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Category: Perspectives

Remarks by President on Countering Violent Extremism

  Transcript of Closing Remarks by the President at Summit on Countering Violent Extremism THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you. Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat.  Well, thank you, Lisa, for the introduction.  Lisa is an example of the countless dedicated public servants across our government, a number of ...

Remembering India’s First Woman Photojournalist

In today’s world with selfies and instagrams, where everyone is snapping pictures on their iPhones, it was illuminating to see the black and white photos of Homai Vyarawalla, belonging to another era when photography was black and white, and cameras were bulky and most professional photographers were male ...

Let’s Talk About Death, Baby

The first time I saw a dead body was when I was 20 years old and in my anatomy lab at university. Many of us are sheltered from death during our childhood and don’t give it much thought during adulthood either, unless and until we are unavoidably faced ...

Plunging Necklines, Gaping Armholes and Low Risers

Undies or Outies?

Unearthing Shakti

shakti [shuk-thee]: 1. the female principle or organ of generative power.2. the wife of a deity, especially of Shiva. From Sanskrit sákti power

Notes on a First Winter

I am beginning to understand why Californians are so often the objects of disdain: undeserving inhabitants of the land of fair weather, land underappreciated by those who did not endure a hard winter, ...

Was Charlie Hebdo Funny?

Once upon a time, the terrorist attacks in Paris would have evoked an impersonal response in me. But now, I view them with a telephoto lens. I know the streets, the boulevards, the buildings. After living in France for a month last summer, I know something of the French ...

Remarks by President Obama At U.S.-India Business Council Summit

Delivered on January 26, 2015 at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India

To Make Your Own Destiny

India—harrowing, odd, funny … probably just why our writer won’t live anywhere else.

Why Patriarchy?

The sad eradication of matriarchy and prevalence of patriarchy.
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