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Dear Hindu Leaders: Please Make Our Religion More Accessible

Deya Maldas | Posted 04.04.2016 | Religion
Deya Maldas

Maybe it's my lack of knowledge or an absence of resources, but I don't think I've explicitly ever been told how I, as a 10 year old, 15 year old, and now 21 year old, could interpret the depths of my religion and piece it together for my daily life.

We Are Bengalis

Deepan Chatterjee | Posted 02.01.2016 | Good News
Deepan Chatterjee

We are Bengalis. We love our rice cooked and our fish fried. We adore Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray with the same breath. We watch cricket and ...

Homecoming, Humor and Hasan: Minhaj à HA!

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

There's Glass Menage-erie. There's Nicky Minaj. There's ménage à trois. And then there's Hasan Minhaj. Think Deepak Chopra meets Chris Rock. Spiritual meets comical. Gandhi meets Woody. He's nimble yet noble, profound yet playful, a rebel with reverence.

A Justice Denied as Bangladesh Prosecutes War Crimes

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 02.01.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Born in bloodshed, Bangladesh seeks a justice long overdue. Regrettably, the very judicial body responsible for delivering that justice instead threatens to further deny it.

A Change in Language Learning is Overdue

Amelia Friedman | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Amelia Friedman

The United States is a long way from being the multi-lingual society that so many of our economic competitors are. Only about 10 percent of native-born Americans -- individuals who went through our education system -- speak a language other than English.

Wreath for an Imperial Famine

Madhusree Mukerjee | Posted 08.02.2013 | World
Madhusree Mukerjee

At the height of the famine, unknown protestors laid the dead and dying around the one-kilometer perimeter of the palace, encircling it in a wreath of corpses that marked the passing of British prestige.

How Poetry Can Improve Meditation

Intent | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

The words of poet Rabindranath Tagore fall with velvety warmth from Deepak Chopra's lips. They seem perfectly crafted for this purpose, settling gently around the stillness of a meditator.

Will the Sun rise from India's East?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

All parts of India have given birth to a prime minister, except the eastern. Subhash Chandra Bose and Jyoti Basu, both sons of the East, came close to...

Somali Pirates Tell Their Side

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

Shashank Bengali reports for McClatchy from more than 25 countries and covered conflicts in Somalia, Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq and Georgia. Before moving t...

Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC's Indo-American Arts Council

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half he...