GARIBI HATAO: Re-defining India’s Poor

Monday, July 28, 2014
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By S.B. Veda with inputs from staff CALCUTTA – When the famous slogan ‘Garibi Hatao’ or ‘Remove Poverty’ helped win the Indian General Election for Indira Gandhi’s Congress…

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Ghosts of Calcutta: A Retrospective

Monday, July 28, 2014
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“His back turned to me as he yanked a glass window pane shut, I watched his sense of loss manifesting as fluid, uncontained by his apparitional reflection sliding…

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Hey Congressman, Not All Americans Are White!

Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Hey Congressman! Not All Americans Are White

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A Resurgence for Blackberry?

Sunday, July 27, 2014
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BLACKBERRY Z10 60% OFF MRP __________________________________________________________________________________________ Shortly after announcing its agreement with Amazon, that brings more than 240,000 Android apps to BlackBerry smartphones, and the presentation of a…

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Panic Premature, Ebola Not in India: Govt.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
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‘A coordinated international response is deemed essential to stop and reverse the international spread of Ebola.’- WHO The Indian Ministry of Health announced that a passenger, who had…

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The Big C in BRICS

Sunday, July 20, 2014
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“China does not acknowledge the old logic of ‘when a country is strong it must dominate’,” – China on accusations it would use BRICS to dominate other countries…

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India Open for Business

Friday, July 18, 2014
MODI JAITLEY

“Give me 60 Months, and I promise you a lifetime of happiness and peace” – Narendra Modi commenting in January, 2014 on the 60 year record of failure…

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The Eternal Path to Wellness

Friday, July 18, 2014
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INTRODUCING ANTI-AGING EXPERT: CHRISTIE MACARTNEY By SB Veda “I believe that people deserve a better answer to greater health and wellness rather than a prescription drug.” – Christie…

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JUSTICE DELAYED – OR SIMPLY MOCKED?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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India’s Supreme Court Stays Execution of Gang Rape Convicts India’s Supreme Court has stayed the execution of two men involved in the December 2012 gang rape and killing…

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Afghanistan: A Victory for Diplomacy – for now, at least

Monday, July 14, 2014
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Afghanistan’s two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government. The deal,…

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Thumbs-Up for Indian Street Bites:Food Historian

Friday, July 11, 2014
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Agencies and The Global Calcuttan Staff MELBOURNE: Dispelling the common misconception that street food available in India is ‘unhealthy and unhygienic’, a well known Australian culinary historian has…

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US & India Kiss and Make Up

Friday, July 4, 2014
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(Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed for improving U.S. ties during a meeting with Senator John McCain in New Delhi on Thursday, as the two countries seek…

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Is Facebook Using Us As Guinea Pigs?

Friday, July 4, 2014
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Well, it’s happened. Those tiny words jumbled together in the terms of service section of a web-site that nobody reads has given none other than the largest internet…

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Japan Flexes Muscles as World Watches

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to modify Japan’s self-defense laws, which are almost certain to become law this year, has provoked a new round of concerns that Japanese…

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