Daddy Dearest: Not-So Anonymous

How do you want to be remembered by your family? I have put off writing this specific post for years.  Mainly out of respect for my father, a respect that is rooted more in duty than in merit.  My father succeeded in providing me with food, clothing, shelter and educational opportunities that most women from […] Read more…

Highlights from the Women’s Strike and March in NYC

Promised and delivered! Photos and videos from last Wednesday’s events right here! In my last post on March 8th, International Women’s Day and “A Day Without a Woman” – the general women’s strike felt around the globe – I shared my story about why I and the women who came before me have protested for our […] Read more…

Why We Shouldn’t Count on the GOP to Stop Hate Crimes

It’s dangerous to be brown in America. On February 22, 2017, two Indian men were shot in a Kansas bar by a racist, white man.  He called them terrorists and ordered them to “get out of [his] country” before killing 32 year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injuring his friend, Alok Madasani. Ten days later, on March […] Read more…

The Minimalist Guide to Saving the Republic

Does saving the Republic have you feeling overwhelmed? That’s where I’ve been since the inauguration.  It’s felt like a hurricane of constitutional violations, nepotism and two-faced lies since then.  Countless times, I’ve tried to sit in front of my computer and translate that mess inside my head into something coherent and powerful.  Every time, I […] Read more…

5 Simple Ways to Start Eliminating Prejudice Today

Last week I started the conversation here at ADNY on racism within the desi community.  Since that post, I came across a video clip on Upworthy worth mentioning that furthers the discussion on a national level. I think Heather and Garry are a world-class example of how we can effectively work to diminish prejudice in […] Read more…

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