Iranian women footballers  Pic: Yahoo Sports

Why FIFA is wrong about banning Iranian women

It’s depressing how those Iranian women footballers are getting kicked around like footballs.  The question is – can they play football with their hijabs or headscarves on? On one side, there is FIFA, sticking rigidly to its stand that hijabs can cause “choking injuries” and are thus unsafe to wear.  On the other side, you…

Sukanya Roy wins the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee (Pic: Washington Post)

Who really wins in the Spelling Bee?

Another year, another desi kid wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee, a few reports appear in the newspapers, and otherwise the event is mostly forgotten.  There are the usual gaggle of desi participants – a third of the semi-finalists had desi origins, and for the fourth year in a row, the winner was an Indian-American…