It’s Time to Set an Indian American Agenda

It’s Time to Set an Indian American Agenda

January 15, 2013 |
Ever wish your opinion could have a greater impact? Now is your chance.   Last month, I urged Indian Americans to take our place on the national stage as the country inaugurates President Obama to his second term as President. The… Read more
Hullabaloo over Marginal Tax Rates

Hullabaloo over Marginal Tax Rates

January 7, 2013 |
With all the media hype and congressional drama, those of us who pay only superficial attention to the underlying issues might think that US national fiscal policies were in for a dramatic shift.  My teenage daughter, visiting us for the… Read more
It All Revolves Around Food!!

It All Revolves Around Food!!

December 31, 2012 |
For someone like me who has a lifelong love affair with food and an obsession with anything food-related, being born in India was fortuitous indeed.  The cuisine of India is as diverse as it gets-not only do you find unique… Read more
Promoting entrepreneurship, combating poverty

Promoting entrepreneurship, combating poverty

December 24, 2012 |
Recently, both Bill Gates and the leadership at eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's foundation have come out and made strong calls for philanthropists to break the status quo and invest their charity dollars as the kind of risk capital needed by… Read more
Reimagining Philanthropy

Reimagining Philanthropy

December 10, 2012 |
Who is served by philanthropic initiatives and how?  My recent research in India’s microfinance industry has urged me to revisit taken for granted notions of donation and assistance that implicitly structure our conversations about helping to transform the conditions of… Read more

Impossible India!

November 18, 2012 |
Growing up in Bangalore, I went to a very proper Christian school where I was taught by nuns, fathers, brothers, and sisters. Basically, I was brought up to be a good Samaritan, and maybe I am one.   I would go… Read more

Spiritual Entrepreneurship Indian Style

November 12, 2012 |
As a literary critic, I also study mythmaking.  Human beings tell stories that have subtle (and sometimes blatant) ways of excluding and including others, shaping as well as tweaking minds. In this blog I will discuss India’s inclusive spiritualism.  Myth… Read more