PERSPECTIVES

Asian Americans: When the Melting Pot Serves Up a Toxic Brew

As our nation grapples with the public health and economic devastation wrought by COVID-19, we…

Tolerating Injustice Against African Americans Creates a More Hostile Environment for All

I attended a protest recently. A protest against police brutality. A protest in solidarity with…

The Color of Terror: Our Encounter With a Police Officer One Hot Summer Day

I was meditating. With what happened on 25th May, it was very hard to stay…

His Cry Summoned: Why So Many Indian Americans Were Stirred by George Floyd’s Murder

I turn on the evening news – my new daily ritual amidst the pandemic and…

Amazing Grace: A Celebration of Life Amidst Pain in the Black Community

It’s quieter on the front that literally started it all — the Twin Cities of…

Indian or American? The Enigma of Belonging Persists Even After More Than 25 Years

The move from India to the shores of America was driven not by any starry-eyed…

What Can Hindu Americans Do More to Fight Racism Against African Americans

On May 25 around 8 p.m., a deli employee called 911, accusing George Floyd, a…

The Ominous Black Body: Reckoning With the Physicality of Blackness in America

Like a trophy hunter, Derek Chauvin struck a familiar manly pose with hand in his…

The Black Angst and Indian Americans Who Try Not to See or Hear

When Ferguson, Missouri, happened in 2014, it was too far for most of my fellow…

How a Girl From Backwaters of South India Realized Her American Dream

As South Asians, what brings us to America? It is the simple fact that it…

Gaming During Pandemic: How I Turned From a Skeptic to a Participant

As far as I can remember, video games have been a point of contention between…

My Wonder Years And the Coming Summer-in-Place

Life moved at a very different pace when I was growing up in Silicon Valley…