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Pardon our lack of insolence as we take over America

Dr Swati Mohan

President Joe Biden was in an especially jovial mood this Thursday when he was introduced to Dr. Swati Mohan whose voice became permanently recognizable having led the landing of Mars probe Perseverance on live television. It is not immediately known if that audience of scientists included Dr. Vandi Verma, who led Robotic Operations or Dr. Bhavya Lal, Acting Chief of Staff at NASA; but, unofficial count of Indian origin people directly involved in the Mars project easily goes many times that. Acknowledging that, Biden went on a monologue. “Are you kidding me? What an honor this is. This is an incredible honor. And it’s amazing, Indian-descent Americans are taking over the country — you, my vice president, my speechwriter, Vinay. I tell you what, but thank you. You guys are incredible.”  Running count of the high-ranking appointees in Biden Administration …

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