Stuck in a left lane of the expressway during rush hour, he misses his exit—but unlike last time, when he forgot his smartphone, Shankar isn’t late now for his job interview, reaching the two-story white building in a quiet cul-de-sac with just a minute or two to spare.
It was 2:30 pm when she boarded her flight to Seattle . Totally Exhausted, she struggled to store her carry on in the overhead compartment then literally threw herself in one of the seats in row one. The drinks were being served in her section while passengers were still boarding.
The rape and murder in January of Asifa, an eight-year old Indian girl, over a period of days, by several men in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir belies horror and disbelief. Asifa belonged to a nomadic Muslim community and the rapists and murderers were from the local Hindu community that wanted the nomads to leave.
“Thank you, come again” — those four words, spoken in an exaggerated Indian accent, have followed immigrants and Americans of South Asian descent like a bad penny since “The Simpsons” premiered in 1989. They helped make Apu, the show’s tightfisted convenience store owner, a household name. A…
India is sliding toward a collapse of humanity and ethics in political and civic life, as the recent reports of the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl from a seminomadic Muslim community in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir reveal.
It was the spring of my senior year and Jacqueline Novogratz, one of my favorite entrepreneurs, was visiting campus to give a lecture on her experiences researching global poverty and eradication methods. I still remember reading her memoir the summer before.
On March 6, about 40,000 subsistence farmers and landless peasants, many from impoverished indigenous tribes, marched to Mumbai from Nashik, a city 112 miles northeast of India’s commercial capital. The sea of humanity flooding the highway to Mumbai captured national attention and focused it on the problems tormenting the marchers and tens of millions of other farmers.
As China gears up to rule the world, a small number of the Chinese diaspora in Assam lives without getting any attention from the electronic and print media. While many of them have lost contact with their country of origin, some of them are still attempting to maintain the connection.
Despite the substantial mortality and morbidity associated with gun violence, the rhetoric and polices created by our politicians whose foremost duty is to keep us safe — whether it be in schools, churches, malls, movie theaters or any other public venue — continues to reflect indifference.
On Oct. 31, 1984, in a wire service office in Beijing, I was waiting to send a news report to New York when a bell rang to call attention to a breaking story. As the New York Times chief Southeast Asia correspondent, I had just visited camps for Vietnamese refugees in southern China and was preparing to return to my base in Bangkok.
Spring is a festive time for us. As a Hindu Tam Brahm married to a Malayalee Catholic, I’ve had a busy few weeks, from Palm Sunday Mass to Tamil Puthandu puja. Last year, for the first time, I personally observed both of these and that’s because I’m now working twice as hard.
The past few weeks have seen significant price swings in the equity market. Although it is scary when it occurs, this is par for the course and is not uncommon. Periodic corrections are quite normal and healthy, with the recent correction being the first since 2016.
The walk-out started a little after 9:30 in the morning, with students and faculty who wished to participate sitting in the bleachers outside. Each talked about one of those who had been killed. Those who chose not to participate were asked to remain in the gym.
An adventurous cook navigating the aisles of a typical supermarket in Middle America sails past shelf after shelf of Latin American ingredients, an array of Chinese sauces, Thai noodles and a continent of European cheeses in a sea of Italian olive oils. The necessities of Indian home cooking are mostly not there.
Today, we are gradually moving towards what Canadian strategist Don Tapscott calls 'The Internet of Value'; that is the fountainhead of digital assets. Blockchain, which allows us to enable the exchange of any asset across the globe in real-time, ranging from stocks and bonds to music and art, is the next inevitable step in the global progress towards 'The Internet of Value'.
Sridevi's lilting laughter — much like her screen presence, beauty, grace and unmatchable talent — lingers on as I remember my last conversation, in November 2017, with the actress, who spent 50 of her 54 years of life living the cinematic dream.
Prime Minister Modi’s historic “Startup India Action Plan” is to create 35 new incubators. This is an excellent beginning to tap the entrepreneurial spirit of India’s demographic asset, its vibrant youths. To make this plan rewarding, it is necessary to train these youths in the art of generating ideas for new startups.
They were two young men studying at Cambridge University when they met in the wake of the bloody Partition of British India. One was a Kashmiri-born Muslim and the other a Hindu-born Bengali.
It was a humid August evening in Ambala, India. Looking towards the pink sky from the kitchen window she said to her sister,“It's your turn today!” “No! It’s yours!” replied her sister within a split second. “Oh well !”the girl obliged. Rolling her eyes she shabbily walked over to the slab and started working.
Going back three decades, the average market drop in any given year has typically been around 10 percent. What Americans are witnessing now is a return to normal market behavior, which has never followed a straight line.
House Republicans released a secret memo on Friday that alleges that F.B.I. and Justice Department officials misused their authority in conducting surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page.
We are well into the new year and the festive air has still not dissipated. Celebrations and parties still abound and with that come those sweet delicacies and desserts, handsomely propped up on the dinner table deviously mocking the hour-long workout I had that same morning.
Imagine an accomplished young woman – we can call her Amrita – who has a caring husband and maybe a child or two. He is a highly skilled professional in his field with a doctorate or even post-doctorate qualifications. She has the same level of achievement or possibly higher. He has been off…
Imagine this: The author of the most popular book in the country goes on Bill Maher’s show and says the following about President Barack Obama: “There is something in the book that I was absolutely sure of but it was so incendiary that I just didn’t have the ultimate proof,” he says. “I didn…
When he directed "Dharmaputra", his first film, in 1961, little did Yash Chopra know what he was getting himself into. The film, about Hindu-Muslim relations, touched on the raw history pertaining to events that were just over a dozen years old.