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Category: Perspectives

From Here to Eternity and Back, Quickly

I’ve often thought of it but this summer I finally formulated it into one of Murphy’s Laws: Traveling to your holiday destination always takes more time than coming back. It always seems to take so long to reach our vacation spot but our return journey seems to go ...

Is Obama To Blame for the Government Shutdown?

Yes, Obama is culpable Our nation’s capital just had a circus sideshow that the world watched with incredulity. The spectacle is now on a pause but this temporary reprieve could just be an intermission before the next act possibly plays out in January 2014. The direct cost of the ...

Moving Out … Again

The advantage of being far is that when you come together it is always a special occasion. Your routine is on hold; grocery shopping is deferred.

Gandhi’s Legacy

It was on a chance visit to Riverside that I saw a figure towering beneath the blue of the California skies that seemed strangely familiar and brought back memories from my childhood in India—a bronze sculpture of a man wearing a dhoti with a shawl hung over his ...

September Blues

On a crisp September morning, a dozen years ago, I emerged into the sunshine feeling happy and ravenous. Having finished an intense summer at Syracuse University’s famed Newhouse School of Communications, I was easing into the Fall semester, thoroughly enjoying the thrill of learning. Breakfast was on my ...

Non-Citizens to Serve on Juries?

No, non-citizens are not “peers” The California Legislature recently passed AB 1401, a bill that would allow non-citizen-residents of the state to serve on juries. The Bill now awaits the signature of Governor Jerry Brown. Proponents of this bill say that the bill would address the shortage of jurors ...

Good Health

Less about exercise and more about movement

Of Gods and Faith

I still believe Dada’s assertions that poverty, injustice, inequality in the world are all evidence against the existence of God.

Shuffling Cards

Indian Americans have made considerable inroads professionally and are making a significant impact politically at the local, state and national levels. As a community, we often bring a unique perspective to U.S. domestic and foreign policy issues. This is my reading of the events on and about Syria ...

Heroes Among Us

When my three-year old son died of brain cancer, one of my first thoughts was that maybe it was my fault: I didn’t try hard enough.  Our media and our culture have led us to believe that if you try hard enough, you can beat cancer. Lance Armstrong ...
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