March 2009

Bedazzled in Bali

Our writer heads to Bali to enjoy the beaches and the verdant rice fields, but finds herself bewitched by the religion of this little island.

Almost Single, But Most Eligible

I tolerate my job, hate my boss, and bond big time with my friends, while routinely suffering from umbilical cord whiplash.

Gureilla Marketing for Indie Films

Indie filmmakers turn to innovative promotional tools on the Web to market low budget movies.

Chaudhvin Ka Chand

Waheeda Rehman in an expansive and sentimental mood relived memories of another day.

United Socialist Republic Of America

The global capitalist system is on its knees, as irretrievably down as the Soviet Empire was two decades earlier.

The New Socialists

No hammer and sickle flags may flutter on poles and no busts of Marx and Lenin may be erected in our public squares, but we are rapidly embracing the Marxist ideals of social equality

This PC Is Made For Walking

Notebook computers are taking off in India.

The Shopper Of Tomorrow Trading Down

"The level of depression is pervasive. This is a very dark period. Hope it provokes some serious introspection."

Bottled Cow Urine

Cow urine a refreshing alternative to Coke or Pepsi.

Methamphetamine Seizure

Millions of pseudoephedrine pill seized at Port Newark from a shipment that originated in India for Haiti.

One to 165 Million Odds

Human rights activists claim that nearly 80 percent of all people checked are minorities.

Pink Chaddis Campaign

Women in India outraged by attacks by Hindu fundamentalists against couples celebrating Valentine’s Day came up with a novel strategy to shame their tormentors this February.

Gandhi’s Eyeglasses For the Highest Bidder

An auction of Mahatma Gandhi’s trademark wire frame eyeglasses and other personal possessions by a New York auction house has sparked widespread condemnation in India.

No Indian Stimulus

India's fiscal stimulus package

Uncle Sam Wants Hindi Speakers

A fast track citizenship program open to 1,000 temporary immigrants.

Medicare Fraud

Couple submitted false Medicare claims in 2005 -2006

Fannie Mae Logic Bomb

Unix engineer indicted on charges of computer sabotage for planting the malicious code after he was fired from his job.

Chicago-area Doctors Charged With Fraud

Doctor secured private healthcare information on scores of patients and submitted fraudulent claims.

Banks Hit Over Foreign Hires

The largest banks that received taxpayer loans announced more than 100,000 layoffs.

IBM Offers To Move Laid Off Workers To India

IBM is pitching “Project Match” to those who are willing to work on local terms and conditions.

Stricter U.S. Visa Rules

H-1B visa reform legislation is tightening the screws on outsourcing companies.

Letters: March 2009

Letters: March 2009

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