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Telling Great Stories while Balancing on Media’s Cutting Edge

From a former Fi2W journalist-turned Internet entrepreneur.


Podcast: Can Immilounge become a Facebook for Immigrants?

Fi2W contributor Aswini Anburajan interviews Brian Nguah, a young entrepreneur and the founder of Immilounge, a new social network for immigrants.

Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal

Parties Ignore Asian-American Voters at their Own Peril

A new poll suggests that Asian Americans could tilt the race in favor of either President Obama or Governor Mitt Romney.

Senator Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio’s “Dream Act” and the GOP Vice Presidential Sweepstakes

The GOP Senator is working on a version of the bill supported by Latinos and long-championed by Democrats. Could it win Rubio the nod as Mitt Romney’s running mate?


Campaigns and Voters are Wired Like Never Before – Is that Good?

Any control that campaigns had over messaging is lost as we, a collective audience, “like,” upload, and review the best and the worst of politics through YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Fi2W reporter Aswini Anburajan wrote this piece for our partner, WNYC’s It’s A Free Country.

U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio from Florida speaks at CPAC - Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Eyes on Marco Rubio as GOP Field Pivots to Florida

As eyes turn from South Carolina to Florida for the GOP primaries, one Republican Senator who isn’t even running for president is sharing the spotlight with the Republican presidential candidates.


Can Newt Gingrich Emulate George W. Bush’s Success With Latinos?

Former House Speaker Next Gingrich is “softer” on immigration than the others vying for the GOP Presidential nomination, but that may not be enough to win Latino votes.


Lift of U.S.-Mexico Trucking Ban Divides GOP

President Barack Obama just lifted the 17-year-old ban on Mexican commercial trucks entering the U.S. under a NAFTA agreement. Republican presidential candidates have been unusually quiet on this action–why?

Yoni Ki Baat

Podcast: Yoni Ki Baat – The South Asian ‘Vagina Monologues’

In this Fi2W podcast, reporter Aswini Anburajan interviews Vandana Makker, one of the founders of the performance series Yoni Ki Baat on the importance of exploring women’s sexuality through a cultural and immigrant lens.

India Day Parade NYC 2011

Podcast: Indian Americans Take to the Streets to Protest Corruption in India

FI2W reporter Aswini Anburajan hosts a conversation about the India Against Corruption movement with journalist S. Mitra Kalita and Atul Kumar, who helped organize the first New York protest in support of the anti-corruption movement.