Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Demonetization and the OCI – a personal experience

BY MOHAN NAIR With the looming June 30 deadline for NRIs to exchange old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes,  “Note bandhi” is back in the news.  This is my own personal experience about how genuine wealth became “kagaz-ka-tukada” in the words [...]

Runoff elections: Vote and voice your opinion

BY MOHAN NAIR Campaigning is on in full swing for the June 20 runoff for Georgia’s 6th congressional district. Unlike in the earlier elections, one can see a number of volunteers, mostly young boys and girls, knocking on your door and seeking [...]

Domestic violence & the Neha Rastogi case – Raksha pens open letter to South Asian community

Neha Rastogi and her husband Abhishek Gattani. BY APARNA BHATTACHARYYA AND MADHU DESHMUKH* To my beloved community, We have seen your power – the power to make a change, the power to work towards a community that is equal, just and [...]

Trumpexit could be good news for India as Modi meets Macron

By Rajendra Shende Newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted 24 times within two hours as news, on June 1, came from across the Atlantic. US President Trump declared that he has broken away from the Paris Climate Agreement. That [...]

Under Trump, a presidency declines, step by remorseless step

By Ashok Easwaran As the US constitution was being drafted in utmost secrecy in 1787, an anxious citizen asked Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers, “Well, doctor, what have we got — a republic or a monarchy?” Without [...]

Trump’s merit-based immigration proposal could benefit Indians

By Arul Louis New York, March 1 (IANS) US President Donald Trump’s proposal for a merit-based immigration system has the potential to benefit Indians, a large number of whom have high levels of education and skills. But this will ultimately [...]

Donald Trump, riven by rage and petulance, invokes despair

By Ashok Easwaran If innocent souls had nurtured a sliver of hope that the evolution from campaigning to governing would even marginally transform President Donald Trump, his inaugural speech would have been the unequivocal denouement. If Trump’s [...]

Demonetization: 50mn livelihoods at risk as tourists stay away

By robinn –, CC BY-SA 2.0, By Mukta Patil Anjuna (Goa) Raju Lakhani’s beachside restaurant here at this popular tourist strip [...]

Will anti-Trump immigrant wave prove strong enough for Hillary?

By Nishant Arora San Francisco, Nov 8 (IANS) As the world keenly awaits the results of the US election, the hatred among immigrants for Donald Trump is almost at its zenith and the message is loud and clear: the immigrant population is voting [...]

America poised to make history in cliff-hanger

BY ARUN KUMAR Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) America is poised to make history Tuesday as it elects either its first woman President or a rank establishment outsider who has roiled the American political system in what has turned out to be a nail-biting [...]