Neera Kuckreja Sohoni

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Neera Kuckreja Sohoni has a Ph.D. in economics and is a published author.
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September 11 – Its Anguish and Irony

September traditionally has been a welcome month when schools and colleges reopen, the spirit and value of human labor is celebrated across the country,...
Fourth of July

Let Freedom Ring

On June 17, President Biden signed a law memorializing June 19 and declaring it a federal holiday. The Act commemorates June 19, 1865, when...

Banning Seuss – A WOKE Moment in Young American Readers’ Choices

California - March 2 could have passed unnoticed as most previous national ‘Read Across America Days’ did - except it did not. Launched in...

Neera Tanden’s Nomination to a High Office – An Honor or a Let-Down?

California - Biden’s first set of nominations to serve in his administration seem to be female dominated, which can be lauded as progressive. But...

Recalling Nehru

California - In his 2008 book ‘Nehru: The Invention of India’, author Shashi Tharoor mourned the fraying of the Indian consensus which Nehru constructed...

Memorializing Faith and Undermining Faith in Justice

California - In commemorating through her state funeral the outstanding career of a remarkable woman, confusion occurred among listeners and viewers over the media’s...

Celebrating Gandhi

California - Within days of mass protests demonstrating against the brutal choking to death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, the Black Lives Matter...

Freedom’s Challenge

California - On July 2, 1776, the thirteen colonies in America legally separated from Great Britain (though the Congress approved the Declaration of Independence...

Defund or Defend the Police? A Pressing Dilemma

California - George Floyd’s brutal death at the oppressive knee of a savage cop caused a global tremor, and awakened our collective conscience to...

Faith in the Age of Corona

San Francisco - Today exactly at 8.30 am in California, when it will be 9 pm in India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call...

The Anatomy of a Riot and of a Democratic Polity Gone Awry

New Delhi - Coinciding with President Donald Trump’s India visit, a storm was brewing in the capital city of New Delhi and was set...

Off Shouldered Media: A Questioning Look at the Focus on Physicality of News...

New Delhi, India - The ruckus over the off shoulder outfit of a British lady member of Parliament brings the fight home in more...

Jallianwala Bagh: Of Imperial Splendor and an Apology

San Francisco - On April 13, 1919 in Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh, thousands of Indians assembled to celebrate spring’s arrival and to welcome the New...

British Recalcitrance on Restoring Kohinoor to India

San Francisco - On February 20, 2013, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron placed a wreath at the Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar thereby becoming...

Global Valentine’s Day and Republican Obstructionism

San Francisco - On Tuesday (February 12, 2013) afternoon even as the nations’ attention was tied up with gun control, the State of the...

Dog Eating and American Sensibility

San Francisco - In last week’s Insight (San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday Feb 3, 2013) Professor Brinkley, a frequent essayist and contributor to the Chronicle,...

Indian Elections and Democracy

San Francisco - As the US reaches the last two days of the Presidential election, it is impossible not to have some nostalgia for...

American Elections – Not So Fair or Fearless After All

San Francisco - American electioneering has generated a new source of stress and skepticism with a spurt in voter restrictions and poll monitoring tactics...

Malala Versus the Taliban

San Francisco - Northwest Pakistan has been in the grip of the Taliban for several years, during which their aggression has been directed, among...

Racial Overtones in the US Presidential Race

San Francisco - It is hardly a surprise to see resentment building against President Barack Obama and reaching a frenzy in the closing weeks...

American Free Speech and the Incendiary Anti-Islamic Video

California- The global flare-up among sections of Muslim populations in response to the outrageous video denigrating their faith has led many to wonder why...