‘Pandal-monium’ Epitomizes Durga Puja 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

“…after seeing Ma Durga dressed in a million dollar golden sari, housed in Buckingham palace, one might wonder if modern editing of the sacred Devi Mahimya Purana isn’t…

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Statues, History and Rationality

Saturday, September 2, 2017

“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.”– John F. Kennedy SB VEDA Charlottesville and the aftermath…

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Karma Bites Donald Trump of Yoga

Monday, May 8, 2017

“Lady Gaga listens to me. Her mantra is only one word — Bikram — because Bikram makes her what she is today.” – Bikram Chowdhury SB Veda Recently, Vanity…

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TRUMP STUNS WORLD! USA REMAINS DIVIDED

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

“While traditional advice to Presidents Elect is to be mindful that one has been elected the leader of all of the nation – not just the constituency from…

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US ELECTION: No Matter Who Wins, Public Loses

Sunday, November 6, 2016

“The presidential campaign eight years ago is forever wrapped in the soaring and optimistic Obama slogan: “Change we can believe in.” This one’s imagery is the detritus of…

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Longshot Becomes 1st American to Win Booker

Thursday, October 27, 2016

“I don’t want to get all dramatic, like writing saved my life…but writing’s given me a life.” – Paul Beatty in his acceptance speech Displayed with permission from…

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Nobel Committee: ‘The Times, They Are A Changin’

Friday, October 14, 2016

“We’re really giving it to Bob Dylan as a great poet – that’s the reason we awarded him the prize. He’s a great poet in the great English…

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How Soon Could Elon Musk Send People to Mars?

Monday, October 3, 2016

“Notwithstanding the significant technological challenges to achieve the grand scale of Musk’s plans, the maths of lowering the costs only works if the ships will be reused often…

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9/11 Health Crisis: Will the Dust Finally Settle?

Monday, September 12, 2016

“I took chase from this cloud of dust and smoke that was following me. Once it caught me it threw me on my hands and knees. Every time…

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Melaniagate: A Symptom of Media-itis

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

“Melania Trump’s speech may not have been original but her dress was.” – The New York Times, America’s newspaper of record.   S. Atanya SLOW NEWS DAY? NOT…

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Pound Undulates as PM Theresa May Makes Waves

Friday, July 15, 2016

“Boris negotiated in Europe. I seem to remember last time he did a deal with the Germans, he came back with three nearly new water cannon.” – candidate…

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Brexit: The Why and What’s Next

Thursday, June 30, 2016

In the Aftermath Brexit – How It Happened, What’s Next “It’s the right of MPs alone to make or break laws, and the peers to block them. So…

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UCLA Shooting: IIT Topper’s ‘Long Dark Tunnel’

Sunday, June 5, 2016

“You can have a PhD or you can be a little kid, you could be black or white, brown or Asian … and gun violence has just become…

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Indian Voters Gamble: 2 Queens and a Wild Card

Thursday, May 19, 2016

“what each successive election seems to reinforce is that India’s oldest party is no longer a contender even as the lead opposition player; instead, it will be up…

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Killing in Bangladesh Casts Shadow on WB Polls

Sunday, May 1, 2016

“Progressives are to be attacked and even physically harmed. The progressives have to be finished just the way they are being finished in Bangladesh. This is the Bangladeshi…

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