Sonia Paul is an independent journalist, radio producer and contributing editor at MediaShift.org. She is a senior fellow with the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. She's on Twitter @sonipaul.
The federal government is resolute that it will end a program that gives spouses of H-1B visa holders authorization to work. They just haven't said when.
What Queen Bey’s music can teach us about scripture — and vice versa.
The Dattas came from India to teach American children in a Mississippi school. But because of their visas, they worry their own child won’t be able to study in the US.
Neha Mahajan won the right to work in the US during the Obama administration, but as the spouse of an H-1B visa holder, her future is uncertain.
It’s not that Indian Americans favor Trump. It’s that Trump reminds many of his Hindu supporters of a political movement in India.
To talk about sexual violence in India without mentioning caste would be like talking about rape during the time of slavery without mentioning slavery. The struggles and centuries-old discrimination and indifference of India's Dalits floored their American colleagues.
How do you teach girls about something so taboo that no one — not even their mothers — will discuss? In traditional, rural India, instructors use games, films, and conversation to help female students understand what's going on with their bodies, especially menstruation. And that knowledge can be the start of other changes in how they see their roles in school and beyond.
YouTube took down copies of a highly controversial BBC documentary about the 2012 gang rape in New Delhi Wednesday and Thursday after Indian government officials blocked "India's Daughter" from airing on television or being excerpted in print. The director has appealed to the prime minister, saying “India should be embracing this film — not blocking it with a knee-jerk hysteria without even seeing it."
Hindi and Urdu are similar when spoken. But they use different scripts-- and have been cultural and religious symbols.