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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......

How to dress like Bollywood this Navratri

Bollywood's lessons for the day. It's that time of the year again when India dances to the tune of dandiya. Add to that a glamorous dose of filmi fashion and you can be the life of the party. Want......

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......

Here's the secret formula to sporting success

IMAGE: Michael Phelps with his medals. Photograph courtesy: Sports Illustrated Improving performances across a range of activities, including sport, might be as simple as applying an established......

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......
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China c.bank warns of 'Minsky moment'; what does it mean?

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, warned on Thursday of the risks of a "Minsky moment," citing relatively high... ...

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study

Water may have flowed on ancient Mars in peak summers, even though the red planet was generally frozen over, a study suggests.For scientists trying... ...

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Powell likely next Fed chief, though Yellen best suited - economists

By Jonathan Cable LONDON (Reuters) - Jerome Powell likely will be the next Federal Reserve chairman, according to a slim majority of economists in... ...

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Why we need our flying jewels

Butterflies aren't just easy on the eyes. Their presence in a place indicates the relative health of the environment. IMAGE: The red pierrot... ...

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Giant, tree-dwelling rat discovered

NEW RODENT SPECIES Mammalogist Tyrone Lavery first heard stories about 'vika', a giant, coconut-cracking, tree-dwelling rat from the Solomon... ...

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