PERSPECTIVES

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…

Does the Decline of Manners Gives Rise to Global Pandemic?

Treat others as you wish to be treated. Wash your hands. Everyone privileged enough to…

Lost in Translation: My Complicated Relationship With English

“Are you willing to teach an off-campus class at IBM in my place?” asked my…

The Art of Coping With Covid-19 At Home and Hearth

I write this on a beautiful May day, sitting out on my deck and listening…

It’s Just Everywhere Already: Recording the Life and Times of the Pandemic

“There’s this Chinese virus circulating around,” I say, “should we postpone our Florida trip?” “You’re…