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NRI prof nominated to US humanities body

United States President George W Bush has nominated Mumbai-born Jamsheed K Choksy, a professor at Indiana University, to be a member of the prestigious National Council on the Humanities for a......

Indian-American Kamala Harris wins major endorsement for Senate bid

Indian-American California Attorney General Kamala Harris has won a major endorsement for her Senate bid from top Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren. A day after Harris declared her candidacy for......

Indian-American Kamala Harris announces US Senate bid

California Attorney General Kamala Harris formally announced her campaign for the United States Senate on Tuesday. Her announcement came after US Senator Barbara Boxer announced that she would......

Icing on the cake of a remarkable career: Thomas Kailath

Professor Thomas Kailath, who was felicitated by United States President Barack Obama with the top presidential medal for transformative contributions to the fields of science and......

Obama felicitates Indian American for scientific achievement

Not only did Barack Obama mention and quote Thomas Kailath in his remarks before presenting the StanfordUniversity professor emeritus of engineering with the National Medal of Science, the......

'You cannot demand patriotism from foreign investors'

The role of a government is to enhance infrastructure and let the people of the country who have immense business acumen build manufacturing, S P Kothari, Deputy dean, MIT Sloan School of......

Yahoo's Mayer gets flak for more rigorous hiring

Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was asked at an all-staff meeting several weeks ago whether her rigorous hiring practices had caused the company to miss out on top engineering talent in......

Is US losing its economic power to China?

China should, in a sense, take on the mantle of a global leadership role because it has the ability and power to do that, says economist Arvind Subramanian. Economist Arvind Subramanian's new......

IIT alumnus named Dean of Cornell's business school

IIT-Delhi alumnus Soumitra Dutta has been named the new Dean of the Ivy league Cornell University's business school, joining a growing list of noted Indian-origin academicians assuming leaderships......

The scientist who runs the world's most cost-efficient microfinance firm

Dr Tara Thiagarajan is the chairperson and managing director of the Rs 200-crore (Rs 2 billion) Madura Micro Finance Ltd. She is also the director of Microcredit Foundation of India. MMFL works......

Over 6,000 people attend San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival

More than 6,000 people attended 3rd i’s (pronounced third eye) 11th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival, held from November 7 to 16. The theme was celebrating the......

'Aamir thought Peepli Live! was a big joke'

Anusha Rizvi is a former NDTV producer. In her first feature film Peepli Live -- produced by Aamir Khan, two poor, broken down farmers and brothers (Budhia and Natha) are about to lose their family......

Pix: Bollywood ushers in IPL-3

Bollywood was on hand to usher in the third season of the cricket extravaganza known as the Indian Premier League at a pre-IPL launch party in Mumbai on Thursday. The third season kicks of today.......

Farhan and Hrithik's birthday bash

It was a birthday unlike others. Close friends Farhan Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan decided to celebrate their 36th birthday together at a posh lounge in Mumbai's Juhu suburb.......

Designer Akki Narula on dressing Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in Kurbaan

Karan Johar's Kurbaan is making news all right, but for all the wrong reasons. The movie was recently in the news when Shiv Sainiks objected to Kareena Kapoor's bare-back poster.......

Golf sensation Ko to balance Tour demands with university life

Despite being named one of TIME magazine's '100 most influential people' earlier this year, Ko said she still has a long way to go Lydia Ko tees off. Photograph: Victor Fraile/Getty Images Rookie......

Images: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 2, Nagpur

Hashim Amla's (253 not out) double ton put South Africa in a commanding position as the Proteas declared on 558 for six on Day 2 of the first Test in Nagpur on Sunday. Resuming the day with an......

Thousands honour Germany's Enke

Tens of thousands of fans joined family, friends and team-mates of Robert Enke to pay their last respects to the Germany goalkeeper on Sunday, five days after his suicide shocked the country and......

US charges Allen Stanford with 'massive' fraud

Texas billionaire Allen Stanford and three of his companies were charged with "massive" fraud on Tuesday as federal agents swooped down on his US headquarters. In a civil complaint filed in federal......

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Q. What is the history behind the establishment of Stanford University?
:  A. The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is a private research university located in...... more

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Santiranjan Pal
Q. what are the top ten universities for to do mba in abroad?
Santiranjan Pal:  A. 1) Harvard University (United States) 2) University of Cambridge (Britain) 3) University of Oxford (Britain) 4) Massachusetts Institute of...... more

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Saranya
Q. Who performed the world's first successful human to human heart transplant surgery?
Saranya:  A. The first human to human heart transplant was performed by Professor Christiaan Barnard at Groote Schuur Hospital in December 1967. The patient was...... more

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Priya Sivaji
Q. Various Aryan tribes came to India, got mixed with the locals and gradually a religion base uniform culture evolved and that is the basis of our cultural and religious affinity. After the demise of Rome, same happened in Europe. Like India, in spite of the affinity, Europe got divided into a large number of small countries. But Europe always got unified to repel foreign aggressor 2500 years ago, all Greek states unified to stall Persians, a number of powers fought together to defeat Attila the Hun, they joined hands to throw out the Moors from Spain. Why Indians could never unite against the
Priya Sivaji:  A. Your question is based on multiple erroneous presumptions.The distinguished British anthropologist, Edmund Leach, wrote a famous essay titled...... more

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Sankar  Mitra
Q. Who is the founder of Internet?
Sankar Mitra:  A. History of Internet:1957: The USSR launches Sputnik, the first artificial earth satellite. In response,the United States forms the Advanced...... more

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Carl Djerassi, the man who helped develop "the pill", dies at 91

11:50pm IST (Reuters) - Carl Djerassi, an Austrian-born chemist who helped to develop the birth control pill before becoming a playwright and... ...

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Olacabs to buy TaxiForSure to take on competitors like Uber

BENGALURU: Olacabs is on the verge of buying rival Taxi-ForSure for about $200 million (Rs 1,250 crore), an aggressive move which sets up a... ...

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As smokers spark up e-cigs to quit, traditional aids suffer

Luna, an electronic cigarette vaporizer, and its components are seen at Thermo-Essence … NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Marty Weinstein decided to... ...

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Uber steers anti-taxi idea to become global phenomenon

Representational Image. (Photo: AFP) Washington: Unlike many American startups, Uber was not founded in someone's garage, but was conceived... ...

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How to keep learning and still have a life

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