Lynching: A New Normal in Social Justice?

Lynching: A New Normal in Social Justice?

No one knows more about lynching than United States. Since the days of Klu Klux Klan lynching was used for targeted killings by white supremacists and as a tool to crush the identity of people of color. It is estimated that more than 4000 people were lynched in United States from 1877 t0 1950. Lynching is not just a murder but spectacle leading to mass euphoria. Tickets were sold in past and families made picnic…

No Moral High Ground for Racism Remonstrance

No Moral High Ground for Racism Remonstrance

                    The beating of young Kenyan woman by a mob and attack on two Nigerian students in a mall near New Delhi ooze of racism that is deeply engraved in Indian psyche. As a brown skin Indian living in America, there is renewed debate about increased racism faced by Indians after recent political changes. Others However, most conversations focus around the fact that ignorance is clubbing…

Significance of the title ‘Ten Days in October’ and Navratri

Significance of the title ‘Ten Days in October’ and Navratri

The story of this novel unfolds over ten days in October, but that is not the reason behind the title. The ten days have great significance not only from mythological and religious perspective but also for the plot. The first nine days of the story line happen over Hindu festival of Navratri, which literally means ‘nine-days’. #Navratri is the celebration of feminine divinity in the form of universal mother, Devi (Goddess). The first three days…

True or False: You are more likely to get murdered in US than India

True or False: You are more likely to get murdered in US than India

The research shows that India had close to 34,000 homicides reported (National Crime Records Bureau Statistics) in year 2014, second only to Brazil that had close to 56,000 homicides reported (Datasus Statistics). Compared to this number, USA reported only 13,000 homicides. In fact, number of people murdered in India is more than 150 times the number of people killed by terrorist activities. Although terrorism is a heinous act of cowardice that garners the entire media…