Okay, I'm still not a fan of the beauty pageant. But I have new respect for Miss America as I have watched the new queen cope with the seriously depraved Neanderthals that troll through the dark side of American life.
Over the past decades, the United States has established the H1-B visa as the main gate for skilled workers hired by US companies. In order to avoid any abuse, the US Senate went as far as establishing quotas for H1-B visas on an annual basis.
Living in the slum neighborhood for 26 years, our team understands the problem confronted by our fellow brothers, and we have a solution
As an only child who by his own admittance grew up "sitting on the couch", Pandit suddenly had to share living space with over 60 other monks, sleeping on the floor, taking cold showers, and dodging malaria in one of the world's most overpowering metropolises.
India's underprivileged children still face barriers to education today. Policies like Right to Education (RTE) Clause 12, which reserves 25 percent of the class in private schools to "scholarship seats", can enable social inclusion and remove these barriers.
To judge from past behavior, it does not seem likely that disarmament discussions among government officials will get very far without substantial public pressure upon them to cope with the nuclear weapons menace -- one at least as dangerous to the future of world civilization as the existence of chemical weapons.
A number of impressive initiatives across the global south are using art to empower marginalized communities. Whether it is through museums in Rio de Janeiro or film production in Nairobi, several projects are giving the poor a voice.
If Krishna came to the rescue of every rape victim in the world, we would surely all drown in the mountains of never-ending cloth unraveled by perplexed perpetrators.
To suggest that viewing lingerie somehow induces a man to inflict sexual bodily harm against someone else reinforces and validates the idea that men cannot and need not temper their impulses.
It's understandable we may all want to bask in her newly crowned glory, but Nina Davuluri is not Indian. She's American through and through. Born in Syracuse, raised in Oklahoma and Michigan -- this is a 100 percent American story.
Amidst the celebrations (and the wholly unnecessary controversies) about the crowning of Nina Davuluri as Miss America, we should not forget that events like beauty contests and talent shows often function as an informal mirror to the voices of the people in a democratic culture.
Disillusionment with the ruling Congress is widespread. Its leadership too seems resigned to not regaining power. All it wants to do is thwart Modi from winning.
Despite being a writer and even though I wrote about the Himalayas while I was there, there were certain things that, had it not been for such caught-in-the-action pictures, I might have forgotten, that even now I had to ask someone to tell me the full story.
Since the Syria crisis began, there has been lots of talk from both sides of the political spectrum about how America should not be the "world's polic...
Each year, beginning with Teacher's Day in September and ending with the festival of Dussehra, India restores its reverence for the spirit of learning.
An ad campaign by an Indian non-profit advocacy group for women and children called Save the Children India has generated international buzz with a series of posters which depict bruised and beaten Hindu goddesses.