Deepak Chopra and Intent

Not a day goes by that someone I encounter doesn’t stop and ask me – “wait, your dad is DEEPAK CHOPRA?! Oh my God, what was it like to grow up with him as a father?!” I try to be …Read More

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to speak to Danny Boyle, the film-maker behind Slumdog Millionaire (neck and neck my favorite movie of the year with Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler –see them both right now!). What started as …Read More

Somewhere in Tel Aviv right now there are a couple of dozen Israelis excitedly preparing for a New Years’ bash that sadly will be their last. Likewise in Gaza or the West Bank there are a couple hundred Palestinians that …Read More

Let me start with this disclaimer: I loved the film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. I’m not the only one. The indie film about a Muslim kid name Jamal Malik from the slums of Mumbai who earns his way through the popular TV …Read More

“We didn’t have much use for these, you know: Hindus, Muslims. You live there. I live there. We were kids, then, really just kids. And neighbors.” I could tell from the way that Prem uncle said this, with a tight …Read More

As many already know, my father Deepak Chopra (along with thousands of others) has taken a vow of non-violence in all his actions and words. As a result, he’s unable to respond that aggressively to an article written by Dorothy …Read More

All through Thanksgiving at the Chopra house, we discussed vigorously the terrifying situation in Mumbai. All intelligence so far points to the fact that the perpetrators of these attacks belong to Islamic militant sects. How shocking. Keep in mind that …Read More

Because the situation in Mumbai remains fluid, it’s hard to say too much at this early stage. But early reports indicate that today’s terror attacks in India’s most populous city have all the hallmarks of Islamic militant organizations like Al …Read More

When I was a kid I used to fantasize about the possibility of being a superhero and if so, which one would I want to be? Which superpower was the coolest to have? There were the normal adolescent temptations – …Read More

Forgive me for not providing the link right here, but just read an article in today’s NYTIMES about the State Department revoking its Fulbright scholarship grants to a number of Palestinian students in Gaza. The reason? Because Israel is unwilling …Read More