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Chinese-Indians Recall Life in Internment Camp in "Deoliwallahs" • India Currents • Published on Mar 22, 2020 | *Slider - Latest, Articles, Books, Lifestyle
How do you write a book about loss-a loss that's so propulsive as to ravage the notion of home, country and identity? What do you put in it, and what do you leave out? What message will this work deliver and how does it answer the questions of the moment? In "The...

Mongolians in the Bay Area are optimistic about the future • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Mar 11, 2020 | News Columnists
Despite challenges, recent immigrants have high aspirations

Why The New 'Public Charge' Rule Could Hit Older Immigrants Hard • Forbes/Next Avenue • Published on Feb 24, 2020

Trump's travel ban ignores the Nigerian success story • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Feb 20, 2020 | News Columnists
Adebajo left Nigeria to come to America in 2016, when she turned 21, to enroll in the University of San Francisco for a master's in International Economics.

In Brown Type: New immigration rule is shortsighted • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Feb 6, 2020 | News Columnists
On January 27, the Supreme Court, in a narrow 5-4 vote, gave the go-ahead to the Trump administration to implement its public charge rule

San Francisco librarian makes a living serving her community • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Jan 22, 2020 | News Columnists
Janet Tom began her career as a librarian in 1999

Why the Mindy Kaling-Kamala Harris cooking video lacked spice • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Jan 8, 2020 | News Columnists
Navigating identity politics is never easy


Top 10 reasons San Francisco will remember 2019 • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Dec 26, 2019 | News Columnists
History books will find this 19th year in the third millennium to be notable on several accounts.

What's Behind My Mother's Obsession with Food? • India Currents • Published on Dec 16, 2019 | *Slider - Latest, Community, Education
"What did you eat today?" my mother, Sarada, begins her phone conversation with my twenty-three-year-old daughter in New York. When my daughter explains that she made rasam and sautéed cauliflower over the weekend, Sarada's face lights up. Later she tells me she's...

What our gazes say about how we view homeless people • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Dec 11, 2019 | News Columnists
In this neighborhood, he stood out, and I saw cars slow down as they passed him by.

When older residents can't make ends meet • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Nov 28, 2019 | News Columnists
In less than 10 years I will be part of the elderly population.

What's in your happiness cocktail? • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Nov 13, 2019 | News Columnists
When I consider what makes me consistently and iteratively happy, I'd say it's when I come up with novel ideas and find words to frame them.

San Francisco high schoolers examine perspectives that harm • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Oct 31, 2019 | News Columnists
It is only through self-examination can we reckon with how different groups are affected in different ways by commonly heard narratives.

What the PG& E blackouts taught us about disruptions, good and bad • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Oct 16, 2019 | News Columnists
The dictionary defines disrupt as causing "disorder or turmoil in," originating from the Latin word disruptus, in the mid 1600s, meaning to burst asunder.

Don't aggregate Asians into one category in the 2020 Census • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Oct 2, 2019 | News Columnists
A member of the Asian American Coalition for Education has launched a campaign to remove sub-Asian race options in the 2020 census.

Language used as a weapon to exclude at U.S. borders • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Sep 18, 2019 | News Columnists
Research found that the asylum seekers came from 28 different countries, and spoke 36 different primary languages.

Legacy Film Festival brings fresh take on aging • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Sep 5, 2019 | Arts and Entertainments / News Columnists
The films are about resiliency, hope, and overcoming loneliness.

African immigrants struggle to find place in US • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Aug 21, 2019 | News Columnists
Being refused simple services and then having to apologize for the imposition of our presence, "that's part of being black," Adoubou Traore said.

The anatomy of a young man's rage • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Aug 7, 2019 | News Columnists
About a year ago, I met a twenty-something man, whom I'm going to call Z, who talked to me about his rage.

The Rising Relevance of Tulsi Gabbard • India Currents • Published on Aug 5, 2019 | Articles, Politics
"As you know, I grew up in the beautiful state of Hawaii, which is the only state in the nation which has a majority and minority population. So, my upbringing is perhaps a little different than most other folks in the country," said Representative Tulsi Gabbard...

Can tasks really be shared equally in a family? • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Jul 24, 2019 | News Columnists
The collective peace of a family depends on each individual's happiness quotient within the unit.

Go Back to Your Country! • India Currents • Published on Jul 19, 2019 | Now & Then
Lunchtime at the intersection of Third and Geary in downtown San Francisco is a concerto of movement. Cars, pedestrians, bicyclists, strollers, bags, carts, pets perform a score as they make their way through narrow passageways that open and snap to shapes and bodies....

Punjabi Indians are increasingly crossing borders to seek asylum in the U.S. • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Jul 10, 2019 | News Columnists
In 2019 there have been over 7,000 Indians in deportation proceedings in courts across the nation.

The Complicated Relationship Between Screen Time and Depression • Elemental • Published on Jun 26, 2019
Blaming smartphones and social media for mental health issues in teens distracts from deeper problems

Estimate of a 2020 census undercount is growing • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Jun 26, 2019
Census advocates in California and elsewhere are working to remediate the atmosphere of fear and suspicion

How chasing dragonflies relates to Trump's merit-based immigration proposal • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on Jun 12, 2019
During summer holidays, my brother and I would come home from our respective Catholic boarding schools and spend lazy days reading and exploring.

Ed Lee: The Man Behind the Mayor • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on May 29, 2019
"My dad was a behind-the-scenes guy … when he decided to run, it was one of the greatest decisions he made.

Gilmore Girls and what's needed for the growing numbers of single mothers • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on May 15, 2019
Policymakers must find a way to provide better support for families of all types.

Shifting The Sources Of Drinking Water In California • India Currents • Published on May 14, 2019 | *Slider - Latest, Features
Water conservation and recycling efforts are needed as Colorado River water levels drop Even at a time when the California snowpack is 161% of the historical average for April, water experts are concerned about water optimization, usage, storage and conservation....

Adding the Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census: A Legitimate Fear • India Currents • Published on May 6, 2019 | *Slider - Latest, Opinion, Voices
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last Tuesday about the Census Bureau's plan to include the citizenship question in the 2020 census. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg struck at the heart of the issue when she probed why the question - part of every census from 1820 to...

Adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census: A legitimate fear • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on May 1, 2019
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last Tuesday about the Census Bureau's…

Tiger Woods, Stephen Curry, Erik Kratz and the demography of sports • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on April 17, 2019
Even at a time when the nation is divided over the border and sanctuary laws, many of us are united in our enjoyment of sports.

Motherhood, Sequence and Success • India Currents • Published on Apr 15, 2019 | Now & Then
Have you heard of the success sequence? Even if you haven't, you might have unwittingly been adhering to the sequence. It's a social rationalization theory given new life by a study published in the American Enterprise Institute and Institute for Family Studies by W....

The death penalty does not work • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on April 3, 2019
Does the death penalty prevent homicides and cruel acts of violence?

The business of college admissions is geared more toward parents than students • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on March 21, 2019
When my twins were in their sophomore year of high school, I recall attending a presentation for parents of high school children by a group of college counselors.

For Aging Immigrants, Food from Their Homelands Is Key to Happiness • The Bold Italic • Published on March 18, 2019
Stories from California's immigrant seniors clinging to the flavors of their past

Proposal to revoke H-4 work authorizations takes direct hit at working women's rights • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on March 7, 2019
Even at this particular moment with the increased mobilization of women's rights, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to imperil the working life of thousands of highly skilled working

The Man Behind The Oscar: God Save Freddie Mercury • India Currents • Published on Feb 26, 2019 | Voices
It was electrifying to watch Rami Malek perform as Freddie Mercury in the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, showing us a man grappling with soul-searing despair and alienation even while the world was feting him for his extraordinary musical prowess. Yet, the movie was deeply...

Even while San Francisco's economy is booming, people are restless to leave • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on February 21, 2019
Not everyone is choosing to stay in The City and Silicon Valley. San Francisco had a net domestic out-migration of residents as did most Silicon Valley counties, between July 2017...

The shaping of Kamala Harris' identity • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on February 7, 2019
It's an important moment for Senator Kamala Harris. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Harris announced that she was launching her 2020 presidential campaign. Her timely memoir - "The Truths ...

Rapper Cardi B is scared about Trump's wall-induced government shutdown and you should be too • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on January 24, 2019
A few days ago, I would have asked the question who is Cardi B? Now, she's established herself in the firmament of Trump-busters. In an expletive laced commentary about Trump's...

A brief history of walls being used as political tools • The San Francisco Examiner • Published on January 10, 2019
On New Year's Day, the southern state of Kerala in India experienced a never-before-seen phenomenon. Pledging and demanding gender equality, millions of women of all ages came together to form...

Bret Stephens' Flawed Logic in Championing Churchill • India Currents • Published on Jan 7, 2019 | Now & Then
Many leaders straddle history with a complicated record. But none more so than Winston Churchill. For the white world, he is nothing short of a legend. For the rest, he is a tyrant singularly responsible for the genocidal deaths of millions. In a recent Times column,...

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