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Saira Rao: A newborn Indian American radical runs for Congress

Prior to the 2016 election that stunned the world, Saira Rao, 43, first-time congressional candidate from Colorado’s first district in and around Denver, could have stood as the classic, almost clichéd Indian American political candidate: graduate of NYU Law School, clerk on Philadelphia’s Fifth Court of Appeals, lawyer for the Wall Street firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton. Her parents, both doctors, were immigrants to America: her father from Bangalore, her mother from Coimbatore

Courage in Williamsport: Reverend Sam Awun Hwang preaches resistance and justice in Trump country

“What we have in America is not just a political but a spiritual crisis. When you build political legitimacy based on disparaging people who are not white, who are immigrants, and when you disparage countries based on the idea of America First, those are spiritual as well as political issues. It defies common sense."

Sadhana: Hindu Progressives in Action organize for environmental justice

NEW YORK—On the first Saturday of almost every month Hindus from New York’s temples, organized by Sadhana, scour the waters and beaches of Jamaica Bay, by JFK Airport, with garbage bags and metal pickers,...

Monica Singh: Acid attack survivor, gender rights warrior

NEW YORK—“At age 19,” Monica Singh says, “I died. Then I was reborn.” In June 2005, while driving her car in Lucknow in Northern India, two men on bikes doused her face and body with...