Monthly Archives: July 2012

Moving My Orchids Outdoors

Well, since it has been getting too hot in the greenhouse and as the heat had started damaging the plants, I finally decided to move the plants outside. A lot of us in North Texas keep our plants outdoors in the summer. Some experts recommend it highly for the long-term health of the plants. I…

Grand Delusions of Michele Bachmann

It seems that the Republican party, at least its most atavistic and deluded faction, is increasingly becoming a party of intolerance, deceit, and demagogy. This degradation of GOP is quite understandable. After all, what can you do as a political party if all your aspirations for the future are connected to an idealized past and…

A Conversation with Debate Camp Students

Like so many public universities, my host institution also offers various kinds of summer programs for high school students from our region. The debate camp is one such program that is extremely popular on our campus. These students come from all across our state and stay at our campus for a full summer session. During…

Welcome to Cross-Cultural Talk

Cross-Cultural Talk is a public forum that enables me to fulfill my role as a public scholar. I feel it is my responsibility to share my expertise outside the classroom and this website, therefore, is meant to share my thoughts, ideas, hopes, and aspirations with all those who are interested in creating a better world.…

Aljazeera English on Drone Attacks

The Listening Post, a weekly news show on Aljazeera, just aired their take on the drone attacks in Pakistan. I was asked to contribute a comment to this show, which is included in the show. I have also posted my full comment below the Aljazeera video. Aljazeera: The Listening Post