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Los Angeles Times Television Critic"Futurama" (Comedy Central, Wednesdays). Science fiction and comedy are "like that." (Writer crosses fingers to indicate closeness.) Each takes emerging facts to their extreme, often absurd conclusions; both are fundamentally philosophical —...
The inspiring documentary "The Revolutionary Optimists" profiles a memorable quartet of youngsters from India whose attempts to effect change in their impoverished neighborhoods — as well as within themselves — offer a vital snapshot of...
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It's a stultifying afternoon outside the Delhi District Court as Arun Yadav slides a sheet of paper into his decades-old Remington and revs up his daily 30-word-a-minute tap dance. Nearby, hundreds of other workers clatter away on manual typewriters amid...
World NowFire Kolkata India Fire: Fire at Hospital in Kolkata kills 89; among India's worst such tragedies....
William A. Rusher, a leading theorist and organizer of the modern conservative movement who helped William F. Buckley Jr. build the National Review into one of the American right's most influential journals, died Saturday at a retirement home in San...
Paul Theroux's contribution to the revival of contemporary travel writing is so seminal that casual readers may be inclined to forget that most of his rather astonishingly prodigious output has been literary fiction. "A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta" is...
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Jyoti Basu Communist statesman of India Jyoti Basu, 95, a veteran communist leader who in 1996 came close to becoming India's prime minister, died Sunday in Calcutta of multiple organ failure, a party spokesman said. Basu became chief minister of West...
Special to The TimesON the Indian restaurant circuit, it's mainly generic Indian fare on the menu, with a heavy northern bias. To experience the diversity of India's culinary landscape, your best bet is to be invited to someone's home. Happily, recent cookbooks such as...
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Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, the master Indian musician and composer who was a pivotal figure in introducing the music of his homeland to the West, has died. He was 87. The legendary sarod player and teacher died of kidney failure Thursday night at his home...
George Platt, a former New York theatrical producer who became a promotions director for a garden supply firm, died of renal failure Oct. 6 at Envoy Rehabilitation and Nursing in Pikesville. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills. Born in Baltimore, he...
Years after vanishing in Iran, retired FBI agent appears in hostage video: 'Please help me' WASHINGTON (AP) -- The family of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who vanished years ago in Iran, issued a plea to his kidnappers Friday and, for the first...
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Fleeing medical staff abandoned patients to a fire that killed 89 people Friday as black smoke poured through the seven-story hospital in this city in eastern India, officials said. Six administrators were arrested....
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