Frank F. Islam

Frank F. Islam

About Frank F. Islam

The author is an entrepreneur, civic and thought leader based in Washington DC

More From Frank F. Islam

Indian Americans must remain politically engaged

For those of us who have been away from India for decades, Republic Day and Independence Day are among the few times that we gather to celebrate the great country of our birth

Converting COVID-19 crisis to opportunity: Need for breakaway planning in business

Across the board, the impact of COVID-19 was shutdown and lockdown of the economies in India and South Asia, the United States, and around the world

Many wishes for India: May it continue to celebrate the richness of religious diversity

As we enter the holiday season and approach the new year, I want to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt best wishes to and for India and Indians

Afghanistan, Bangladesh or undocumented Indians in US: Plight of displaced people needs attention

On this International Migrants Day, it is worth noting that not every migrant succeeds in an adopted land. For evidence, one need not go beyond the Indian American community. While the community’s many successes and accomplishments have been well-documented, a less-publicized fact is the plight of hundreds of thousands of Indian nationals in…

Biden victory: Plenty of positives for India, Indian Americans

In this year’s election Joe Biden won and so did the American democracy.  That is a good thing for the United States, for India and indeed for the world, writes Frank F Islam for South Asia Monitor

India should take steps like the US to sustain its artists in COVID era

Given the enormity of the challenge - there are nearly a dozen classical and more than 150 folk dance forms in India - efforts to support artists need to be scaled and replicated throughout the country, writes Frank F. Islam for South Asia Monitor 

A record number of Indian Americans look to expand influence in US administration

The Indian American community has propelled its way to relevance in American politics over the past two decades. The representation of the community has increased at every level with each election cycle, writes Frank F. Islam for South Asia Monitor

Building Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy: We must be the change we wish to see in the world

In the past few years, radical extremists have countered Mahatma Gandhi and his teaching and his preaching with acts of ‘war,’ ‘hate,’ and ‘violence,’ writes Frank F. Islam for South Asia Monitor

Addressing Muslim developmental needs in India is a hand-up, not a hand-out

Although madrasas educate only between 2-4% of Muslim children and youth, they need to modernize their curriculum and move away from Islamic centric or Islamic-only education to a holistic approach that enables these students to integrate fully into Indian society, writes Frank Islam for South Asia Monitor

India-US relations, Indian Americans will fare much better under Biden

On November 3, Americans will decide whether to give another four years to Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, or to give the Oval Office to former vice-president Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate


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