Jaya Padmanabhan

How chasing dragonflies relates to Trump’s merit-based immigration proposal

During summer holidays, my brother and I would come home from our respective Catholic boarding schools and spend lazy days reading and exploring.

Ed Lee: The Man Behind the Mayor

“My dad was a behind-the-scenes guy … when he decided to run, it was one of the greatest decisions he made.”

Gilmore Girls and what’s needed for the growing numbers of single mothers

Policymakers must find a way to provide better support for families of all types

Adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census: A legitimate fear

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last Tuesday about the Census Bureau’s…

Tiger Woods, Stephen Curry, Erik Kratz and the demography of sports

Even at a time when the nation is divided over the border and sanctuary laws, many of us are united in our enjoyment of sports.

The death penalty does not work

Does the death penalty prevent homicides and cruel acts of violence?

The business of college admissions is geared more toward parents than students

When my twins were in their sophomore year of high school, I recall attending a presentation for parents of high school children by a group of college counselors.

Proposal to revoke H-4 work authorizations takes direct hit at working women’s rights

Even at this particular moment with the increased mobilization of women’s rights,…

Even while San Francisco’s economy is booming, people are restless to leave

Not everyone is choosing to stay in The City and Silicon Valley.…

The shaping of Kamala Harris’ identity

It’s an important moment for Senator Kamala Harris. On Martin Luther King…

A brief history of walls being used as political tools

On New Year’s Day, the southern state of Kerala in India experienced…

Demographic evolution recognizes that ethnic identities are fluid, multi-faceted

Since I first started this column almost two years ago, I am…

When it comes to marriage, SF lags behind other big cities

“I am still old and still in love with the man I…

Homeless and undocumented: Different sides of the same coin

In his Pulitzer prize winning book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the…

The City earns a mixed report card for the midterm elections

The day after the 2018 midterm elections, my social media feeds and…

Migrant caravan from Central America pressing forward despite all odds

As I watch and read about the caravan from Central America making…

Won’t you save me San Francisco?

There are often two conflicting stories that are equally true. We’ve all…

Fear surrounds Trump’s proposed changes to benefits policy for immigrants

In the drive to lower immigration numbers, the Trump administration has come…

The changing face of diversity: more Asians entering America than Latinos

More minority babies are being born in the country today than ever…