By Sandip Roy, Sep 30, 2010 10:19 PM
After two decades in the U.S. I still feel a thrill of recognition when I see a South Asian name in the media. A winner on a cooking show on the Food Network, a congressional candidate in Kansas, a new appointee to some team on the White House - it does not matter, there is always that twinge of pride.
I look out for these names.
That was why I noticed Dharun Ravi’s name. And felt a chill go through me. 18-year-old Tyler Clementi had jumped off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate and a friend secretly taped him on their webcam having a sexual encounter with another man. And then they streamed it on the Internet.
The roommate’s name was Dharun Ravi. The headline on one article said
Dharun Ravi: The Reason for Tyler Clementi’s Suicide.