Articles

Wounds of Partition and Peace in the Subcontinent


By Urvashi Butalia It is 1947. A six-year-old boy born in Lahore is about to enter the first grade when the city erupts in violence. Riots in July and August shut down schools. Children are forced to stay home. Living with his maternal grandparents, the boy, now over 80, still carries vivid memories of that time. One...

The night comedy died in 2022


By Basab Dasgupta       One of the qualities that I admire in Americans is their inherent sense of humor. I grew up in a serious Indian society which did not know how to laugh and certainly not at itself. I remember one silly political cartoon from my childhood days which depicted Indira Gandhi in a non-flattering...

India takes the Aatmanirbhar route to enhance Defense Exports


By Pradeep S. Mehta & Purushendra Singh With an aim to convert vision into a mission, India has started to transform towards becoming a major defense manufacturing hub and a major exporter. Providing a defense ecosystem for incubating “Make in India, Make for the world”, the latest defense sector reforms are encouraging the private domestic and...

Gen. Asim Munir: Hafiz-e-Quran and Future of Pakistan


By Maj. Gen. Sudhakar Jee Ending weeks of speculation and political back room maneuvering, on November 24 Pakistani leadership decided to hand over the destiny of their country and themselves in the hands of General Asim Munir Ahmad. Gen. Munir is a four-star rank General and replaced General Qamar Javed Bajwa, whose six-year tenure as Army Chief...

VUCA, BANI, FAANG and Corporate Leadership Lessons


By Lt. Gen. Anil Kapoor  The euphoria of FAANG or MAANG is infectious and a dream job not only for young techies but for experts of all ages. Facebook or Meta, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google created a name over the past few decades given their strong avant-garde leadership at all levels, deep selection of   creative...

Substitute Turkey with Tofurky this Thanksgiving


By John Di Leonardo    We should have learned after the COVID-19 pandemic struck and claimed millions of lives that live slaughter markets are breeding grounds for zoonotic diseases; however, this week, Long Island and New York City finds itself in the midst of another major health scare ahead of Thanksgiving. (An official holiday in the...

Race-Based College Admissions and the Future of Indian Students


By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni Indian and Asian American students aspiring to get into US campuses have been facing an uphill climb due to race-based admission policies. On Oct. 31, their concerns reached the Supreme Court when it heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the race-conscious admissions programs of Harvard and North Carolina universities. Attorneys representing the...

Nora Fatehi and the FIFA World Cup


She is of Moroccan descent and was born and raised in Canada By Basab Dasgupta I was an avid fan of the game of soccer when I was growing up in India. The traditional rivalry between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal teams in the Kolkata soccer league provided a continuous source of excitement and entertainment. The Indian...

Against All Orthodoxies


The oligarchical political and economic systems destroy democratic and secular values By Prof. Bhabani Shankar Nayak Orthodoxies are ideas, beliefs, traditions, knowledge, institutions, policies, processes, and practices that domesticate people and the planet. The cultural, religious, political, and ideological orthodoxies are driving the world towards a dangerous situation, where reactionary forces dominate politics, society, and the...