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Nirupama Rao named visiting fellow at US university

Nirupama Rao, the former Indian Ambassador to the US, has been named as the 'Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow' with the Brown-India initiative at the Watson Institute for International Studies. Rao,......

India to serve as bridge across world's diversity: Krishna

At launch of the 'India Initiative' by the Brown University External Affairs Minister S M Krishan delivered an inspiring speech. Here's the full text: It is a privilege for me to be here at one......

NRI scientist records brain dialogue

A Brown University research team, led by an Indian-American, has found that the electrical activity in the brain cells of sleeping mice isn't completely random. The team observed a dialogue between......

The argument for India

External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh delivered this facinating lecture at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.India has a larger message for the world, one that acquires even......

Going gaga about Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal and I went to the same university, Brown. Sure, I was there several years before him, but nevertheless, it's true: we share our alma mater. So given his sudden rise to prominence, I......

Two US-based Indian women win exalted fellowship

Lakshmi Balachandra of Boston College and Ishani Tewari of Brown University were among 15 exceptional doctoral students honored by the Kauffman Foundation with its annual Dissertation......

Foreign varsity funds eye Indian markets

San Francisco Employees' Retirement System (SFERS), Brown University and Texas Investment Management have joined the list of global pension, endowment and universities' funds that are attracted by......

Modi must heed Indian economists, not only NRI ones

'The time has come to incorporate Indian sociology into economic policy.''The first step in that direction would be to listen to economists trained in India and not just the US and the UK, argues T......

It's 3G all the way at the Ambanis

With Anmol Ambani’s induction into Reliance Cap board ratified by the AGM, the 3rd generation has well and truly taken charge at the two arms of the Ambani enpire. Here’s a quick at the......

US nominates Jim Yong Kim as World Bank prez for 2nd term

'Re-electing Jim Yong Kim will allow the World Bank to continue to build on important initiatives and reforms.'     The US on Thursday nominated Jim Yong Kim to be the World Bank......

It's amazing such movies are being made in India

'Movie plots clearly don't excite director Dileesh Pothan as much as true stories where life had come dizzyingly close to becoming like a movie and then, had fused back with life.''This means that......

Daniel Day-Lewis: The burning actor rushes to his bubble bath

The key to every Daniel Day-Lewis performance was a big theme and a thousand details.And in the final phase of his acting career, says Sreehari Nair, America became his big theme, and the......

'Thank you to the Academy. Thank you'

'All you people who feel like there's no mirror for you, that your life is not reflected, the Academy has your back, the ACLU has your back, we have your back, and for the next four years, we will......

Will La La Land lose out at the Oscars?

There is a group of La La Land haters -- especially jazz aficionados who feel the film gives too much importance to a white man who sets out to save the musical genre associated with the African......

'Karan Johar said he was blown away by our performance'

'We have been getting e-mails for assignments and events. People from random islands, like Seychelles, called us to perform for India's independence day. It's crazy to see how the internet affects......

Noteworthy statistics from first-class and Ranji Trophy

Maharashtra’s Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawane set a new record in the Ranji Trophy championship against Delhi, by adding 594 runs for the third wicket without being separated. This is now the......

PHOTOS: Ali feted by the famous and fans in final farewell

IMAGE: A hearse carrying the body of the late Muhammad Ali enters Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky, US. Photograph: John Sommers II /Reuters Religious and political leaders joined......

England's James Taylor forced to retire due to 'severe heart condition'

IMAGE: England's James Taylor celebrates after reaching his century. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Philip Brown Livepic. England batsman James Taylor has been forced to retire from all......

10 lesser known facts about newly-crowned Wimbledon champion Sania Mirza

India's Sania Mirza (right) and Switzerland's Martina Hingis are ecstatic on winning their Wimbledon doubles title on Saturday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images When you think of Indian......

US led FIFA probe should not harm expected 2026 bid: analysts

Activists from advocacy group Avaaz demonstrate near the Hallenstadion, in Zurich. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters America's chances of hosting the 2026 World Cup are not likely to be hurt by a......
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Smartphone tracking shows fear affects where youth spend time

Teenagers spend less than an hour in disadvantaged neighbourhoods that locals consider dangerous, but they don't usually listen to their parents'... ...

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Actor-screenwriter Joe Bologna dead at 82

Renowned for his comedy style, actor-screenwriter Joe Bologna has passed away at the age of 82. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer. His wife... ...

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Google CEO slams memo on gender as employee reportedly fired

A memo written by a male engineer at Google about gender differences sparked a quick rebuttal from Google after it circulated widely online. Google... ...

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How birds get their colourful plumage decoded

The complex plumage colouration of birds is mainly produced by melanins, which create a range of black, grey, brown, and orange colours, scientists... ...

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A brief history of coconut meat

They say that a black person can make fun of a black person, but if a white person does it, it's racism. I’m a Hindi-speaking north Indian... ...

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