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Don’t Just Sit there; Go and Vote

Don’t Just Sit there; Go and Vote

  Every year, for about 10 years, I took my extended family members in Tehran, Iran to the polls. They lived in two parts of Tehran. One group was in the south, where my dad’s mom lived, and one group was in the east where […]

Speaking engagement: Honor Killing in Pakistan, University of Washington

Speaking engagement: Honor Killing in Pakistan, University of Washington

  11/6/2017  University of Washington, Bothell Guest speaker at Alka Kurian class to discuss honor killing in Pakistan. Related Links to the discussion: Documentary:  The Gaurdian: Qandeel OpEd:  Pakistani Model’s Diaries and her Honor Killing Book – New Feminism in South Asian Social Media Film and Literature

Death of Gauri Lankesh brings focus on the risks of journalism

Death of Gauri Lankesh brings focus on the risks of journalism

  This OpEd was originally posted on Seattle Globalist. “Is journalism worth dying for?” That’s a loaded question without an easy answer. However, Freedom of Press becomes a highly contested issue depending upon where one lives. A gutsy and outspoken Indian editor, Gauri Lankesh, was shot […]

You need to bargain in Istanbul to prevent overpay

You need to bargain in Istanbul to prevent overpay

<style type=”text/css”> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> A thin line divides modernity and tradition at Istiklal Avenue, the most famous street in Istanbul, Turkey. Roughly speaking, more than 3 million people visit the 1.4 kilometers (less than one mile) street in a single day during weekends. […]