Can Historical Wrongs Justify Today’s Actions?

Can Historical Wrongs Justify Today’s Actions?

Is there any truth to the saying that ‘history is written by the victor’? I never thought I will face conflicting emotions looking at the history from an alternate perspective when I planned a vacation to Scotland. The cab dropped us to the top of the cobbled road running through the heart of Old Town in Edinburgh and I was sure that I was going to love the city and the country. On a cloudy…

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…

Two hoots to gender equality and freedom of speech

Two hoots to gender equality and freedom of speech

              On the eve of international women’s day, I want to take a pause and reflect on the recent events in India that show that we still have long way to go when it comes to gender equality and freedom of speech. Anti-national branding and vilification of Gurmeher Kaur A lot has been said and published about how Gurmeher Kaur has got rape threats, mocked and vilified on social…