Seema Sirohi is a foreign policy analyst currently based in Washington. She has worked for The Telegraph (Calcutta), Outlook and Ananda Bazar Patrika in the past, reporting from Geneva, Rome, Bratislava, Belgrade, Paris, Islamabad and Washington on a range of issues. Author of Sita’s Curse: Stories of Dowry Victims, she has been a commentator on BBC, CNN and NPR.
While in India, the people’s faith in the judiciary was restored with the Naroda Patiya verdict, in America, two cases under investigation related to the use of torture by the CIA, which had ended in the deaths of two prisoners, were shut down. #Naroda Patiya Verdict#ThatsJustWrong#US prison torture
Firstpost blogger Seema Sirohi defends her views on why she found Al Jazeera's show on the flight of North Eastern Indians from various cities uninformed. She's also confused as to why the channel calls a terror group as merely violent. #Al Jazeera#MediaCrit#north-east crisis
It is open season on India. And everyone is hunting. Whoever had a grudge while India was the flavour of the season is now in the game, busy getting their two minutes of fame. #Al Jazeera#Anti-India#ConnectTheDots
For the Sikh community in the United States, solving one hate crime may not be enough. They have been at the receiving end since 9/11 — repeatedly mistaken for who they are not. Ignorance about the turban, long hair and kirpan is rampant. #OnOurMind#US gurdwara shooting#Wisconsin
A scholar of Hinduism at Harvard envisions India as a "sacred landscape" that existed as a geographical entity in people's cultural imagination long before cartographers, and modern historians, gave it a formal form. #Diana L. Eck#Faith#Geography#Hinduism#Religion