Architecture professor Mario Cortes had promised to meet Minal Panchal at 11 am on April 20, wanting to review his bubbly 26-year-old protegee's academic progress. It was one appointment the conscientious Mumbaikar couldn't keep, killed as she was with 31 others by a South Korean student who went on a shooting rampage on April 16 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, before he ended the carnage by committing suicide.
In November 2015, Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of the Breitbart News Network, a far-right news and opinion site. In the course of the conversation, Bannon made the startling assertion that Silicon Valley has far too many Asian CEOs. An ominous portent of things to come? It certainly seems so today.