PERSPECTIVES

A Young Indian American’s Reflections on Swami Vivekananda on His 160th Birth Anniversary

As a second-generation Indian American and Hindu, realizing my dual identities and understanding my faith…

A Lollywood Renaissance: Pakistani Films Have Come of Age But There’s Need for More Creative Freedom

As a business post-graduate, I feel more inclined to think about movies as a business…

The Otherside of Partition: An Ode to Sisterhood Amid the Break-Up of Bengal and the Birth of a Nation

I had tears in my eyes as I read the proof copy of Chitra Banerjee…

What’s Marital Intimacy Got to Do With Parenting? A Lot. Parenting is Mostly About Parents, Not Children

Over the years, I have seen so many books written about marriage, relationships, long term…

‘Indians’ East and West: People Following Ancient Traditions Must Come Together and Support Each Other

Recently we visited the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in New Mexico near Albuquerque and perused…

Love and Loathing: Being a Mindful Pakistani, I Wonder If Rupture and Ruin are the Destiny of My Beloved Karachi

‘Kolachi,’ ‘Kurachee,’ and Karachi’ are the three names that this city has relished. More than…

The Art of Seeking Offense: How Feeling Offended has Become a National Pastime in India

I recently returned to the U.S. after a 5-month stay in India. While I narrowly…

Depression Visa: The Story of One Woman Whose Life was Upended by H-4 Dependent Visa and an Abusive Spouse on H1-B

In early December 2022, I got a message from Priya* in Hyderabad. “I read your…

FBI and IRS Should Investigate Texas-Based Hindutva Group Funding Persecution of Christians in India

Frisco, Texas was voted as the ‘Number One Best City to Live In America’, according…

Annihilistic Doubt: Countering the Colonial Assumption that Hinduism is Not Rational or Modern

“We can only pause in admiration of this ancient civilization whose hero is a teenager…

As We Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day This Month, Remember the Indian Roots of His Nonviolence Movement

“Now what I’m saying is this: I would like for all of us to believe…

The Browning of the West: Rishi Sunak, Priyanka Chopra and the Myth of South Asian Representation

The South Asian diaspora has lately celebrated the appointment of Rishi Sunak, the first person…