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A bigger, worse ‘global gag rule’

The “Mexico City Policy,” labeled by critics as the “global gag rule,” will now also be known – the State Department announced Monday – as “Protecting Life in Global Health…

Ban triple talaq and dowry. Hire more police to protect women. Make India Great Again

Ban triple talaq and dowry. Hire more police to protect women. Make India Great Again

NEW YORK – The Supreme Court of India is on the verge of making a significant ruling on the abhorrent practice popularly known as triple talaq, or as Muslims known…

Donald Trump’s self-sabotage is rooted in his past. He has to find a way to resign

Donald Trump’s self-sabotage is rooted in his past. He has to find a way to resign

Why does Donald Trump behave in the dangerous and seemingly self-destructive ways he does? Three decades ago, I spent nearly a year hanging around Trump to write his first book,…

Challenging to find committed theatre actors for English plays: Bharat Dabholkar

Challenging to find committed theatre actors for English plays: Bharat Dabholkar

NEW DELHI He used his creativity for some of the popular ads for Amul, and he has worn many hats — that of an actor, scriptwriter and director in the theatre…

Indian Americans can help India realize its full potential

In 2010, during his first visit to India, President Barack Obama proclaimed: “I believe that India and America are indispensable partners in meeting the challenges of their times.” I agree…

American Hindus believe that we can make America great again

American Hindus believe that we can make America great again

Since 1933, the 100-DAY mark of a Presidency has been a measure taken to assess a new President, a new government, and whether governance matches the promises made on the…

Handwoven dupattas a staple in women’s wardrobe: designer

Handwoven dupattas a staple in women’s wardrobe: designer

NEW DELHI Designer Gaurang Shah, who has styled the likes of Sharmila Tagore and Vidya Balan, has come up with Dupatta Festival to celebrate the art of this ensemble. He says…

Unique gift for retired Afridi from Indian team

Unique gift for retired Afridi from Indian team

NEW DELHI Despite the political tensions between India and Pakistan affecting bilateral cricket, there is no love lost among the players and this time it is the Indian team which presented…

Life beyond H-1B: try L1, EB5 Visas, experts suggest

NEW DELHI The cap for US H-1B visas for 2018 may have been reached but immigration experts say that Indian applicants, who form the majority of the recipients of such visas,…

Trump’s plan to ‘hire American’ must start with more rights for mmigrant workers

Trump’s plan to ‘hire American’ must start with more rights for mmigrant workers

President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week that directs federal agencies to implement a “Buy American, Hire American” strategy and to reform the much maligned H-1B visa. No…

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