The [Is]land of Diversity

The [Is]land of Diversity

The Land of Diversity? Or, the Islands of Diversity? Ferguson, Baltimore, Staten Island, Texas, Trayvon Martin… Racism is not only about whites hating blacks. Although American police’s out-of-control brutality often violates blacks. But racist oppression...
Ferguson Is Not An Isolated Incident

Ferguson Is Not An Isolated Incident

I originally wrote this article for Ananda Bazar Patrika, Calcutta’s leading daily newspaper. You can read the published Bengali oped here. In 1964, America passed the historic Civil Rights Act. Fifty years later, in 2014, the Ferguson incident proved that this...
I Spoke with Noam Chomsky, One on One!

I Spoke with Noam Chomsky, One on One!

On Saturday, 15th of November, 2014, I had a chance to speak with Noam Chomsky — one on one. It was an opportunity of a lifetime. For me, it was a memorable day. And two friends helped me to record the half-hour conversation on camera. And they also put it on...