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Obama vs Romney? Let's have Rahul vs Modi instead

Oct 04, 2012

Obama vs Romney? Let's have Rahul vs Modi instead

Contrary to the enthusiastic tweets of Kiran Bedi, Barkha Dutt, Modi supporters et al, political debates almost never determine the course of an election. But a Modi-Rahul slugfest would still be a service to Indian democracy, and here's why. #Barack Obama #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #Globaltribal #Mitt Romney
5 Reasons why Indian Americans (Heart) Obama

Aug 30, 2012

5 Reasons why Indian Americans (Heart) Obama

Indian Americans are fiscally and socially conservative. And yet most refuse to vote Republican and they have excellent reasons why. #Barack Obama #2012 U.S. Elections #Bobby Jindal #Globaltribal #Republican Party #Nikki Haley #Democratic Party #Sadanand Dhume
The disappearing Sikh turban: Sacred symbol, shorthand for terror

Aug 08, 2012

The disappearing Sikh turban: Sacred symbol, shorthand for terror

Osama bin Laden transformed the turban into a visual shorthand for Islamic extremism. But the Sikh dastar itself is disappearing due to the pressures of bigotry and modernity. Sikhs may be safer in the future, and a whole lot poorer for it. #Globaltribal #US gurdwara shooting #Wisconsin Shooting
The NRI double standard Daughters, go home!

Feb 21, 2012

The NRI double standard Daughters, go home!

Nowhere is the Indian double standard more evident than in the bosom of a small section of seemingly modern, highly educated and sophisticated NRIs who are sending their daughters 'home' even as they keep their sons by their side. #Globaltribal #daughters #Indian culture #NRIs
India unlikely hotspot on gay tourism map

Jan 26, 2012

India unlikely hotspot on gay tourism map

Four years ago, there wasn't a single gay tourism company in India. The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association now lists seven. #India #Globaltribal #Tourism #LGBT #tour packages

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Mumbai meri jaan This is home, this was home

Sep 23, 2011

Mumbai meri jaan This is home, this was home

An NRI wants to kiss the ground of his old janam bhoomi. But can you really ever go home again especially with a 21month old baby, diaper bag and other paraphernalia in tow? #Mumbai #Globaltribal #NRI #BEST buses #NotJobsButPassion
Postcard from Fundookistan How to use temple treasure for social good

Jul 17, 2011

Postcard from Fundookistan How to use temple treasure for social good

An honourable Fundookistani minister talks about liberating treasure from a Very Old Temple to use for greater social good and poverty alleviation in his country, which may be more familiar than many of us realize. #Globaltribal #Temple Treasure #The Very Old Temple #Fundookistani government #Reserve Bank of Fundookistan