Showing posts from 2006

Creating Musical Bonds

Kabir Sen's lyrics reveal a socially conscious young man. But for those familiar with his pedigree, his passion should come as no surprise.

A Bright Future in Foreign Affairs

Anirudh Suri, of New Delhi, has won the Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship for 2006 and during the next year will work at the Washington think tank with Ashley Tellis, a senior associate in the institute's South Asia program and former adviser to Undersecretary of State R. Nicholas Burns and to Ambassador Robert Blackwill in New Delhi.

'Hope India Now Doesn't Get Too Hung Up On Cultivating Power To Feel For The Other Side!'

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen finds it hard not to feel frustrated about India. For problems he had "grumbled" about in the '50s and early '60sùilliteracy, lack of basic healthcare, social inequality, discrimination against girlsùstill persist even today. Until recently the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Prof Sen now serves as Lamont University Professor at Harvard University where he teaches Economics and Philosophy. Born in Santiniketan, he studied in Presidency College, Calcutta, and Trinity College, Cambridge. A proud Indian, he still holds on to his Indian citizenship and cares passionately about his roots. Prof Sen's books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and include the much-acclaimed The Argumentative Indian, and his most recent work Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny. Prof Sen talked to Ashish Kumar Sen on why the world has started to see India differently.

Cross-Border Healers

Within days of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Pakistan and parts of India on October 8, 2005, American doctors of Indian and Pakistani origin were teaming up on emergency surgical operations, trekking into cut-off villages and pooling thousands of dollars to aid the injured and homeless.

A Tale of Two Candidates

Two politicians sought election to the New Jersey State Assembly in November 2005. One is a Democrat, the other a Republican. One won, one lost. The twist in this tale: Both are Indian Americans.