Indian-American supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are eagerly waiting for his visit, his first after his resounding victory in the May general elections. Modi, who arrives in the U.S. on Sept. 20, is scheduled to address a rally in Houston, the following day. Organizers say that over 50,000 people have already registered for the event and several are still on the waiting list.
With over 50,000 IndianAmericans from all across the country registering to attend the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ rally on Sept. 22 in Houston, starring Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and with the event garnering even more excitement with President Donald Trump expected to join India’s rock-star, erstwhile U.S. ambassadors, leading policy wonks and scholars provided their perspective on to what makes Modi tick and makes him such a phenomenon.
At one point in their life Komal Mulchandani and her husband Jaideep, a childless couple from Jersey City, New Jersey, had only two options to become parents after they had exhausted all possible medical treatments for infertility — either go for adoption or find a surrogate who would be willing to carry the couple’s baby.
Anita Aysola remembers the hopeless feeling earlier this year. It was May 7, the day when Georgia’s Republican governor signed into law one of the nation’s most restrictive pieces of anti-abortion legislation to date. The law banned abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, when doctors can detect the fetal heartbeat — a stage of embryonic development that often occurs before many women even realize they are pregnant.