The steady dhadak-dhadak of the moving train, the crisp Indian air making its way through the open window as we lay on our cots, and the ambiance from the dim red, blue, and green lights that clung to the ceilings made for a perfect trip with sound sleep every time.
A trio of recent decisions from the country’s higher courts puts a nagging question-mark on the “progressive” reputation that its judiciary has acquired with the Delhi High Court’s July judgment decriminalizing gay sex.
Upwardly mobile resident Indians, who once eyed their non resident competition with a mix of envy and resentment, have traded the envy for snickering contempt.
My aunt didn’t marry the man — some insignificant matter about him having no hair — and I was understandably crushed.
It is hard to empathize with an out-of-work, $80,000-a-year techie tossed out on the manicured lawns of his half-million-dollar estate in New Jersey
We did not separate despite numerous problems, as ours was not a “love-marriage.”
The Times conspired with scores of other news organizations that knew about the kidnappings on a news blackout for seven months.
With the country facing serious competition from workers abroad, it's more important than ever to create a world-class immigration system.
If Manmohan Singh’s election victory seems like a landslide, it is only because the media were so wide off the mark
A large part of the blame for the cloud of uncertainty over the LTTE supremo’s death lies at the door of a furtive, double-talking Sri Lankan government
Quite unwittingly, I am living my own version of bipolar disorder.
I’m wearing my Indianness again like a rediscovered favorite piece of clothing
Facebook brings out the Indian ‘kaki’ in me
If, as seems likely, the trail leads to former Pres. George W Bush and former Vice Pres. Dick Cheney, they should be indicted and tried for war crimes.
Even in the rosiest scenario we are staring at a two-year long recession, with the worst yet to come. Equally easily, we could tip into a severe depression
What does Barack Obama and Slumdog Millionaire have in common?
The global capitalist system is on its knees, as irretrievably down as the Soviet Empire was two decades earlier.
No hammer and sickle flags may flutter on poles and no busts of Marx and Lenin may be erected in our public squares, but we are rapidly embracing the Marxist ideals of social equality
The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrating overseas Indians worldwide has become a boondoggle and a self-aggrandizing jamboree for the politically connected.
Our Mumbai columnist ponders on the wages of inaction against yet another terrorist attack on India's most vibrant city.
Anu Sharma, a medicinal chemist in career transition, looks for the rainbow in the job search.
The mutt honcho of the land does not want mutts in the White House. What kind of example does he set for others? Did we not elect him as a mutt?
I don't know about you, but I am quite ready for those gifts.
Finally, the little Indian girl inside me was free to live her life in her own way, not that of her parents or her husband.
Barack Obama’s first task must be to open up the secret files of the Bush administration, so that no future president ever dare engage in such heinous atrocities again.
Unbridled capitalism, championed by Wall Street and the Republican Party, has collapsedas decisively as the autocratic socialist Soviet State did 17 years earlier.
The bright side of outsourcing.
To my mind, the one big casualty of the credit card era is the word “afford.”
I wonder what it must be like for my parents to consider setting up roots in a completely alien culture with no social network.
The troubled state of ishq, pyar, mohabbat and bhalobashi in these consumer-driven times)
A black Hervé Chapelier tote bag complements any salwar kameez wonderfully.
I was ridiculed in school for wearing a red dot, Madonna made "bindis" a fashion statement.
We waver in limbo, looking for anything or anyone - Kal Penn, Padma Laxmi, Freddie Mercury, Apu - who can give us a clue to who we are.
A dented Manmohan Singh government survives.
I encounter bigotry and prejudice all too frequently among my Indian American family members.
We took risks, we did crazy things; we pretty much did what we liked.
Car accidents are a metaphor for our life in society.
When I see the way Naina looks at me i am reminded of the way i still look at my mother.
By 2025, possibly even earlier, foreign born Americans will account for 15 percent of the population.
Bobby and Kal are no Barack.