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Obama Trounces McCain 4 to 1 Among Asian Indians

A new national survey finds that Barack Obama has a lopsided lead over John McCain in the presidential elections among Indian American voters.

Obama's Promising Hope

After eight years of an administration that was openly contemptuous of intellectual thought, it will be a welcome relief should Barack Obama -- a man who brings intellectual curiosity and a nuanced understanding of the world to the enormous global tasks awaiting the next occupant of the White House -- win the race for the U.S. presidency.

Political Game Changer

The center of gravity of the Indian American political scene shifted this election cycle from the old guard in both political parties.

The Case For McCain

John McCain has been a strong and consistent friend of India and the Indian American community.

The Case For Obama

We need leaders who see our diversity as our greatest strength and globalization as an opportunity.

Political Dozers

If you are well-disposed to the American political orientation and have sufficiently lowered your expectations, then the convention speeches might be fun.

Remember Those Conventions?

What a difference a day, a week, a month make! Let's not even talk about tomorrow!

Don't Look Back Now!

With two sensational political conventions over, the campaign has begun in earnest. Despite the call for a new politics and the rhetoric of change from

Remember the Immigration Issue?

The issue of immigration was not discussed at either political convention. Of course, it would be foolish for us to think this is an election

The Obama Problem Of The 21st Century

The press conference of the American Muslim Democratic Caucus was instructive of some of the inherent problems in Barack Obama’s candidacy for White House. As

Reality Isn’t What it is Cracked up to be!

The first day on the (Democratic) Convention floor simply revealed what cynics amongst us have already known: that nothing you see on television, read in

Hillary Has Still Not Released Delegates

Even as Hillary Clinton takes to the Convention floor this evening, she has still not released her pledeged delegates to support Barack Obama.Several Indian American

Conventions: Spectacles of Power

 Political conventions by definition are spectacles. Most of us do not attend them but they are right there, in the media, on film and deep

In Defense of Joe Biden

 COMMENTARYAmidst all the hype, have we missed the "real" story? The Indian American Community is diverse. What’s wrong with that?The recent comments by Senator Joe

Lo, It's Joe!

Okay. Those of you who work at Seven Eleven or Dunkin Donuts and those who go there,  now have a spokesperson on Obama’s team.It is

Wanted: Some Humor and Sarcasm

 Apparently, McCain does not remember how many houses he has. Perhaps he does not walk around with his copy of the pre-nuptial he signed with

Our "Evil" and Theirs

Rick Warren, who presides over a “mega” church in California, hosted a forum for the candidates on issues of faith. Much has been made about

Parsing the Words in Party Platforms

By their very nature, the platforms of political parties are boring documents. It is as if all the budding bureaucrats, now enthusiastic campaign workers and

Obama & McCain: The Power Of Superstitions

Both candidates for the Presidency of the United States are reportedly superstitious. John McCain calls himself a superstitious sailor. He does not put his hat

Beyond The Glitz

To an outsider, or to a rational student of media and democracy, this is a land of wonders. The world is burning. The United States

As the World Burns: Let's Return to the Glitz

To an outsider, or to a rational student of media and democracy, this is a land of wonders. The world is burning. The United States

Obama: "Not only do I think I'm a desi, but I'm a desi."

At a San Fransisco Fundraiser on Aug 17, Barack Obama endeared himself to his Indian and Pakistani American contributors by playfully identifying himself as a

Don't Worry About the Stench in Victory

This is a "historic" convention. That may be true for all the reasons we know so far. A historic candidacy, an energized grass roots of

Is It Going to Rain on Biden?

The Convention Clock is ticking for the Democrats. Everyone is joining in with the best they can bring. One evangelical (Stuart Shepard of CitizenLink) is

Twilight Of Empire

The coming decade will mark the inflexion point and how the U.S. navigates the transition ought to be its central focus

Science Of Multiculturalism

The world's largest ever gene mapping exercise has found that the "genetic landscape of the Indian population captures the genetic diversity of the world."The Indian

Sen Ted Kennedy Endorses Barack Obama

I believe there is one candidate who has extraordinary gifts of leadership and character, matched to the extraordinary demands of this moment in history.

Toni Morrison's Endorsement of Obama

Wisdom is a gift; you can't train for it, inherit it, learn it in a class, or earn it in the workplace.

Obama for President

There is something magical and transcendental in this moment about Sen. Barack Obama both for the country and the Indian American community.

Long Playing Tragedy

Benazir Bhutto’s assassination marks another sad and volatile chapter in South Asia that is likely to be misunderstood here and elsewhere.

The Indian American Bundlers

Hillary Clinton has bagged almost half the Indian American bundlers this primary season.

Power Politics

Indian Americans are rolling up their sleeves this election as never before.

Power Plays

Business Implications of the Indo-U.S. Nuclear Deal

M.I.A. America

A new recording artist who finds success can expect many perks, including financial rewards. But perhaps the most exciting side benefit is the explosion of

Who's Chicken, Mr. Sen?

A candid and hard-hitting open letter from a senior journalist to India's current Ambassador in Washington D.C. exposes the hypocrisy of our desi babudom.

Indian Independence And The African American Struggle

Indian expatriates in America shared a common cause with African American leaders before Independence.

Lessons From Indira Gandhi for Hillary Clinton

The more we see Hillary Clinton, watch her unfold herself and unfurl her strategy, the more we are forced to think of our own Hillary -- Indira Gandhi.

Let's Topple All Tyrants

Is this the world we live in? Is it real?

Till Ethnicity Do us Part

His desi credentials notwithstanding, Bobby Jindal does not get my vote.

Hate Crimes Against Indians

South Asians, Arabs and Muslims are the collateral damage of 9/11.

The New Janitor

Almost everyone in this country is coming to the uncomfortable recognition that the war with Iraq is as good as lost or at best it is on the verge of a major failure.

Judgement Day!

If only for a brief, but bright, spell, Americans are fed up with hypocritical Right Wing blowhards. The Lord at last has issued his thundering

All Too Real Taboo

The West has long cannibalized the rest of the world. So what's new?

Quest for the Ordinary

Hanif Kureishi Unplugged.

Sonia Gandhi and the Hypocrisy of the Saffron NRIs

It is a disgrace on the BJP that its leaders revile the Constitution openly and use every racist and cruelly cultural nationalist argument against Sonia

What A Shame

Why Sonia Gandhi ascendancy makes liberal-minded patriotic Indians hang their heads in acute embarrassment.

Ronnie And Me

Ronald Reagan made me into an unabashed leftist.

No Beating About the Bush

They are of voting age and angry.

Why Are They Hiding

Indian American Republicans always ask us to forgive their politics

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