The Indian obsession with skin colour

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Sabrina Almeida As the world collectively examines its racial bias, it is time to revisit our own deep-rooted ‘colour’ prejudices as well.  The Indian obsession...

Is Kamala Harris African-American, Indian-American or Tamil-American?

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Pradip Rodrigues Ever since US Senator Kamala Harris became the Democratic VP nominee, there has been much hype around her African-American roots and almost as...

The pandemic forces us to take care home issues seriously

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Sabrina Almeida Part of a news headline ‘Should long-term-care homes be ‘old-person storage’ or places to live?’ put the horrific situation uncovered by the pandemic...

The pandemic’s effect on suicide must be taken seriously

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Sabrina Almeida A few weeks ago, news of a friend’s death was posted on Facebook.  The family’s devastation over her sudden demise was evident in...

Why ethnic media outlets break real stories that matter

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Pradip Rodrigues In 2015 the New York Times published a 7,000 word investigative piece titled ‘The Price of Nice Nails’, which detailed how badly manicurists...

For Indian landlords, tenant’s race matters a lot

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Pradip Rodrigues There is no doubt that a significant portion of rental units in the GTA are owned by South Asian landlords and there is...

Why some parents want their kids back in school

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Sabrina Almeida The announcement of Ontario’s school reopening plans had a mixed response among parents with kids in the elementary section. While some were relieved...

Are we safer now that police will wear body cameras?

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Pradip Rodrigues When Peel police recently announced it would implement body-worn cameras across the force, I heaved a sigh of relief and expected social activists...

Aren’t anti-maskers being selfish?

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Sabrina Almeida While masks (or face coverings) are mandatory in indoor public spaces in Ontario and many other jurisdictions, not everyone complies. I am not...

Why young adults must take the coronavirus seriously

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Sabrina Almeida Premier Doug Ford made a strong appeal to young Ontarians to follow public health guidelines with respect to the coronavirus. The plea came...

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