Diaspora

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Sri Lankan protest heads into third day in London

Article Date: 
7 Apr 2009

Passions were running high with many protestors saying they had family members who were killed or wounded in recent violence in Sri Lanka, although the demonstrators insisted their action would remain peaceful.

Article Source: 
AFP

Five arrested in clashes at London Sri Lanka protests

Article Date: 
7 Apr 2009

Five people were arrested today during clashes in London between police and more than 1,000 protesters demonstrating against the civil war in Sri Lanka.

Article Source: 
Guardian

Freed Detainee Arrives in Britain

Article Date: 
23 Feb 2009

A Guantánamo detainee at the center of a long standoff between the United States and Britain was freed and returned to Britain on Monday after almost seven years in American custody.

The detainee, Binyam Mohamed, was flown in a Gulfstream jet to the Northolt Royal Air Force Base in Northwest London, and by this evening had been released from detention.

Article Author: 
RAYMOND BONNER
Article Source: 
New York Times

The Great Divide

Article Date: 
20 Feb 2009

The influx of immigrants from South Asia, lured by the same good schools and suburban-style living that attracted their predecessors, had begun in earnest by 1990. By one estimate, Asians, mostly from the Indian subcontinent, today make up nearly a third of the neighborhood’s population of about 20,000.

The transformation has come as a shock to many of the neighborhood’s earlier settlers, some of whom say they wonder whether magazines tucked into seatbacks on flights between Mumbai and Kennedy Airport advertise homes in Bellerose.

Article Author: 
JAMES ANGELOS
Article Source: 
New York Times

Soldiers of Saffron, Sonal Shah and Secularism

Article Date: 
14 Feb 2009

EPW article on diasporic Hindutva

In our haste to reject the “soldiers of saffron” who live and work outside India, there is a risk that we may be engaging in a politics of personal destruction with tremendous pain for the individuals concerned. There is a fine line between rejection of hate and exploitation of youthful ignorance and folly. If we cross that line we will become
vulnerable to charges of McCarthyism.

Article Author: 
Sonalde Desai
Article Source: 
Economic and Political Weekly

Indian-born pitchers drawing interest

Article Date: 
20 Feb 2009

This is the story all about how my life got flipped turned upsidedown:

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The story of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel has made its way around. And around. And around again.

The two pitchers made international headlines in November when they became the first Indian-born players to sign professional baseball contracts in the United States. That type of story -- one that featured two young pitchers who had never picked up a baseball before 2008 -- obviously drew significant intrigue.

Article Author: 
Jenifer Langosch
Article Source: 
MLB.com
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