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A 9/11 in Trump's America

September 11, 2001 changed everything. Doubly so for South Asians in America.They faced ignorance. They faced bullying. They faced hate deep enough to kill.But they also fought back and gained back......

Time to fight Trump's war on human rights

'Responding with outrage is not enough,' says Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Usually this column appears with the disclaimer that though the writer works for Amnesty India,......

Just when I thought I was superior to the Americans...

'Watching American protesters get their act together so quickly and so forcefully only reminds me of all the resisting that Indians should have been doing for the last three years,' says Mitali......

When a seat at the White House table becomes meaningless

'Having a voice at the table means the other side has to show up to listen. It became clear that wouldn't happen,' says actor Maulik Pancholy, one of the 10 members who resigned this week from the......

When they came for the Muslims, where were you?

'South Asian Americans stand to lose greatly.''Now is not the time to be spectators to injustice, narrowly believing that these events that currently affect part of our community won't affect us......

Indians may spend Rs 250 billion on Diwali shopping

A buoyant economic mood and tempting discounts, both online and offline, are fuelling a shopping frenzy this Diwali, discovers Dhruv Munjal. Rajiv Suri refuses to call himself much of a shopper.......

South Asian rights group concerned over US Immigration Bill

A South Asian rights group has expressed serious concerns over certain provisions of the comprehensive immigration reform bill that will pave a pathway to citizenship to some 11 million......

15 Finest Films Made by India's Women Directors

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we look at some at female directors, who have aced the craft of filmmaking. 'This is a man’s world but it wouldn’t be nothing,......

Music review: Sewal

Another Tamil film ready to be released for Diwali, and this time the music is by G V Prakash. Seval (Rooster) directed by Hari for Jinna Creations has Bharath, Poonam and Simran in the lead roles.......

Rahman rocks New York

As he returns to the Nassau Coliseum after four years, composer and signer A R Rahman has another challenge: To show that a composer and accompanying singers can pack the 11,000 seats in the......

Naan Avan Illai's music is dismal

Veteran director K Balachander's Naan Avan Illai, produced by Gemini Ganesan and released in 1974, was a critically acclaimed Tamil classic, though not a commercial hit. Gemini Ganesan, who was 54......

Nenjilirikkum Varai: Love story strikes a cord

The title of S A Chandrasekhar's new film, Nenjilirikkum Varai, clearly signals a love story -- but not one of those blithe tales that have saturated the screen in recent times. The script, by......

Andrea survives Sagarika scare

Fancied Andrea Lipovska of Australia survived a huge scare before pulling off a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 win over a gallant Sagarika Phadke of India in an exciting first round of the qualifiers, as the......

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