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Feb.10.2014
        Streets we walked along yesterday are burning today – and not just in one city or country.  Arab Spring began with demonstrations and protests in December 2010, leading to uprisings and civil wars in at least a dozen countries, but they aren’t the...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.20.2013
"Not a criminal." A best-selling writer, speaking up for gay rights and against their criminalisation, holds a placard with those words for a magazine cover. Look at the photograph closely. This is the much-feted literary celebrity Vikram Seth, the toast of many a festival and publisher craving...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.19.2013
Is America humiliating India by riding on the case of a maid? Sounds illogical, but if true then it is bizarre. The incident in short: Devyani Khobragade, Indian deputy consul general in New York, was arrested for falsifying details on the visa of her domestic help Sangeeta Richard. She was strip-...
terence-clarke's picture
Dec.11.2013
It comes as quite a surprise to Alison Singh Gee to learn that her first visit to her new husband’s family home will take her to a 100-room palace…that her husband’s family owns. Raised in a Los Angeles suburb by her housewife mom (the daughter of a Sacramento poultry farmer of Chinese descent) and...
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Nov.23.2013
I have listened to many phone calls and read many emails and blogs regarding a child sexual abuse survivor’s story. All of them grab my heart; all of them torment me. All are a painful reconstruction of what happened to an innocent child. Some cover the abuse up with words carefully coached not to...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.16.2013
Why OD on racist comments against the latest beauty pageant winner when the majority of Americans don't care? If they can accept yoga, herbal cures and gurus, and even Spelling Bee and American Idol winners, why would they have a problem with Nina Davuluri, an American of Indian origin, getting...
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Sep.06.2013
  It is a tragic end to what was more than a love story. The Taliban are not friends of love. Sushmita Banerjee returned to Afghanistan after a dramatic escape from that country. Why did she go back, only to be killed? After tying up her husband and other family members, they kidnapped her...
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Sep.05.2013
My mother had three brothers, and two of them lived in a Kibbutz. Before their mother, my grandmother died, she asked her children to keep in touch, and suggested that during the Jewish holidays each Kibbutz’s brother would host an urban sibling. Thus, throughout my childhood we spent every New...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.01.2013
Asaram Bapu, one of those ubiquitous spiritual gurus, accused of raping a minor girl had been on the run since August 20. He was captured last night. A week later, the attention transferred to the gang-rape of an intern at a lifestyle magazine in a deserted mill at Mahalaxmi in Mumbai.  The...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.31.2013
If the idea is "beauty beyond colour", why does the campaign emphasise that "dark is beautiful"? This is a contradiction, and it happens when there is an overarching need to protest without any thought given to the subtext.  It propagates the beauty myth. But, what if dark is not beautiful? Will...