INCENDIARY INDIA: Bomb Blasts Rock Bengal Polls

Friday, April 22, 2016

SB Veda “Of the 418 candidates vying for the state assembly, 61 are multi-millionaires, 80 have criminal cases against them, including 65 candidates with serious charges on their…

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Remembering Netaji: An Embattled Legacy

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

“Forget not that the greatest curse for a man is to remain a slave. Forget not that the grossest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong. Remember…

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India Rises Amidst Falling Global Growth

Thursday, June 11, 2015

“With an expected growth of 7.5 per cent this year, India is, for the first time, leading the World Bank’s growth chart of major economies,” said Kaushik Basu,…

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The Global Economy in 2015: Experts Weigh-In

Sunday, December 28, 2014

“The financial health of economies has improved. With the exception of China and Russia, stock markets have done well in emerging economies, notably, India and Indonesia.” – Kaushik…

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Shocking Massacre Shows Failed Terrorism Policy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

“The ‘good’ Taliban are viewed as those who do not attack the state of Pakistan but attack its enemy states, such as India, or Afghanistan.” The horrific Massacre…

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From the Butcher Shop to Cambridge University: Dan Burt’s Exceptional Journey

Saturday, November 15, 2014

‘Prostitution, gambling, fencing, contract murder, loan sharking, political corruption and crime of every sort were the daily trade in Philadelphia’s Tenderloin, the oldest part of town. The Kevitch…

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Owning Ebola – The US Fight to Patent the Virus

Saturday, November 8, 2014

“The patent application for Human Ebola Virus Species and Compositions and Methods Thereof was first filed on Oct. 26, 2009. The original assignee is “The Government of the…

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Malala and Nadella: A portrait in contrasts

Monday, October 13, 2014

“for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education” – Nobel Committee Malala and Nadella: A portrait…

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Modi’s Passage to America

Friday, September 26, 2014

“In the century ahead, U.S. strategic interests will align more closely with India’s than they will with those of any other continental power in Asia.” Nicholas Burns, former…

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Economy & Ecology: The Inconvenient Truths

Sunday, September 21, 2014

“Capitalism, as it’s conceived and conducted today; capitalism that relies on globalization, unbridled consumerism, deregulation and perpetual economic expansion, is irreconcilable with a livable climate.” – Naomi Klein,…

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BLOODTHIRSTY, DEPRAVED AND TACTICALLY BRILLIANT

Monday, August 18, 2014

ANALYSIS The terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) have proven themselves to be a brutal, bloodthirsty band of brigands. On social media they have…

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GARIBI HATAO: Re-defining India’s Poor

Monday, July 28, 2014

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

“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

Hey Congressman! Not All Americans Are White

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A Resurgence for Blackberry?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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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