14 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

"Twice-Removed"

I think a lot about this somewhat forced migration–first from India to Fiji on indenture ships and then from Fiji to the United States by modern aircrafts. There is a real crisis of identity and belonging. I had an epiphany yesterday that we have been working really hard to change “twice-removed” into “an opportunity to […]

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12 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

The definition of an Indian Writer in English (IWE)

If I ever made it ‘big’ as an author, I probably won’t be considered ‘Indian Writer in English’ either since I have never been to India. At least that seems to be one of the central assumptions of the reporter: to make claims of authenticity beyond a shadow of doubt, one must have ties to […]

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11 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Beijing 2008 – Olympic Games and the Power to Unify Diasporas

I see the Olympics as the single-most unifying sports regular sports events. And today, I felt the unity across the globe, emitting from the rich and unique Indian disapora. Headlines Today, NDTV and all Indian news channels are going wild with their broadcast of the Olympics and for good reason. Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra created […]

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