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Diss America

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.22.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

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.

The First Asian American Miss America Responds to the Hate

Noel Alumit | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Noel Alumit

It is a small sorority of women who can call themselves Miss America. It gets even smaller when you consider how many women of color have won. This week, the sisterhood of Asian Miss Americas has grown to two.

In 2013, Can People of Indian Descent Be American?

Sarika Arya | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Sarika Arya

Where do I come from? When people ask me this, I usually say America. "No," they persist, "where are you from?" What they are really asking me is, "Why are you brown?" (Or, as my mother likes to say, "golden." Right on, Mom.)

Dear World, Nina Davuluri Is 'American Enough'

Munmun Khan | Posted 11.17.2013 | Women
Munmun Khan

Doesn't Nina also represent "what is best of America"? Her parents immigrated here 30 years ago, her dad is a physician, she graduated from a top university and she is headed to med school.

Nina Davuluri Is the Future of America

Andrew Lam | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Lam

Nina Davuluri is the first Indian-American to hold the title of Miss America and it should be something for all Americans to celebrate. Her story, after all, is one of the more optimistic news about immigration in recent times

With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Amrit Singh Emerges as Generational Voice

Jim Luce | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The closing gala for this year's New York Indian Film Festival (HuffPo), held in a banquet hall above NYU's Skirball Auditorium, was alive with artist...

A Meditation on the Word “NO”

Joya Dass | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Joya Dass

What Annie said next stopped me in my tracks: "Education gives a woman the power to say NO."

For Indian Americans, Honoring Veteran's Day Signifies Service, Patriotism

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ravi Chaudhary

As I sit down with my family this Veteran's Day, I'll think of patriots who take time each week to pledge their support to raise awareness for veterans in their communities through their own cultural lens.

Indian-American Med Student on Malaria and Poverty in Nigeria

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I had to help cut off patients clothes, try to secure IV lines, and patch their burns all while trying to stomach the constant screams and the distinct fragrance of burnt flesh.