MILLENNIALS

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…

27-year-old Indian American Engineer Among Diverse Team Working on NASA’s Perseverance Rover

For the past five years, Vishnu Sridhar has dedicated his life to Mars. The 27-year-old…

A Conversation With Ashwani Jain Who Wants to be Maryland’s First Governor of Color

Ashwani K. Jain has managed to pack a lifetime worth of experiences – both good…

Meet Rohan Seth, the Co-founder of Clubhouse, the Social Media App That’s Creating Buzz

With the pandemic still raging into the new year, people are finding themselves connecting with…