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Bushra Rehman / Corona / It Sucks When The Whole Of Your Relationship Fits Into One T-Mobile Bill

This was my world, where the city met the pulse of irrepressible wildlife, where my parents and their friends created a Muslim community from scratch. It is this world and the leaving of it I recreate in my writing. ...

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Letters to a Desi Radical (in the Making): Review of Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today by Vijay Prashad

Junaid Rana gives his take on Vijay Prashad's latest text, Uncle Swami ...

Story - By: - 2012-06-18 14:53 - 2 comments

From Barely Relevant to Key Voting Bloc

In a matter of months, what was considered a politically inactive community unable to leverage its political power was now being wooed by the rival parties for its attention. The South Asian and West Indian enclaves of Richmond Hill and Ozone Park became ...

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Stories from Coming Out, Coming Home

"Satrang hosted a series of writing workshops for members of the LGBTIQQ South Asian community to excavate and craft their personal stories. Sky Kishore's "Shatterproof" and Alicia Virani's "Founder's Day" were ...

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The Audacity of Empire

If there is one unmistakable difference between Bush's wars and Obama's wars it boils down to this: we now have a president who can almost perfectly pronounce the names of the cities and villages US troops will occupy and bomb. Adapted from a ...

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Crimes of Speech

"The infamous George Allen "macaca" comment is part of a long history of offensive speech. The words, though, are only the tip of the iceberg, walking the talk is the real challenge for politicians." ...

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The Trouble with Free Speech

"Free speech is neither an invention of the Western world nor is the Muslim world necessarily at odds with it. The key is to realize the weight that a "progressive" Muslim voice has in this discourse." ...

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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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Letter to a Progressive Hindu

The re-election of Narendra Modi five years after the Gujarat pogrom signals that it is time for a progressive Hindu movement to reclaim the religion as one that is progressive, tolerant and secular humanistic. ...

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