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Lakshmi Chaudhry

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Lakshmi Chaudhry

Lakshmi Chaudhry, a senior editor at Firstpost.com and a Nation contributing writer, is the author, with Robert Scheer and Christopher Scheer, of The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq, published by Akashic Books and Seven Stories Press.


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Exploding the myth of the “two Indias,” the brutal attacks on women have shown that there is only one, where social Darwinism reigns. 

Many Indians believe Obama's victory makes all things possible for people of color--but for all the good will, there is little mention of India's ever-present racism.

We have much to fear from easy evocations of 9/11, but in India, it is a call to the world to recognize their loss.

The Golden State's lesson for Clinton and Obama is that they each need to craft a more daring politics of transcendence.

Two films address US adventures in Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a big dose of historical amnesia, political pandering, moral superiority and outraged innocence.

The cranky, quirky and sometimes progressive politics practiced by a generation once considered slackers could be a deciding factor in this presidential election.

The quinceañera has become a rite of passage for even the poorest Latina teens, another example of our most treasured rites debased at the cash register.

The lovelorn, fragile women the media once revered have given way to skank posses of the skinny, the slutty and the overindulged.

The last book in J.K. Rowling's saga is marked by throwaway references to a post-9/11 world and derivative insights that never add up to a coherent moral vision.

Some of the same feminists who loved Hillary as First Lady are now fiercely opposing her bid for the White House.


In the autumn issue of the City Journal, Kay S. Hymowitz eulogizes the rise of a new international role model: "Yes: Carrie Bradshaw...
Reason magazine offers a stinging critique of a new crop of increasingly draconian DUI laws titled, "Prohibition Returns!" One...
Most fish-out-of-water stories are told at the expense of the poor fish. But not so with Aliens in America, which may well be the best...
Rebecca Solnit, as usual, offers plenty of food for thought in her essay, "Finding Time." As often with Solnit, I was both...
The best read this morning is this amazing piece by Rolf Potts titled "Death of an Adventure Traveler" (via Arts and Letters...
Here are two more interesting articles on the bane of our collective existence: body weight. First up is this New York magazine article,...
Here's an interesting -- and not always in a good way -- article from Der Spiegel on American Muslims. Its thesis is that American Muslims...
There is no doubt that there is plenty to be concerned about when it comes to our unhealthy diets. Yes, a number of us eat too much food,...