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Dharun Ravi, center, listens to a court officer with his attorneys Philip Nettl, left, and Steve Altman. Pic: AP.

Opinion: The question of Dharun Ravi’s apology

By Fri, May 25, 2012 5:10AM UTC Comments Off Dharun Ravi, center, listens to a court officer with his attorneys Philip Nettl, left, and Steve Altman. Pic: AP.

There was a telling moment during the sentencing of Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student who was convicted of 15 criminal counts in the webcam spying case. That was when Judge Glenn Berman admonished Dharun for not standing when he was being sentenced, and a perplexed Dharun desperately looked at his attorney, who obviously...

Nikki Haley: Indian-Americans’ alter ego?

By Thu, Jun 30, 2011 3:06AM UTC Comments Off Nikki Haley. Pic: AP.

Last week, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was chosen “Person of the Year” (2010) by India Abroad, a New York-based Indian-American weekly newspaper. The choice of Haley is understandable, but ironic because there’s nothing remotely alluring about Haley to a majority of Indian-Americans, except, of course, a bit of ethnic pride in her political ascendancy....

Asian men ‘most excluded’ on the Internet dating scene

By Tue, Jun 07, 2011 9:29AM UTC 60 Comments Asian men ‘most excluded’ on the Internet dating scene

No one would want to be in the shoes of a black man in America. That is a given. With highest incarceration and unemployment rates, not to mention a reputation for violent behavior and drug use, black males are the most stereotyped segment of American demography. As sociologically insightful comedian Chris Rock claims, even a...

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