Migration & Diaspora

Migration & Diaspora

Being a Desi in America

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
Anumita C. Roy

America has been the crucible, a veritable melting pot, of many cultures. The south Asian community – Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans – are the Desis. They pride in their spices and the Bollywood numbers. They are the math, science and the spelling bee genius breeding species. Food is their focal point, the essential soul of all […]

Sovereignty of the State is the core of Refugee Problem: An Academic Debate

Amit Singh

Amit Singh

Amit singh is a Norway based Independent Human rights researcher writes on refugees, religious conflicts, discrimination and human rights issue.
Amit Singh

An essential characteristic of sovereignty is the State’s prerogative to put various kinds of limitations on non-citizens regarding their stay and entry in their territory. The authority of the State to control movement of aliens into its border has escalated problems of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide. Strict migration control has escalated problems of forced state confinement with possibility […]

India in need of National Policy on Refugees

Amit Singh

Amit Singh

Amit singh is a Norway based Independent Human rights researcher writes on refugees, religious conflicts, discrimination and human rights issue.
Amit Singh

India has not signed 1951 Refugee Convention. There is no specific domestic legal framework to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in India. This has led to legal insecurity of refugees’ status and difficulty to access in refugee rights. At international human rights forums, India asserts to have a permanent seat in the UN Security Council, […]

The Strange World of Roy Brothers

Arindam Roy

Arindam Roy

Arindam Roy has 35 years experience in various newsrooms. He was the Managing Editor of a reputed Gurgaon-based Citizen Journalist portal and has held senior positions in several publications. As Correspondent and Bureau Chief, he has written extensively for Associated Press, Times of India, Hindustan Times and multiple news outlets. He has contributed 13 chapters to various publications. Of these, seven chapters were published in two Coffee Table Books, published by the Times Group. He is a co-author of a novel, Rivers Run Back that he penned with Joyce Yarrow. The novel was launched at the American Centre, New Delhi, on January 2015. He lives in Allahabad.
Arindam Roy

Partition and displacement were agonising. But, for two young lads, life in a city was wondrous. The school children were pleased that they had no schools. No studies. Seven brothers and cousins were admitted in class IV a year later. They huddled together, laughed and sniggered by others in Calcutta in those days. Here’s a slice of life […]

One Woman, Two Countries

Sukanya Juno Biswas

Sukanya Juno Biswas

Sukanya Juno Biswas grew up in Kolkata, India. She did MA in English from Calcutta University. She loves books, Bob Dylan, Baez and Boxer dogs. When she gets time away from two human kids and two animals, she writes. A complete realist, off and on romantic, an atheist – in the present climate of uncertainty, would have loved a perfect world, though aware it’s not possible. She has been living in Texas for last 17 years.
Sukanya Juno Biswas

Traditionally, an immigrant’s heart is in his/her homeland. He/she grapples with the anguish of staying in a distant land. But, for Sukanya, USA is as much her home. In 17 years, she has become a naturalised citizen. Her search for her identity, the essential ‘me’, is indeed interesting. Here we see her ‘voyage within’ – the journey of […]

The Nowhere Migrant

Tinku Paul

Tinku Paul

Tinku is a Doctorate in Economics, University of Allahabad, and has inclination towards feminist writings. Her focus of work has been revolving
around women work and economic empowerment. She has several books, articles, monographs and research publications in international refereed journals to her credit. Apart from her academic involvements she is equally active in action research mobilizing women generating awareness on legal and property
rights. Tinku aspires to bring to focus the grass root realities to forefront challenging the
conventional academics. Presently she centers her work on feminist criminology understanding the state of women under trial prisoners. She has worked with several organizations of repute in different calibers. She aspires to bring to focus the grass root realities to forefront challenging the conventional academics.
Tinku Paul

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Tinku takes a hard look at the underbelly of labour trafficking. Railway coolies are paid a paltry sum to undertake this risky job. One poor man sells another for just Rs 50/-. It’s distress migration, where the migrants have no choice. Here’s an expose. Economics of labour migration projects labour as an input of production that has […]

Crossing the Prohibited Boundary

Madhumanti Sen Gupta

Madhumanti Sen Gupta

Madhumanti is a trained Mohiniattam and Odissi danseuse. She has performed all over India and in
Europe, including Royal Albert Hall, London, Australia, China and the Middle East. Her vision is to empower women through education.
Madhumanti Sen Gupta

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The issue of illegal immigrants has several ramifications. Madhumanti discusses this issue, brilliantly, in the backdrop of global phenomena. Indo-Bangladesh, the fifth longest land-border in the world, is porous. She dwells on the causes of immigration from Bangladesh and shows a way to solve it amicably. Here’s an in-depth analysis. Four times US president, Franklin Roosevelt could […]