Category: TV/Radio

#TEDWomen line up: speaking on Revolutionary Love this November

#TEDWomen line up: speaking on Revolutionary Love this November

I will be giving a Ted Talk this fall – the announcement just went up! I am putting together stories + studies in ethics, law and even science to make the case for why Revolutionary Love is the call of our times. Especially in the […]

15 Years Later – Rana Sodhi and I Speak with the Man Who Murdered Balbir Sodhi

15 Years Later – Rana Sodhi and I Speak with the Man Who Murdered Balbir Sodhi

On September 15, at sunset in Arizona, a crowd gathered at the corner of a Chevron gas station called the Mesa Star. Like every year since 2002, Rana Sodhi hosted a memorial here for his brother, Balbir Singh Sodhi. Balbir was shot while planting flowers in […]

I’m Still finding Love in America

I’m Still finding Love in America

One of the first people killed in a hate crime after 9/11 was a family friend, Balbir Singh Sodhi. He was 52, a Sikh father who wore a turban and beard as part of his faith. He was the first of dozens of Sikhs and […]

Net Neutrality for Nonprofits: An Interview on “State of Belief”

Net Neutrality for Nonprofits: An Interview on “State of Belief”

Friends ask me why I’ve taken on Internet freedom as part of my advocacy work. Click below to hear my 12-minute interview on “State of Belief” radio with Rev. Welton Gaddy explaining why: You can also read the transcript: Interfaith Alliance State of Belief Radio March […]

Ferguson, Race, and Policing on MSNBC

Ferguson, Race, and Policing on MSNBC

During the “Weekend of Resistance” in Ferguson, Missouri, I appeared on “The Melissa Harris-Perry Show” to discuss  why the Weekend and #FergusonOctober calls upon us to confront not just police accountability but race in America. You can watch our panel’s segment here: http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/anti-police-violence-movement-draws-youth-340967491740

Vaisakhi Remarks at the Pentagon (New Video!)

For the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, I was so honored to speak at the first ever Sikh event at the Pentagon. Enjoy this video of my remarks and the rest of the event, or read a transcript  here. The Sikh Coalition wrote about the celebration and posted […]

PBS: Interview on Oak Creek, One Year Later

PBS: Interview on Oak Creek, One Year Later

Here is my interview reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the Oak Creek tragedy on PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. In the last year, I’ve witnessed the Sikh spirit of Chardi Kala, everlasting hope and optimism, even in suffering. This is the untold story of […]

Sikhs One Year Later

Sikhs One Year Later

Watch this outstanding PBS news report about the Sikh community’s response to the mass shooting in Oak Creek, WI one year later. I had an opportunity to present my perspective on advocating for the Sikh community. Watch the full interview to learn more about the […]

On MSNBC: Angelina Jolie and Breast Cancer

On MSNBC: Angelina Jolie and Breast Cancer

Here’s my take on Angelina Jolie’s story to pursue preventive care for breast cancer. On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show, I talk about how women’s health movements can use stories like Jolie’s to break down economic and cultural barriers to care facing lower-income women and women […]

On MSNBC: Class of 2013

On MSNBC: Class of 2013

The Class of 2013 is facing staggering student debt, a tough job market, and the reality of Washington gridlock – and yet we remain optimistic about the future? Why? I presented a portrait of the Millennial generation  on MSNBC’s Melissa-Harry Perry Show on graduation weekend: