Open Diary

Swapan Dasgupta

The Queen's reception, hazards of flying Air India, and the omnipresent desi diaspora

India Gains, Desis Don’t

Candidates of Indian origin who go the ‘American way’ do better than those who don’t

Desis Who Love American Sports

Overwhelmed by an entirely new sort of crowd frenzy, Indians in the US eventually find themselves cheering along lustily. It does not happen overnight, though.

Seeing Stars and Stripes

President Barack Obama has not just given African Americans a reason to dream. With him has also come the political awakening of American desis


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