Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

'Dances Of Transformation': Ananya Dance Theatre Finds Justice Through Movement - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America
"My company was deliberately formed in 2004 as a company of women of color committed to making dances of social justice," Ananya Dance Theatre founder Ananya Chatterjea told NBC News. "I describe my work as 'people powered dances of transformation.'"
'Dances Of Transformation': Ananya Dance Theatre Finds Justice Through Movement - NBC News

#MahaloMark: Colleagues, Community Mourn Rep. Mark Takai's Death, Celebrate His Legacy - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America
"In the often tumultuous world of politics, he has been a shining example of what it means to be a public servant."
#MahaloMark: Colleagues, Community Mourn Rep. Mark Takai's Death, Celebrate His Legacy - NBC News

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

12 tips for writing fast – or at least faster – Poynter

Need to learn to write faster

12 tips for writing fast – or at least faster – Poynter

Want a lesson in focusing your writing? Read this hole-in-one lead – Poynter

Lesson on Focus

Want a lesson in focusing your writing? Read this hole-in-one lead – Poynter

Is it original? An editor’s guide to identifying plagiarism – Poynter

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Is it original? An editor’s guide to identifying plagiarism – Poynter

Ohio Senate Candidate Criticizes Opponent with Fortune Cookies - NBC News

my article for nbc asian america
"Our Ohio elected officials fail to accurately represent our communities when they equate Chinese Americans and our contributions to American culture with foreign trade, highlighting their own blindness to the cultural relevancy of Chinese Americans," Lisa Wong, president of Greater Cleveland Chapter of OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, said. "We must protest against this insensitive behavior no matter the candidate or their political affiliation."
Ohio Senate Candidate Criticizes Opponent with Fortune Cookies - NBC News

Monday, July 18, 2016

California Passes Textbook Standards Including 'Comfort Women,' Sikhs - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America
"These changes are important for all California students and for the South Asian American community, in that through grassroots organization South Asian American organizers were able to beat back a well-funded Hindu fundamentalist lobby to ensure the facts were taught about the Dalit, Sikh, Ravidassia, Buddhist, and Muslim communities," Thenmozhi Soundararajan, a Dalit-American activist, co-founder of Dalit History Month, and part of the South Asian Histories for All Coalition, told NBC News.
California Passes Textbook Standards Including 'Comfort Women,' Sikhs - NBC News

Saturday, July 16, 2016

9 Writing Tips for People of Colour | South Asian Lifestyle

omg THIS.
I’m happy for my characters to chat about the heist and eat pav bhaji and not explain what pav bhaji is, because it has nothing to do with the heist, but also, because if you don’t know how delicious pav bhaji is, I can’t do anything for you.
9 Writing Tips for People of Colour | South Asian Lifestyle

Friday, July 15, 2016

Will Asian-Americans get behind Black Lives Matter? (Opinion) - CNN.com

beautiful essay from Jeff Yang on ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ "Do we continue to stand aside, ignoring the injustices black Americans face, thinking that it's "not our problem," or do we stand against these senseless, horrific killings, recognizing that when it becomes our problem, it is too late?"Will Asian-Americans get behind Black Lives Matter? (Opinion) - CNN.com

Asian Americans Offer Condolences, Urge Caution After Truck Attack in Nice - NBC News

my article for nbc asian america re #Nice #NiceAttack #PrayforNice
Asian-American members of Congress joined world leaders in offering condolences, Muslim community leaders urged caution, and one young Sikh Canadian man was falsely accused - AGAIN
Asian Americans Offer Condolences, Urge Caution After Truck Attack in Nice - NBC News

Sunday, July 10, 2016

In conversation with Aasif Mandvi

This January 2015 episode of Al Jazeera English The Stream where I'm on a panel interviewing Aasif Mandvi is finally available in US!

In conversation with Aasif Mandvi

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Asian Americans Crowdsource Open Letter to Families: 'Black Lives Matter To Us, Too' - NBC News

my article for nbc asian america re open letter to families explaining #BlackLivesMatter #BLM
"This is primarily a call for empathy and understanding. The Asian immigrant community as a whole doesn't see police brutality against black people as 'their problem' and are sometimes even anti-Black themselves. This is a conversation starter to ask for a willingness to stop and listen rather than getting immediately judgmental/defensive when we broach these issues with them,"
Asian Americans Crowdsource Open Letter to Families: 'Black Lives Matter To Us, Too' - NBC News
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