Dr. AJ Jeedigunta

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These rich white bros started an East Coast caste system to continue their domination of America

They copied the idea from India and called themselves the “Boston Brahmins”<p>In 1860, American writer and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., whose …

Inside the intense legal battle that’s dividing the yoga world

Lawsuits, scathing social media posts, online bullying—sounds like a late-night episode of <i>Law & Order</i>, right? Actually, all of this drama just …

Coming to America: Indian American Identity and Inclusion

As I write this series, there is an ongoing #TakeAKnee movement in the United States about kneeling during performances of the American national …

Stereotypes

Modern India’s Unrealized Dreams of Inclusion

In 1910, freedom fighter and thought leader, Rabindranath Tagore, penned a beautiful poem in Bengali about his dreams for an independent India that …

Watch: When the ACLU defended the rights of Nazi Americans to march in a Jewish neighborhood

The case lost the organization 30,000 members<p>In 1978, the ACLU took on a controversial case, defending the neo-Nazis who wanted to march in the …

This AI knows whether you're gay or straight by looking at a single photo

A recent study by Stanford University offers compelling insight into a longstanding argument about human sexuality. Published today, the study analyzed more than 35,000 facial images and built an algorithm that, with shocking accuracy, predicted a person’s sexual orientation.<p>With a single photo, …

Why some Indian women are saying their husbands names for the first time

In many parts of rural India, it's normal for a woman to avoid using her husband's name. As a sign of respect, a woman is expected to abstain from using the name under all circumstances. However, men are free to speak their wife's name.<p>Now a small group of activists is seeking to question the …

Hurricane Irma responsible for 10 deaths, threatens Miami

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking News Update 11:30 p.m.]</b><p>The National Hurricane Center has issued hurricane and storm surge warnings for South Florida. The warning extends from Jupiter Inlet on the east coast of the state, southward around the Florida Peninsula to Bonita Beach on the west coast. The warning …

Rainfall

Mattis on North Korea: any threat to US will be met with 'massive military response'

Speaking outside the White House, US defence secretary told Kim Jong-un to de-nuclearise the Korean peninsula<p>Live: full coverage of the North Korean nuclear test and reaction<br>• Nuclear test confirmed in major escalation by Kim Jong-un<br>• Analysis: Latest nuclear test reflects failure of Trump’s …

I am a Hindu—and a proud Pakistani

I’m a Pakistani Hindu—and I am fed up with the unending list of unaddressed complaints regarding discrimination, marginalisation and hatred spewed against Hindus in books taught at our schools for the last 68 years.<p>A few days back, Lal Malhi, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s member of the national …

Schoolteachers on edge as Trump mulls changing 'Dreamers' policy

(Reuters) - Maria Rocha does not generally discuss her immigration status with her third-graders at a San Antonio charter school. Sometimes, though, one finds out that she lacks legal authorization to live in the country, often a child in similar circumstances.<p>“I tell them: ‘I’m just like your …

Immigration

Beyond Doklam: how long can China and India’s kiss-and-make up act last? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

The standoff between China and India in the Doklam area of Bhutan has been resolved with each government putting out differing versions of the exact …

Worst floods to hit South Asia in decade expose lack of monsoon planning

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The most devastating floods to hit South Asia in a decade have killed more than 1,400 people and focused attention on the poor planning and lack of preparedness for annual monsoon rains, as authorities struggle to get aid to millions of destitute.<p>Commuters walk through …

Floods

Cabinet reshuffle: Here's a list of BJP ministers who have resigned from the NDA govt so far

With a major upheaval of the Cabinet expected anytime soon, several new faces, including some from the BJP's allies, are expected to join the …

India

At least 17 Rohingya, some children, drowned trying to find safety in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh coast guard on Thursday found the bodies of 17 Rohingya, many of them children, who drowned when their boats capsized as they fled violence in Myanmar that has forced at least 18,500 to seek refuge across the border.<p>Officials in Bangladesh say growing numbers of Rohingya are trying …

Indian women speak out after tax declares feminine hygiene products 'nonessential'

For most of her life, Kamal Rahirashi has had just enough to get by — and sometimes not even that. When her income was limited, a lot of personal needs took a backseat, including the need for personal hygiene and health products.<p>“We didn’t even get sanitary napkins in shops where I come from; but …

In Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal, warning issued against sacrificing cow, buffalo on Bakr-Eid

Muslims have been confused about the Qurbani ritual since the government began to crack down on slaughterhouses in the state in March.<p>Authorities in …

Modi's $87 billion river-linking gamble set to take off as floods hit India

DAUDHAN, India (Reuters) - After years of foot-dragging India will begin work in around a month on an $87 billion scheme to connect some of the country’s biggest rivers, government sources say, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi bets on the ambitious project to end deadly floods and droughts.<p>The …

India

Anitha, the face of NEET protests, commits suicide after failing to get admission

S Anitha, the spirited Dalit girl from Tamil Nadu who moved the Supreme Court against National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), committed …

India

India Holds Its First Transgender Beauty Pageant To Promote Acceptance And Change

"The change has begun and it's here to stay."<p>India has been making strides for equality for everyone in the last few years. In 2014, India's Supreme …

India’s Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Deal Close To Becoming A Reality

The notion of India buying and even producing American-designed jet fighters for its Air Force has been floating around for a few years already. …

India's first private sector-built navigation satellite IRNSS-1H fails after launch: ISRO

India's first private sector built satellite IRNSS-1H today failed after its launch from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh, Indian Space …

Why India’s hospitality sector is having a hard time hiring skilled women

Employers often have to win over the women’s parents first.<p>Banudas Sonawane is an angry man. Angry that his eldest daughter, Anita, 19, joined a …

India PM plans to reshuffle his cabinet, ministers offer to quit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seen wearing a suit bearing his own name, at a joint press conference after delegation level talks with US …

Failed objectives: RBI report is a reality check on government's many claims about demonetisation

The clear lesson is that tax reforms and effective monitoring of suspicious transactions are a better alternative for addressing the stated …

I Was a Mercenary. Trust Me: Erik Prince’s Plan Is Garbage.

A few thousand military contractors can save Afghanistan? Give me a break.<p>For the past year, Erik Prince has been peddling an idea that should alarm anyone who has followed his career: We should replace U.S. troops in Afghanistan with mercenaries, preferably his.<p>For those who do not know Prince, he …

My Family Lived Through the Biggest Refugee Crisis in History, and It Couldn't Be More Relevant Today

In an exclusive essay, director Gurinder Chadha talks about how her family's devastating history influenced her decision to make a film about the British Partition of India. It's since been banned in Pakistan.<p><i>Gurinder Chadha</i> <i>is the acclaimed director of '</i><i>Bend It Like Beckham</i><i>.' Her new film</i> …

Inclusion and Indian Americans: The Why and The What of It.

For the past few weeks, my posts have been on inclusion in the overall American population. In my first post, I presented an argument on why all of …

The March on Washington: Power to the People

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses the crowd during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963.<br>Francis Miller—The LIFE Picture …

Logic Just Delivered The Most Emotional VMA Performance Of The Night

He shared the stage with attempt survivors<p>The MTV Video Music Awards are usually a place where some of the most pop culture-y pop culture moments happen. Britney Spears and Madonna kissing, Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech, Beyoncé revealing her first pregnancy. …