divided States of America

American politics has assumed many of the unhealthy characteristics of its Indian counterpart, such as communal vote banks divided along religious and caste lines — reflected by Southern evangelist and white voters on the Republican side, arrayed against minority and women voters on the Democratic side.

What’s So Hot About Celebrities?

Why do pop stars, movie divas and sports hunks drive us nuts?

Crime & Punishment

Incarceration is always painful and it penalizes not just criminals — both white collar and “hardened types” — but equally innocent members of their families. But all this hand-wringing by those sympathetic to Gupta glosses over the enormous iniquities inherent in the U.S. justice system on a daily basis.

How About a National Dumb Day?

We live in a cool, informal and let-it-all-hang-out-environment. Nothing is sacrosanct and irreverence towards buttoned-down conventions and established norms is the new popular mantra.

GOP Convention of Liars

The Republican Party, which has nominated an Ayn Rand faddist Paul Ryan as its nominee for vice president to placate the extremist wing of the party, recognizes well that the vision of dismantling the widely popular social safety net of social security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, etc., would be toxic and disastrous in an election.

McCarthyism Redux

All minorities and religious groups should be affronted and alarmed by these reckless and unfounded accusations against decent and honorableAmericans who happen to be Muslims.

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