For India to join the developed world it needs much more than eight-lane highways and spanking new airport terminals. It needs to drag its politics into the 21st century, along with the rest of the country.
It is time for some soul-searching within the community, before more Indians discover themselves attracting the relentless public humiliation that Kaur’s boorish and arrogant conduct has subjected her to.
I knew one other thing: I too had graduated and you were congratulating me.
You might as well not be, if you don’t belong.
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.
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.
I am missing matke ka paani. What on earth got you hooked on Busleri?
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.
Colaba has become one of Mumbai’s trendiest neighborhoods, home to designer boutiques, home decor stores, western-style cafes and hip bars.
For centuries, the ruling kings, sultans and emirs in the Middle East have plundered their national resources to finance their extravagant lifestyles.
Some day theories of the multiverse may yield satisfying secular answers to our most enduring existential questions on life, justice and afterlife.
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.
After coming to New York from Mumbai a year ago, I realized that I have lived here forever.
The 2010 elections were a watershed moment for the Indian American community.
Raising children in a world of boundaries and personal space.
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.
You can be alone in a crowd, whether at a party, a family or public gathering.
Magic markers and cardboard signs have a shot against spreadsheets and slick powerpoint presentations again.