The Joint Session of Congress was a Moment Entirely Ours as American Women

Published in The American Kahani

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, was the historic day when the President of the United States, Joseph Biden, addressed the Congress, flanked by the Vice President and the Speaker of the House. It was a tradition. But because both these seats filled by women, it became historic.

The two women from California, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Vice President Kamala Harris, both the first women to hold their positions created history. President Biden recognized the historic moment at the start of his remark, “Madame Speaker, Madame Vice President,” as the roughly 200-person chamber burst into applause.


EVERY.DAMN.YEAR

A certain Chief justice of the Supreme Court of India, the highest court in that country, asked the accused in a case of rape of a woman in court if he would be willing to marry the victim.

As if that were not enough, the Judge and two other members of the bench hearing the stalking & rape case of a girl who was repeatedly raped for over two years when she was a minor and in high school, sweetened the deal for the accused by offering to him that if he were to marry the rape victim, “we…


Published in The American Kahani 03/04/21

Early morning as I sat in front of my Zoom on the other side of the world, nestling my coffee, I expected to see a visibly wounded Nodeep on the other side. Instead, she beamed a warm smile at me sitting at a tent at the farmers protest a few hours after her release from her traumatic arrest on January 12 on charges that are yet to be substantiated.

I tell this story with a lump in my throat because we do not know what will happen to Nodeep. The case is far from…


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Here’s a dispassionate look at the issues that the farmers have with the laws and debunk the theories making rounds of WhatsApp groups and social media discourses.

Over the last few months, even the most judicious minds have voiced their support for Prime Minister Modi’s farm legislation as they are in the favor of privatization and growth of the Indian economy. However, mixed media reports, analysis, and dictates fueled by conspiracies, rumors, and opinions have gravely done injustice to the real issues that the farmers are really concerned about. …


Modi fears a teenage girl. No kidding. Greta Thunberg, in her attempt to help Indian farmers sustain their protests against Modi’s farm bills tweeted a toolkit for their use. Modi is using that tweet to establish international espionage charges.

So we all know there is no espionage but only Modi’s attempt to look better in front of his voters who he has been brainwashing through convoluted media and theories for years. …


For years, Modi Government has had a very simple modus operandi. You dare say anything that they don't like, you crack a joke they find offensive, you report that they are incompetent, or you say something that they think disrespects them, you will find yourself arrested for sedition.

Modi fears free speech. So paranoid that comedians, journalists, activists all have been jailed for not conforming to his narrative.

Modi’s Left Wing Nationalists burn pics of Rihanna, Gretta for tweeting about #FarmersProtests

No wonder Modi and Trump had a lot in common.

Then Rihanna tweeted and the lid flew off the cover that Modi has been desperately trying to keep on his dictatorial administration…


Looking back at your teenage years, the brain quite often distorts those memories to be vivid, warm and imaginative. The skies are bluer, the grass is greener, the birds are chirpier and the dreams are more fantastical.

In the minds of Kashmiri kids, for more than three decades, those scenes have vanquished. …


Published in American Kahini

Whether or not the demands made by the farmers, who are adopting a maximalist position, are justified, the organization and execution of the protests is a case study for civil rights.

The 2020 Indian farmers’ protest is a continuing demonstration against the three laws passed by the Indian Parliament in 2020. Led predominantly by farmers of Punjab and Haryana, they are protesting laws that deregulate the sale of crops, allowing private buyers freer rein in a marketplace that has long been dominated by government subsidies and support prices.

80% of farmers in India are small farmers…


One of the most important migration corridors identified by the OECD, behind Mexican and Indian immigration to the United States and ahead of Polish immigration to Germany are the Philipino immigrants. Around fifty percent of the total immigration from the Philipines happens to the United States.

But it is India, that tops the list with more than three million highly educated migrants in the OECD countries. Of all immigrants considered to be highly educated, Indian immigrants stood at 3 Million roughly which means nearly 65 percent. China had a rate of 48.6 percent highly educated migrants in the OECD —…


Benjamin Netanyahu met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Neom, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday.

Netanyahu was with Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and Netanyahu’s Military Secretary Avi Bluth. They used a private plane belonging to businessman Udi Angel, which the prime minister has used for past diplomatic trips.

Trying to drive normalization of relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia has been an unsuccessful effort for Trump administration. On one hand, they have driven the process to some success with UAE and Bahrain.

Anyone who has lived…

Meera Kaul ®️

Political, Tech & Futurism Contributor, NLP/CBT Practitioner, Author & Radio Critic, Vintner, Investapreneur

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