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Columbia’s Primal Scream: In Students’ Free Palestine Demand I Hear an Echo of Neil Young’s ‘Ohio’

Blasting Floyd, Dylan, Clapton, and Morrison in my living room, surrounded by friends as a…

We Columbia University Students Urge You to Listen to Our Voices

On Tuesday night, we watched in horror as hundreds of riot police flooded our beloved…

Thank You, Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Essence of Sargent Shriver’s Call to ‘Break Mirrors’

Even more captivating than reading “Be Useful: Seven Tools For Life,” I thoroughly enjoyed listening…

Sam Pitroda is Right. India Needs Inheritance Tax to Prevent Concentration of Wealth at the Top

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP are busy pillorying the Congress party for a…

‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’ Intricately Weaves Together Themes of Love, Ambition, Rivalry, Sacrifice, and Courage

In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar” a tender romance blossoms between the shy…

Decoding Modi’s Rhetoric: The ‘Mutton, Machli, Mangalsutra, Muslims and Mughals’ Slogan is a Sign of BJP’s Desperation

When it comes to the prime minister of India, the pattern is as predictable. There…

A Response to the Vilification of Hindus for Human Rights by Suhag Shukla of the Hindu American Foundation

I don’t normally spend much time on social media. However, some of the recent attacks…

How Bollywood Films are Promoting Hindutva Politics and Influencing India’s Elections

As the largest electorate in history goes to the polls in India from April 19…

Caste Discrimination in the U.S. Shapeshifts Taking Different Forms Based On the Local Ecosystem

As April comes to an end and with it the festivities celebrating the Dalit History…

Indian Protesters Resort to Urdu Poetic Tradition to Resist Modi’s Hindu Nationalism

India’s government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, implemented the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, or…

Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Amar Singh Chamkila’ Fails to Capture Caste Realities and Complex Legacy of the Dalit Singer

Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Amar Singh Chamkila’ tries to bring the story of the iconic Punjabi singer…

From Temple to Temple: Lord Ram’s Two-Month-Long Road Trip Through the United States

For the past month, four road-trippers have been making their way across the United States,…