MILLENNIALS

The Unbearable Lightness of Swiping Right: How Dating Apps and Hookup Culture Have Made Us Averse to Meaningful Relationships

Dating nowadays is more difficult than jumping out of an airplane. The chances of surviving…

2021 and the Tale of Two Homes: I Feel Guilty Not Merely for Surviving the Pandemic But Surviving It in Comfort

It’s surreal to think it has been two years of the pandemic, of quarantining and…

An Appeal to South Asian Americans in Virginia: Show Up and Earn a Seat at the Table

What is the value of a vote? With November 2nd quickly approaching in Virginia, this…

Angst and Empathy: How Privileged Background Prevents Idealistic Indian American Youth From Making a Difference

I am back. I moved into this Northern Virginia suburban house with my family in…

Hinduism Taught Me That God is an Ocean and Finding Justice is the Essence of Religion

I was obsessed with gods when I was a kid. I was raised detachedly as…

One Tumultuous Year On, Indian Farmers’ Protest Keeps the Values of Secularism Alive

It’s been one year of seeing our farmers face police batons, water cannons, rainfall, scorching…

9/11 is a Date Which Will Live in Infamy. So Does Any Day That My Dad Faces Extra Scrutiny From the TSA

September 11, 2001, 9:00 AM. Sitting in Ms. Reed’s fifth-grade classroom, about 25 miles west…

Privacy and Pegasus: Why There is No Outrage Against Indian Government’s Surveillance of Citizens

News that Pegasus, spyware developed by the Israeli cyberarms firm and was used by the…

Ignorance is Not Bliss: Why Indian Americans Cannot Afford to Brush Off Casteism Anymore

The recent Cisco caste discrimination case and human trafficking case at the BAPS Hindu temple…

A Plea to My Fellow Indian Americans: In Defense of Human Rights, Stand with Gaza and Palestine

Last year for American Kahani, I shared a harrowing account of my experience visiting the West…

4 ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Socially Committed’ Indian Americans Among 24 Gates Cambridge Scholars

Four Indian Americans are among 24 “most academically outstanding and socially committed U.S. citizens” selected…

American Born Queer Desi: Balancing My American and Desi Identities with My Queer Identity

In elementary school, when other kids sat with their Lunchables or with fruit roll-ups dangling…