Public Health

From Kabul to Kanda

Afghan Refugees Struggle for Justice in Japan

The Election of Homophobia and Misogyny

It is time to confront theocratic bigotry head on.

Notes on a Meltdown, and a View of the Other Side

Looking through the alphabet soup of financial instruments such as Collateralized Debt Obligations, Asset Backed Commercial Papers, Credit Debt Swaps, are you feeling like a commoner back in the day, disallowed from reading holy verses in the sacred language, while being made to feel like a sinner for questioning the high order? Ali Mir explains the collapse and considers the Obama victory and the next Act in the struggle.

Gujarat Butcher Modi (Not) in the US

The U.S. slams its doors in the face of one of the architects of the 2002 Gujarat pogroms—and activists from the South Asian diaspora helped set the stage. Sapna Gupta outlines the strategies and victories of the Campaign Against Genocide.

Sonic Transportations

There is music that cannot be contained inside four walls, and can only exist in the streets. Every culture has it, and when put together well, the sound can be infectious. Robin Sukhadia reviews Red Baraat's recent release, Chaal, Baby, a tribute to street music, from New Orleans marching bands to Punjabi wedding processions, that has emerged with celebratory aplomb.

Indentured in Singapore's Little India

Singapore's guest worker program brings in restaurant, domestic and construction workers from South Asia. Workers share stories of long hours, unsafe work conditions and abusive employers. Is this the future of the US if it adopts a similar program?

Bonded to Labor

The Contemporary Situation in Nepal

The Oppressed Truth

"The case of Shumail and Shahzina illustrates creative and selective judicial enforcement in Pakistan. By jailing the couple for "lying," a court fails to acknowledge the truth of Shumail's gender identity."

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