Preet Bharara Speaks Out About the Accusation that He Deliberately Targets Indians

Bharara addresses the rumors that have dogged him for years: No, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is not singling out Indians for prosecution. The vitriol was particularly intense last year during the Devyani Khobragade scandal, in which an Indian diplomat was arrested and charged for allegedly underpaying her nanny. The Associated Press notes that Bharara has been addressing the charges in recent public remarks:

In a recent speech at Harvard Law School, he noted the criticisms and countered them with unusual candor. Citing one commentator in India who questioned if he took up the diplomat case “to serve his white masters,” Bharara quipped about who those white masters might be.

“Presumably, Eric Holder and Barack Obama,” he said.

Follow the money: This should be interesting– the Swiss government has prepared a list of Indian nationals who are suspected to have put millions of dollars in black money in various Swiss banks. [Indian Express]

Meet Bloody Nasreen, a Pakistani comic book heroine: Pakistani comic book artist Shahan Zaidi has just released an English-language graphic novel titled Bloody Nasreen. As The National notes, “Pakistan’s first unveiled heroine wields a gun in her right hand and a sword in her left, but her attire – she wears a shalwar kameez and sneakers – is not the image you’d expect of a ruthless crimefighter.” [The National]

Did someone say chai creamsicles? Your recipe of the day comes courtesy of The Kitchn. As the blog notes, “Chai is also so delicious that it should not be reserved for just the cold winter months.” [The Kitchn]

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