PERSPECTIVES

How I Came to Acknowledge My Anxiety Attacks and Learned to Cope With Them

Disclaimer: My anxiety is not clinically diagnosed. Your hearts racing, you find yourself having trouble…

#IWas: Why Desi Community Buries its Head in the Sand About Sexual Assault

Sex is not a typical topic of discussion in South Asian homes. The matter of…

Seat at the High Table: India Wins Big to Become Nonpermanent Member of the UN Security Council

India recently got elected unanimously, for the 8th time, to the UN Security Council. It…

Devi or Kamala, Or, is it Devi and Kamala? An Indian American Dilemma

ABCDs, fobs, coconuts, the college Brown Town … chances are you have identified with at…

European Ideals of Beauty Continue to Prevail in the South Asian Community

With the current state of racial tensions in the United States centered around the systemic…

Musings of an Indian-American on India’s Undying Obsession With Fair Skin

The recent horrific death of an unarmed Black American, George Floyd has once again confirmed…

DACA Survives, For Now. That’s a Big Deal For the South Asian Community

Eight years ago, President Barack Obama’s Administration created a program for a subset of immigrants…

South Asian Youth Have Higher Rates of Anxiety and Depression Compared to Their Peers

I had a tele-medicine appointment scheduled with a patient of mine, who was in the…

How Rediscovering Hindu Faith Changed My Life for the Better and Helped Find My True Self

Growing up in an Indian household, I practiced Hindu customs. My parents sent me to…

The Anatomy of Hypocrisy: Indians’ Outrage Over Oppression of Blacks in America

Three weeks ago, 46-year-old George Floyd’s murder by white police officer Derek Chauvin set off…

The Caged Bird Sings of Freedom: A Personal Account of George Floyd Protests in D.C.

Two weeks ago, I watched the video of a black man being killed by the…

Are Indian American Supporters of Trump Ready to Embrace a Christian America?

There is a measure of support among the Indian American community and India’s middle class…