November 2012

Identity, Architecture, Modernity

Modernity as a concept is not something that should be, or is, exclusively generated in the West, but is also a product of time and place. Why should modernity be exclusively restricted to the standards used in the West?

What’s So Hot About Celebrities?

Why do pop stars, movie divas and sports hunks drive us nuts?

Affordable Housing in India

Whatever the definition of affordable housing, no one disputes that there is a huge shortage in this segment. A report by global property management firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) points out that according to MHUPA, the shortage of urban housing in India at the end of the 10th Five-Year Plan (2002-2007) was around 27.1 million dwellings to serve 66.3 million households.

Bollywood’s Greatest Majnu

Yash Chopra defined love and romance on the silver screen.

Water For the Masses

Using innovative, low-cost solutions to provide safe drinking water in India.

Bollywood Comes of Age

Suddenly the traditional boy-meets-girl formula, accompanied by the attendant melodramatic hi-jinx, has given way to some semblance of realism in subject, story-telling and performance.

Crime & Punishment

Incarceration is always painful and it penalizes not just criminals — both white collar and “hardened types” — but equally innocent members of their families. But all this hand-wringing by those sympathetic to Gupta glosses over the enormous iniquities inherent in the U.S. justice system on a daily basis.

ISpy November 2012

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Go Figure November 2012

Are you ready to start cracking the next Go Figure mystery? Deadline December 15, 2012   Enter Go Figure Contest   The winner of the September mystery, correctly identifying the

Republican Sunset

Indian Americans have not experienced the frontal brunt of the GOP’s hostile policies toward immigrants and minorities. Yet, Democrats enjoy far stronger support among Indian Americans than they do, for example, among Hispanics, who are significantly more impacted by the GOP’s uncompromising stance on immigration and welfare.

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