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India’s bold action, new posture take Pakistan and China by surprise

By G Parthasarathy The mandarins in Beijing never imagined that India would directly challenge a growingly powerful and arrogant China Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s action to annul Articles 370 and 35(A) of the Indian Constitution predictably triggered anger, outrage and breast-beating across Pakistan, and shock in Beijing. Pakistan’s feudal, land-owning, political elite and military […]

Developments in Kashmir set off chain of global reactions

By Shantanu Roy-Chaudhary With the Narendra Modi-led government revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) through the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution on August 5, the ‘most dangerous place on earth,’ a remark made by former President Bill Clinton, has again become the centre of attention in South Asia With […]

Swami Chidananda Succeeds Sri Mrinalini Mata As Spiritual Leader of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Society

LOS ANGELES, September 5, 2017—The Board of Directors of Self-Realization Fellowship, the international non-profit spiritual organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920, has just announced the election of Swami Chidananda  to the position of president of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (SRF/YSS), effective immediately.  He succeeds Sri Mrinalini Mata, who served in this position […]

Here lies one who spared neither men nor God: Khushwant Singh

Kushwant Singh (2 February 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian columnist, novelist, writer and a journalist. Excerpts from Kushwant Singh’s book: ‘The Low-down on life, death & most things in-between.” Penguin Death is rarely spoken about in our homes. I wonder why. Especially when each of us knows that death has to come, […]

Obama backs Hillary for the top job

                  Here’s President’s inspiring  speech asking America to vote for the Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton:   Twelve years ago tonight, I addressed this convention for the very first time. You met my two little girls, Malia and Sasha – now two amazing young women who just fill […]

Australian super funds still shy of buying Jaitley’s India story

  By Rekha Bhattacharjee As the Australian visit of India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley enters its concluding phase, a section of the media here is already lamenting the tepid reception given to him, while also doubting if he can inspire big Oz funds to invest in India. “His visit to Australia this week should have aroused comparable […]

How to Make Editors – and Journalism – Relevant Again

              By Hamid Ansari While editorial independence faces challenges in the traditional media environment, the digital medium today provides space for independent thought and contrarian views, says Vice President Hamid Ansari Vice President M. Hamid Ansari delivered the inaugural address at a seminar in New Delhi on the ‘Roles […]

Saroj Kumar Jha, IIT Kanpur Alumnus appointed to key position in World Bank

              Washington: Saroj Kumar Jha has been appointed to a key position in the World Bank with President Jim Young Kim assigning him a role to provide strategic leadership to address the challenge of fragility, conflict and violence. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Jha till last week […]

IIT-Delhi Alumnus Indian American to head Cornell’s New Business College

Dean Soumitra Dutta New York: Soumitra Dutta, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, will become the dean of the prestigious Cornell University’s new College of Business to be established during the 2016-17 academic year as a world-class centre of teaching and research for business management and entrepreneurship. Mr Dutta is currently the […]

Google CEO Sundar Pichai paid the highest package ever worth almost $200 million

                Google’s Sundar Pichai is getting a nice payday to go along with his new role as CEO of the internet search company. Pichai received roughly $183 million in stock, which will vest over a period of four years, according to a regulatory filing. The pay package appears […]

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