February 2009

Not Required Indians?

Without an Indian passport you can no longer represent your ancestral homeland in international sports events. A look at what this latest policy diktat from the Indian government means for 20 million overseas Indians worldwide

Mumbai Terror Attacks; Does Kasab Really Deserve Legal Aid

A debate rages on the ethics of representing the “Butcher of Bombay.”

Why Aren’t The Oscars India-friendly??

Without an Indian passport you can no longer represent your ancestral homeland in international sports events. A look at what this latest policy diktat from the Indian Government means for 20 million overseas Indians worldwide

Retirement: An Iconic Struggle

I watched with young and startled eyes as my grandfather stormed into my house, gave my quiet father a mouthful and stormed away. It was the first time I witnessed a big deal being made about retirement.

A Million Slumdogs Now

Slumdog Millionaire is a brilliant, vile film that puts the pornography of poverty at the center of its universe.

Scandal at Satyam: Truth, Lies and Corporate Governance

The Satyam debacle will have an enormous impact on India’s business scene over the coming months.

Slime Fest

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrating overseas Indians worldwide has become a boondoggle and a self-aggrandizing jamboree for the politically connected.

Outsourced Fakes

India is the second largest source for counterfeit goods seized in 2008 in the United States. Nearly 81% of the counterfeits originated in China, up

$1Million Bribes

A former valve company executive has pleaded guilty to paying $1 million in bribes to officials in government-owned energy companies in India, China, Brazil and

Mumbai Copycats

U.S. counter terrorism officials are looking at the Mumbai attacks as low frills bloody blueprints for terrorists. Donald Van Duyn, FBI’s chief Intelligence officer told

Prince Of Stupidty

Manvendra Singh Gohil, crown prince of the erstwhile princely state of Rajpipla, who attracted international attention after publicly declaring himself gay, is hunting for true

Original Fakes

S.H. Raza, one of India’s leading painters, was “stupefied and outraged” to discover that several paintings at an exhibition of his painting, which he was inaugurating, were fakes.

Brazilian Soap Opera Spotlights India

Brazil’s top TV channel TV Globo is betting its 2009 lineup on a 200 episode telenovella Caminho das Indias (Path to India). Airing Monday to

The Obama Effect

A new study has found that the test taking proficiency of African Americans improved dramatically following Barack Obama’s nomination and election. The study by three

Martin Luther King’s Radio Address To India

This month represents the 50 anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King’s visit to India in February and March 1959. The following is an  excerpt from

Leaning Minar Of Qutab

A weak foundation and water seepage is endangering the legendary Qutab Minar, which has tilted 25 inches to the southwest.

The Indian Sexual Appetite

A nationwide survey has found that the frequency with which Indians have sex has declined from an average of 14 times a month in 1996 to 12.

Letters: Feb 2009

Letters: Feb 2009

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