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Double Graduation

I knew one other thing: I too had graduated and you were congratulating me.

Deeply Rooted

You might as well not be, if you don’t belong.

Clay-Footed Titans

The slew of recent financial scandals in which so many Indians have been ensnared is the natural corollary of the community’s fixation with wealth.

Gandhi For Dummies

Clearly the self-appointed guardians of Gandhi’s legacy neither have read Lelyveld’s book nor have any understanding of the man they so venerate.

Life is a Soda Bottle...

I am missing matke ka paani. What on earth got you hooked on Busleri?

The New McCarthyism

Islamic terrorists should indeed be ferreted out wherever they are. But King’s hearings and other Republican and right wing theatrics and political grandstanding serve only to inflame bigotry while doing nothing to address the genuinely serious problem of homegrown terrorism.

Mumbai On Heels

Colaba has become one of Mumbai’s trendiest neighborhoods, home to designer boutiques, home decor stores, western-style cafes and hip bars.

Caught in the Vise

For centuries, the ruling kings, sultans and emirs in the Middle East have plundered their national resources to finance their extravagant lifestyles.

Dreams & Nightmares

Some day theories of the multiverse may yield satisfying secular answers to our most enduring existential questions on life, justice and afterlife.

Diplomatic Inhumanity

The humiliating pat-down of India's Ambassador Meera Shankar might sensitize Indian diplomats to the indignity and pain experienced by thousands of its citizens seeking consular services every year at the hands of inept, indifferent and callous Indian consular officers.

From Mumbai, NY

After coming to New York from Mumbai a year ago, I realized that I have lived here forever.

Political Frontier

The 2010 elections were a watershed moment for the Indian American community.

No Is A Good Word

Raising children in a world of boundaries and personal space.

Shame Of A Nation

Unlike China, which showcased its economic and organizational prowess on the global stage by pulling off a spectacular Olympics, India was internationally humiliated by the ineptness and chaos that engulfed the Commonwealth Games.

In And Out Of Sync

You can be alone in a crowd, whether at a party, a family or public gathering.

Teed Off!

Magic markers and cardboard signs have a shot against spreadsheets and slick powerpoint presentations again.

Letting Go Of Superkids

Ease up on your child, will you?

Immortal Names

When I was growing up in Tennessee, names like Anderson, Baldwin or Caldwell were the norm during roll call in class. Once the teacher got somewhere to the mid-C’s, there’d be the inevitable pause; a squinting of the eyes … then they would give it a go.

Trivial Pursuits

America is reeling from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, but the Right is obsessed with the faux outrage over the construction of a Muslim cultural center two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center.

Red White And Desi

It was a funny thing being an Indian American in Paris. In America, I always considered myself Indian.

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