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Indian Community Members Must Report Hate Crimes at ‘Stop AAPI Hate’ Website

Stop AAPI Hate (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) tracks reports of violence against Asian American and Pacific…

Breathe George Floyd: How His Life and Death Helped Indian Americans See Black America

We all can breathe again. Say what you will, the verdict today has taken a…

Wonder Women at Work: Tips for Bright Young Female Engineers to Chart Their Career Course

Last year, someone trying to hire more female engineers for her startup reached out to…

Beating the College Competition: 3 Ways to Get Research Experience in High School

Colleges have increasingly gotten more competitive: the applicant pools at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Dartmouth College…

Hindu Nationalist Agenda of Asserting Control Over Women’s Bodies Continues in ‘Partly Free’ India

2020 was a year of celebration for women’s suffrage globally, as Kamala Harris became the…

The Feel-Good Lifestyle: How Maintaining a Gratitude Journal Unleashes the ‘Happy Hormone’

Often as children (or even adults!) we keep hearing, “Be thankful for your food!” “Be…

Hindu American Foundation’s Attempt to Delink Caste From Hinduism is Disingenuous

We are astonished at the views on caste and Hinduism in a recent American Kahani op-ed by Suhag Shukla, executive…

Feminism Turned Upside Down: Role Reversals, Contradictions and Double Standards in the Indian Diaspora

Last month, we celebrated Women’s History Month with the spectacular accomplishments of women all around…

Indian ‘Model Minority’ in Silicon Valley is in the Spotlight for All the Wrong Reasons

For decades, Silicon Valley, the high-tech capital of the world, has enjoyed positive media reviews…

Let’s Resist Racial, Ethnic and Religious Supremacy, Ultranationalism and Right-wing Ideologies

Last year, in 2020, I wrote and recorded a few short videos to celebrate National…

Solving Problems — Be it Addressing Inequity or Tackling Racism — We Must Start Where We are Rooted

Women’s History Month has served as a reminder that while politics requires a thick skin,…

Racism Through Another Lens: Why Atlanta Killings Must Open Our Eyes to Human Trafficking

Ever since I heard the news about the Atlanta massacre, like most others, I have…