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A Secularist New Year Resolution

Ever since the BJP came to power, they’ve been crawling out of the woodwork – RSS ideologues, Hindutva radicals, and random school teachers. They want to remind you in speeches that India is Hindu; that Hinduism is great and any … Continue reading

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My Lost Years Without Desi Ghee

From The Guardian Butter, cheese and even red meat are not as bad for the heart as has been maintained, a cardiologist has said in a leading medical journal, adding that it is time to “bust the myth” of saturated … Continue reading

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What Do You Stand For?

What do I stand for? What do I stand for? Most nights, I don’t know. – fun. Last week’s Economist carried an editorial called True Progressivism. I found myself nodding in agreement as I read through the long editorial. When … Continue reading

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Strange Name Discrimination

Researchers have found that the easier it is to pronounce your name, the better your chances of getting promoted. From The Telegraph The team of American and Australian scientists concluded that the easier a person’s name was to say, the … Continue reading

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Tiger Moms and Indian Parenting

Amy Chua made waves with this piece in the Wall Street Journal. She also had a very successful Davos visit where she found herself debating Larry Summers, which is a daunting task, even on a subject that you might think … Continue reading

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A Leg Up for Indian English

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf In the mornings when I drop off my daughter at school, I generally have BBC on the car radio. (It’s Disney if I pick her up. That’s the deal with her. I can subject her to BBC in the … Continue reading

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Failure 2 Communicate

We’ll be going to see a very interesting play this weekend in San Francisco called Failure 2 Communicate. The play is written by Valerie Fachman and directed by Scott Baker. Valerie describes the play Based on my work experience in … Continue reading

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