Barack Obama

Total Posts : 26 posts

Minorities

A Class Divided: Powerful Lessons in Group Hatred

After the death of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, a Third-grade teacher in a small town of Iowa named Iowa Jane Elliott did one of the most path-breaking experiments with her students to teach them the curse of discrimination and what hate does to people.  An experiment that was

07 Jan 19 3 min read
United States of America

The Trump Global Nightmare

When I looked at what Arvind Kejriwal [http://twitter.com/arvindkejriwal] had to offer to Delhi [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=28.61,77.23&spn=1.0,1.0&q=28.61,77.23 (Delhi)&t=h] with his so-called “revolutionary” ideas, I knew they didn’t make

09 Nov 16 6 min read
Economics

Evolution of the American Dream: What does it Cost?

In today’s political climate in the US, where divisions are so wide that one can often get confuse whether the two camps are citizens of the same country or representatives of two enemy countries!  USofA has been known as the beacon of hope and opportunity the world over for

25 Oct 16 3 min read
Events

5 Facts of Indo-Pak History and Why Diplomacy is Useless

The recent NSA talks have – as the author had predicted – been called off by Pakistan.  Numerous analysts and commentators in India and the opposition parties – apart from the various intriguing folks in Pakistan – have been coming up with their own versions of the situation. 5 Facts of Indo-Pak History and

24 Aug 15 14 min read
Politics

77% of the Growing Asian-American Community voted for Obama in 2012 Elections!

An interesting and one-of-a-kind study [http://aaldef.org/press-releases/press-release/new-findings-asian-american-vote-in-2012-varied-widely-by-ethnic-group-and-geographic-location.html] done on the involvement of the Asian-Americans in the elections throws up some interesting insights.  The study was done by Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).  It did a nonpartisan multilingual exit poll of 9,096

06 Feb 13 3 min read
Food

Barack Obama: I am great at cooking Keema Curry!

Vikas Khanna is an Indian chef, restaurateur, food writer, filmmaker, humanitarian and the host of the TV Show MasterChef India.  He has been in the People’s list of “Sexiest Man Alive” as well as been called the Hottest Chef in the world! In a dinner ceremony last year, he

02 Jan 13 1 min read
United States of America

US will be a nation of minorities by 2024

America is changing.  And it was obvious in this year’s election as the African [http://www.biography.com/people/groups/activists/african-american/] American and Hispanic [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_ethnicity_in_the_United_States_Census] vote beat the majority of White vote (70% of it) to

12 Dec 12 2 min read
Politics

Few Insights from Obama’s election victory for 2nd Term

Obama embraces Michelle after his VictoryBarack Obama’s election victory for the 2nd term is historic, at least that is obvious.  But there are many insights that one can get if one was to look at the election, the issues being fought for and the implications of the results. Making

08 Nov 12 3 min read
Politics

America has CHANGED!

President Barack Obama has won the US Presidency for the second time.  While some would argue about the campaigns and the “Ground games” and the ads brought out etc, my focus is on how the basic constituencies have changed for the country. This election was won by Obama because of

06 Nov 12 1 min read
Politics

Has NJ Gov Christie handed over Presidency to Obama?

In the final analysis, Obama may consider the coming of Superstorm Sandy as the greatest boon for his second term of Presidency.  These past few days, Obama has impressed a lot of people through his leadership.  But most importantly, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may have substantially turned the tide

03 Nov 12 1 min read
India

Definitive Story of Kashmir: Part I

The situation in Kashmir is strongly contested, historically misrepresented and ideologically argued. That is why the discussions and debate on this topic are grounded in rhetoric as opposed to reality. To understand where we are, it is important to understand why we are here. So, before we proceed to discuss

16 Jul 10 9 min read

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