The notion of purity and pollution underpins personal habits, social mores, public health challenges and India’s resilient caste system. This is the last of a three-part series.
Michael Jackson, who died on June 25, 2009, has become one the most castigated figures in recent history. What if he’d lived to see it?
A dismissed case of sexual harassment in Bollywood shows just how behind India is in its journey toward gender equality.
A parent in Tennessee discovers that her daughter’s introduction to the Civil War includes asking to think like a slaveholder.
In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Satish Tripathi, the president of the University at Buffalo.
More than constructing toilets, India needs to change the way its people think, behave and act when it comes to personal and public hygiene. This is the second of a three-part series.
The education system, with terrible teaching that programs Indians to focus on tests, must change and put a focus on learning instead.
Those who rail against cultural appropriation are often in cahoots with religious extremists responsible directly or indirectly for oppressing minorities in their country of origin.
Hillel Schenker reflects on a joint Israeli-Palestinian memorial ceremony and what it means for independence and freedom for both peoples.
In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to award-winning theater director Suba Das about his play, “Pink Sari Revolution.”