America is individualism to the extreme. We let the “self” define everything. To us, societal and family ties mean very little compared to other parts of the world where you are defined by your group. In the West, we have this idea that we are the author of our own future, our identity and fate. … More Rachel Dolezal is a Product of Extreme Individualism
A fake or a genius? A skeptic of Eastern religion and Indian American, Vikram Gandhi takes on a social experiment by becoming a “fake guru” and builds a following (mostly of white Americans in Arizona) with made up teachings. He exposes blind adoption of fad religion, and cultural misappropriation, but somehow discovers true teachings and real … More White Hinduism Case Study- Kumare the Movie
Being a train commuter, I get the chance to read quite a bit. And being a member of the Chicago Public Library, I am able to check out the newest books of the season via my Kindle. Parameters: I enjoy books which address human suffering, complicated relationships, or ones that enlighten us on life. I’ve … More Best and Worst Books I Read in 2012.
The other evening as I went about my routine of making dinner. I ran out of rice, so I went to the pantry to refill my container. I had two bags that were partially used up. One from India. One from Pakistan. As I sat they side by side, I realized… “These look the same. … More Desh Hai Mera Jaisa Desh Hai Tera