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Category: Opinions

Welcome to the Gandhi Center

Although at times its traditions, diversities, and intricacies can seem overwhelming and a burden to getting things done, when it comes to filling the shelves of a cultural center, India has a brimming treasure chest to choose from. Joseph Nye, professor of political science at Harvard, coined the term soft ...

India, Poverty and The Economist

News about India in the media makes for distressing reading

Waiting for 2050

Politics and aging

Guilty of Walking While Brown

"Are you sure 'they' know who you are when you take a walk around your neighborhood?" 

Plunging Necklines, Gaping Armholes and Low Risers

Undies or Outies?

The Business of Fish

Bangra, Boi, Boomla, Bombil anyone?

The Secret Annex

My grandmother’s diary was so not like Bridget Jones’. When my grandfather died, leaving her a widow at the age of 37, she began writing. A small, slender, self-effacing woman, her life centered around her children and her grandchildren. By then, I—her first grandchild—had already been ...

Finding Kalpana

A mother finds parallels in Finding Nemo as she bids adieu to her college bound daughter

Motherhood Above All?

Equally, it is not for us to glorify motherhood to such extremes that we look askance at those who prefer another life mission—whether by choice or circumstance.

The Non-Redundant Indian

As a keen follower of Indian politics and the upcoming national elections, and someone who is very active on social media year-round, I have lately been confronted by an interesting phenomenon: The tendency of resident Indians to a) diss NRIs and render them irrelevant by virtue of not residing ...
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