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Preeti Singh

  • Obama need not fret, India will remain secular

    When I visited India last December, two things caught my attention. One, that Nathuram Godse, Gandhi’s murderer was being hailed as a hero and two, that there was a programme called ghar wapsi. Like an eager NRI I thought there were fresh sops for non-resident Indians who were being beckoned...

    Monday, 2 February 2015 - 7:35am
  • Belonging in a new country and living a special dream

    I had my life all planned when we moved to the predominantly white Scarsdale from India in 2013. I would settle my 16 and 14-year-olds in their new schools, set up our home and get a job in Manhattan. I had great references from my workplace and a work permit; in a DKNY business suit I would live...

    Monday, 19 January 2015 - 5:05am
  • Wagah border — when a parade of pride turns into horror

    The first time I saw Pakistan was across the Wagah border and I was overwhelmed. I wanted to walk past the no man’s land and touch the earth that is now Pakistan. My family was from Rawalpindi and Sukho in Pakistan and I grew up listening to their stories and the tragedies of star crossed lovers of...

    Monday, 10 November 2014 - 10:13am
  • Finding familiar faces in my writing

    "Were you thinking of me when you wrote this story?" messaged a friend when she read my novel Unravel. I responded with a vehement "no", but since then I have received many such messages from my friends and colleagues who 'find' themselves in the pages of my book.  It makes me anxious that people...

    Friday, 17 October 2014 - 3:17pm
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014: Let’s raise the bar of expectations

    Indians have impossibly high standards when it comes to our private and professional lives, but when it comes to politics and those who govern us, we set the bar surprisingly low, says Preeti Singh.

    Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 10:49am