Screaming Loudly in Omelas: On Womxn’s Protests in Hindutva-Laced India

May 24, 2019

This month, our national media houses have taken to predicting election results on CGI helicopters above a CGI map of India. But wait – first, let’s talk about Omelas. Written in 1973, The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas is is a short work of fiction by Ursula Le Guin. In the city of Omelas, everything is beautiful. … Read More

WATCH: Aziz Ansari Doesn’t Give A F•ck About Your Voting Excuses

October 19, 2016

“What the f*ck do you need?! How many celebrities have made these stupid f*cking videos?!” Aziz Ansari has come out of the Master of None writer’s room to discuss the most pressing and embarrassing issue of the day: undecided voters. In a new video from the environmental SuperPac NextGen Climate Action Committee, Ansari blasts people … Read More

Khizr Khan and the American Dream

July 30, 2016

Khizr Khan, the father of an American soldier who died in Iraq, delivered a speech about American democracy on Thursday at the Democratic National Convention. Hillary Clinton introduced Khizr Khan as an immigrant who came from the United Arab Emirates with his family, including his then 2-year-old son Humayun Khan, who would later serve in … Read More

Disowning Bobby Jindal

July 4, 2015

Even before Bobby Jindal wheeled out his laughably awkward presidential campaign announcement, South Asians have been coming out in droves to denounce the governor of Louisiana. There is a deep-seated need in the South Asian-American community to distance ourselves from the hyper-Republican, immigrant experience-invalidating, “tanned, rested, and ready” Jindal. He is not one of ours. … Read More

On Bernie Sanders and the Liberal Dream

May 8, 2015

Earlier last week Bernie Sanders, Senator from Vermont and far-left Independent politician, threw his hat into the ring and declared his candidacy for the presidential elections. He will be running as a Democratic Party candidate and will be facing off against Hillary Clinton in the primary elections. This means only good things for liberal voters … Read More