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Murder of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, Harnish Patel has shaken the Indian American community

Murder of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, Harnish Patel has shaken the Indian American community

The killing of 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a bar in Olathe, Kansas, on Feb. 20 has shaken the Indian American community. And since then, still more Indian Americans have been…

Here’s what Gandhi has to say to today’s protesters

Here’s what Gandhi has to say to today’s protesters

The protests around President Trump’s inauguration and first month in office have prompted debates about protest and efficacy. The vast majority of protests have been peaceful; for example, there were no…

Hollywood’s diversity problem looks a little better after the Oscars – but it still has a long way to go

Hollywood’s diversity problem looks a little better after the Oscars –  but it still has a long way to go

The post-Oscars attention may be on the epic flub that closed Feb. 26 night’s 89th Academy Awards, when an envelope error meant “La La Land” was briefly, and incorrectly, named…

‘Know your porn’: filmmaker seeks to bust pornography myths

‘Know your porn’: filmmaker seeks to bust pornography myths

NEW DELHI Where sex is largely considered a taboo subject, is ironically among the largest porn consumers in the world. Madhureeta Anand, a filmmaker known to combine her craft with social…

Gujarati playwright, humorist Taarak Mehta dead

Gujarati playwright,  humorist Taarak Mehta dead

AHMEDABAD Popular Gujarati humourist Taarak Mehta, whose work inspired the hit Hindi sitcom “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”, died here aged 88 on March 1 morning after a prolonged illness,…

Donald Trump says no to hate crimes. Is America listening?

Donald Trump says no to hate crimes. Is America listening?

NEW YORK: Just when his silence seemed preposterous, President Donald Trump condemned the proliferation of hate crimes in the United States, in his address to Congress. He spoke specifically of…

Ohio – A Journey to Indian Park. Degrading Indian workers. Degrading America.

Ohio – A Journey to Indian Park. Degrading Indian workers. Degrading America.

NEW YORK: Most Indian immigrants in the United States, especially the first generation, learn with time to expertly leapfrog racial overtones, gentle innuendoes on brown skin and traits – be…

The Kansas shooting teaches Indians a few lessons about Trump – and the United States

The Kansas shooting teaches Indians a few lessons about Trump – and the United States

For six days, the world’s most garrulous (and seemingly most underworked) head of state, famous for his bilious 3 a.m. tweeting IN ALL CAPS, found neither one word of empathy…

Hindi may topple English on social media in India but ignores critical issues

NEW DELHI Hindi is set to topple English as the most popular language on social media in India in 2017 but this comes with a negative, a study on the occasion…

eToilets: transforming sanitation via technology

eToilets: transforming sanitation via technology

NEW DELHI Using the toilet in school was an ordeal for 15-year-old Vineetha two years ago because of poor sanitation and cleanliness. A class 10 student at ZPHS Kodurupadu School…