Since Narendra Modi became India’s Prime Minister in May 2015, the definition of a ‘true’ Indian is a hot topic. However, for me, people have always questioned my India bona-fides. Let me explain. As an adoptee, raised without Indian culture on a daily basis, cultural Indians in the United States were always unsure how I fit into… Continue reading Who is a ‘Real’ Indian?
Sasmita and I decided against learning the sex of our coming baby. We do not want to cloud the joyous event, by placing expectations or hopes of a specific gender. But there’s another reason; Sasmita is uncomfortable discovering a baby’s sex because in India it’s illegal. Prenatal sex determination testing is against Indian law. Indian society… Continue reading We don’t know if we’re having a boy or girl. In India it’s illegal to find out.
India’s populace spoke loudly. Narendra Modi eviscerated Rahul Gandhi in the nationwide elections. It was Congress Party’s worst showing at the polls in their history. The final result, a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Narendra Modi has been predicted for months. But the utter annihilation of the Congress party caught many… Continue reading Indians just elected Narendra Modi Prime Minister. This news upsets me.
National elections are under way in India, a nation so massive voting occurs in nine separate phases. The numbers are barely comprehensible. An estimated 815 million people will vote between April 7 and May 12. India is a democracy, meaning both the uber-rich, along with the destitute and illiterate get an equal say in her future. There are… Continue reading The largest democratic exercise in human history has begun – India is voting