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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...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment
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...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, Angelina Jolie, Genres, Brad Pitt, Crimes
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...
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...
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...
Tags: Heads of State, Lentils, Breads, Mustard, Onions
The Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh / Asia News NetworkDHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) -- A seminar on addressing the barriers to rice seed trade between India and Bangladesh raised an important issue; if China could export rice seeds to Bangladesh, why can't India? Bangladesh is a net rice seed importer with an...
Tags: India, Germany, Media Industry, China, Bangladesh
Seattle TimesON two separate continents, in two different cultures, efforts to end the sex trafficking of minors are under way with remarkable parallels. Washington state has passed 33 laws since 2002 clamping down on sex traffickers and improving funding for victim...
Tags: Prostitution, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Sex Crimes, UNICEF
East HartfordIn what has become the signature project of her year as President of the East Hartford Rotary Club, Sheryl O'Connor and East Hartford Rotarians will soon present the Town of East Hartford with a new Bookmobile to be used in supplying books and other media...
The Statesman, Kolkata, India / Asia News NetworkNEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) -- The Companies Bill, pending passage in the Indian Parliament, will seek to protect investors from being duped by unscrupulous chit funds entities, the government said yesterday. "There are provisions in the Bill which...
Tags: India, Corporate Crime, Fraud, Parliament, Germany
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